How to Overcome Fear of Talking on the Phone or Phone Phobia

How to Overcome Fear of Talking on the Phone or Phone Phobia


Phone phobia is a common part of social anxiety. Not everyone with social anxiety experiences the fear of talking on the phone, but many people do, so that’s why I have decided to give you a few tips on how to overcome your phone call anxiety.

So how do you know if you have phone phobia?

If you feel anxious every time you hear your phone ringing or whenever you have to make a phone call, you probably experience phone anxiety. It’s actually a very common part of social phobia and many people have to deal with it on a daily basis.

Having a phone phobia is not only bad for your career but also for your personal life. When I was still suffering from social anxiety, I had extreme difficulties making phone calls and answering phones as well. At work I couldn’t make important business calls because I was afraid that I will say something stupid or that my words will not come out right. I was afraid that I would mumble and that my coworkers would see that. Whenever I had to make a phone call I was thinking what the person on the other side would think of me and all that made my anxiety escalate through the roof. That’s why I was avoiding making phone calls and when there was no way to avoid it, I waited for everyone to leave the room before I could make a phone call.

I also disliked answering the phone, because I didn’t know how to react. I didn’t know what to say and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to make a sensible conversation. I was afraid of the awkward silence that could happen during the conversation.

I also lost a lot of my friends because I was afraid to call them and whenever they called me I usually didn’t pick up the phone. So, eventually they stopped calling and we lost contact. They were probably thinking how rude I am, because I never call or answer the phone, but the reality was, that I had phone phobia.

If you have similar problems and you experience the fear of talking on the phone, then you probably have phone phobia as well.

The good news is that you can make it go away or at least make it less intense.

What’s the First Step to Overcoming Fear of Talking on the Phone

The first thing that you need to do in order to overcome your fear of talking on the phone is to find out why you get anxious. You need to identify your negative thoughts that arise right before you have to make a phone call or that arise as your phone rings. You need to find out what negative thoughts are responsible for your phone phobia.

Just think for a while and try to find out what thoughts come up in your mind when you think about having a phone conversation. Maybe you think that you’ll say something stupid or that your words won’t come up right. Maybe you think that you won’t be able to say anything and that the conversation will be full of awkward silences. Maybe you are afraid that you will interrupt the other person if you make a phone call and that they will get upset. Just think for a while and write down your negative thoughts on a piece of paper.

Step Two to Overcoming Phone Phobia

Now you need to take a closer look at your list of negative thoughts and come up with possible solutions. You need to brainstorm ideas what you could do if the worst thing really happens. Let’s say for example that you’re afraid that you will mumble over the phone. This is a negative thought that comes up in your mind when you have to have a phone conversation. Now, what could you do if this really happened? Well, you could simply slow down, apologize, take a deep breath and try again. Of course, you can come up with a better solution that serves you even better. That’s why you need to brainstorm for the best solution that would feel natural to you.

It’s really important to come up with a solution, because once you know what to do if the worst thing happens, there’s no reason to worry about that anymore. Since you already know how to react, you can focus your thoughts on something else, preferably on the message of the conversation.

You will find out that you can carry a meaningful conversation without a problem if you focus your attention away from your negative thoughts.

Planning Ahead is Also a Good Way to Minimize Your Phone Call Anxiety.

You can write down your conversation on paper and you can even create a script if you want to. Just make sure to make the script simple and to the point. However, you can go even further and practice making phone calls with someone you trust. Role playing is actually a great way to prepare yourself for all sorts of phone call scenarios (conversations). Practice making phone calls for as long as you need to feel confident.

Make sure to start out small and then slowy build up to the sorts of calls you fear the most. Eventually, it will become much easier to carry conversations over the phone.

So, if you want to overcome your fear of talking on the phone, you first need to identify your negative thoughts that come up when you have to have a phone conversation. Then you need to come up with solutions for the worst case scenarios. Once you know what to do if things go wrong, you will know exactly how to react. There will be no need to worry about that anymore.

Since practice makes perfect, you should also prepare yourself beforehand and practice making phone conversation. Eventually, your confidence will grow and you’ll be able to pick up the phone with any fear at all.

Now make sure to follow these tips on how to overcome your fear of talking on the phone and you will get there. Keep in mind that you need to practice and be proactive if you want to succeed. There is no quick fix for anxiety and it takes some effort on your side. People who try succeed sooner or later, and people who don’t even try, never make it.

