Did you forget your name or can you repeat that more slowly? This destroys anyone’s confidence especially one that stutters. This isn’t why I’m so quiet in class though. Stuttering is the main reason, however my personality doesn’t help. When extroverts see someone who’s quiet, or soft-spoken they automatically label them an introvert. This is what happened to me back in grade school. In a work environment it only gets worse, especially in retail.
My first job experience
I worked part-time as a cashier assistant mostly. My cashier who I was paired with would constantly ask me to repeat things until I was blue in the face. Since I was only seasonal I had little power. I just about had it! Alas only one manager was on my side (she has an older son that stutters and she knows sign language so we got on well). We were outnumbered by 7 other managers (5 females) who decided that even though I was the only one fluent in sign language, they would lay me off because I’m too “soft-spoken”. Great job experience right?
Lastly I’m just sad I’m not being able to find a girlfriend, who’s not just in it for sympathy ya know? I know the old saying, “There’s plenty of fish in the sea”, but what if that sea is empty as soon as you dive in?