I Have Phone Anxiety

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    Not Quite The Same

    My phone anxiety isn't in talking to people in general, or in answering the phone. My anxiety is in making phone calls. I don't know why, I can't explain it. Maybe I'm afraid of saying the wrong thing, maybe I'm afraid of not knowing what to say at all (it's happened before where...
    MaebhADay MaebhADay
    26-30, F
    Jul 22, 2011

    I Think I Know Why

    I'm actually pretty social and I am excited to show up in places at a moments notice to meet up with people. It's just the phone thing. I remember as a child, we used to have this paper next to the phone that scripted how I was supposed to answer it. I was busy...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    31-35
    4 Responses Oct 7, 2009

    What's The Worst That Could Happen?

    I hate talking to people face to face but when I can't even see their expressions it makes me just that bit more nervous.Did I just say a stupid thing? Do they think I'm talking rubbish? Are they offended?!ARH! I can't take it! So I never answer the phone unless it's my mum, dad...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    Jan 12, 2010

    I Have Social Anxiety In General...

    but it's not quite the same. I have major trouble calling someone I haven't called before, even if I know them in real life, and I also have trouble with talking on webcam with others. I'm not sure why, and maybe it'll improve eventually. I wonder if this is the problem my aunt...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2013
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