So, use the momentum and your present motivation to do something about your social anxiety. You’re watching this video and you know that life without social anxiety would be much more rewarding.If you don’t know where to start, you should at least consider trying out the Social Anxiety Survivor system that I created to help other people overcome their social phobia.

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    1. engeljakob
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] brilliant video…ive been looking for a video on telephonophobia :)

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    2. [..YouTube..] Hey, I’m really glad that you found it useful. :)

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    3. [..YouTube..] Hey, I’m really glad that you found it useful. :)

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    4. MarKellyS1
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] wow I thought I was the only one and that people think I am a freak for not being able to talk on the phone in this age of cell phones and people walking around on the phone all the time. It helps just to know other people feel this way too and that I’m not alone and that someone out there understands the pain and emotional turmoil. not only does my business suffer but my kids teachers can’t get ahold of me either :( Thank God for email!

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    5. MarKellyS1
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] wow I thought I was the only one and that people think I am a freak for not being able to talk on the phone in this age of cell phones and people walking around on the phone all the time. It helps just to know other people feel this way too and that I’m not alone and that someone out there understands the pain and emotional turmoil. not only does my business suffer but my kids teachers can’t get ahold of me either :( Thank God for email!

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    6. [..YouTube..] @MarKellyS1 Yeah many people are afraid of making phone calls and answering the calls as well. Great that you have found this useful.Andrej

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    7. [..YouTube..] Yeah many people are afraid of making phone calls and answering the calls as well. Great that you have found this useful.Andrej

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    8. [..YouTube..] @MarKellyS1 Yeah many people are afraid of making phone calls and answering the calls as well. Great that you have found this useful. Andrej

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    9. Mona
      3 years ago

      Thanks for this tidbit of info it made me feel a lot better about talking on the phone.
      Now the best part is planning ahead that makes me feel confident when having to talk to anyone.

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Hey Mona. Thanks for the comment.

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    10. jordanlovesmusic84
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] i cant use phones at all :( i tried making a script but my anxiety still takes over and struggle, thx so much for this video tho i will try the stuff u said :)

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    11. nattheratsatonacat
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] i hate phones. i really wish i only ever had to text. i cant answer the stupid thing it makes me too nervous like im under attack

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    12. Idellle
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I do not like to talk in phone in other language than my mother tongue.I get so nervous before . And if I make mistakes I get so angsty and think how stupid I am

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    13. [..YouTube..] @Idellle Everyone makes mistakes so don’t worry too much about that. And even if you make a mistake, don’t get stressed about it… just try to learn from it and decide what you could do next time to avoid making the same mistake.

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    14. [..YouTube..] Everyone makes mistakes so don’t worry too much about that. And even if you make a mistake, don’t get stressed about it… just try to learn from it and decide what you could do next time to avoid making the same mistake.

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    15. [..YouTube..] @Idellle Everyone makes mistakes so don’t worry too much about that. And even if you make a mistake, don’t get stressed about it… just try to learn from it and decide what you could do next time to avoid making the same mistake.

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    16. Jason
      3 years ago

      I am so phobic of phones that i couldn’t even read most of this article let alone watch the video. I even felt anxious googling telephobia. I’ve tried EBT but had to quit after 2 sessions because even that stressed me out. I hope to find a cure one day and wish everyone out there with this problem the best of luck.

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Hey Jason. Did you try to follow the advice I gave in the article? I hope you found something that would make you feel less anxious.
      Andrej

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    17. dfxjedi
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Searched phone phobia & was surprised that there are videos here about it. I’ve had phone phobia for as long as I can remember,I end up having panic attacks sometimes when I have to talk on the phone or when i really don’t want to answer the phone.I get the same panic trouble when i’m around either a group (small or big) of people or around people I don’t know or don’t know well.

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    18. JanniPink
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have had this for the longest time :( Im trying to make an appointment now but I just can’t do it I keep hanging up after one beep

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    19. Janni Virta
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have had this for the longest time :( Im trying to make an appointment now but I just can’t do it I keep hanging up after one beep

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    20. grunz0converse
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Oh hey! Have you considered anxiety zero technique (It is at anxiety0.info)? Ive heard some great things about it and my sister pretty much cured anxiety and panic attacks with it.

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    21. literaturechick12
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I watched this before making a phone call. It helped lol. Thank you!

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    22. ERICKSKIE23
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] When my Phone Rings, it’s like im about to have a Heart Attack >;<

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    23. tsotsoko
      3 years ago

      [..YouTube..] my phone has a little dent, is it going to bite me?

