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(Vice)   Hate the sound of your own voice? Science says you like it better than everyone else does   (motherboard.vice.com) divider line 20
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2013-09-14 12:18:53 PM
"I definitely hate the sound of my own voice when I listen back to my interviews. At least I think I do. "That's how I farking sound?!" my inner voice asks."

Your personal self absorption makes for thrilling reading. This is why this writer is not paid; even his friends couldn't care less.
 
2013-09-14 12:32:48 PM
We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.
 
2013-09-14 12:43:51 PM
The voice you hear when you talk is modified by the internal acoustics of your skull, which is lost with an external recording.
I think there are microphones that record your voice through an earpiece and they can capture a closer facsimile of how you hear yourself.
 
2013-09-14 12:55:31 PM

Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.


There is such a thing. They inject fat into your vocal cords to deepen your voice.
 
2013-09-14 01:06:51 PM
I hate listening to the sound of my own voice. I think the main issue is my chronic congestion issues, had surgery on my nose and everything. It didn't do anything.
 
2013-09-14 01:09:02 PM

GBmanNC: I hate listening to the sound of my own voice. I think the main issue is my chronic congestion issues, had surgery on my nose and everything. It didn't do anything.


I apparently have a gay lisp and never realized until my wife pointed it out.  Before then I had not recorded myself before.
 
2013-09-14 02:05:18 PM
So, you don't really hate the sound of your voice, you are just a narcisistic asshole who likes the attention you get by complaining about the sound of your voice?

Whole lotta stupid in that conclusion...hope nobody paid much for that study.
 
2013-09-14 02:11:35 PM

Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.


A lot of the movie actors or celebrities I have crushes on, it's because of their voice. I must the only person in the world who had the hots for Snape in Harry Potter, even before I knew he was Alan Rickman.

The guy in the mask in V for Vendetta. Kevin Spacey.
 
2013-09-14 03:57:49 PM

Inquisitive Inquisitor: I apparently have a gay lisp and never realized until my wife pointed it out.


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2013-09-14 04:14:36 PM

cryinoutloud: Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.

A lot of the movie actors or celebrities I have crushes on, it's because of their voice. I must the only person in the world who had the hots for Snape in Harry Potter, even before I knew he was Alan Rickman.

The guy in the mask in V for Vendetta. Kevin Spacey.


Went to an Opeth concert with my wife, when it was finished she had a crush on Mikael Åkerfeldt because of his "deep, sexy voice". Boy, was she disappointed when she googled for a closeup picture...

/then again, she always had a thing for dorky metalheads with deep voices. She married me after all
 
2013-09-14 05:32:24 PM

glass_ibis: The voice you hear when you talk is modified by the internal acoustics of your skull, which is lost with an external recording.


This is why most people hate to hear recording of themselves, it sounds "funny".   In TFA, they say the people who like their own voice did not even know it was theirs:

Researchers believe that most participants did not recognize or realize their own voices were included, yet rated their own voices as sounding more attractive than how other raters judged their voices.

Maybe if knew, the ooky factor would kick in and the attractiveness would be downgraded.
 
2013-09-14 06:39:28 PM
I hate my voice.

It's not too high pitched, it's not too low pitched, it's just crap. I sound like an asshole.
 
2013-09-14 06:47:32 PM
Well my voice is a cross between James Earl Jones and Barry White. Or is it Betty White?...I can never recall.
 
2013-09-14 07:37:03 PM

Archae hippy: glass_ibis: The voice you hear when you talk is modified by the internal acoustics of your skull, which is lost with an external recording.

This is why most people hate to hear recording of themselves, it sounds "funny".   In TFA, they say the people who like their own voice did not even know it was theirs:

Researchers believe that most participants did not recognize or realize their own voices were included, yet rated their own voices as sounding more attractive than how other raters judged their voices.

Maybe if knew, the ooky factor would kick in and the attractiveness would be downgraded.


I interpreted the attraction to the fact that we would naturally identify with familiar speaking cadence and word choices -  "birds of a feather" and such.
 
2013-09-14 08:22:01 PM
I hate my voice. Maybe I should take up smoking and fix that.
 
2013-09-14 09:06:30 PM

sotua: cryinoutloud: Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.

A lot of the movie actors or celebrities I have crushes on, it's because of their voice. I must the only person in the world who had the hots for Snape in Harry Potter, even before I knew he was Alan Rickman.

The guy in the mask in V for Vendetta. Kevin Spacey.

Went to an Opeth concert with my wife, when it was finished she had a crush on Mikael Åkerfeldt because of his "deep, sexy voice". Boy, was she disappointed when she googled for a closeup picture...

/then again, she always had a thing for dorky metalheads with deep voices. She married me after all


Opeth is a great example of how I don't get 'metal'.  My friend played an album/concert DVD for me and I really liked their sound until the 'singing'.  Maybe I just like the lyrics to be easily heard and understood and not some guttoral, throaty, grunting sounds.

Too each their own, but I just can't listen to Opeth unless they release an instrumental album or something.

/it was a concert where the lead said something to the effect of "look at us; in a theatre for fine music."
 
2013-09-14 10:57:13 PM

LavenderWolf: I hate my voice.

It's not too high pitched, it's not too low pitched, it's just crap. I sound like an asshole.


Based on your typing, you DO sound like an asshole.

/I keed, I keed.
//Wants to sound like Jack Webb.
///Just the facts ma'am.
 
2013-09-15 05:57:47 AM

cryinoutloud: Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.

A lot of the movie actors or celebrities I have crushes on, it's because of their voice. I must the only person in the world who had the hots for Snape in Harry Potter, even before I knew he was Alan Rickman.

The guy in the mask in V for Vendetta. Kevin Spacey.


Benedict Cumberbatch
 
2013-09-15 11:11:39 AM

MutantMotherMouse: cryinoutloud: Metaluna Mutant: We have plastic surgery for appearance - they need it for voice as well. I'd kill to have Valentine Dyall or Jeremy Irons or Alan Rickman or Michael Horderns voice.

A lot of the movie actors or celebrities I have crushes on, it's because of their voice. I must the only person in the world who had the hots for Snape in Harry Potter, even before I knew he was Alan Rickman.

The guy in the mask in V for Vendetta. Kevin Spacey.

Benedict Cumberbatch


Mike Rowe.
 
2013-09-15 07:22:50 PM

perigee: "I definitely hate the sound of my own voice when I listen back to my interviews. At least I think I do. "That's how I farking sound?!" my inner voice asks."

Your personal self absorption makes for thrilling reading. This is why this writer is not paid; even his friends couldn't care less.


I met the guy who wrote this article hitchhiking in South Dakota while I was wildly vodka'd up in a company car after learning I just got fired. We went to Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse and got hotel rooms around some weird Wyoming biker parade or something. He's not so bad.
 
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