Is anyone else here afraid to use the phone? I need to call someone I don’t know very well, and I have a nervous knot in my stomach. It’s weird, because I’m a college instructor and have to speak in front of large (50-100 students) classes regularly and don’t get that nervous doing that, and I have almost no problem walking up to strangers and speaking to them, but put a phone in my hand and I freeze up. I think it’s the fact that I can’t see their facial expressions and that I feel like I’m disturbing them. This problem has had a debilitating effect on my social life for many years.
Anyway, does anyone else have this problem? Or has anyone had it in the past but gotten over it?