writing is as good as talking

@shanemre (357)
Saudi Arabia
January 8, 2009 11:16am CST
Some people say they are better writers than speakers. I am one of the people who think and feel this way. I would rather write down the things I want to tell, without the pressure of having to look at unsatisfied audience. Do you feel like this too? ...but then some people say... some prefer to write because they don't like being interrupted. Would you agree? Do you think, writing is really like talking without being interrupted?
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19 responses
@jakill (835)
9 Jan 09
I am also a person who finds it easier to express myself in writing. I truly believe this is because I can give myself as much thinking time as I like to write what I really mean and get my message across. Many times I have come away from a conversation that was quite important, and as soon as the other person has gone, I'm thinking, "What I should have said is this...". I just didn't think of it at the time.
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
9 Jan 09
I can relate to you on this one... there had been times when after the conversation... the words that could've sound better comes flashing in my mind and then I go... "I could've said like this... or it could've been better if I told them like that."
• United States
9 Jan 09
Although I have no problem talking, LOL, I prefer the written word. I find it easier to express my self with pen in hand, than with mouth open.
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
9 Jan 09
Same here... I feel that I am better in expressing myself through writing.
@MisterPlus (1915)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
Writing is more powerful than talking to a bunch of people. In written words there are much more to say. You can say in precise words the real thing you want to relay in writing. If you want to say things in mouth you have to write down notes, so that you will not forget anything of the thoughts in your mind. Still writing is the best way to say what you want. Plus! There it is, a hard copy of your thoughts.
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
9 Jan 09
Well said !! Hard copy of our thoughts... I like it !
• India
9 Jan 09
i dont think so,i think talking more good ,and interesting than writing the things ,wasting the time with writing oone of boring work,
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
9 Jan 09
IT depends on what kinds of things you write about maybe. But I understand that you are into writing. You know what, sometimes, I find it boring to listen to speakers who doesn't realize that they're talking nonsense.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Actually I am for both. My writing only come to light when I joined mylot and began to unearth my hidden talent in writing LOL, I didn't know that I actually can write the way my public relation skill is. I talk a lot because I am in the service industry and talking means money to me. But writing entails a lot of thinking and spontaneous action when it comes to responding like now. There is no script to follow and ideas flow like pipe water while thinking and typing at the same instance really work the sweat out of my brain cells. Well, at least it exercise the mind and be in connection with virtual friends is the biggest advantage to an aging brain!
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
9 Jan 09
It's good that you can do both... I admire people who can speak and write at the same time. I find it difficult to find the right words when I am caught in a spontaneous speaking situation... I'd rather write it, so that I can be sure I am able to make the idea perfectly spoken on paper.
• United States
10 Jan 09
To some extent writing is like talking without being interrupted, but I think writing goes beyond just conversation.
@jambi462 (4593)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I think that writing is just as good as talking but I think that both have their advantages and disadvantages as well. I think that when you are talking sometimes people will take things that you say the wrong way and get offended even though that's not what you meant at all. I know that I can really get down true emotions when I write it out in like a poem or something. Either way I like writing or talking much better then the newer forms of communication such as talking or social networking sites like myspace or facebook. I think that I don't really like this world that is filled with technology and basically relies on machines for survival.
@CarlHalling (3627)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 09
When you write, you can edit your words, so that they come out just like you wanted; but needless to say when you talk, you can't do this. Writing is a purer art than conversation, and of course, more permanent. However, there is something very precious about a really great conversationalist, or raconteur.
@zhangfzoe (432)
• China
9 Jan 09
Writing is a method for me to clear up my mind and get a summary. I like this way to tell my feelings and thoughts. I am not a good speaker coz I am a little introvert.
• Singapore
9 Jan 09
I like both writing and speaking. In work place, I talk to the workmates about current affairs. If I find the topic is interesting, I will write it into my blog site for further discussion.
• China
9 Jan 09
I think that writing is really like talking without being interrupted, sometimes when you face many audience, you have pressure so that you could not express yourself clearly or in the way you want. But wrting, instead, can solve this problem. I like writing.
@zdollers (26)
• China
9 Jan 09
i like writing something.because sometimes can't be said out naturally.i wrote nearly 2000 thousands of article this afternoon .great!
• China
9 Jan 09
Sometimes I feel writing something is better than talking something. In my daily life, I have such a feeling, I can't talk to somebody something face to face, but writing that is better. Here the writing not means writing on the paper, I mean writing on internet, you konw, there are MSN,QQ and the others tools that we can use in internet, I mean that writing.
@us2owls (1681)
• United States
9 Jan 09
I much prefer writing to talking. A lot of my friends think I should write a book about my husband and myself - we were married last June - a lot of years after we first planned to marry. Ours is a true love story and I have seriously thought about putting it all down on paper and seeing what happens. Yes I love to write.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
Hi! Writing for me is an exercise of expressing ideas into more concrete terms, something I can always go back to and stimulate more ideas, and put words and form into all those thoughts in my mind. Speaking out thoughts and ideas, for me, is something more intimate and personal because, its more spontaneous and forthright, raw and natural. I must say that writing is quite different from talking. Your personal experience on this will really define the difference.
@MrNiceGuy (4143)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Writing is better than talking I think. When you write you have more time to articulate your ideas in an organized manner. When you speak, the situation can make you change your words, and the interruption and two sidedness can confuse your message. I most certainly prefer to writethan to speak when its a personal issue.
• United States
8 Jan 09
Writing for me is a therapy of sorts. When you write, there is no one to stop you or interrupt the thoughts that you really want to convey. It gives me the chance to organize my thoughts, realize when I might be a bit to obstinate about certain issues and to clearly state my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I love a great debate, and have one several times a week with my husband on subjects that we disagree on. However, there is no better way to get your thoughts across without losing the meaning than writing, at least in my humble opinion.
@raxxie (128)
• Mexico
8 Jan 09
Hiya. I'm a good talker -at least, I can talk a lot without loosing my ideas :P But my husband is just as you describe -he prefers writing because he's kind of shy and he feels anxious when speaking to an audience. But he has to do so very often and little by little he has been improving his oral skills. But there we have the other option, writing so you can't be interrupted. I think that's true, but only for some cases. I mean, the whole communication process requires of interaction, and that can't be done if we just write so nobody interrupts us. I use that option when I have to say something specially delicate, like bad news or an apology. But even then, I try to finish those letters with a "please tell me what do you think about it" or "if you want, let's talk about it". And then, interruptions are kind of welcome ;)
8 Jan 09
I agree writing is better for some people. If they have hard time with opening up and telling people how they feel. Some people wonder why some people talk to themselves sometimes cuz sometimes when u talk to the other person u would rather it be kept to themselves and not other people, and ive had that probl;em cuz someone that if i talk to them they turn around and other people and thats wrong so alot of the time i would talk myself instead of her and she gets mad. Well i would talk to her if it would be just between us. Im better at writing it then talking to someone cuz i dont feel that the one im talking too can be trusted with true feelings of a person.