"Beware the quiet ones"
"Befriend the quiet ones"
By becoming our friends, you let us have that ear to listen when we experience problems -- problems whose solutions are often denied to us due to systemic issues designed to give more power to the louder & more masculine/white/cis/straight/neuronormative voices.
By offering that ear, you help us stem the flow that ultimately causes us to "blow up" due to the endless buildup of problems we're prevented from solving.
@KitsuneAlicia Also in general it's never really "the quiet ones" who blow up.
@Estrusflask Oh, of course. But because people are used to us being quiet, our outbursts are more noticeable.