Can’t Say a Word

So, if you’ve talked to me on Twitter, Tumblr, followed fps, or basically any other way of communicating with people, you probably believe that I’m like this superbly talkative person who can say anything to anyone. People in real life do not have this same opinion. I am believed to be quite shy, which is kind of true.

I have a problem known as dysphasia. It makes it hard for me to communicate using certain methods. Some people have a problem with writing. Some have a problem with reading, which gives me a little problem. Some, though, have trouble speaking. It can take me a long time to get out a simple sentence.

This problem makes it very difficult for me to talk to friends or to argue with my father. It’s easy for me to communicate with my mother because, though we both have this problem, we’re able to understand what the other person is getting at. This may be part of the reason that we confuse people so easily. We have a tendency to finish the other’s sentences because we can understand where our own mind would be at if we were that person.

It isn’t that I don’t have the words to say when I’m speaking. It’s just they can’t come out. I try and I just can’t say things. I’ll have so much that I have to say, but my mouth just cannot form the words. It is a very frustrating problem, which often leaves me appearing stupid or shy or like I just have nothing to say.

About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.