Do you talk with yourself?

Philippines
October 16, 2009 1:07pm CST
When I'm worried or scared, I find that I talk to myself (out loud, mind you) as a means of calming myself. I also do this when I'm faced with a particularly difficult task, saying things like, "So how do we do this?" or something like that. Do you have this habit as well or do you just think I'm weird? Nyahaha. Perhaps I am.
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@amijor (234)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I talk to myself mostly to help me calm down. It also helps when I try to avoid arguments if I try to say out what's on my mind. Some people think I'm crazy, but even when I shop I talk to myself and say out loud what I think the pros and cons of a certain product.
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
OMG! I totally do that! When I'm out shopping as well. I think it sort of creeps out the sales people around. LOL
@amijor (234)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Maybe they're thinking that I'm talking to an accomplice for a planned looting over a headset....hahaha
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
What would make that even more interesting is if they actually ask you to get out of the shop. Then start whispering to yourself like someone I know... LOL
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I also do talk to myself, specially when I'm really stressed out in making a report. I would talk to myself about what should I put in there, what are the risks, recommedations, and the likes. i find it more helpful rather than just thinking about it.. Though I don't talk loud, i just whisper things ( does it make it more creepier? hmmmm.. lol. ).. anyway, I think my the people seated near me already knows that I really do this, and that it shouldn't be any bother to them. hehehe.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
I think it's creepier.. I hope you don't do Gollum's voice...LMAO
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
hahahaha. Nope, I just whisper to myself.. Now that I think of it, yeah, maybe it is creepier. lol.
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
17 Oct 09
hahaha. I do talk to myself. I live alone and I do things on my own, so I have the habit to talk to myself at home. At work, if I prepare a presentation or present my ideas to people, I practice at home and phrase myself...and sometimes, I screw up I also tell myself. I self criticise. It's better than coming from other people. hehehe...I don't think it's weird. It's natural.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Do you take criticisms better if they are coming from you?
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
20 Oct 09
actually when I critisize myself, I am my worst nightmare. What I do is I think of the worst thing and tell myself that this is what it is. And I try to do my best to prevent my worst nightmares from happening. And most of the time I am more prepared and more confident about what I do. And when other people makes comments about what I do, its usually more a compliment than how I imagined it to be. So, talking to myself and critizising myself helps me become better with what I do.
• Canada
17 Oct 09
Yes, I do. I'm faced with a hard choice right now and it feels better to talk about it. It would be nice to talk to someone else about it, but I don't have anyone else to talk to about it. Anyway hope this helps.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hey, if you want we can talk about 'it' whatever it is. Or post it here. You know the community would love to help.
• Canada
20 Oct 09
Actually I think the reason that I talk to myself, it's like I'm talking to God. I'm trying to send a prayer to God to help me get out the situation I'm in. God is listening to me and is telling me how to help myself. I know it sounds crazy but when you're in a terrible situation and you get that little voice in your head telling you what to do. Follow it, it's usually right even when it seems wrong.
@loneraver (331)
16 Oct 09
Thank you for this i thought i was going mad! ive been getting worse as ive got older, i got caught the other day walking round a corner into a few people whilst having a full conversation with myself - very embarrassing - now though looking at all these posts im not so sure im so mad! Cool
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Your fine ! If you are happy in life nothing can get you down.If there is no better person to talk to around ,Why not yourself
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
Hehe. I think this is why I started this discussion.Just to see how many people are like me. And wow, there are alot! LOL
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I talk to myself all the time. Its a great way of figuring things out,as long as you don't answer yourself. I also like to sing ! I don't care who thinks what. I am fine
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
Hehehe... But I do answer myself. I even argue with me!
@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Watch out if the wrong person hears ya.Its all cool with me if your happy that's all that matters!
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
Same here, I talk to myself sometimes when I am looking for something, angry if I did not find what I am looking for. But I assured that no one will hear or see me talking alone because they may think that I am crazy.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Now that I know what I know because of you folks here? Let 'em think what they want to think as long as you are comfortable with yourself.
@calai618 (1779)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I used to but I realized that it may not be good if I continue doing that hehehe. I tried getting rid of that habit but I still do it sometimes especially when I am anxious or worried of certain things. It really helps me calm down and helps me think of probable move or tasks to do. :D
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hard habit to break I tell you.
