Who or what has silenced you? What has made you believe that your voice, your opinion, your feelings aren't valid?
I always make it a point to tell people I talk to that I don't take hints well and I don't read between the lines. To me, we're adults and we should be able to communicate how we feel, what we want/need, and what we do/don't like. I'm not into playing guessing games and I don't make assumptions. My motto is: if you don't say it, I don't know.
Yes, actions speak louder than words, but for me, words are vital. There are some things actions just don't say.
I've also come to realize that the inner child of a lot of adults still has the muzzle on their mouth. Still believing they need to stay in a child's place. Still believing that if they say something, no one will believe them. Still believing that talking about their feelings doesn't matter because it never mattered in the past.
Those are lies. They're only true because you choose to believe them. Speak up for yourself, say what you feel when you feel it, and clear that blockage. You're harming yourself and any relationship you try to build.