I will admit, my voice is loud. Whenever I find myself talking, I'm always talking at a heightened volume. I just can't help it. There are two types of people out there, those who are secretive and can whisper, and those who can't really control their emotions and tend to let it be known. There are some hardships about this little trait of mine.
First, having secrets is super hard. On one hand, it's super hard to keep a secret, and on the other, if you try to tell someone, there's a good chance everyone in the vicinity will hear you. You know all those times in middle school when you would try to gossip with your friends? Yeah, chances were, if you are like me, you weren't very good at that. You think you are whispering to your friends, only to be hushed by a chorus of "shhh they'll hear you!"
On the topic of being pointed out for your loud voice, chances are you've been yelled at by your parents for consistently screaming instead of talking like a normal person. You could be just trying to tell a story about your day, but it will come out as if the world itself is ending. My sister has the same problem as me, so when we are talking together, it sounds like bombs going off. There is no quiet moment in my house. It's ten times worse when we are visiting my grandparents. My grandma has the loudest voice. She likes to emphasize her point, and will often go about this by screaming at the top of her lungs 24/7. What can I say, we're just a loud family. When at a restaurant, there is no such thing as a family conversation. I'm pretty sure the whole place can hear what we are talking about. The talking over each other, one louder than the other, trying to get everyone's attention, it's just a hopeless case.
There are a few good things about having a loud voice. If you lose someone in the crowd, you can just call out with your banshee wail, and chances are you'll find them in no time. At a concert, you are fully equipped to scream for your favorite band without losing your voice in the first half hour. Then again, you can be compared to an old man whose hearing aid battery went out, and you are screaming when you think you are whispering. Your friends may get embarrassed by you at some points. Like when you are screaming in a movie theater and the people in front of you turn around and give you the eye. Or, God forbid you start laughing really hard at something in public. The people 3 miles away are probably looking up trying to find the source of this weird bird call. Although having a loud voice has some downfalls, it's part of my character, and I wouldn't change it.