Talking to a friend recently (he SSgt me Cpl) he has told me that certain people within my chain of command consider that I am not SNCO material as I am not, for want of a better description, shouty enough; and that someone else who will shortly be returning to the unit after a couple of years out of trade is going to be pushed towards the same Sgt's slot that I have been marking time for these past 18 months, so in effect I will be passed over. Now I freely admit that I am a quiet chap and am certainly not SSM material (it would be hard to bollock somebody for having long hair when yours is longer than theirs !) however I have never felt the need to raise my voice to get things done and would go so far as to say that if you do need to shout then something has gone wrong. As far as I can remember I have only used rank the once and that was to make someone go to bed on exercise, but that fact that I said LCpl X go to bed made it more than clear that I wasn't joking about and they duly went off to get some rest. So my question to the forum is am I in the minority, is getting things done quietly, and they do get done it isn't a case of things slipping, frowned upon and should I just accept that as I am not going to start putting on an act (which everyone will know is an act) and start shouting and 'getting a grip' of people that I have no prospect of further promotion ?