For me this is a really hard one. I do love to have a good shout. I came from a big, robust family where shouting was a way of life and the only way to get yourself heard, get any attention, or make a point. Dysfunctional? Yes. Noisy? Yes. Helpful? Probably not. One of my sons has inherited the shouting gene, and he is very good at it. The temptation is to join in.