The uncomfortable voice wavers, it lacks confidence, it may be a little shaky or stammery. Whatever the subtle characteristics may be, we've all heard it and we've all used it. We all know it.
Everyone has been in uncomfortable situations and probably tried their best not to let their discomfort show. However, sometimes, the voice betrays and you hear this discomfort in the uncomfortable voice. This voice is perfect for showing this characteristics in a subtle, yet effective way.
When you have a character who is uncomfortable, the uncomfortable voice will be just the right touch to make them believeable and accepted by your audience. You may have a character in an uncomfortable situation or one that generally is uncomfortable due to anxiety or other reasons. This voice will show the audience this character trait without tellling them. This subtle use of voice will be perfect in your video games, audiobooks, or film voiceovers.
An uncomfortable voice certainly lacks confidence. It sounds off, and it can either be too quiet or too loud, but rarely just right. The speaker may also talk too fast or too slow to cover up the discomfort, and pace is often a giveaway of the uncomfortable voice. Clairty is often lacking in the uncomfortable voice whether it's because the speaker is mumbling or just speaking too quietly.
This is a great way to show character dimension in a voice over. Your audience will hear this trait and either side with your character (if that's your goal) or be put off by him (if that is your goal). An uncomfortable voice can give the audience empathy or dislike, it's all in how you play it. So use this voice; it's an effective one in the right situation!