I have an aversion to making 'phone calls which verges on a phobia. Generally ok once talking, but I find initiating a conversation quite hard. It's an order of magnitude worse if anybody else can hear me - which made my employer's recent change to Open Plan a particular PITA.
PhilO I hear you bro... Similar issue, but opposite way around hate it at home but fine in an office work environment, ok at home once I get going though. Have the same issue receiving calls. Never though of this as a phobia till you mentioned it and the I thought yip I do that. I suspect I know the underlying reason for my reluctance too, but that's for another time. Well and bravely spoken mate
Giz a buzz when you got a mo will ya.
Actually if you can man up PhilO then so can I, I pretty sure my telephone reluctance stems from the abuse I suffered at the hands of my ex wife, she used to ring and me at work at least 3-4 times a day, if I didn't answer then she'd just ring and ring and ring, If I was working away ( which I did quite a bit) and off duty then the call frequency would increase to about once a hour. If I didn't answer then she'd ring constantly until I did, or she would start on the landlines of the hotel or site I was working at. No mobile service simply meant that by the time she got hold of me she was in an apoplectic rage... God help me if she heard a female voice in the background or the sound of glasses in a bar. If I didn't ring her at least 3 or 4 times a day then I was for it too. She basically was a total control freak. It's only now in hindsight that I'm in a normal loving relationship with a brilliant lass I realise just how manipulative and abusive a she was ( mental, physical, emotional & financial) maybe one day, I'll unburden ... Sorry for the thread hijack.