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    24. Marco
      3 years ago

      I found out that I was quite anxious answering the phone when I started my new job almost one year ago. I was afraid of people in the office (open space) would listen to my conversation and think or say something bad or even about the awkward silence (which was the big deal for me!).

      Now after one year I receive phone calls almost every day and I always put them in the outloud speaker, everybody hears what me and the other person is saying and I actually don’t care. I also feel good if somebody interacts while I am talking to the other person.

      Practicing helped me a lot and also understanding that the silence is just part of it, it happens, I now have some very good relationships with some customers and every time we are talking there is some silence….that’s normal and I don’t feel ashamed anymore…

      I think that the tips in the video would really help by the way, althought I don’t agree that finding the answers for all the possible negative results of the phone call is the way you will follow forever..after a while it will just come natural to you and you will not even need to think about it.
      Is not easy tought, it took me months and months of practicing…but I did it! :)

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Hi Marco. You are 100% right. It takes time and practice, and over time it becomes much more natural. I think that you are a great inspiration for everyone who has phone phobia and you are a proof that fear can be conquered if only you become proactive about it. I really appreciate your comment and I’m sure other will too. If you have any other tip, feel free to share it with us. :-)

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    25. Lina
      3 years ago

      It gave me more strength to try to overcome my problem instead of just thinking how bad everything is and not doing anything to fix it. Everyone thinks about you exactly how you think about yourself.
      And our brain is so powerful, we can change everything by thinking differently. When I think I am afraid to pick up the phone, my brain sticks with this though and locks all the others away, but when I think positively then I can make a decent conversation. We need to train our brain. And I am trying.
      Brilliant video, thanks.

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Thanks Lina. You’re doing the right things.

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    26. itskirstybetchx
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I’m supposed to be calling my bank at the moment because I think someone may have stolen my money…but I can’t do it :(

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    27. apricotsnms516
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Main thing that scared the living hell out of me was that I wouldn’t get enough info and have to call them back, as if the first time wasn’t bad enough.

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    28. MissBelleAme
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I thought i was the only one that couldn’t talk on the phone without feeling anxious. This video really helped me, i needed some advice. Thank you.

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    29. laura clements
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I thought i was the only one that couldn’t talk on the phone without feeling anxious. This video really helped me, i needed some advice. Thank you.

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    30. VertaxeTube
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have this problem too, for some reason talking on the phone is way harder than in person.

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    31. NewPSCity
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I just get a bit anxious making a call. But i calm down a bit after talking to them.

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    32. SongshuVision
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I just started searching up on this.. I disliked calling so much I don’t even own a cellphone – why would I carry something I don’t want to deal with… I explain it away with home office landline lol. This video is brilliant – need to take action or nothing will change. Motivation for me is easy – cost is too high – price I pay with certain loss of quality in my personal life and business income that could be made better. Thanks Andrej!!!

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    33. sugarmaple28
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have this problem. I can talk to complete strangers or in front of a bunch of people with the greatest of ease. But making a phone call, say in a work situation, I feel like I am having a heart attack.

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    34. shadowhideyouthief
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] For me if someone calls me, I can talk to them depending on who it is. The most difficult thing for me is actually calling some one else, I’m afraid I’ll be calling them at the wrong time, or the fact that the other person doesn’t like phone calls in the age of texting, etc.

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    35. Joseph P.
      2 years ago

      I almost have no trouble talking to my immediate family members on a phone. I have a lot of trouble talking to other relatives … and some of my friends on a phone. I’m afraid I might say the wrong thing to them or get my words mixed up. I might be calling a friend of mine later this week … and I wrote down a script of our conversation.

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Hey Joseph, how did it go?

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    36. Starseed planetX
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Ahhh im supposed to call the guy i like but I just cant /:

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    37. erika lasdkoijf
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Ahhh im supposed to call the guy i like but I just cant /:

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    38. starvid123
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Ahhh im supposed to call the guy i like but I just cant /:

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    39. jennifer171986
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have to write a script when I make a really important call. Lol :(

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    40. MrUniqueunknown
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I can answer phones I just hate calling people

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    41. ParabeII
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] gonna make a tough phone call in about 10 min, wish me luck :’(

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    42. [..YouTube..] Good luck. I hope it went OK.

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    43. [..YouTube..] Good luck. I hope it went OK.

