4th January 2010
Do you prefer to talk, text message, or a different communication method?
I used to use texting as my communication of choice but now I mostly use Facebook and email. I think that this is because it allows me to say more, to more people.
I am not very good at talking. I never have been.
I hate talking on the telephone even to close family and friends. I don’t really know why but I avoid telephone conversations as much as I can.
I find face to face chatting with people I don’t know very hard and people often think that I am rude when really I am actually quite shy of conversation.
I find it hard to say what I mean clearly when talking but find that I can write well with good expression and creativity even humour at times but I cannot say the same of my speech.
I can perform a script well with intonation and character.
I just don’t like to talk.
And yet I am a teacher and when put in front of a classroom of 30 children or even an entire school the words flow freely and coherently and the things I say are well listened to.
When Esther and William were born and had to stay in hospital I sent updates to people by text at first and then by email. It was only on a very rare occasion that I would talk to someone on the phone and only then if they called me.
In spite of my fear of chat I would say that I am a people person and with my closest friends I do have much to say.
Friendship needs no words
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable