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Have you ever had an idea in your head of how someone's voice would sound and then when you do hear it, you are offended by the sound?

Asked by chyna (45028points) January 28th, 2012

Maybe you have chatted with someone for a very long time on facebook, or other chats and have a specific idea of how their voice would sound based on things they say or where they live. Then you finally talk to them and their voice is like nails on a chalkboard. How do you get around this or over it in order to keep talking to them?

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rebbel's avatar

“How do you get around this or over it in order to keep talking to them?”
Nice to have met you in person, but shall we continue our conversations over on Facebook again?

I haven’t had that before, that a voice didn’t match with the one that I had formed in my head.
The opposite I did experience; people that sounded a certain way, who I then pictured with my imagination, turned out to not to look like my image in miles.
The real picture was that strong in that case that I forgot my imagined face in a heartbeat.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I don’t imagine the voice. I always like to be surprised. I hadn’t thought about this before. Nice question. :)

marinelife's avatar

Keep talking to them and see if you get used to their voice. If it is bad enough, you will have to end the relationship.

Voices matter.

submariner's avatar

Hearing my own voice on a recording always gives me a shock, but I’m stuck with myself.

Bellatrix's avatar

Yes. I used to chat to this man. We chatted for about two years and then spoke through voice chat. He had a really feminine, high pitched voice. It was very disconcerting. The voice in my head was not like that. It wasn’t a romantic thing so I could put it aside and not let it affect our friendship, but it was rather off-putting whenever I heard his voice.

Berserker's avatar

Offended, no. But I have to say I’ve been surprised a few times by what I thought a voice would sound like, and then discovering it sounded totally different.

lonelydragon's avatar

Not offended, but surprised. I once had a crush on a guy who looked kind of like Fabio, but he had the voice of Alan Thicke—whiny and grating. It was kind of off-putting.

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