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The Extraverted Personality and Stuttering

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Our personalities can determine a lot about the way we live – how we relate to our surroundings, our reactions to different people and situations, and the coping methods we employ during those times when the universe throws a monkey-wrench into our life’s machinery. While there are many factors to personality composition, one of the most obvious is a person’s degree of extraversion versus intraversion.

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What you don't expect

flowerIt's true what they say: if you love your job you'll never work a day in your life. That could not be more true in my case. For the last 13 and a half years I've had the privilege of working in the social service sector with youth and adults from all walks of life, with various challenges. Working in a field that requires communication when faced with the hurdle of a stutter takes on a whole new meaning. 

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Stuttering & The Workplace: Disclosure is Powerful

Graduation season is just around the corner and while graduating is a time of great enjoyment, accomplishment and celebration, it also marks a time a great change.  This is the time when recent grads will put down their books, join the workforce and of course start paying back those student loans!

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The Journey Continues

I have been a person who stutters my whole life. Many people who know me will probably be surprised to learn about this. This is because I use my speech targets when I speak and come across as speaking fluently.

I have gone through a few stages in my life. At first I was covert about my stuttering and would change words and avoid people. In the next stage I received therapy, joined a speech group and focused on applying my targets and learned to deal with my speech in different situations. Now, I have accepted myself and wish to help those who are in need of support.

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The best version of myself

My name is Nathan Roscoe and I stutter. From my time as a teenager, through university and well into my career, stuttering has always had an impact on my life and I am happy to share my experiences.

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