There’s a type for everyone. Even stutterers have a type and you may say that you’re the block-type, prolonged-type, or situational stutterer, but we have to go beyond that. We have to have fun sometimes. I used to be a mix of The Ninja, The Depressed, and The Kicker, but occasionally also The Warrior.
So what is your type?
The Ninja – He hides his stutter. If you ask him to order pizza, you are very likely to end up with a sandwich.
The Doll – She winks, and smiles at your when she speaks – she’s adorable and you can’t do anything but love her.
The Warrior – He will force his speech and say what he wants no matter how brutal it may sound. He is exhausted afterward.
The Biker – You know when you see one. Leather jacket, tattoos, and Ray Bans. You don’t want to fuck with him and don’t even think about laughing. It’s all about attitude.
The Bro – He’s the one who stutters on purpose and makes everyone uneasy. He has learned all the techniques and feels fine about stuttering.
The Depressed – You hear them miles away complain and ask “Why me? Oh Why MEEEEEEEEE?!”
The Peek-a-boo – It’s impossible to look her in the eye. When you don’t look at her, she’ll look at you, and when you look, she’ll look away.
The Kicker – Just be careful not to enter his physical space, because you’ll be hit, when he uses his secondary behavior to get the words out. Arm swings and kicks are normal. Be aware!
The Accountant – Remember the stop-watch guy? Yeah, that’s him. He’s on a mission to minimize his stutter. You’ll find him with a stopwatch so he can measure how long his prolongations were and a counter to count how many repetitions he had. He has a journal to record his sleep, diet, and workload. With all this info he’ll find a way to reduce his stuttering.
So which one are you? Tell us in the comments.