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    I don't always answer, that's usually because I don't want to socialize at the moment or don't want to talk to you. But the most complains I get from forgetting the phone at home or shutting it off. I much prefer text messages over phone calls. I hate calling places, it's not as bad if someone calls me, but I still don't like using the phone.

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    I am rather surprised. Stunned even. Didn't know so many people don't answer their phone :O My dad's an INT (INTJ if im not wrong) and he doesn't usually answer the house phone - i always found that reaally queer. Good thing this thread has shed some light on that.

    My type: ENFP

    I almost always answer the phone. Unless
    - i don't notice it vibrating (i have it on vibrate mode, don't like ring tones)
    - i don't want to talk to the person on the other end (at that point in time)

    That said, i answer my phone approx. 70-75% of the time. If i'm busy I pick up and tell the person I'll call them back later because I'm busy now. I think that's basic courtesy, and also, i can't stand it continuing to vibrate. RIdiculous annoyance. And I don't particularly like keeping people waiting if I know they have something semi-important to say.

    My best friend is an ESFJ and makes social calls about once a week, and sometimes i get totally sickk of it. She calls and I'm curt with her but she usually steamrollers on, lol. However I can't really get myself to say I want to go unless I feel like i've talked to her sufficiently long enough to satiate her. I do this only because I really value this relationship. However obviously when I really can't talk, eg. i'm at function or am rushing some piece of work, I tell her. I think that's just reasonable. I probably should work on telling her i'm not really up to a social call now because im happy reading/thinking/listening to music/doing whatever i was doing before she called.. but i think there should be balance and compromise in relationships as well. I try to accomodate her; that's how relationshps work after all.

    For people i don't really know or don't care to know better, I tell them flat out that I've got to go, bye.

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    Prefer text messages, unless I am in love with you. I will answer the phone most of the time. Hate long-winded voicemails. Recommend PhoneTag.com transcription service instead of checking voicemail.
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    This question cracks me up. Of course I answer my phone unless it's someone I don't want to speak to but I always check the caller ID to see who's calling.

    People who leave me voicemail though deserve a beating.

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    I rarely answer my phone.
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    'Cause you can't handle me...

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    I'll answer the phone, but not when I'm nappin'.

    I hate it when that happens.

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    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sade View Post
    I don't always answer, that's usually because I don't want to socialize at the moment or don't want to talk to you. But the most complains I get from forgetting the phone at home or shutting it off. I much prefer text messages over phone calls. I hate calling places, it's not as bad if someone calls me, but I still don't like using the phone.
    +1
    and people get bizarrely mad at me for this. It seems counter-intuitive to get mad at someone for not answering your call, especially if you call when you know they're sleeping, but whatever...
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    I always answer the phone, if I don't feel like talking I keep it short. I don't resort to text messages because that takes up more time.

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    They do take more time, but people are much more understanding if you can't answer right away. The pace can be slower, but most people won't be offended. I like a slower pace. Also, way too many people don't listen when you say, "I have to go". I don't have the heart to hang up on family.
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