Do you like your own voice?

Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I was making a quick video on my phone for my boyfriend tonight - No, not THAT kind of video - I bought him 4 new shirts and couldn't wait to show him and it was just easier than sending pics of 4 shirts front and back. And playing it back, I realized I HATE my voice (yes, I narrated t-shirts). I've also never been able to stand it on answering machines, voicemail, even in a microphone when I used to sing. I'm hoping when I get a webcam this won't stand in the way of my doing video reviews. Does anyone else have this problem or is it just me being a bit of a freak again?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I can't stand my voice
Envy , timinus , twistedheartsx , Hannah Savage , Selective Sensualist , Jenniae09 , buzzvibe , Tori Rebel , PassionQT , Kim! , Red Vinyl Kitty , paralax , Persephone Nightmare , Love Buzz , Trashley , beautifulpierced , trios , deadpoet , Pleasure Piratess , lamira , AliMc , PropertyOfPotter , Lildrummrgurl7 , Cosmonaut , butts , GONE! , blondie , Beautiful-Disaster , U3H , Hummingbird , nickeyt , ViVix , wicked48 , Trysexual
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I don't care one way or the other
Jul!a , Chilipepper , Avant-garde , sausagelover , ToyTimeTim , iceman681 , B8trDude , Carrie Ann , SexyySarah , Apinkjellybean04 , El-Jaro , Coralbell , Kindred , Alicia , usmcwife99 , nolongerhere , Fun Lover , Adriana Ravenlust , mdnght , treehugger , llellsee , peachmarie , padmeamidala
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I like the way my voice sounds
Waterfall , clp , DeliciousSurprise , ~LaUr3n~ , Liz2 , puffkix , TheCleansing , Airen Wolf , Madeira , Miss Cinnamon , tigerkate , Illusional , The Giveaway Diva , Research , dv8 , Lady Marmelade , spiced , Pierced Blaqk Skies , Allstars316 , SeductivelyCute
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I hadn't thought about it until now
onehotmomma , .kaycat
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surprise...OTHER!
Not here , Sammi , Lady Venus , RadRach , NuMe , Darling Jen , gone77 , Naughty Student , Andromeda , Hot'n'Bothered , Sir , UrNaughtyaAngel , surreptitious , Aishiteru
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Total votes: 93 (93 voters)
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09/21/2010
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Jul!a Jul!a
I still don't overly like hearing my voice played back on anything, mostly because I sit there and go "holy crap, is that what I really sound like?" But after having done so many video reviews I've pretty much gotten used to it and sort of like being able to point out (even if it's just to myself) when I was getting over a cold or something, lol
09/21/2010
Not here Not here
I voted Other because I wouldn't say I can't stand it, but I'm not totally fond of it. I don't like hearing it playing back on voicemail or listening to it in videos very much. But I haven't let that stop me from recording myself, cuz I don't think I actually have an unpleasant voice, I just don't like to hear it.

I was actually thinking about this today as I recorded a new voicemail greeting.. blech I hate doing that!
09/21/2010
Sammi Sammi
I still think I sound funny when I hear myself recorded, because it sounds so different. I don't hate it, though.
09/21/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My mother shocked me by saying I sounded like her half-sister, who has a VERY distinctive voice in our family. I don't think we sound anything alike. At any rate I got used to my own voice because of a bunch of books-on-tape some friends and I recorded years ago. I don't care for it, but I'm used to it.

