You’ve seen that character in movies. Scared, geeky, and cannot express themselves in front of their more confident peers. They retreat to their self-constructed anti-social shells, barely speaking because when they do, the wimp voice betrays them. Your heart goes out to them because they are jumpy, as though afraid of something…or someone.
They could be the cutest guy on the planet, but some of the appeal rubs off when they use the wimp voice. You automatically expect someone to bully them, mostly because they make it so easy. Characters that use this tone are often awkward around people, submissive, and unsure of themselves.
This voice is usually used to portray an unconfident character, and can be used in commercials, audiobooks, plays, animations, and narrations. You don’t have to see a character to know they lack confidence. You only have to hear the wimp voice.
It is the frail, whispered voice of an easily intimidated character. The wimp voice sometimes sounds childlike, fearful, and feeble, and for some reason, you expect the character to be frail. The wimp voice is characterized by an air of fear and lack of social cues that enable one to communicate effectively.
The character builds the voice, but you can add a twist and give the wimp voice to a character that appears well-put-together; someone you’d expect to have a booming voice but for some reason doesn’t. People that use this voice are reserved, generally lack courage, and cannot express themselves well.