Does Your Voice Speak You??
Suze came in to my office this morning and asked me if she had a ‘monotone voice?’ A strange question, but one l have had occasioned to hear cast at me over the years. Many assume wrongly that everyone under the autism spectrum speaks with a flat monotone voice – this is not the case at all and not with me and most assuredly not with Suze.
I have a twang to my voice due to a mixed accent of many isms , whilst l do not have a monotone voice, l do however hold my hands up to the charge of having an affected voice and this is because l am a natural mimic and l tend to listen for unusualities in the way people speak and if l like them l tend to adopt them into my own vocal range – the end result is that my voice is at times heavily accented and ridden with strange language dialects and nuances ……… The reason l tell you this is because l deliberately performed this to cease the monotony of my voice when l was younger and l have been living it for 45 odd years and have successfully ridded myself of the monotony of my initial voice.
It has taken me years to perfect my voice to be reflective to who l am – many say my voice suits my face and my overall behaviour. So when Suze asked me this question of her voice this morning l did pause and ponderd upon this question …. Is her voice one continued sound? No it is not, but is her voice hers? Does it suit her? Good question – however those are not the questions for this post – no , this is ………. ?
Does your voice suit you and do you like the sound of your own voice?
Do you have an interesting voice, a drawling voice, a sexy voice, something about it that makes it different – are you heavily accented or smitten with a dialect, have you affected your voice like l did to hide monotony or do you perhaps adopt isms? Do you have a sweetness to your tones or a lilt … but more importantly do you like it and does it suit you?
Let me know below, thanks. Rory