Did anyone have selective mutism as a child?

LoyalXenite

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#2
I didnt have selective mutism, but sign language was my first language so often as a child, and to a degree still now, when extremely stressed or anxious or shy I couldnt speak verbally at all, but I would communicate still through sign language.
 
#3
Throughout middle and high school a had a handful of ears I would talk off, and everyone else I would not say a single word to. I'm still not comfortable talking with most people, but back then I said zero words to most people. I would actually say I still don't say a lot, but the difference is back then I was actively trying not to say words, whereas now I may be in a conversation and just have no words to say. If anything conversation came more naturally when I was younger and was trying to avoid it.
 
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