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    44. ParabeII
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Thanks, it actually went really well… I was in their queue for quite a while, fell asleep in front of the pc, woke up as the phone was ringing and I guess I was too tired to feel any form of anxiety. Thanks for this video.

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    45. funkmonkey06
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] i choke so bad when i ring someone. Even if its one of my family/best friends i choke. I just feel like i sound like an idiot when i stutter and fumble with my words.

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    46. steven abreu
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] my problem is not that i suck talking maybe the problem is that the girl fucking sucks @ talking i ask her thousand of question and she doesnt ask 1 to me..

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    47. buchitoful
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] my problem is not that i suck talking maybe the problem is that the girl fucking sucks @ talking i ask her thousand of question and she doesnt ask 1 to me..

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    48. MsSunny9
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Very helpful, thank you!

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    49. [..YouTube..] glad I could help :-)

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    50. [..YouTube..] glad I could help :-)

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    51. TaskTool3
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Phone anxiety is one of those things where the only way to overcome it is to just throw yourself into it and deal with it, and then its not that bad. It’s worse if you’re awkward and say stupid shit. I had some lady who I could barely hear ask me for what I thought was my address, then shes like “umm, sweetie your birth date” after I was yelling at someone to give me the address.

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    52. pepperpie88
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I have a problem taking down the information given to me over the phone, the voice on the other end starts to sound muffled, and that thought alone makes me hate picking up the phone. Unfortunately, in my future career path in medicine, getting accurate information is vital.

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    53. ComputerGamerify
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I can answer a call fine, its just making the call that freaks me out. The funny part is during and after the call I’m calm and fine.

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    54. sokrzy619
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Just thinking about it makes my heart race.. it’s gotten sooo bad over the years.. i can’t even call my boyfriend and it makes him think i “don’t care” or i’m “not trying” ..sucks soo bad :’(i told him about my “phone phobia” and he still accepts me (: but he still wants me to call him..fml lol

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    55. sokrzy619
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Just thinking about it makes my heart race.. it’s gotten sooo bad over the years.. i can’t even call my boyfriend and it makes him think i “don’t care” or i’m “not trying” ..sucks soo bad :’( i told him about my “phone phobia” and he still accepts me (: but he still wants me to call him..fml lol

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    56. randomjuani
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Hello sourcefed viewers…

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    57. ninjaspion .
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I did not know that this existed. I have a problem with phones, but a different problem. I HATE THEM. I really hate them. They are annoying as hell! I hate phones, cellphones, facebook, msn, skype and every single thing that can pop up to bother my day.

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    58. ninjaspion
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] I did not know that this existed. I have a problem with phones, but a different problem. I HATE THEM. I really hate them. They are annoying as hell! I hate phones, cellphones, facebook, msn, skype and every single thing that can pop up to bother my day.

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    59. percey33
      2 years ago

      [..YouTube..] Thank you very much for this video. Until half an hour ago I didn’t know that what I have is a phobia, when I started to google it. I haven’t spoken to my grandad for more than a month because I can’t answer the phone and I can’t call him. Today I really want to call him but my heart and thoughts are racing like crazy and I’m postponing it for 4 hours now. I will use your method now and then call him, and it also helps to know I’m not a freak. thank you.

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    60. [..YouTube..] Hey Percey, I hope you called your grandad. Next time you call him you can tell him that you love him…. I’m sure he’ll appreciate that. I don’t know… I guess I’m in that kind of mood, but we really should let the people we love know that we appreciate them … and tell them this often.

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    61. [..YouTube..] Hey Percey, I hope you called your grandad. Next time you call him you can tell him that you love him…. I’m sure he’ll appreciate that. I don’t know… I guess I’m in that kind of mood, but we really should let the people we love know that we appreciate them … and tell them this often.

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    62. xCoolkat96x
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] Yeah everything u said applies to me :/ …

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    63. mybow01
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] Hello, have you visited KickAnxietyByFriday? (Google it). If you are still having problems with bad panic attacks or general anxiety you should go check out KickAnxietyByFriday (Just google it or maybe add .com to the end?), as they can probably help you get rid of your anxiety-panic-specific fear problems fast, as they helped me.