If it makes the rest of you feel any better, Gloria Estafan HATED her voice most of her career. I personally always thought her voice was gorgeous.
09/21/2010
mllebeauty mllebeauty
I'm not a huge fan of my voice either. When I was younger I hated it, but I got over that. Now I'm just mostly surprised and confused by it. That can't be me, can't??
09/21/2010
Envy Envy
Not a big fan of my voice, but I'm glad it's not high pitched. However in online gaming I am always asked if I am a 12 or 13 year old boy. ><
09/21/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
I never really cared or thought about it before.
09/21/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Don't really care much, not a whole lot I can do about it so why worry.
09/21/2010
clp clp
Is it egotistical that I am in love with my own voice?
I'm not saying it is the best in the world, but it is one of the things that I love most about me. I also have no idea what anyone else would think of it (so willingly naive!), and when recorded I notice how I sometimes pronounce words just plain weird (I once heard myself pronounce 'important' as 'eem-per-or-et-aaaaaun t'; don't ask).
09/21/2010
iceman681 iceman681
i dont have to hear it that much so i dont care
09/22/2010
NuMe NuMe
I sort of like my voice. It's pretty deep. And I've had people on the phone call me Sir. But I've also been told it's very sexy.
09/22/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by NuMe
I sort of like my voice. It's pretty deep. And I've had people on the phone call me Sir. But I've also been told it's very sexy.
Same here. I didn't used to like it but after being told that it is a sexy low like Lauren Bacall, I embraced it. I have been called sir at my house, but this is because of my dad's voice being not too deep. I've never been called sir by someone not looking for my dad lol.
09/22/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
I hate hearing my recorded voice. Plus, I have been told my entire life that my voice is very distinctive, unusual, and memorable -- and I wish it was not. For example, a person who had previously only spoken to me over the telephone one time will immediately recognize my voice when hearing it again and comment to that effect. No anonymity ever for me, once someone hears my voice! I had considered doing video reviews for EF minus the head shots, but if I want to remain anonymous in my public life, doing video reviews would threaten my privacy because anyone who has ever met me will recognize my voice.
09/22/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
I hate my voice, but I'm stuck with it. I try very hard to not let my southern accent come through in my video reviews.
09/22/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Well, I don't hate it, I don't love it, but I do definitely care about how it sounds. So I chose other.
09/22/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Overall I like the sound of my voice and my clients feel it very reassuring and non-threatening. As for my voice mail, i am dissatisfied as I speak too fast and sound rushed. Have to do something about that but I rarely hear my own voice mail.
09/22/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I don't mind my voice on video reviews and such but when I used to do silly mud fetish videos and had to act... it was ridiculous. I'm not an actor and everything sounded SO fake and abnormally high pitched.
09/22/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I don't like to "hear" my voice on like a recording I think I sound funny, but as for just talking, I guess I like my voice.
09/22/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I don't like mine either, but I've been told it's sexy, so I'll take that.
09/22/2010
Kim! Kim!
Ugh, I don't like leaving voicemails because I don't like my voice at all. It's on the lower side and I have a Buffalo, NY accent, although it isn't as strong as some people's accent. However, if you aren't used the way that we say long A's it will grate on your ears.
09/22/2010
TheCleansing TheCleansing
I love my voice but I hate my accent.
09/22/2010
Maxim Maxim
I am not a huge fan of my voice when it is recorded, otherwise I'm ok with it.
09/22/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't really care for my voice, I get all flustered and think I sound too "Chicago" like and too nasal at times.

However, people always think my girls and I sound exactly alike (most people can't tell us apart on the phone) and I LIKE their voices, so it's probably just my perception of it. Your voice sounds different in your head, because sound is being conducted through your bones as well as the nerves in your ear, so you sound different in recordings.
09/22/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I had to get used to it, worked in radio for a few years.
09/22/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I was making a quick video on my phone for my boyfriend tonight - No, not THAT kind of video - I bought him 4 new shirts and couldn't wait to show him and it was just easier than sending pics of 4 shirts front and back. And playing it back, I ... More
I have taken voice lesson and lessons on diction so I have heard my voice a bunch. I quite like it actually, except when I am overly tired or sick then I sound like an 80 year old asthmatic...
09/22/2010
paralax paralax
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I was making a quick video on my phone for my boyfriend tonight - No, not THAT kind of video - I bought him 4 new shirts and couldn't wait to show him and it was just easier than sending pics of 4 shirts front and back. And playing it back, I ... More
its really weird hearing your own voice being played back off of a recording. through a mic isn't ssooo bad when your doing some drunken karaoke.
09/22/2010
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I don't mind my voice on video reviews and such but when I used to do silly mud fetish videos and had to act... it was ridiculous. I'm not an actor and everything sounded SO fake and abnormally high pitched.
I've seen clips of those! They cracked me the fuck up, dude. lol
09/22/2010
gone77 gone77
Sometimes I like my voice, sometimes I don't. I like that it's not a high-pitched voice, but it's often extremely deep first thing of the morning or when I've got a cold. lol I like to think I have a good, strong voice.
09/22/2010
tigerkate tigerkate
Nah, ToriRebel, you're just being a freak.

jk. I like the way my voice sounds, but sometimes I do hear it on a voicemail and get annoyed at how I sound. To me, I feel like I sound like a little girl sometimes! But everyone else who talks to me on the phone says I either sound like myself, or very professional. So who knows!
09/22/2010
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