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I Don't Like Talking On the Phone

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    I prefer talking face to face instead of across the phone. It's much more intimate and plus you can see their facial expressions.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Don't Call Me. - Talking on the phone is not my thing. There have only been a few people that I actually enjoy talking on the phone with. But like with my family...just no. My dad...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2011

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    I Hate Talking On The Phone - Talking on the phone is not my favorite thing at all. It's irritating , one always gets distracted or people listening to what you say.Telephone...
    Roxalana Roxalana 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    I Don't Like It, But... - I don't like talking on the phone -- I tend to get impatient. However, I am very good at expressing myself in a soothing charming manner.  I can use...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 17 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    Phone Nerves! - I hate telephones. I can use them fine, but as I'm hearing impaired I find it very difficult to understand whats being said. I can't lipread on the phone. This...
    laserena laserena 41-45, F Sep 20, 2013

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    I guess it's because I get really nervous. I prefer to text ūüėč
    yesidasiy2569 yesidasiy2569 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I can't stand getting stuck on the phone w/ someone who talks to much,and it's about stupid **** too top it off.
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Social Suspect - I hate phones. Having a phone seems to mean that anyone with your number feels entitled to take a slice of your life whenever they so feel like it. I like to...
    skullaria skullaria 41-45 Dec 15, 2010

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    I would much rather text. The only person I can tolerate being on the phone with is my boyfriend and sometimes my best friend. Otherwise, I would rather text you. It's so much...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I'm Horrible At It - I'll giggle or sit quietly because I can't think of anything to say and then giggle more just hoping somehow that will break the ice...I'm only comfortable on...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Cowardice -   I don't know, in all honesty, whether or not I would like talking on the phone. I am too shy to try it out. Talking to people is awkward. I am actively trying...
    Kailasa Kailasa 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    Even Though Its My Job - I have never been a huge phone person. Not growing up. Not in my teens. Never really. I only call people for information gathering or personal business...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    The Cycle - He/she: ..then they actually... ahahaha.. can you believe it?Me : Yeah.. He/she : It was so fun! You should have come, I mean .. bla .. bla... seriously! Me: Of...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 May 5, 2013

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    I Used To - But I suffered a traumatic brain injury some years ago. I have what is called speech processing delay. Basically you say some words to me and it takes me a half second...
    ben101nc ben101nc 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    I have major phone anxiety.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Weird I never been a phone person I'm a texter that's what I like but who knows it might change one day
    passionANDlove passionANDlove 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    To Those People... - I hate talking on the phone in general. Especialy to the people who just call to talk but they have nothing to say. I didn't call you for a reason, because I...
    blownaway20 blownaway20 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    I feel like everyone just stop talking to me
    hollynoelbug hollynoelbug 13-15, F Feb 17

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    I really hate phoning people. I hate it when the phone rings and I assume others are the same. When you ring someone you never know of they want your call so I get anxious and...
    smartini smartini 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    The Freedom to Lose My Phone - About 3 weeks ago, I lost my phone in a cab on the way home from a night of senseless partying. Since that night, I have made very little effort to...
    hibislo hibislo 31-35 1 Response Jul 27, 2007

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    I Have Phone Phobia - It's really hard for me to call people. I think it's mostly because they start complaining about my lack of interest in calling them!! My in laws say they...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    I'Ll Do Anything To Avoid It - It's amazing how many people get offended and take it personally when I tell them to text me rather than call. I even have a pre-pay phone so I can...
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman 31-35, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Talking On The Phone - Man i hate talking on the phone . The only times i talk on the phone are if im asking or answering a quistion and its to many details to text or itl be...
    Beanstaysolo Beanstaysolo 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    Ring Ring...no One Is Home! - I used to sit on the phone for hours with boyfriends singing lyrics to hideously emo songs. But NO MORE! Don't call me because I will not answer. The...
    anonmomforchrist anonmomforchrist 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I really can't talk on the phone it scares me and I am hopeless 100% and leaving a message I never do it , I can't even leave a message to my mum... I just forget and yeah
    ISlaySanta ISlaySanta 16-17, M Feb 5

