I’m EXTREMELY self-conscious about meeting new people who don’t know anything about me. I shouldn’t be, I need to get over that. I look good, and I sound – eh. I wish I sounded better when I talk but it is what it is. The thing I’m most self-conscious about is my speech. I hate the way I talk, but it’s not so bad. I warn everyone – even friends, that I sound ‘weird.’ I only talk on the phone to select people. Every time I have warned someone about my speech I have gotten a response like “you don’t sound weird, I have no problem understanding you.” Or something like that. I know I don’t sound that bad. Certainly not as bad as I sound to myself. To first meet me you wouldn’t know anything at all was wrong with me. In fact you would probably think I’m pretty healthy. That’s true, I am really healthy now. And you would have to talk to me for a while to know I have a speech disorder. I just need to stop being so self-conscious.
- What’s So Special About Mirror Neurons? (blogs.scientificamerican.com)