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I Don't Like Talking On the Phone

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    I really never have anything to say over the

    phone and there is usually some awkward/quiet moments coming from my end. I think it's because I feel pressured and my mind goes blank. When I talk to someone in person, then it's much different because there is things I see in my surroundings that I'll talk about or whatever is...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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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 person I know that's a pd explorer called me.

    I didn't answer because I don't know him too well (i'm uncomfortable talking on the phone with strangers) and I just don't like being on the phone talking. But since he said he has a question I guess i'll just call him back.
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 8, 2014

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    I don't like talking on the phone.

    I feel uncomfortable every time I ask the other person to repeat themselves bc I either can't understand or didn't hear them. Thats why I prefer texting. Anyone agree?
    Lekat Lekat 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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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 my best friend, who I may talk to for an hour or two once every month or two because we live in different states. Most guys like talking...
    bijou08 bijou08 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2014

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    This is why people fight a **** ton.

    Text equals no voice inflection. Talking is so much better but EP doesn't feature that, unfortunately. :( :)
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M Jul 13, 2014

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    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F Jan 28, 2014

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    I don't like talking on the phone

    when I hear the other person tv blasting, music blasting. I also hate when they interrupt my conversation for the other person topic then come back on the phone with me.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Jul 31, 2014

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    Sorry Gramps

    My grandma died last year.Whenever my grandpa calls i feel horrible becuse i always ignore his calls.he is all alone at his house all the time and i feel like the worst granddaughter.No one will understand me if i just say "i cant talk on the phone."
    mvS14 mvS14 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2010

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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 phone hurts my ear, distracts me, and makes me feel uncomfortable. I am not able to see other people's emotional expressions or...
    anonmomforchrist anonmomforchrist 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    I will text any day. But

    when it comes to talking. I'm just like...πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜•. And when I'm texting I can just leave. On the phone I ant just hang up. On the phone it's awkward and I dk what to say
    itsthisgirlagain itsthisgirlagain 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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    I have a weird irrational fear of talking on

    the phone. Even thinking about it gives me anxiety and I avoid it as much as possible
    kayelani kayelani 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24, 2014

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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 had nothing to say. I hate it when they expect you to keep up the conversation like its not wasting you time because of...
    blownaway20 blownaway20 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

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    When I on the phone I feel

    so alone because my friends say that we will go out and then they don't show up
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 7, 2014

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    I have a condition called Puberphonia

    which is nothing serious, but simply gives me a high-pitched voice. A girl's voice. The doctor said I could get surgery and get a manly voice or lose my voice completely. Er... Is it wring if I don't want to take the chance of going mute? I am usually okay with it in face-to...
    princeofglow princeofglow 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I don't know why but I hate talking on the

    phone! I always get side tracked and get nothing else done. My friends know if you want to talk text me Bc otherwise I'll most likely send you to voicemail and it's probably full lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    i used to work with phone receiving calls 100

    times a day . now i can't use phone anymore this experience killed me using phone I hate when people scream on phone .
    Fara777 Fara777 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    I really do. I prefer to keep it basic

    and short. I always want the other person to get off the line as quickly as possible. Face to face and written conversations are much more preferable.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2015

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    I don't know how to speak to strangers on the

    phone and it kills me, I feel like a failure. I'm 17 and I can't even speak. Most 17 year olds are starting their lives. I can't take in information I'm getting from people. I forget everything we just spoke about right after getting off the phone. I just want to be normal
    Miriamjen Miriamjen 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2015

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    Texting was invented

    for people like me
    preeez preeez 22-25 1 Response Apr 9, 2015

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    I have severe anxiety

    when it comes to making calls to other people. If I call someone, my voice will be embarrassingly shakey, my heart will pound in my throat, and sweat will excrete from every possible pore. And that's just when I talk to a random peer or something, so imagine now what would...
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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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, it must be that the other end must just gazing at the wind, while taking my words in and passes it through the other end. I would...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    With people who you can tell a big long story to

    and they sit there talking to them self about something random. Someone I know did that to me a few times today. We recently lost contact and I had no way to get a hold of her then she calls me up and wants to keep calling back and forth. I thought to myself why do you even...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Nov 6, 2015

