Do you communicate better over the text, or by the phone?

United States
November 1, 2010 4:33am CST
I think that I am communicating better by typing text or in writing better over the phone. Maybe my communication skill wasn't good enough, or I should need more practice on it. Maybe I am shy on start a conversation with people, which most of the time leading to misunderstanding. So, I prefer typing, or in writing, which translate my message better in this way. What about you?
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
i am okay to communicate in text but if it is urgent i prefer to communicate over the phone and talk with the person right away. it would take a lot of time texting and its got a limited number of characters...
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• United States
2 Nov 10
No, what I meant is would you express yourself better in writing rather in speaking? In communication, most of us might misrepresent ourselves through oral communication. I, myself would be better in writing.
@ankit_620 (496)
• India
14 Nov 10
I communicate better over text as it gives me time to respond better by carefully reading and thinking befor replying back.
@vicereine (458)
• United States
14 Nov 10
Acutally I think I do well either way. I have always loved to write and read so I am very good at letter correspondence but always love to chat on the phone. I think the phone is probably my favorite way of keeping in touch though because I get to hear the laughter and the joy in the person that I am talking to. It is always nice to actually hear how happy you make them and for them to hear you happy too.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
It depends for me. There are things you have to think about before saying and that's when i communicate better through text. Although i like communicating through phone or in person cuz it feels natural. I, at least, like to hear how my listener speaks.
@mybabe (33)
5 Nov 10
i do communicatre better in writing just like you coz thru that way i can communicatre well, express my thoughts, feelings well than in communicating verbally. i can communicate also by phone like in writing or in texting but not communicating face to face. maybe i dont want to feel the person hurt by my words and i can really express well my thoughts when im not infront of the people im talking to.
2 Nov 10
I communicate better by text than i do by phone call because i either forget something or tend to say it better by writing it rather than by phone. I am not nervous sending text messages or emails but i get nervous on the phone to anyone thats not family or close friends.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
1 Nov 10
I enjoy talking on the phone. It makes me feel closer to the one I'm communicating with. texting just seems so cold and uncaring sometimes. there is no voice to listen to.
@dodo19 (27729)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Nov 10
I find that I'm somewhat better communicating in text or writing. If I have to, or it's something urgent, I will most likely simply call. However, if it's not, then I just prefer writing it.
@SimpleBB (1332)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
If this means communicating with foreign national which is usually we're not used to do, I could say that I would be able to express myself better through writing. But when it is with someone we used to know, by phone is better for we could get a response and the flow of communication will be even faster.
@ravend (661)
• Malta
1 Nov 10
I lose my patience over text- I want to hear the person's real voice. I had a bf who totally hated being called- I think its mostly cus he hates being confronted...
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
1 Nov 10
I can say that i can communicate well with text because i can compose my words better compared to talking directly on phone. But i can say that i can also communicate well thru phone. Maybe it depends on who i am talking with,if it is a fast talker then,i would be having hard time with communicating then. have a good day always