Do you talk to yourself?

@wheel416 (1019)
Canada
January 5, 2009 9:32am CST
OK all my fellow Mylotters, it is confession time. Do you talk to yourself when you're at home alone? I must admit that I do talk to myself when no one else is around, (I'd try to tell myself that I'm talking to my animals, however, this may not always be the case) but I have heard that if one thinks they are nuts, that in fact they probably are not. So are you willing to admit that you talk to yourself if no one else is around?
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• Australia
6 Jan 09
All the time, and so does my partner, which leads to some confusion at times. I also occasionally mutter out loud in public, which gets a few raised eyebrows but hell, at my age I'm allowed to be as eccentric as I like. You're not nust, well, not unless we are too lol. Lash
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@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Are you suggesting then I use you as an example of normalcy? lmao, I may be a spring chicken compared to you, but I didn't just hatch yesterday either! Take care
• United States
6 Jan 09
Thought I was the only one who done this. So.... Im not crazy after all!! I do talk to myself alot! It seems alot of times that nobody is interested in what i want to say,but im interested in what i have to say hehe. so yea i talk to myself. I often tell myself im not crazy cause i talk to myself. ha. thanks for bein nuts with me! just a joke.
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• China
6 Jan 09
yes I do ,when sometime I make a err which are seen fool .i would have a talk with myself .i ask myself "why i have made this ,i'm fool? and sometimes i blame myself. also if i feel somewhat lonely ,i whould do that ,i think i'm another peaple who maybe a teacher or a scientist ,and there are some thing which are great happend to me .if i'm the scientist (in fact i want to be a scientist ) i would think i have a gteatest find which can make me get the nobel prize ,and many of my friends and relatives are enviable to me .also i can get a large number of money but dream is a dream .there are no nobel prize no enviable and no money.this are all not true .thank you for giveing me a chance to say some what i want to say
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@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
5 Jan 09
oh yes. GUILTY AS CHARGED. I talk to myself whenever i'm down or moody. I'd prep talk myself. In fact at times, i do have the little angel and little devil on each side of my head. Most of the time i openly talk to myself is when i'm daydreaming too. Or at times, i'd talk to myself facing the mirror. It's so funny because you're looking at yourself and just ranting or just pouring out your nonsense. I find that it's a great way to unwind too. Especially when you're not in a good mood, it's a great way to release your anger by letting it out without hurting your loved ones.. haha because you're scolding "yourself"
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Prep talking sounds interesting. I tend to think aloud and I will argue with myself out loud working through the pros and cons before making a decision. I agree that it is a great way to unwind as you can work a lot of anger out of your system harmlessly and then it does not impact negatively on your life.
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I sing, and mumbble and fuss and talk to my sogs also.lol I am well known to say gosh darnit while I am dropping things or cleaning ..lol yea, I often think outloud without even thinking about it or realising that I am doing it lol
• United States
5 Jan 09
oops, sorry for the typo dogs, not sogs lol, well the coffee is still kicking in lol
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• United States
6 Jan 09
not only do I talk to myself I answer myself as well and I will talk to myself in front of ppl too boy the looks I get its pretty funny of course I am not one on what ppl think of me but rather how i think of myself
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@808nala (640)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I do talk to myself once in a while. I probably do it more often than I know, but I'm not aware that I'm doing it. There was this one time that I was pulling the clothes out of the dryer and at the bottom of the dryer was a quarter. I picked up the quarter and said "ooh, a quarter" as I held it in the air. As I was saying that, my husband popped his head in to see what I was doing and he caught me talking to myself. He'll bring it up every now and then just to make fun of me.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 09
Once in a while, usually when I am thinking things through in my head, like either recapping something that has already happened or trying to figure out how to word something.
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@sunita64 (6473)
• India
5 Jan 09
Even I talk to myself, for six months I live alone so may be I need someone to talk to and so I talk to myself. Sometimes I assume I am talking to someone known and reply on hisor her behalf, then at times I am afraid that I might not become a split personality.
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@lockheart (1406)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Of course , i am! Lol! At least we know how to communicate within ourselves. And they say that is a good sign that you know yourself. I don't think its for crazy people only but its everybody. The advantage of talking to yourself is that you have more better communication with other people. Its like your just checking yourself if you are ok or not.