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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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 when people call me with no purpose. No I do not want to just sit on the phone with you, I hate that awkward silence on the phone. I'm awkward...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    i cant talk to people on the phone.

    i have to call my dentist to schedule an appointnent, or my doctor, or this or that, but i cant. i get really anxious about talking to those strangers. i end up just letting things go, even though i need the help.
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 18, 2015

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    I don't like calling people

    and having a conversation just to realize that while you are sharing your feelings about any subject, the other person is having a conversation with someone else with them. It hurts to know that you just wasted your time talking to someone that wasn't even listening. They could...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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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 calls 24/7 wanting to talk to me and I feel bad because I only see him once a week and he's not in the best condition...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24, 2011

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    I don't know why but I get

    so anxious when I have to call or answer a phone. I think it's because I can't see their face or read their body language.
    MaxyD MaxyD 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2015

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    I always tend to get beyond nervous

    when I'm speaking on the phone. I think it's simply due to the fact I cannot see the individual's facial expressions.
    kmiracle kmiracle 18-21, F Mar 21, 2015

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    Okay, is it just me,

    or does calling like, to order pizza or a store or someone you don't know give off anxiety? Cause let me tell ya, after I dial them digits it's like I was put on stage or something and I'm sweatin and talking super fast just to get it over with. Liiiike if I was talking to...
    Franklin1997 Franklin1997 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    But I have an iPhone

    and I'm using it right now for EP. 😁
    BrokenAngel7 BrokenAngel7 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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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 talk, but I get on the phone and it is hard to get off, so I hate it. I hate hearing them ring, I hate the way they...
    skullaria skullaria 41-45 Dec 15, 2010

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    Currently 22 minutes

    and 34 seconds into a phone call with my wife ....she hasn't stopped for air once
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2015

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    The radiation on the cellphone kills me

    and there is no home phone here. People who text and talk on the cellphone do not value your time because it is quick and convenient communication. Plus, people hate getting calls these day even though they should be treated as a delicacy.
    BaphometAstraea BaphometAstraea 22-25 Sep 8, 2015

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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 calling up friends and hanging out on the phone is a waste of time. When I get off I feel tired too. LOL Its just not...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    Well I made it my goal today to call my doctor

    and ask her about my echocardiogram order so I can get my heart murmur checked out and (hopefully) get my birth control. I don't like talking on the phone mainly because sometimes I misunderstand people easily and I don't want to sound stupid. But looks like I'll have to get...
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09 18-21, F Mar 24, 2015

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    I absolutely hate talking on the phone

    but I will txt you all day if I have too an if I can't get my point across then I call...
    computerdude69 computerdude69 41-45, M Jul 13, 2014

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    I don't know what it is.

    If it's the authentic way the other person sounds otp but I don't like it. It just feels unemotional and unreal.
    Dynasty2000 Dynasty2000 16-17, F Oct 7, 2014

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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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    I don't like talking on the phone I'm really

    scared to talk on there, and it's becoming a problem. I really have to stop this if I want to date it's such a problem.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 Oct 5, 2015

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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. Never just to chat. It's kind of funny really. Because I'm actually on the phone eight hours a day. It's my job. To take...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I used to. I could talk

    for hours and love it, but since my hearing has gotten bad, I have to keep asking people to talk louder or repeat what they said. It's a pain. When someone isn't speaking loud enough for me to hear them I tend to speak louder. Then they ask me why I'm yelling and I tell them it...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I always sound and feel awkward

    and don't know what to say. Talking face-to-face is fine and texting is good. But I don't like talking on the phone.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M Jul 27, 2015

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