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I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    I can write my feelings better

    than verbally express them
    AnnPig AnnPig 51-55, F 2 Responses May 31

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    I thought it was weird

    until I found this group.. :)
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 4 Responses May 28

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    Half of the things I share on the Internet,

    I would never share with anyone in real life... ^____^ I guess it's probably because writing things down gives me more confidence than saying them out loud. ^^
    karenoohhh karenoohhh 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    It's the worst. My writing is beautiful

    and my language is "HUEY YOUS GUYS WAAATTSSS AUPPP?!"
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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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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    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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    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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    So in public I look dumb

    but I look like the daughter of Einstein and Hemingway when I write. None of the two options are totally real, of course.
    SugarKaneFarrow SugarKaneFarrow 22-25, F Dec 12

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    On a good day I can write into worlds into

    existence and tear them to the ground in the same breath. My eloquence is matched only by the articulacy of my prose. I am the sage narrator guiding the hero towards the end of his quest and the ribald voice of the antagonist. I can rend your heart from your chest with my words...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Whenever I think of you,

    my almost heartbreak, I can't see clearly. You come back in kaleidoscopes, with flashes of your dark green eyes, glaring into my brown ones, and then bursting into a perfect laugh. Memories of your hands wrapped up in mine, looking down at me, checking to see if I was asleep...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I stutter and freeze up

    when I really talk so typing is the way to go for me. :)
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 2

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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 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17, 2013

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    I'm known in my workplace

    and school as being more fluent with my hands than words, but people also compliment my writing skills. One day, my classmates decided to sneak up and tie my hands with another mate's tie and I was stuttering and disjointed for that point in time.
    Anonliljokergirl Anonliljokergirl 16-17, F Jun 8

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    I've made a bit of a career out of running with

    things off the top of my head. Musically I learn the chords to songs but all the leads are impromptu. I also banter with the crowd with little to no thought and it seems to flow rather well. BUT. BUT! Put me in a "social" situation and I'm the most bumbling, almost stuttering...
    Beaver318 Beaver318 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    I can feel myself being drawn in to

    that ******* hole again....a place where I told myself I'd never ever let myself go... and here I am.... Well ******* done! I literally feel sick... I blame myself and my addictive personality... Am I just too nice..? Do I worry about other peoples, virtual strangers above...
    thedayyouwentaway thedayyouwentaway 36-40, M Aug 20

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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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    When I write I just write all my feelings

    and pain down but when it comes to speaking I shut down and think: no one will ever listen to me so why should I talk to people in the first place.
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    aliciamc aliciamc 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I'm not a good talker.

    I'm awkward when I talk. I have a weird voice. I'm glad that now, I could just type or write what I wanna say.
    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    when I speak It feels like a madhouse in my

    brain, there is so much I want to say and I think my brain is 4587 steps ahead of me and my mouth needs to catch up. I stumble my words and stutter in a fit of nervousness. when I communicate by email, I sound articulate and my thoughts are laid out perfectly...I feel my co...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    My spoken words never come out right.

    I'd rather write how I feel.
    Jensa16 Jensa16 26-30, F Jul 26

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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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    Have you ever been so angry at someone

    that you actually play out the whole argument in your head, with great results and when it eventually happens you think to yourself.. that's not right, what??
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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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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    Speaking allows for far too many complications.

    I stumble and butcher the words when, in my mind, they sound mellifluous. With writing, it sounds the way I want it to every time
    BoredNerd BoredNerd 16-17, F May 31

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    The ice cold chill from my single pain window

    woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey cloud cover blankets the early morning sky and my mind wanders off into the idea of rain wetting and cleansing the earth. I find myself engulfed...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    The Forest The closest to happiness I think

    I've ever felt is when I imagine what it will feel like to wake up next to you early on a cold january morning with nothing but a blanket and your skin to keep me warm. To watch the shallow rise and fall of your chest and hear your warm breath slipping out in to the frigid air...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    honestly it is true..

