i can definitely relate! I absolutely hate phone calls with anyone other than my very closest friend and my mom/dad. anyone else I basically freak out over talking to because I just know that I won't be able to hold a conversation, leading to awkwardness and a feeling of being looked down on for having such awkward, poor phone talking skills. I basically say "hi" and then let the other person lead the whole conversation, with me just answering any questions they ask, and there are always many awkward "yeah"s because I simply don't know what to say. I would much rather email or text or any other non verbal form of communication than talk on the phone. I remember when I was younger and I would want to go play at my friends house, I would always beg my mom to do the calling of her parents for me to ask "is so and so there?" and she thought I was nuts and needed to grow up and call them myself LOL
sometimes it would get to the point where I would want to avoid making the call so bad I would just decide "never mind i'll just stay home if that's what it takes" phone calls are definitely an enourmous pain!
and to Aurelie, I totally agree! maybe the reason phone calls are so scary sometimes is simply because people can be really unnessecarily rude! making calls is bad enough without having to feel like the person you are talking to is fed up with you and wanting you to be gone. I know when people hurry me along on the phone, I feel very un-confident and like I am just a bother. any time I can avoid making a phone call to someone I am not extremely familiar with, I will. phone calls are much to stressful! also, I don't know if anybody else does this, but sometimes when I am on the phone, especially if it's with a new friend or someone I don't know very well, I will idly walk around the house with the phone, sometimes even outside around the house. I don't know, it somehow makes me feel a little better