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@shreed_14 (460)
• India
5 Jan 09
Well,I do talk to myself sometimes when I am alone. When I feel very low about something and do not feel like talking to anyone I spent time with myself.I talk to myself and try to console myself and make me happy. Also if I desperately want something to happen when it actually seems impossible for it to come true I do talk to myself and assure myself that whatever I want will happen.And that actually cheers me up.:)
• United States
6 Jan 09
not anymore.. I used to! I just got tired of the fights, and the temper tantrums, the one sided views, and that darn smart mouth! Now I talk to the dog!
• United States
6 Jan 09
boo! backatcha!!!!! *hugs the stuffin's outta that Zu boo!*
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Hey Stormy... nice to see they let you out for a day pass... Just kidding my friend. I'd tell myself I'm talking to the dog as well.
• Canada
6 Jan 09
Well of course i talk to myself and i must admit i sometime anwser to myself too.I have pretty smart opinions and i also like to argue with myself.......maybe i have a split pesonnality, that scary stuff to think about. I should talk to someone about it,good thing i'm a awsome listener.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Perhaps the shrink is in order?!
• Canada
10 Jan 09
Well i have a good friend that i can talk to...she is just as crazy as me but...apparently i'm the only one who can ear her!!!!Mmmmmm,it's make you wonder!
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Yes I do but I tend to think of it more as thinking out loud. I vocalise my thoughts. I think it is a bit like concentrating really hard but sometimes it sounds like conversation. I have done it in public because I forget that people might find it strange and they do. I get some odd looks at times.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
I have been there and done that myself! I have Zena my working dog, with me 98% of the time. On the odd occasion, that she's not with me, I still talk to her, and tell her to sit and stay ETC. Now that, has got me some strange looks!
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Are you kidding, I'm talking to this keyboard right now; of course I talk to myself. I do not care if I am alone or not, I talk to myself because I listen better than anyone else I know. LOL I am not a closet talker.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Well, if this discussion is any indication we're in the majority not minority, so there is no need to hide in the closet anymore!
• China
6 Jan 09
If there is no one around me, there is only me in the house, I will talk to myself, because so boring:) My be just an interesting thing to talk to myself, I just pretend there are two person, one is trying best to persuade the other, and the other finding everything reasons that can be used to refuse, very interesting. Only there is on others I do that, of they will thought I have some mental disease.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
I'm not usually bored when I'm alone. Although, it seems that many people feel the way that you do. Thanks for your comment.
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
6 Jan 09
We always talk to ourself. We sometimes to don't listen to ourself but it doesn't stop us from talking. Sometimes we even answer ourself. People start at us, think we are strange, but only we understand us and our warped ways. We are lying. We never speak to ourself. Yes we do. No we don't. Don't listen to us. We talk to ourself too much.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Yikes! Thanks for sharing.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Not only do I talk to myself, but I also answer myself!! I scold myself when I do something dumb, I praise myself when I do something good, I ask myself what to do next once I have finished the project I am doing, the list goes on and on. I am not embarrassed to admit it either.
@wheel416 (1019)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Sounds like you're your own best friend, perhaps that's not such a bad idea. You go girl!
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
8 Jan 09
when my husband didn;t talk to me and do's his work, i will talk with me that he won;t listen me in all matters , and instead of scolding him loudly, i will scold him in low voice like myself talking to me.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan 09
I think that's the only time you get the most intelligent conversation when you talk to yourself! I am always talking to myself, I find it therapeutic, it's grounding and it's a great way of dealing with situations, stressful or otherwise. I work things out by speaking out aloud, I actually find the best place to talk to myself is when I am driving believe it or not! I guess I find driving therapeutic so I am more relaxed. There is absolutely nothing wrong in talking to yourself in fact it should, in my eyes be encouraged, sign on an intelligent mind!
@SHAMRACK (8516)
• India
6 Jan 09
Dear friend, I times I talk to my self and make sure that there is no one around and also some times I do sing my self and all these happens if I feel I am along and not noticed and also sometimes accidentally too this could occur even without my own conscious very rarely it a happens.