    Am very bad at direct communication (speaking )to people especialy to girls , but am not worried about writing.. I know I have to improve to speak , its not that I can't speak good, its just that some feeling where I don't know how to speak or convey what am trying to say or...
    lonelyManik lonelyManik 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I'm away better with written word

    than conversation and I'm a pretty great conversationalist. I'm a reader by nature and I spent a lot of my time locked in my room with nothing but books and notebooks so talking wasn't a necessity. Now people just think I'm funny when I do talk and a good listener when I don't...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I don't really do well at speaking.

    This is partially because of my social anxiety. When I text or type things to people, though, I feel like it's easier to think before I speak and say what's on my mind. In person, I have a hard time saying things, but I can choose who I type too, and then based on that, I can...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Sometimes I have a hard time getting the words

    out of my head. I become flustered and stutter, and sometimes I just can't get them out at all... Like they're stuck. Words only flow smoothly on paper.
    lovewhiteroses lovewhiteroses 18-21, F Aug 23

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    And I need this pain Like I need release

    Nothing tastes like you To me It only hurts each time I breathe
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    When I speak, my mind goes blank

    and I can't speak properly. I stutter and slur my words and constantly can't find the word I'm looking for.. do you know how many jokes I've killed because of this? XD and also, just to make it harder on myself, I'm also learning Korean so now my grammar is getting worse too and...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Nov 17

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    ... and these are the things I'll never say to

    you. I can feel your struggle; you're terrified. You want me around because I take it away for you and make you content. I watch you getting too comfortable and doing all the things you keep telling yourself you don't want to do. You catch yourself saying, thinking, feeling too...
    Heather1234567 Heather1234567 26-30, F Oct 16

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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 31-35 37 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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 find it easier to just jot my words down

    than to actually express them out in an emotional manner out of my mouth. It just feels like when Im writing my feelings down they come out smoothly on the paper one word at a time. When I talk it feels as if the words are for a break away for freedom. It becomes a mad rush to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Sep 11

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    I could spend an hour detailing how I felt hurt

    and she would sit there, cold as ice. When it was her turn to speak, she tore down every word that came out of my mouth until I had to apologize for expressing how I felt. I ignored this red flag and made excuses to myself and others.
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F Nov 23

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    ... and these are the things I'll never say to

    you. There's something heavy inside you that you try to avoid because you're afraid of being wrong so you fight it. You fight to keep from crossing some line that you draw in front of you because you've convinced yourself that the things you place on the other side don't make...
    Heather1234567 Heather1234567 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    As you are my light,

    as you are my whole world. I give you so much power to break me, completely. watch me wither away, as I am beautiful yet heartless, forcing upon a great ordinary satisfaction or not so to be true.
    Millennia Millennia 16-17, F Dec 7

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    It's easier to write things down on paper

    than speaking it to people, I've found.
    Dragoniesse Dragoniesse 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 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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    OH! Boy this is me. It's not

    that I don't know what I want to say or how I want to say it. It's that I require a safe place to do so. People are generally not safe. I grew up in a house hearing "children should be seen and not heard." You were not allowed to speak your mind. Though she didn't mean to damage...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Words flow better for me with an ink pen

    and a piece of paper. Listening to music while I write is the best therapy I have found.
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F May 23

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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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    She's as delicious as a lover's kiss.

    The way she talks; the sound of her voice resonates within my soul.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    I would much rather write someone a letter,

    expressing my feelings than to say it. When I speak, things always come out wrong.
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    As you sit and tell me im useless,

    worthless, I agree with you. I take on so much, you think you have the right to tell me im nothing. tell me, please tell me something I don't know.
    Millennia Millennia 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    We all have our stories.

    Life is a roller coaster of emotions and experiences that bring us up or takes us down.The secret is to learn and grow from these experiences.Turn the tables on the stuff that upsets you by just shaking it off and move forward.Take the day before you and cope with what matters...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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