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    64. firehotemily
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] I make scripts, pretend to make phone calls like 20 times and it usually takes 30 min thru 3 days for me to call on a phone. I don’t have issues with most people my age, it’s more like older adults and people that require information that I might not know about. lol

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    65. em ster
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] I make scripts, pretend to make phone calls like 20 times and it usually takes 30 min thru 3 days for me to call on a phone. I don’t have issues with most people my age, it’s more like older adults and people that require information that I might not know about. lol

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    66. Alessa Sorrentino
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] Is this bozo russian ? :/ “hev” instead of have

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    67. skatetennis123
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] thts lucky for u, now u know that during the call ure fine then u shudnt have to worry about ur pre call anxiety

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    68. Kamal G
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] thts lucky for u, now u know that during the call ure fine then u shudnt have to worry about ur pre call anxiety

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    69. TakacsAganch166
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] Hi! Thanks for this useful video. By the way, I notice many people keep on talking about Xocialign System (just google it), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you ever tried program called Xocialign System? I’ve heard many unbelivable things about it and my buddy completely stop his social anxiety safely with this system.

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    70. Amie Harrison
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] I think the thing I fear the most about talking on the phone is not being able to understand the person on the other end of the line. Call centres/banks are the worst because there’s usually always background noise and their voices are really quiet. I try to think that these people make phonecalls and talk to people all day as a part of their job and that they’ll never know me in real life. It still makes it difficult, though. I wish I didn’t have a problem with it. Thanks for the video!

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    71. D34DBYAPRIL
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] I think the thing I fear the most about talking on the phone is not being able to understand the person on the other end of the line. Call centres/banks are the worst because there’s usually always background noise and their voices are really quiet. I try to think that these people make phonecalls and talk to people all day as a part of their job and that they’ll never know me in real life. It still makes it difficult, though. I wish I didn’t have a problem with it. Thanks for the video!

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    72. Alissa Vilardo
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] So glad I found your video! I’ve dealt with this for years, but didn’t know it has a name until a few months ago. I’ll be utilizing these suggestions daily. Thank you again!

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    73. pandaloranne
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] Same goes for me! :O Everything you said exactly applies to me.

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    74. Jessa Babyy
      1 year ago

      [..YouTube..] I have always had this problem. The worst part is, I get mad at myself for feeling this way because I know that it is an irrational fear and I’ve been told all my life to just get over it and it’s not as easy as that.

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    75. Karen Gallo
      12 months ago

      Reading your phone issues brought tears to my eyes – I felt the same way but thought it was just me, I could not believe that there are so many others out there with the same phobia! Andrej, thank you for the helpful information, especially the practice and be proactive I am going to begin this week.

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      Andrej Sosic Reply:

      Karen, you’re welcome :-)

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    76. missmossie2010
      12 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Thank you so much for this video. I didn’t know that I had an actual fear of talking on the phone. I just thought I got nervous. Short conversations and answering the phone I’m fairly ok with. But I used to get nervous talking for hours on the phone to my sister, who is practically my best friend. And now, I work at a job where I have to call random people and ask them personal questions in surveys that can be 20 minutes long. Hopefully, this will help. Once I figure out my negative thoughts. :P

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    77. Xena T
      10 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I felt like a weirdo before I knew I had phone anxiety i mean I wasn’t like this before it just developed over te years slowly and steadily and I didn’t even realise it until recently :/ but m glad that m not the only going through this :)

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    78. Shaw
      10 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Thank you so much

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    79. davewood21
      10 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Thank you so much

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    80. John Barrett
      10 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Fears from telephones could also be a result of traumatic events during childhood, including myself, and here are some reasons why:1. When I was in elementary and junior high school, kids made harassing, threatening, or abusive phone calls.2. Some family members call me almost every day and often tries to patronize or control me.3. Frequent job rejections from employers.4. Fear of rejection.At least I don’t fear e-mail.

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    81. John Barrett
      10 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Like some of the commenters, I’m really fearful of using a telephone, and some of it relates to my traumatic childhood experiences.In fact, when I was a kid, children used to make harassing, abusive, and threatening phone calls at me on a regular basis.The other reason is that phone calls from friends, family members, or even businesses seem to happen at the wrong time, such as meals, or without prior warning except for emergencies.

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    82. SilverodoProductions
      9 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Simply put Thanks

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    83. dogsarebetter
      9 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Yeah that’s the exact thing that I’m scared of. I always have to rehearse what I’m going to say and how I’m going to say it and often words don’t come out the way I want them to because I have a slight stutter. I especially hate calling customer service people and doctors offices because I’m not sure if they’ll think my questions or requests are stupid or not.

