Telephobia?

I've recently became dead scared of telephones, or to be more exact, speaking to the other person on the phone. I don't even know how to hold a proper phone conversation, so I just uhm and ah and thanks all the time, no matter what the other person is saying. And I don't want to pick up my phone. Whenever it rings, I start getting nervous. If it's a strange number I never answer, as Im afraid it might be something i dont want to hear, or I have to make things up to say what people want to hear. If its someone that I know I would not answer either. I would just text them back. I know its weird, but im avoiding answering phone calls by all means, and when I have to, I would not sound like me - the real me in the real life- at all on the phone. Is that telephobia? Or am I just going through a tough time of my life?
cityowl cityowl
26-30, F
Dec 4, 2012