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    It's Not That I Hate Talking - I am mainly concern if this little machine can actually relay what I intend to say. As I become so consumed with the thought of conveying the message...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Text Me... - As my phone rings i have a mini heart attack, i look down and its withheld which makes it even worse because i have no clue as to who it is. I stand there with phone...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Never Have... - Since I was a teen I hated talking on the phone. I still hate having to make calls. No reason really. I justget this feeling and I force myself to call. I feel...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    No Phone! - The phone and I do not get along. The only time I can tolerate being on the phone is when talking to a relative or friend who lives a long distance away that I have...
    Miluna Miluna 36-40, F Feb 6, 2011

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    No! No! Not That! Not The Telephone! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! - Yes, I freak out. When my cell phone rings, I shudder to answer it. Even more so the house telephone...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Ring Ring Ring...anxiety Anyone? - Okay So, I hate everything that the telephone has to offer. Any phone...Home, cell, work. I hate the space it takes up. I hate the way they look...
    lacywebb lacywebb 22-25, F 5 Responses May 21, 2011

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    I don't like talking on the phone. I feel really uncomfortable and find it hard to talk (or at least sound like I'm enjoying the conversation) and I have no idea why. I find it...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Nervous - It sucks, I can't do it :(. ****** me off
    iminpain iminpain 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    A Combination Of Things - First of all, I'm on the phone constantly at work. Second and most of all, I'm really a shy, introverted person and find this to be the most challenging...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M Jun 27, 2013

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    I feel bad when a girl wants to talk on the phone. Even if I want to talk to her. Over the phone is just so boring and I get distracted
    JoshuaAlan JoshuaAlan 22-25, M Feb 3

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    I really don't like talking on the phone. I only call people when I have a question, need to tell them something, or check up on a friend if we haven't spoken in a while. I hate...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Well... I don't like talking on the phone, to state the obvious, and texting someone is just the same. I hate it, if I can't see the other's people expression and reaction. It...
    Sonaira95 Sonaira95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I Have A Hard Time Concentrating. - I am a face to face. I have a really hard time hearing and understanding what is being said. The phone always distorts the sounds. I also...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2010

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    Awkward Silences - I don't like talking on the phone because I'm not really a talker, I'm a listener and when the other person gets done talking, it's just silence because I...
    SoakedInSoul SoakedInSoul 19-21 1 Response Mar 8, 2008

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    Just Text Or Message Me In Any Other Way But Don'T Call - Something about talking on the phone bugs me.After a while its like the conversation goes flat and I could be talking to...
    undecided1129 undecided1129 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    Just Something About It - I'm not too great at talking in person to some people, so I do not like talking on the phone. Usually when some people (people I don't know too well) talk...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Sep 26, 2013

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    I absolutely hate talking on the phone. For most people, I will only tolerate about a minute. I get very impatient even before I hit the 5 minute mark. I only make an exception for...
    bijou08 bijou08 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Only If There's Something to Talk About - I don't like when people want to talk on the phone just to make conversation.  If there is something practical to talk about, that is...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    Conversations - I get very anxious when talking on the phone with anyone. I would much rather be in-person, or to text with the person.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    It's rare when I talk on the phone. I usually just text.
    PedroNune PedroNune 16-17, M Jan 28

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    Its a box. I do not want to talk to a box.
    beth5443 beth5443 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I Hate Looking Like I'm Talking to Nothing - I hate not being able to see who your talking to, it's horrible, cos it's like there tone or voice is even altered, so you can't really...
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2007

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    Phone Anxiety - I have major phone anxiety. I tend not to answer the phone and I almost never make phone calls except for less than five minute calls for my mom to come pick me up...
    kdkorz10211 kdkorz10211 22-25, T Nov 2, 2013

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    Sound stupid on the phone and always seem to mess up the conversation, making it awkward
    PicassoSan PicassoSan 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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