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I Don't Get It

When i do any form of public speaking, people hang on every word i say. I can make people laugh, cry, think deeply... 

When i'm with a group of people, it seems like no-one really cares what i say. I listen to them, and that's ok, but it's like they'd much rather direct the conversation to the other people.  If i speak, it's like they're just politely waiting for me to finish.  I don't have anyone i could call a friend.  I'm educated, I have a good sense of humour, i have strong empathic skills - i used to be a counsellor. 

So what the hell's wrong with me?

abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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Nothing's wrong with you. It blows my mind that this would ever be your experience. I think you're absolutely amazing. I see this is an old post, so I hope this is no longer what's happening.

It was me still climbing out of depression...

Ah, okay...

Interesting I have that same ability to hold people spellbound with the power of the written word rather than the spoken one myself.

Now in 2011, you are so funny... <br />
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I see myself in your story, I also am a counsellor and would conclude either you are a Gemini or we are way too sexy for all of them and they freeze or become brainless when with us

I'd forgotten about this. It was my first post - during a particularly low moment. Yes, i have an aus accent, but a lot of Europeans think i'm english - so it's not the crocodile dundee type.

And you have a cool accent right? I love the Australian accent :) hehe

i can identify with absolutely everything except the part about being a counselor. but i'm a social work major, so i guess it counts a little.

When you speak in a public forum, you evidently attract 'kindred spirits'. <br />
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Because of your extaordinary life experiences, It is probably as difficult for you to listen to shallow and superficial conversation, as it is for some to listen to more substantive discourse. <br />
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Perhaps, in a subtle way, you are also dismissing them.

When you do talk, do people ask questions when you are done? If so, they are interested in what you are saying. If not, maybe they feel they don't have enough knowledge on the subject matter to reply. It is possible people are so intrigued they are speechless. What about a chuckle. Do people laugh at your stories like the audience does during your public speaking?

When you do talk, do people ask questions when you are done? If so, they are interested in what you are saying. If not, maybe they feel they don't have enough knowledge on the subject matter to reply. It is possible people are so intrigued they are speechless. What about a chuckle. Do people laugh at your stories like the audience does during your public speaking?