I am certainly drawn to the quiet and the simple.
For a long time I struggled with the fact that I'm not like other photographers. It doesn't come naturally to me to make people laugh unless its done in a totally genuine way. Im not a clown and I'm not an entertainer. It was good when I finally let that go and just tried to me myself, its my greatest "skill" and its all our greatest "skill".... being ourself. No one else out there is the same as us so why not use it to our advantage. If I could give a new photographer any advice it would be to work out who you are...... then let your personality speak through your images. Don't worry about what others are doing, they have their own skill set that is different to yours. If we compare ourself to others we will ALWAY feel insecure, we will ALWAYS feel like we are chasing something but we can't quite attain it. Be yourself, you are your greatest asset.
My 2c worth for today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!