Why don't you ever pick up your phone?
January 9, 2010 8:51 AM Subscribe
Don't-Like-Using/Answering-the-Phone People! I know you're out there. Now I'd like to know your reasons for avoiding the phone.
posted by anitanita to human relations (105 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
Alrighty, so I'm not a phone person. That is - when the phone rings I am not inclined to pick it up. I don't particularly enjoy calling people either. I have a few friends who also stopped being phone people. The thing is, we all remember as kids running to phone whenever it rang in, and being glued to the phone for hours, talking to our friends about God knows what.
I'd like to know how common this, and perhaps if there's anything about the current technology that affects people's description of themselves as a phone/not a phone people. (For example, is the fact that cell phones mean you can be contacted at any time affect how you feel about phones? Does the fact that you can now see who is calling you make a difference? Are the alternate forms of technology giving you options, which helps because you were never a phone person?)
In short, I'm curious about your reasons for avoiding answering the phone when it rings, and using it unless they 'have to'. Were you always this way, or did you stop being a 'phone' person at some particular time?