@jsszlhy (40)
• China
17 Oct 09
This is a way to ease the pressure i support you
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Thank you! :) Enjoy your day.
• United States
17 Oct 09
I talk to myself when I am trying to figure things out...so am I crazy or genius?...who knows. Just glad I am not the only one.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
We are crazy geniuses! Which is twice the fun!
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I talk with myself most of the times when I get piss over things, person or if my plans fail and even during the feeling of joy and sadness. Thus, I find myself talking even in front of the mirror when I am practicing my facial expression when practicing during my upcoming interview in that way I could see the manner I talk, my eyes and lips or the proper gestures. Thus, i could judge by myself if I am doing well or not. But, most of the times I talk only in short words not really in long sentences as when someone heard me they would think O am crazy. So far i only done it moderately.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Nice. Seems like you are in full control.
@kai9999 (1703)
• India
17 Oct 09
Not only you i myself do it.I talk to myself at nights when i am alone and scared.Now i am perfect, can control it.Only thing you have to do is to have self believe.In your situation it is same.Just have self confidence.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Working on it, sire. Always. If I let my guard down I slip into my old ways of being my worst critic. Now I'm my best friend.
• Malaysia
17 Oct 09
sometimes when i'm bored or when i get mad with someone like golem in lotr! lol
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
What did the Golem ever do to you? LOL
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
17 Oct 09
I don't talk to myself aloud, but once in a while I do it in mind. As far as your habit is concerned, I think what you are talking about seems similar to what they call a pep-talk or giving affirmations. I remember hearing from a spiritual guru that affirmations are actually momentary quick-fixes but won't do good in the long-term. He added that when you give affirmations to yourself what you are doing is suppress the negative thoughts and not shun them away, only to have them surface sometime later on. To alleviate the negative thoughts emotions, breathing exercises are a better bet in my opinion. Maybe you could try subjecting yourself to stuffs like yoga, pranayama, meditation etc.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Just quick-fixes? So there's possibly something at the root that needs fixing?
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Ever since I was a child I have talked out loud to myself. I used to say it was because I was the only one listening to me. Now it is just a habit I can't break. I think it begins with thinking out loud and it just becomes a conversation between me, mysel and I. I believe there are a lot of people who talk outloud to themselves. I don't think there is anything weird about it. If there is, then i guess i am.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
It's great when you can have a real conversation with yourself. I think it helps you form a better picture of who you are.
• United States
17 Oct 09
I talk to myself all the time, it helps me work through problems when something hits the fan at work or anything else that I have problems with. I have done this ever since middle school, and I don't think I'll ever stop from doing it.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
when sh*t hits the fan... lol. me neither. I don't think I'm stopping soon.
@gmkk1986 (473)
• India
17 Oct 09
Yes, I do this regularly.. to test my self about my body language and presentation skills. I feel its very important to improve the confidence and really enjoy this kind of activity every time while I do in front of my mirror. I suggest all those having stage fear must do this kind of activity to over come various feeling and its really good habit.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
This again reminds me of The Sims. Sometimes I think people are Sims...
@jymees (18)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
sometimes i do. when i am all alone and problematic, i talk to myself. i cannot find anyone to talk to so i just tell myself my own problem, hahahah. "why did you do this? why not this one? what's the matter with you? are you ok? " stuff like that. then i feel my burdens unloaded. hahahaha
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hehehe... Someone should do research on this. How frequently do people practice self-talk I wonder?
@Weizen (145)
• China
17 Oct 09
dude ,I have the smae experience with you .sometimes ,I 'll talk with myslef ,so when my mum see this ,she 'll ask me " waht are you doing ? who are you talking to ? I answer " me ," she feeling strange ,and she told you " you are strange ," He hehe .I don't know why .sometimes .I 'll do this .my friend told me ,because you are talktive ,so nobody talk to you ,you only talk to yourslef
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Ah... My mother has called me that too. Mostly my bf does though. I think secretly it makes me more endearing to him. LOL
• China
17 Oct 09
yes,same as you when I am scared or nervous,I think that is the good way to relax yourself!
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
True that! Let's keep talking.