I Don't Like Talking On the Phone

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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
    1 Response May 24, 2014
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic
    26-30, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    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
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13
    13-15, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I wish it was socially acceptable to have

    as my voicemail: "I've seen your name on the caller ID and if you know me, hang up and just text me". Phones are terrible, instant locator devices. I'd rather talk face to face.
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    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
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    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

    I don't like talking on the phone,

    no. However, it is nice to talk every once in a while. Just to hear your voice.
    ToughKitty ToughKitty
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Apr 18

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2014
    Karinas2 Karinas2
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Currently 22 minutes

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

    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

    Nervous

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

    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
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 19, 2014

    To be honest I prefer doing things in person,

    a guy who used to be in my life constantly taught me that :) he preserved the old ways in him and I have chosen to live my life by some of those old ways because that is just the respectful way to do things. Sure it may be easier on the phone to confess or turn someone down but...
    Tabithaaa Tabithaaa
    16-17, F
    Jun 20, 2014

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

    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

    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

    Sound stupid on the phone

    and always seem to mess up the conversation, making it awkward
    PicassoSan PicassoSan
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Good morning lovelies ^_^ And Hector

    :}D Hector: ~_~ Yeah so talking on the phone is not my forte o_O I'd rather text XD Or don't bother cuz I believe I'm antisocial and paranoid ^_^' Hohoho the end is near and all that good fun ^_~ Hector: You're crazy ~_~' *This is good she's that Much closer to self destructing...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493
    22-25
    May 24, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2015
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