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So today for speech, I had to bring a few items and talk about them to tell more about myself. I barely did it, all the classic stage freight issues, I just did it and sat very quickly and obviously nervously. On the contrast, I have stood in front of a hundred plus people and performed ceremonies, I've taught groups 10-20 (about the size of the class) without a hitch, I've done formal pre-written speech things for special occasions in front 40-50 people, just fine. So I'm thinking it's because I was talking about myself that just freaked me out. The whole shape-shifting adaptable nine, trying to define myself in front of people. I just can't do it, I can barely tell what fields my interests lies, and some foods I prefer. Specific activities or trying to define me is just something I can't do. It could possibly stem from another insecurity that I don't want to face rejection or separation, by giving a speech and everyone shunning me for the rest of the semester as well, but that's a nine issue too.

Anyone else like this, I get nervous/freak if I'm giving a speech/presentation and;
Most people don't know me and I will have to face them for the next few months
And/Or it is about myself. (actually I think it's the above mostly.)
 
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I stopped caring about other people's opinion of me a while back. Am I good at giving a speech/presentation about myself? lol I just thought of all the melancholic things I could say. If I had some time to think before I did it I would be fine. If it was on some random topic, unless I'm really interested in it I wouldn't find it easy to do it, but that's just my ISTJ.
 

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It is usually very difficult for me to define myself in simple terms. To get the full picture of me, one must understand several smaller parts. It takes me a long time to work on anything which asks me to do that.
 

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I'm very good at talking about myself or any other subject in public, but I find very hard to talk about my feelings, even when talking to just a few people.
 

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Yeah, talking about my feelings is a lot more difficult (even to those close to me) than talking about myself. When giving presentations on informational topics I freak myself out, but usually when I get up there I'm okay...until the end at the Q&A section when I have to respond on the spot.
 

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Anyone else like this, I get nervous/freak if I'm giving a speech/presentation and;
Most people don't know me and I will have to face them for the next few months
And/Or it is about myself. (actually I think it's the above mostly.)
I do this prior to a speech, and often right at the beginning. When I get nervous I tend to let my silly side out to cope with the stress. My best speeches were ones I hardly tried to memorize and just went up and b/s'd them. I guess if I am going to make a fool of myself, may as well do it on my own terms and get a laugh out of the audience as well. Besides... its a rare chance for people to see my silly side... or just hear my voice, out in public. Once the speech is over though, I snap right back into my quiet, calm self.

For me, I had a hard time when speech class tried to force me into identifying myself. So, in one of these "speeches" I decided to do a presentation on MBTI, with INFP as a focus. People seemed interested though, as I presented it in a silly way to hide my discomfort.

Over all I suppose the worst things to talk about with me are specifics. What is your favorite ____. What are your Hobbies/interests? I can rarely give a specific and direct answer to those sort of questions. So a speech on my hobbies is total torture. "My hobby is going to bed at inconsistent times." Thats the only one I can honestly be confident about...
 
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