Originally Posted by JopyJoost
Based on all the different replies it appears to me, play as you want to play depending on your style..my motto is the KISS approach..Keep It Simple Stupid
The tournament style matters. I play a lot of rebuy tournaments. In these, I prefer a looser style that sees more flops early, with an increased aggression in the middle stages when others tighten up, usually at the end of the rebuy period.
My style tends to be a less conservative than some, since I am not particularly risk-averse. Your playing style should be first and foremost, a reflection of your own personal style. If you like to play tight, as you describe, great but learn what areas make you uncomfortable and make them more comfortable.
If you get a chance, pick up Schoonmaker's Psychology of Poker. It will really help you define your style and make you more profitable. It did wonders for me after one reading and I will be reviewing it again in the near future.