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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    Usually whenever I try to explain

    or describe something to somebody, I ALWAYS end up stuttering and fumbling my words around. Even when I tell a joke, it ends horribly and no one laughs. But writing, typing, and texting? I can keep going on and on. My words just flow out like liquid and my vocabulary suddenly...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    Yes But It Is Not Enough

    i can express my self better in writing than in speech I am not a good writer but rather a very bad speaker I wan't to express what i feel but how can i write The pain of losing wonderful people The pinch of unfulfilled dreams The glow of new love The innocence of a baby...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 4, 2012

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    It's soo true, I always feel like texting

    or writing me is Sooo much a better talker then the real voice me lol (ok maybe not because I don't know if that made sense hahaha) but I do know one thing, I absolutely love writing down my feelings. In a song or online it's just fun and better all the time lol :))
    StevensTHEname StevensTHEname 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm a bit socially awkward.

    I don't like talking much. Whenever I say something, I think it sounds like a blurb of mess or I fear that whatever I have to say, people will make fun of me for it or it won't make sense. However, when I'm given a topic to write on or handed a pencil or a keyboard, I seem to be...
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I overthink every situation,

    and yes I get Jealous and I'm always scared I'm going to lose you. That's why when I ask you how you are I really mean it, and when I ask how your day goes, I really want to know, and when I say I love you, I'm not lying. I know you think I've changed, but I did. I had to step...
    Brittneynatasha Brittneynatasha 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Expressing Myself.

    I advanced to state finals in the spelling bee as a child. I learned how to spell words--but I wasn't as good, as speaking them aloud. Frankly, my voice frightened me--I could be sweet, sarcastic, or raspy. My voice was, and always has been, frighteningly inconstant, rising...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Dec 13, 2012

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    I am a new member and would like to chat with

    someone who has lost a parent who is a alcoholic. I am in the process of losing my father and trying to cope with it. And a typical codependent emotionally abusive mother as well. I have been divorced now for 4 years from a drug addict and am trying to break the cycle for my...
    ivy4 ivy4 36-40, T Mar 14

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    I prefer writing than speaking

    so many things you can do with writing other than speaking and making your mouth dry. -SG
    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Unveiled..

    You can find me...Look where there is no listening..Where the wind carries whispers like mothers' carry their babies.Where justice has overslept and fear fastens its grip around the vocal cordsof every opposing opinion to individuality.You can find me...Look for the steam rising...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    My English teachers have complained about this

    for years. And more recently my foreign language teachers as well. They all want me to read out loud, to share my ideas. But my tongue breaks the spine of those sentences. They leave my mouth crippled by a small voice and a nervous stutter. I can't even look up when I speaking...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F Apr 12

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    Its weird but when I try to speak I can't get

    the right words out, but when I write I sound like a genius 😒
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It hurts so much, the pounding in my head

    as I kneel in the dirt with my face pressed to the mucky earth, teeth clenched and grinding as I suppress the sobs that rack my body. You bludgeoned me with words, each crushing my heart into dwindling embers that fail to reignite under the comfort of another. My fingers claw at...
    Thousandsunnny Thousandsunnny 16-17, F Feb 23

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    SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt SomeoneWhoBeenThroughIt 18-21, F Feb 19

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    Struggles

    I open my mouth and all that comes out is stuttered sounds and aborted thoughts that i'm grasping at, trying to suck back in. But when my fingers meet keys, my hands meet paper, my thoughts turn to rivers, flowing easily to oceans that I cannot hope to contain. My brain can...
    WhoMadeWho WhoMadeWho 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    I posted my whole life last night on this

    website. When I tried to cram it all into a paragraph or two it sounded so crazy. I read it over and over again because it 's like I didn't comprehend that the story I was reading was my own. I feel so different now and so happy. I don't remember the last time I felt this good...
    moonilluminatedroom moonilluminatedroom 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    An Introverted Writer

    I am an introvert. I am often shy and quiet in public settings, and when I do speak, people usually have to ask me to repeat myself. Since I got married, being around my extroverted in laws has only made my introversion worse. I can very rarely get a word in, and by the time I do...
    Kerosene13 Kerosene13 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    My life is an open book of nothing

    but complete utter bullshit.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I Am Much More Coherent When Writing Than When Speaking

    I'm a very nervous, neurotic person, and I'm painfully shy. I have a social phobia. I have many insecurities, and I'm constantly thinking that nobody will want to hear what I have to say, that no one will care, that I've got nothing interesting to contribute. So I find it very...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    I've always had this problem of being able to

    express my self brilliantly through words ...but completely opposite when it comes to speech... heart if you know what I mean
    nessa4ever nessa4ever 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Words

    I often write better than I speak, though there are times when I sit down to write and everything is just blank. Today I am a little nervous. I have to see my probation and parole officer. There are a little under 3 months left of my intensive correction order, including...
    memily memily 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    I freeze every time I face a blank page.

