Don't look at me in that tone of voice
December 25, 2010 7:05 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for suggestions and general thoughts on the subject of how to improve one's tone of voice.
posted by choppyes to Human Relations (17 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
My tone often betrays my negative inner thoughts. I will surprise my self by saying something in an aggressive, patronizing or skeptical manner, despite efforts to maintain a calm, neutral appearance.
Also, listening to recordings of my dialog, I am unhappy with how often my voice comes across, as jaded, anxious, sarcastic, ironic, often inappropriately.
If it's relevant, I have had problems in the past with social interaction. I seem to get a kick out of being tactless. It's something I am battling with, but have under control for the most part, but tone is my biggest big problem .
Of course I would like to become a more relaxed and positive person in general, then I can just let it all hang out, and I'm working on that, but in the mean time I need to behave myself in certain contexts. Any tips? (I am in the UK)