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(MSN)   People often hate the sound of their own voice. Here's why   ( msn.com) divider line
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2018-09-13 07:53:42 AM  
Never mind that, what about those people who do not hate the sound of their own voice, but should?
 
2018-09-13 09:00:58 AM  
Because it doesn't sound like one of those Movie Announcer Guys. For example Don LaFontaine.
 
2018-09-13 09:12:32 AM  
Because it doesn't make me sound like [random actor that every woman wants]?
 
2018-09-13 09:25:33 AM  
This again?

/the silly season is getting longer....
 
2018-09-13 09:30:31 AM  
Lol the sound of my recorded voice doesn't bother me, but the stupid shiat I said at the time...
 
2018-09-13 09:39:58 AM  
I don't hear mine enough to know.
 
2018-09-13 09:43:00 AM  

Merltech: Because it doesn't sound like one of those Movie Announcer Guys. For example Don LaFontaine.


"In a world where your you hate your own voice, one man is learning how upset he is that he doesn't sound like me."

/you just read that in Don LaFontaine's voice.
 
2018-09-13 09:46:54 AM  
Is it because the acoustics of hearing it from an external source is different from hearing it come from out of your head?
 
2018-09-13 09:55:25 AM  

SuperChuck: Is it because the acoustics of hearing it from an external source is different from hearing it come from out of your head?


Did you read TFA?
That. and your brain is working very differently while you talk vs. when you listen, blocking some sounds out, enhancing others and processing the input differently.
 
2018-09-13 10:18:19 AM  
FTFA: "What's also interesting is when you hear your voice, is it exactly your voice or is it not your voice?" she said.

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2018-09-13 10:30:05 AM  
Having a job where I must be on the phone all the time, I'm quite often told I have a great 'phone' voice. Apparently very soft and 'smooth'. It's only because we have to sound helpful and engaged for the nature of our work, and people can hear if you're distracted, having a bad day, don't really care, etc. So you up your voice an octive or so.

/doesn't have a good voice
 
2018-09-13 10:35:13 AM  
I wonder if this is why Trump keeps claiming he never said things he said, because he doesn't recognize his own voice?
 
2018-09-13 10:45:21 AM  

Johnson: I wonder if this is why Trump keeps claiming he never said things he said, because he doesn't recognize his own voice?


Damn it, too early to drink...

/Well
//Not for Bailey's and coffee I suppose
///Alright, you twisted my arm:  DRINK!
 
2018-09-13 11:00:02 AM  

envirovore: Having a job where I must be on the phone all the time, I'm quite often told I have a great 'phone' voice. Apparently very soft and 'smooth'. It's only because we have to sound helpful and engaged for the nature of our work, and people can hear if you're distracted, having a bad day, don't really care, etc. So you up your voice an octive or so.

/doesn't have a good voice


I get told the same thing from time to time (IT) but I tend to drop mine pretty low (and louder) when in the zone, so to speak. Hell some people get downright flirty, which is hilarious because they don't know they're talking to a pasty bald fatkid. In any case I am definitely one of the people who doesn't like the sound of his own voice but it's kinda dumb because my brother and I sound so alike that our own mother sometimes has trouble figuring out who she's talking to before our own little quirks and idiosyncrasies show through. I pretty much hear it at least once a week now and used to hear it every day when we lived together but his voice sounds perfectly normal while I can't stand mine whatsoever.

/people are weird yo
 
2018-09-13 11:10:55 AM  
Add me to the voice chorus of being frequently told I have a great radio voice, including once by someone in the industry.  But I _hate_ the sound of my voice.

I can't say, "you couldn't pay me enough to have to listen to it all day, or even to risk hearing it in an ad or something" as there's lots of money in the world, but, perhaps, "I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay me enough to make it tolerable." The proverbial "nails on a chalkboard" doesn't bother me, but my own voice makes my skin crawl.
 
2018-09-13 11:12:15 AM  
I have a very brassy voice, which is great for being a singer, but terrible for when I have to talk on the phone.
 
2018-09-13 11:16:37 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: SuperChuck: Is it because the acoustics of hearing it from an external source is different from hearing it come from out of your head?

Did you read TFA?
That. and your brain is working very differently while you talk vs. when you listen, blocking some sounds out, enhancing others and processing the input differently.


Don't be ridiculous. Of course I didn't.
2nd point is interesting and something I hadn't considered
 
2018-09-13 11:59:38 AM  
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2018-09-13 01:10:15 PM  
Didn't we just read this a week or so ago?
 
2018-09-13 01:34:04 PM  

ArthurVandelay: FTFA: "What's also interesting is when you hear your voice, is it exactly your voice or is it not your voice?" she said.

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Schrodinger's voice?
 
2018-09-13 01:40:16 PM  
I hate my voice because I hate everything about myself. There's a lot to hate.
 
2018-09-13 01:44:15 PM  
When I recite Alice's Restaurant  I sound like Arlo.
When I sing Jethro Tull songs I sound like Ian Anderson.
If I stuff up my nose I sound like Willie Nelson.

I'm a legend in my own mind.
 
2018-09-13 02:21:44 PM  

SuperChuck: Is it because the acoustics of hearing it from an external source is different from hearing it come from out of your head?


That's why it sounds unfamiliar. TFA came nowhere close to explaining why people dislike that.
 
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2018-09-13 02:21:50 PM  

SFSailor: Add me to the voice chorus of being frequently told I have a great radio voice, including once by someone in the industry.  But I _hate_ the sound of my voice.

I can't say, "you couldn't pay me enough to have to listen to it all day, or even to risk hearing it in an ad or something" as there's lots of money in the world, but, perhaps, "I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay me enough to make it tolerable." The proverbial "nails on a chalkboard" doesn't bother me, but my own voice makes my skin crawl.


You sound like me.  Are you me?  I don't think you're me, but that up there?  That's my experience.

/Sounds okay from inside my head, but record it and listen to it?  NO THANK YOU
 
2018-09-13 02:33:17 PM  

duckpoopy: SuperChuck: Is it because the acoustics of hearing it from an external source is different from hearing it come from out of your head?

That's why it sounds unfamiliar. TFA came nowhere close to explaining why people dislike that.


I'd guess you dislike it because it messes with your self-image if you don't sound like what you think you sound like
 
2018-09-13 03:12:02 PM  
A while ago, my sinuses were plugged up for the first time in quite a while, and my voice sounded much different in my head. It was weird.
 
2018-09-13 03:32:24 PM  
I hate my voice because it doesn't match the gender my brain expects >.<
 
2018-09-13 05:40:37 PM  
Best friend and I sound almost identical. When we were working at the same place it made it really hard to identify recorded audio tracks. Because to me everything I recorded sounded like her, everything she recorded sounded like her, and vice-versa.
 
2018-09-13 05:58:58 PM  
I've been told a couple times that I have a voice that would be good for radio.
/And a face to match!
//Mom, what a kidder she was.
///She was kidding, wasn't she?
 
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