I Am More Typative Than Talkative

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    I find it easier to express myself in writing

    than in words face to face...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    It's so much easier to communicate

    when you have time to go back and make edits and you don't have to respond right away. Talking to me is boring. There's so much small talk involved. Too many jokes and cheap laughs. Not enough true connection. That's why I've always thought it was easier to befriend people...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 5, 2015

    And Then Some!!!

    I write so much on here! I even tend to ramble on and on, in PMs or emails. I'm trying to work on that. Even in stories, if I don't be careful, they can span pages! :-o Yet anyone who has ever talked with me in person, or on the phone, can tell you... I don't speak much! I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 28, 2009

    Because I Learned To Type When I Was More Confident

    for me, the reason is easy to infer. When I learned to speak, I was in a rather traumatic situation. Later on, through my teenage years, I had no friends and I had no one to turn to. I was withdrawn and very lonely. On contrast, when I wrote my first emails in the 1980's, I...
    AgeingThinker AgeingThinker
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2010
    Akurou Akurou
    36-40, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    Typing Is Easier Than Talking

    I'm quite social here on Ep; part of it is just because I feel much more comfortable here...everyone understands me here.  But I just find typing on the Internet much easier than talking face to face.  I can think through what I want to say and delete and retype...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

    Choice Of Words.

    I'll admit, Its easier for me to type out what's on my mind, then trying to write it down, just the flow of the keyboard and the sound of the music, can make me type and type and really get creative with my words. where as I try and speak my mind out loud and people just kinda...
    Hoov100 Hoov100
    18-21, M
    Feb 14, 2010

    I have social anxiety

    so I'm horrible at speaking but if I'm typing to someone I have little trouble finding what to say
    tsubakiblossom tsubakiblossom
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2015

    I Know Why Too.......

    I have a freedom with typing that I don't get with talking. I can take my time, think through exactly what I want to say. I can erase a whole sentence if it doesn't feel right & not worry about someone thinking I'm dumb because I backpetal. I can write freely here, much...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 13, 2009

    Typing Verses Talking

    I can have really deep, personal, fun conversations typing than actually talking to people.  My thoughts and feelings come out so much easier with typing than talking.  When I talk to people I usually go blank or my mind wanders but typing back and forth with...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    8 Responses May 27, 2009

    No You Will Not See Me On The Phone Much Or Saying Anything Among People

    I'm not a people talker around people. There are times when things might just be right and I can talk. But 90% of the time, I'm a person that will stand around people as a mute. I am not much of a social person and that is why I will most likely be on the Computer much more often...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Jul 23, 2011

    Shy Writer

    i love to write. i wouldnt be able to express myself otherwise. i mean...i'm very shy so i find it hard to speak my mind and just talk to people but with writing im not afraid to be who i am and be real. writing allows me to say watever i want. i can describe a situation more...
    ullnevakno ullnevakno
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2010

    I have a small presentation tomorrow,

    but I don't feel like talking. it's not that I really hate to talk - I lurvve ranting - it's just when I talk even in daily conversations, people don't hear me until I finish talking. maybe because I take too much time to find the words to talk - English is not my native and i...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    I always have these grand schemes of things

    that I want to say to people in person, but it never goes as planned. Either I'm too nervous to approach the person at all, or I approach them, but what I say is not nearly as profound as intended. However, when I type a message it comes across perfectly. Regardless of the fact...
    youngweez youngweez
    18-21, M
    Jul 8, 2015

    So Shy...

    I am an extremely shy person face to face. But it really does help to talk to people online. It just makes it easier for me to say certain things and be myself around people. It especially helps to be on a site like this where no one knows who I am. There is only one person that...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 12, 2009


    -I'd rather write than text. -I'd rather text than talk. -I'd rather type than text.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2010

    I Suppose I Think In Text.

    For some reason, I find it far easier to communicate in text than in words. Don't get me wrong, I can talk, and, when prompted into a conversation, likely won't shut up, but I prefer typing. My thoughts just tend to flow better through the keyboard. Funny, someone here once...
    solowing solowing
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2010


    I suppose it's because writing is my thing really ... I reveal my feelings much more easily in writing sometimes ... not always ... but a keyboard just inspires me to share myself and to flex emotions which I might otherwise not reveal. 
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2011

    Definitely Me

    This definitely applies to me. It's hard for me to try to get to know people in real life and I find that I approach a lot more people online than I do face to face. But even more than that I find that a lot of times I find myself emailing the people I know a lot more than I...
    shybbw shybbw
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2010

    I'm A Writer, Not A Talker.

    Many people I talk to on here, or random people on facebook, or other online sites are surprised when I tell them I don't talk much. On here, I'm not afraid to speak my mind, and have made a few friends because of that. I've also made some people dislike me. I try to respond...
    KaBe22 KaBe22
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2010

    I have social anxiety

    and it's a lot easier to text people and talk to them through a screen than actually speaking. I get overly nervous when speaking.
    lshidonil lshidonil
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015


    i can type for hours on end, but if i was to get on the phone. I am just kinda shy. i don't know why, but i rather type than talk. I guess its just the shy gal in me. I rather IM someone, private message them, or some thing like that, rather than talking on the phone, unless im...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 17, 2009

    But Really...

    What's the point of doing either when you've got nothing worth saying?
    maydaybandit maydaybandit
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

    Unbelievably So

    I tend to be quite quiet vocally. I speak when I need to.  I will have deep conversations with only a few people.  I retain that age old mask we all have of civility and if someone attacks my beliefs or for the purposes of work, I can speak I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2009

    I'm More Expressive When I Type

    I don't talk much. In face-to-face conversations or even on the phone, I mostly go "Hmm...yeah...that's interesting...". I wouldn't say I'm completely different online though. It's not like I'm a quiet shy girl by day and a social butterfly by night. But comparatively, I find...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    More Comfortable Online

    I'm usually a bit socially awkward. Face to face, I just sometimes don't know what to say. I over think, so not having time to thoroughly think before speaking is unsettling. While online, I have all the time I need to mull things over. Because of this, I'm more open online. If I...
    FiveByFive303 FiveByFive303
    22-25, F
    Jan 11, 2012

    My Computer Is My Bff....

    I have met sooo many people around the entire world just from typing! It's so amazing and I would rather type than talk. At least Ican think before speaking!
    Val3ntine Val3ntine
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2011

    I have a problem talking to people face to face

    or even over the phone I tent to get tounge tied or not be able to speak fluently and look stupid
    Jackie85 Jackie85
    36-40, F
    Mar 24, 2014

    Yeah, That's True!

    It may surprise you but it's true! Really!! I was the original wall weed not volunteering much in room discussions but give me a keyboard together with a forum and I'm well away sharing information and opinions about all manner of things. You'd struggle to get me to attent a...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda
    36-40, F
    Mar 13, 2010
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