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    84. rafable777
      8 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I am just staying here for a while reading your comments. It’s like I found family. Thank you for sharing your feelings. In my case, I have had serious difficulties as a startup founder because of the fear of making phone calls to leads and customers. This is a critical skill I needed to develop yesterday. It’s great to know I am not alone in this struggle. As of today, I asked my friends on FB to call me at random times to ask me the time, weather, or just say hello. A first step to recovery…

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    85. b1njjj95
      8 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I’ve been procrastinating and trying to avoid calling UPS customer service for over 2 hours now, but I’m glad I stumbled upon your video. I believe my phone phobia was triggered by a very negative and bad experience I had about 2 years ago with an ex friend. Every since that phone call, calling people has become a 10 and a 1/2 on the anxiety-o-metre! I don’t want to live in fear anymore. My heart is pounding right now!

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    86. Aimee Justine Le Roux
      8 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I have this problem! I believe my phobia was trigged when I was 8 years old when I called my mom’s office and i thought it was my mom who picked up the phone, so i continued speaking, and the boss’s daughter started calling me names on the phone, and yelled at me. So ever since that, I have been having trouble speaking on the telephone. I get so nervous if I do have to phone someone, and i really cannot living like this anymore! I have a newborn baby coming in 3 months, so I cant be like this!

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    87. Aimee Justine Le Roux
      8 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Thank you for this video!

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    88. WindowsSoftwareDe
      7 months ago

      [..YouTube..] my phobia was triggered when I moved with my family to different country (I was 12) – I could not speak the language and I needed a year to learn it.. of course it was not perfect and I suffered, I avoided to talk to anyone so no one could hear my accent. :( Today I am 30 and speak the other language perfect and without accent but I still hate talking on the phone, I only have 3 numbers in my phone and I pick up the phone only if I am drunk.

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    89. SonyVegasMusicVideos
      7 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Its on and off for me, i don’t get nervous when somebody calls me, just when i call somebody else.

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    90. Matthew Starrett-Bigg
      6 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Excellent advice. Thank you!

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    91. Dennise Lee
      6 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I have bad Phonephobia :/ I ended up bawling at my therapy session, but im trying to get over it

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    92. HeGivesSalvation
      5 months ago

      [..YouTube..] If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD !

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    93. Lindsey Hitz
      4 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I absolutely love his accent lol. I’m trying to learn what is causing my phone phobia because I have a father who loves me very much, and just wants to know his daughter is ok from time to time, and I can’t seem to pick up the phone or call him back 9 out of 10 times. All he wants is to say hi and know I’m still breathing. And I have one or two other calls I need to make that I can’t. I’m an extremely sociable person too, its odd.

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    94. Elvis Guerra
      3 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I feel phobia of ringtones. Everything is OK with vibrator mode, but when I ear a ringtone it make me feel tense and anxious. I think is the result of have worked in the sales department of a corporation

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    95. Learn to Live CBT
      2 months ago

      [..YouTube..] Interesting video – thanks for posting

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    96. lovely Fooz
      2 months ago

      [..YouTube..] I already know that this will not work for me either I have the most horrible anxiety ever I don’t talk even talk to my close friends I meet everyday

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    97. hiibaby12
      1 month ago

      [..YouTube..] accent’s a bit distracting

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    98. thriveni saidam
      4 weeks ago

      [..YouTube..] Excellent Video!I was a scared crow and all my friends used to tease me like anything.I was feeling low confident and low self­esteem. My brother introduced me to this “no fear” mobile app by lokesh , which made me manage my fears in a very methodical way and now because of this my fears are reducing one by one. I am much more confident and people are amazed at me!Thanking you!

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    99. miles2057
      3 weeks ago

      [..YouTube..] Great video. I truly suffer from social anxiety and especially phone anxiety which every few years can harm my employment.Right now due to me having to give bad news to a boss, I have communicated over text messages and when he tried to call me I ignored it, left another message and then turned off my phone. I basically couldn’t work for several days and felt that I’ve upset the boss then when he did cotact me I was thinking the worst that he would be abusive but he wants me to return.For fear of being questioned when I do return I told him I couldn’t return for another week. He’ll probably get upset by now and I think I will leave this job as a result in the next few days.I’ll sms him then turn off my phone.I really do suffer from anxiety and to others I’ll come across as a bastard purely out of ignorance.

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    100. miles2057
      3 weeks ago

      [..YouTube..] I forgot to ask in my previous message.Are you from a Yugoslav background? Your surname is Slavic.

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