On Spacehook today I happened to mention that I hate talking on the phone. I don't know why exactly I've never liked it. Something about the mystery of who will pick up, combined with the fear of sounding stupid, and probably a bit of fear of rejection too. To this day there are few people with whom talking on the phone comes naturally - my husband, our parents, our siblings, Tiffany and a few other close friends. Otherwise I can and will call you but I'll feel uneasy about it.
I thought this was something unique to me, given my introvertedness and propensity toward anxiety but when I commented about my dislike on facebook all sorts of people came out and said that they felt the exact same thing. It seemed that the people who liked the phone were of a somewhat older age, and my contemporaries disliked the phone. So I'm curious about this. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or Why not?