For some people, the thought of talking on the phone gives them a lot of anxiety. There are legitimate reasons for having this type of fear. Below are some of the reasons why people have this phobia.
Not Knowing What The Other Person Really Means
Body language can let you know how the person you are communicating with really feels. However, you will not be able to see nonverbal communication gestures when you are talking to someone on the phone. Without these helpful cues, it can be difficult to decipher what the other person is really thinking or feeling.
The Fear of Being Judged
Getting on the phone with someone can make you feel vulnerable. After all, they could be scrutinizing every word you say. People will do everything in their power to avoid being judged by someone else; which includes avoiding phone calls.
You Are Not Used To Talking On The Phone
It seems like everyone prefers to communicate via texts or emails these days. In essence, these two modes of communication have replaced the need to get on the phone with someone. People who do not talk on the phone often may not feel comfortable conversing in this manner.
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