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422 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by falconwing

Have you ever had a problem with stuttering?
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17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 6/22/02 - 8:27:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It affected my self-esteem quite a bit when I was younger. I became extremely self-conscious and basically didn't like to speak at all because I was constantly afraid I'd slip up. I'm still afraid that I will stutter out of excitement, anger, or nervousness when I'm in a difficult situation. My stutter has held me back socially and career-wise. The funny thing is, most people aren't even aware I have this insecurity because I so rarely (if ever) stutter anymore.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 6/22/02 - 8:28:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
^What he said! It's tough... not noticeable at all, but it really holds me back.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 6/23/02 - 11:34:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No but I have known several people who stuttered and can really sympathize with people who have this affliction.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 6/23/02 - 11:36:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, when I was younger. It never gave me a self-esteem problem, though. My friends nicknamed me the Broken Record Player. It was all kind of a big joke.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 6/23/02 - 11:37:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
^ A sense of humor goes a long way.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Monday 6/24/02 - 1:28:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
when my dad gets mad he stutters
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/28/02 - 11:23:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes and what bothers me, aside from the constant frustration and embarassment associated with stuttering, is that people assume that there is a "cure" for stuttering. Based on that false assumption, the attitude of a lot of people is "You only have yourself to blame for continuing to stutter. If you go into therapy, your problem will be solved."
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/28/02 - 11:24:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
When I am upset, yes.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/28/02 - 1:11:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
i dunno, i speak too fast i think and start speaking kinda unclearly... this really got me down for a long time but i am working on speaking slower now and making sure i pronounce stuff right!
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/28/02 - 1:14:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
n-no. i have a neighbor who stutters, it gets annoying... poor kid.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Friday 6/28/02 - 1:16:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
i've never really talked much at all. only if a teacher asked me something. but now, if i need to say something i really have a lot of trouble getting it to come out. so i've just resigned myself to reticence forever.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 7/2/02 - 7:45:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
For a while a few years ago I couldn’t get a sentence out without stopping halfway through then resuming, but it seems to have gone away. Don’t know what caused that
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 7/2/02 - 11:42:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
i dont think i ever stuttered
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 10/13/05 - 12:26:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
I used to have problems with stuttering.
It was strange, because it would only cause problems for a couple of days, and then I could speak normally again. It would come and go. I really hated it. Thankfully, it hasn't given me any problems in over a year.



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