Maybe not telephones themselves, but the idea of talking to someone I don’t know is the worst. I needed to call someone today at my work place, and I realized that calling would be the worst thing in the world, after I got super sick to my stomach. So I avoided calling and sent an email instead, lying and saying that I didn’t have a phone yet to call her.
I would rather not work at all than have to call someone I don’t know. I have no clue where this developed, but it is horrible and a little crippling at times. Not sure if it’s some form of social anxiety, or I’m just terrified of talking to strangers on the phone. Either way, it sucks.