Post # 1
How many people get anxious over talking on the phone? I DO!
I’m here waiting for a call from my soon to be employer, and my tummy is turning. I hate answering calls, I hate calling people. I am not a phone person at all. I’m definitely introverted and prefer to be alone than socializing, but generally I present myself well in front of people. But on the phone? Ugh, I hate it soooooo much. I don’t understand why its so hard for me.
Anyone else like this?
Post # 4
Its the worst, isn’t it. I seriously will not pick up a call if I don’t know the number! I just hope they leave a voicemail.
Post # 5
I hate talking on the phone too! It makes me so nervous! I would rather talk to people face to face or at a computer where I can type and think about what I’m going to say!
Post # 6
I love my Blackberry but I hate talking on the phone. The 14 year old teenager me who just HAD to have her own phone line wouldn’t even recognize me now.
I usually put N/A in the phone number fields when prompted. When people ask for my number, I give it and say “Text me anytime! or EMAIL! Want my email address?! Here’s my email address!”
I hate it, hate it. I hate when people leave me voicemails too.
Post # 7
I do the exact same thing. I screen all my calls or have people call my Fiance instead of me. I hate the phone. I use maybe 30 minutes a month of my 500 minute plan, the smallest one.
Post # 8
I used to be okay with a regular phone, but now I only have a cell phone. I can’t always hear people very well on a cell, and almost everyone here has a cell instead of a land line. So people call me on the subway, walking down the street, in a croweded bar and want to talk, and it’s so uncomfortable to have a conversation like that. I used to talk for hours on the phone, but now I rarely have a conversation past 2 minutes!
Post # 9
Ugh, I also HATE the phone. I would just rather email/text/talk in person. The phone is so awkward and I feel like I can only hear well in minimal places in my everyday life (I don’t get service in my office, my building is too loud, when I walk outside it’s too loud, subway doesn’t get service, etc.)
Post # 10
I am totally part of this club!
Post # 11
Yeah, I think its that I hate not knowing what to say…I like to think of what I’m saying before I say it. And I hate awkward pauses.
Two years ago when I was job hunting I was constantly getting job calls. I decided – I’m gonna stop being a baby and just pick up the phone when it rings (instead of waiting for vm and then calling back when I’m ready).
Bad idea! I picked up the phone and it was a recruiter wanting to do a phone interview to determine if I would get an in person interview. I was sooooooo not ready, but when he asked “is this a good time” I said “sure” (cuz I’m an idiot like that). I literally was breathing soooo fast and I know he could tell cuz it was affecting my talking. Oh my god, he must have thought I was psycho.
I got called in for an interview though and got the job.lol
Post # 12
Me too! I do not like talking on the phone. I don’t like making important phone calls, I screen my calls, etc. I have phone anxiety. The one exception is my husband. When we first met and were living almost an hour apart, we talked on the phone for almost 2 hours at a time. That’s huge for me.
Post # 13
@tessabella76 – I had no issues talking on my phone with my Fiance (then BF). We could talk for hours on end. I’m fine with family too
But I dont even like being on the phone with casual friends. I feel like I’m so stupid on the phone.
Post # 14
I totally hate the phone, too. Especially work calls. Just email me! I’m not going to be able to answer your question on the spot 9 times out of 10 anyway, plus then I have record of whatever the issue is. Also I hate when my (nearby) friends call me “just to talk” – let’s just get together!
Post # 15
Ooh the work calls. Worse than the work calls… is someone who emails you and IMMEDIATELY calls you to tell you they emailed you, before the email has even traveled the server and hit your mailbox.
Couldn’t we have just waited 60 seconds and avoided this verbal exchange altogether?
Post # 16
BF and I flip coins to see who orders takeout.
I also find that I can’t really keep attention on the phone, and I hate having to ask people to repeat themselves. :/