Rather not talk on the phone? You're not the only one. A live phone call raises risks a text doesn't. What if you're calling at a bad time? What if you say something awkward or dumb in a medium that doesn't have a delete button? Text, and the other person can answer on their own time. But honestly, you just didn't want to talk to them. An estimated 5.4 billion people worldwide -- or over three-fourths of everyone on the planet -- will have mobile phones by 2020, according to a 2016 Cisco study. The more these devices take over our lives, the easier it is to type a few letters and emoji than to talk in real time to a person who might awkwardly interrupt you or not laugh at your jokes. More than 560 billion text messages are sent worldwide monthly, according to the most recent data from Statistic Brain.
"Calling doesn't make sense anymore," said Paige Pammer, a 20-year-old sophomore case with glass screen protector for apple iphone 6 plus and 6s plus - black at Temple University in Philadelphia, "With texting, you can communicate with way more people than you would feel comfortable talking on the phone with, I feel comfortable calling my mom, but my lab partner? No way."I'm with Pammer, and I've been out of college longer than she's been been alive, I used to love making calls -- those prank calls I dialed with my cousin as a tween were particularly fun, But now calling's a chore, And I'm not alone among my peers, In a casual survey of friends mostly born in the '60s and '70s, I found many others happy to ditch live phoning for what they see as an easier, more efficient option..
Bottom line: I'm out of practice. Stephens sees this sort of apprehension in her students all the time. A 2013 survey of 2,500 UK workers by Jurys Inn Hotel Group found that four out of 10 respondents between 18 and 24 got nervous making phone calls. Making phone calls "is not a skill set they're growing up knowing and understanding how to do," she said. So she requires her students to make a live phone call to a person of their choice during class. "I say, 'I want you to have a real conversation with another human, and I want you to remind yourself that this is not scary, this is not hard. This is just not something that you are doing all the time now,'" she said, adding that her students laugh when they hear the assignment.
It might be nervous laughter, Kathleen Arnold, one of Stephens' former students, witnessed some of her peers "panic" when unexpectedly asked to make a call, "A lot of people were very anxious about it, even if they were just calling their parents," she said, To be sure, for people with social anxiety, phone calls may be yet another interaction that causes self-consciousness and intense fear of being judged or criticized, There's even a word, telephonophobia, to describe people who suffer from a deep and sometimes debilitating fear of talking by phone, Sometimes, as with case with glass screen protector for apple iphone 6 plus and 6s plus - black other phobias, telephonophobia can stem from a negative experience, like receiving traumatic news by phone..
In contrast, most of Stephens' students suffer from the good old-fashioned trepidation that stems from being asked to try something new. Stephens says her students need to be taught how to "get over their initial fear of rejection when they talk to another human live."It's weird to hear phone-call-avoidance tagged as a "fear of rejection." Maybe I secretly feared rejection when I called to ask about an internship at a local magazine or dialed up that floppy-haired fencer to ask him to the sophomore dance, but mostly, rejection never crossed my mind back in the prime age of phone calls. I had to communicate with someone who wasn't there, I let my fingers do the walking (Google it, young 'uns) and made the call.