I have taken a class about American Sign Language (ASL). I use ASL to communicate with my family and friends who also know some signs when I am feeling overwhelmed in social situations.
For me, talking in busy social situations creates varying levels of anxiety. Signing is a lot easier for me because I do not have to worry about how loud/quiet my voice is or being misunderstood because of my inability to properly voice my feelings/needs/thoughts.
Do any of you know any sign language, American or other? Do any of you have similar problems with talking in public settings? Respond in the comments below.