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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.
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    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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    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

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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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    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 hard to talk at the best of times, but I feels it's worse talking over the phone. I'm unemployed and I'm finding it impossible to find a...
    Ri95 Ri95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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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 replace it in any way. Friends are eager to come to my rescue: "Why?".... "You better get on that.".... "I...
    hibislo hibislo 31-35 1 Response Jul 27, 2007

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    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    I guess it's because I get really nervous.

    I prefer to text ๐Ÿ˜‹
    yesidasiy2569 yesidasiy2569 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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 longer or so to understand it. As a result, I am constantly saying, "say that again" but during the time it...
    ben101nc ben101nc 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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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 hold me responsible for their miscommunications with their son! Ah! Its all the expectations and and obligations and...
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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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

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    I will text any day. But

    when it comes to talking. I'm just like...๐Ÿ˜ถ๐Ÿ˜•. 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

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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 26-30, M Feb 3

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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 the phone with family or those I've been around for a while and even then there will be silence at some point
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 6, 2008

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    Why does my voice sound different on the phone?

    That is why I hate talking on the phone and prefer text or social network. I hope I'm not the only person who hate the sound of their voices on phone. Come on I don't sound like a dude. Another thing I hate about talking on the phone is the fact that people can talk for hours...
    KINGSmark KINGSmark 13-15, F May 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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    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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    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 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

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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. Actually, any phone ringing makes my tongue stick in my throat. Besides the fact that I sound weird in real, over the phone is justโ€ฆ weirder. People mistake me for being my...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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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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    Talking on a phone to your friends,

    family or some random person who some how got your number, people don't sound like who they are if you would to speak in person, I don't know what it is but when you call your friend they sound different, it's like your phone can't pick up your full voice.
    ReadorNot ReadorNot 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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 feels very strange and does almost physically hurt me, when I have to. I try to avoid such situations, but it's inevitable not to...
    Sonaira95 Sonaira95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    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

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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 differing voice inflections and tones to make me sound very kind, happy, and warm.  I can make myself sound as if I'm...
    juan1966 juan1966 46-50, M 17 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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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 1 Response Sep 9

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses May 24

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    I never pick up te phone

    when I'm home alone or with my friends. Mostly because I'm really awkward on the phone or really lazy to run downstairs and get the phone.
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M Jul 13

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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 conversation is easy to overheard in case you hold a private conversation hence you can't say what you want to say as you are limited...
    Roxalana Roxalana 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    hollynoelbug hollynoelbug 13-15, F Feb 17

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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

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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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    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

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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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    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F Jan 28

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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

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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 fine.  But I can't stand holding the phone up to my ear and saying "yeah", "oh, ok", and things like that just to...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    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 18-21 May 24

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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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    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 easier. Even though talking on the phone is personal and intimate, I'd still rather just text someone. I hate when I'm texting...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Mar 20

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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 avoid calling them. I prefer face to face. You can never judge mood correctly over the phone.
    smartini smartini 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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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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    The fact that the little icon

    for this experience is L from Death Note is the reason i relate to it
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F Jul 13

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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 to not be so shy, and to be more confident and outgoing, but it is difficult.
    Kailasa Kailasa 16-18, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    PedroNune PedroNune 16-17, M Jan 28

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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

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    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 3 Responses Jul 7

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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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    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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    Why do people always want me to chase them ? Message them ... Call them ... Keep asking them if they wanna talk to me or not ... I don't like it . Stop talking to me I'm that...
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