I must congratulate you for wanting to know the answer to this question! You have just proven to yourself that you are ready to stand up to your challenges. You deserve this honor because many of your kind are still dying in silence or perhaps suffering from self-torture but you have decided to go for the real thing. My wish for you is that you find the content of this article helpful. Sure you will!
There are basically two types of stuttering; the covert stuttering and the overt stuttering. Knowing the difference between the two will put you on the side of knowing your type of stuttering. Okay let's go through this!
• Covert Stuttering
This is a type of stuttering in which a stutterer speaks or communicate without exposing or making known his stuttering. A covert stutterer has the tendency of covering his speech impediment for as long as he wants; This act is possible because his stuttering is not severe. Covert stutterers can only be noticed on close watch or when they are tensed up. Most stutterers who fall in this category have either stopped stuttering or have developed some strategies of talking for a long time without being noticed. However, there are a times when covert stutterers find it difficult to pronounce some words, what they do is to form word lifters to aid them speak. These word lifters are not usually noticed by the next person because they make them rhyme with their speech. The likely word lifters used by most covert stutterers include; well, you know, this thing, hmm, etc.
• Overt Stuttering
Overt stuttering is seen as the extreme case of stuttering. It is a type of stuttering in which a stutterer takes much time to speak or call up words from the mouth. Unlike the covert stutterer, the overt stutterer can not hide his stuttering; This is because words are taken time to produce. In most cases, the overt stutterer will need to squeeze his face, bend his jaw, tap his fingers or blink his eyes for a word to be produced. There are also extreme cases where the person will have to tap his foot on the ground or hit his hand on his body to force out words. The major problem with overt stutterers is that they tend to force their speech out from the mouth. Overt stutterers are easily annoyed and they also easily pick offs; the highest rate of anxiety can be seen in them.
I believe by now, you must have known your type of stuttering. Whichever one you have, do not feel bad or over overcited; remember, bad mood will add more anxiety to you and over-excitement can trigger incessant stuttering. Accept whichever one you belong to in fate, and continue with your life; remember you are not alone; there are natural steps you can take to at least control and manage them. All you need is a little more research and positive mindset!