I intend it is either learned once I learned the languperiods, or it is a crutch to help me take care of the language I battle via.

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Pure predatory behavior.It’s prefer killing a gazelle.I’VE eliminated this gazelle/I’VE answered this phone!Anyone want to try and also take it from me?


i am a substantial culprit of this.I work-related in technological assistance and also regularly stand up when i am reasoning it through, it helps relieve the stress once I am at job-related because i can intake more air and also breath deeper without sounding angruier, additionally if i am slouching and also sitting you deserve to hear it in my voice and i sound more aggressive if i am standing when i am talking to an annoying customer i sound friendlier.

At home i dont understand yet i will certainly perform laps of the house, all my gf’s have actually wondered why i perform it yet i simply cant sit still i feel prefer i have to be doing somepoint else or i feel trapped if i have to sit.

good question though.


I’ve wondered why some people walk about too. If I’m talking on the phone and also lay dvery own, I can carry out it incertainly. However, if I’m sitting up, I need to acquire up and execute something. Maybe QtM will certainly be able to come with through some even more medical-type ideas?

Well, in my instance, it’s a combination of jittery nerves and also a touch of hyperactivity. I walk about my apartment from kitchen to door, door to kitchen whenever I’m on the phone. I say it’s nerves because I’ve noticed that whenever a really vital sporting event is on TV, I pace approximately the precise same means during commercials and stuff. I walk around much less when I’m talking to family members or somepoint than I do as soon as I’m calling a girl for the initially time, or making an appointment. Neuroses, I guess.

Well, in my instance, it’s a combination of jittery nerves and a touch of hypertask. I walk about my apartment from kitchen to door, door to kitchen whenever I’m on the phone. I say it’s nerves bereason I’ve noticed that whenever before a really necessary sporting event is on TV, I pace roughly the specific very same means in the time of commercials and also stuff. I walk about less when I’m talking to household or somepoint than I do when I’m calling a girl for the first time, or making an appointment. Neuroses, I guess.

See however i am opposite, if i need to execute something choose order a pizza or make an appointment then i more simply continue to be in the one spot.I usage to have a bit of a phobia of doing things prefer ordering pizza’s or making appointments, just generally asking concerns on the phone, it put me best out of my comfort zone and also i would certainly stop it at all prices.Working in Tech assistance obtained me over it a little even more because currently i am even more in regulate of the conversation as soon as i am on the phone and i am the one now that decides where it goes. i think its just reason i never really get to simply wander round my apartment, this method i acquire to watch it all without lacking out on doing somepoint else.


Well, this is just MHO, but I believe that a “natural” conversation has actually a lot even more stimulas than a phone conversation - visual cues and such. When you get on the phone, you don’t have as a lot stimulas and so the brain needs an outlet for all the “totally free energy.” OK, I’m saying it badly, yet hopefully you get the idea…

xash January 14, 2004, 6:15am #10

Moved to IMHO.

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Lobsang January 14, 2004, 6:28am #11

My concept is that recieving a surprise call from someone you recognize offers you a jolt of power in the develop of excitement. Walking it off, er, walks it off.In many situations I cannot use the phone and also sit at the same time. The one situation wbelow I deserve to sit and also talk is at work, when one of our call-centre staff calls. And that is only bereason a) it’s not a cordmuch less phone and also b) the call have the right to commonly be dealt with incredibly quickly and easily.

I don’t recognize why I execute it, yet I walk miles while I am on the phone. I think it helps me save from obtaining sleepy while I am on the phone.

As annoying as it is for the other people in the home at the moment, I find it to be extremely useful. I acquire even more cleaning and organizing done while I am on the phone than I perform any kind of other time. I occasionally also leave things until I make a phone contact, because it provides me somepoint to carry out. Then aacquire, I spend a huge amount of time on the phone.

While I don’t really have a response regarding why some people roam about while on the phone, I know I am guilty of doing so. Especially at home. I’ll walk approximately the residence rearvarying items on shelves, picking up socks (I have a bad halittle bit of taking them off and also leaving them under the coffee table), watering plants, all kinds of points. I never really realized exactly how much I execute this till I witnessed my three-year-old daughter talking to her dad on the phone. She paced all approximately the living room, then talked about to the shelves by the fireplace and also started rearvarying the family photos we have. It was pretty cute. Just last week, the cordmuch less phone ran out of juice so I had actually to leave it on the charger. Her dad called to visit via her and she had to usage this old phone I dug out (via a cord). She was confined to a 3 foot radius. It really irritated her, but I was amoffered. Poor boy. However before, if I’m at work, I tend to sit at my desk, also though I have actually a cordmuch less. I guess I’m in “Professional Mode” then.

This’s a durn great question.

I find once I’m on the phone, I don’t just meander, I walk choose I’m on a friggin’ mission. I’ll walk right into the kitchen, open up and also close the cupmuzic-ivan.info, the fridge, go to a home window, pull earlier the blinds, look out. Walk over to the table and pick up files and stack them. Walk right into the bathroom and also open up the medication cabinet, linen clocollection, shower curtain…Jeez, it’s nearly freakish once I explain it.


I’m glad I’m not the only one who does this. I walk roughly the residence in circles. It’s something I’ve constantly done. I tend to pace anymeans, and if I’m stuck in a chair, I fidget.

I remember one course in middle school once our teacher told us around different forms of learners, and one was dubbed a kinesthetic learner. I remember some of the traits were pacing and having actually to move about while reasoning, and also discovering from doing points fairly than reading around them. Has anyone else heard of this?

It’s a displacement task. When you are on the phone you are cut off from any kind of visual cues of the conversation and perform few yourself. So you just need to carry out something. It also provides the conversation appear more organic, prefer you are perpetually pretfinishing that the perchild you are talking to is in the following room, simply out of sight, and you are adhering to them around.

But it’s a stvariety one. I wander about all the moment. Don’t recognize exactly how I managed before wiremuch less phones.

During especially boring phone calls, I occasionally dance back and also forth throughout the kitchen like Groucho Marx in the Duck Soup mirror scene. The caller, of course, never before knows.

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I walk when I’m on the phone. I’m primarily simply a little bit nervous, and also walking helps to focus my thoughts. I likewise pace once I’m waiting for busses, classes, whatver- any time as soon as tbelow isn’t the majority of stimulation and also it’s gonna go on for a while. It passes the moment, and also makes my mind store relocating instead of obtaining all perplexed and also crashing because it’s continuing to be so still. Sometimes I’ll take a bus so I don’t need to make a twenty minute walk, and then pace for fifteen minutes till the bus arrives. It’s kind of silly.