    I'm afraid. afraid I will plunge so hard into writing something so profound, so strange..well I'm never the same after I finish a few pages of writing. I want to so bad to recover from all that's happened in my life... and wonder if I can tellthis story or make a story up with...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I Hate One-on-one Conversation

    It's excruciatingly awkward and frustrating for me. It's a burden to always keep thinking of "stuff" to talk about. I don't have a wide range of knowledge, so I'm afraid of getting something wrong or revealing my total ignorance. I don't like to grill people, or ask them a lot of...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    I can write words and be more confidante with

    them. But when I say words I actually stutter sometimes. I don't feel confidante. I don't feel anything. I feel like I can write anything I wanna but if I say something I'm not supposed to I will like die or something. Is this normal? Will I ever be able to speak to someone...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    Every time I look down,

    I think of you. Every time I open my eyes, I think of you. Every time I breathe in, I think of you. Every time I close my eyes, I think of you. Every time I dream, I think of you. Every time I hear our song, I think of you. Every time I love, I think of you.
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Apr 6

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    Tart Strain

    I don't hate you.I hate the bitter taste of disappoint.I hate my chronic sporadic chest pain.How used to crying I've become..Because crying over you is as familiar as brushing my teeth.You are my cavity.The in-depth abyss;dotted perforated cut line.~I need to write~The c-section...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F Apr 14, 2013

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    I am so awkward per day:&,

    I feel best doing the online notinfrontofyou thing (at least wen I don't really know someone)...never had an awkward moment yet:}
    anm94 anm94 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    So...I'm Kind Of Awkward?

    Which makes my verbal communication a little difficult. I am not very talkative, social, outgoing, so I don't speak much. So when I do speak, it's a little forced. I mean it's different once I get to know a person, it gets easier. But when I am writing down my thoughts, it gives...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Jk I am not that skilled.

    I speak and type incorrectly a lot.
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 1 Response Mar 2

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    Ever since the written word was invented,

    the spoken word has been an obsolete technology. Within the refuge of my own head, I carefully weave words together into tapestries rich with meaning. My mouth is a shredder—passing through it reduces all meaning into a pathetic pile of stuttering and hesitation. But through...
    LordSphinx LordSphinx 13-15 Apr 2

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    It's easier to write things down on paper

    than speaking it to people, I've found.
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    To me, writing is just easier.

    I can write anything, but the things I can't say I can still always write. To the man I care for... He calls me his wordsmith. Because I like to take the words I like and shape them into beauty. I like to try to make words caress the inner parts of the soul... And sometimes...
    notafanofcircumstance notafanofcircumstance 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Open A Pandora Box

    Writing is good Therapy I have heard thisWhen you put pen to paperand write down your feeling things youdon't dare speakThings that your soul says.When you give me a pen and paperIt is like unleashinga little demon that takes over myhand and heart and will not stop writingtill...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    The Intelligent Idiot

    I can express myself a lot better through writing than I can through talking. I enjoy writing and I like to think I am good at it. When I write, I sound intelligent, and can get my point across effectively. However, every time I open my mouth to speak, I sound like a total idiot...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 26-30 33 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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    Yes, i don't usually talked

    but i chat or message or write.. Im better in chatting and a turtle when face to face :( an ex once told me, you are soooo monster when you get angry on chat but a kitten in front of him lol. Really, im out of words when im in front of someone and sometimes can't even pronounce...
    noxicillin noxicillin 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    I like to help people

    and I've gotten better at saying what people need to hear outloud but I'm really the most helpful when I can type out a paragraph of what people need to hear to help them feel/get better
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I Have Discovered....

    I have discovered that I can write words better than I can speak.Usually I'm very calm and just speak what ever is necessary. I think i have good writing ability and people have appreciated me for that.May be that is the reason why I spend my time here in EP as I get LOTS of...
    PositiveBeing PositiveBeing 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    It's Not Easy Being A Non-alpha

    Some of us out there are just not wired to be outgoing. We know exactly what we want to say, but a lot of the time it just comes out wrong. We are often every bit as intelligent as those who are talkative, many times even more so. But some of us just aren't blessed with the...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2013

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    It's strange. Sometimes I encounter these

    invisible wall that prevent me from speaking or voicing my thoughts. It stems from a fear of getting too personal, being too honest, or making myself too vulnerable. It feels as if something is holding my lips closed over my teeth, and stuffing the words down my esophagus into...
    lucyyinthesky lucyyinthesky 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    With love in my arms.

    You hit me from behind. It's scared me to death. I wonder can it happen again?
    Loveuloveme Loveuloveme 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    If you we've need to talk to me,

    I prefer to do it on skype or something, so I can type it fully.
    totallynotalunatic totallynotalunatic 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    It frustrates me greatly

    that people will ask how I'm doing or how I feel about whatever and be angry with me for being honest.
    GraineNaMara GraineNaMara 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Fireflies..

    Your mouth is a forest, but that is not what amazes him.     It is the tongue, ablaze.. birthing words that are fireflies still...   And even when your eyes are thick with smoke, It does not make him choke.     Your eyes is home to life, but...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    This applies especially to English.

    When I speak English I have a Hong Kong accent (that's where I'm from).
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I always find my self emotionally involved

    when I speak, I often can't say what I want to say out of fear. I love writing cuz I really get to focus on what I want to say.
    akiyama10 akiyama10 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I always have this trouble speaking,

    you know that feeling you get when words are lost on the tip of your tongue? Well I get that constantly and it drives me and the people around me absolutely nuts, except when I'm writing. It's strange, really, how I'm able to communicate via text yet word of mouth is a...
    Quillton Quillton 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    I honestly have to buy my mom a card every time

    I have anything remotely involving feelings to say.
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Duplicity.

    Sometimes I really dislike the fact that when it comes to words, I use them as precisely as possible. Both in speech and in my writing, I usually mean what I say in a very specific way and although in and of itself that may not seem like a bad thing, I usually find that most...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    When it comes to actually speaking,

    I stumble over my words and can barley make a decent, coherent sentence. I dislike the stares I get when I speak and the pressure gets so intense that I start getting anxious. When it comes to writing, I feel the pressure ease off and I become more comfortable. I am able to...
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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