How many times do you use the pronoun 'I' ?

Philippines
October 5, 2010 3:54am CST
Did you ever notice that you have used the pronoun 'I' too many times when talking to other people? My attention was called when I was trying to work for an agency online. The head was telling me that he wanted to talk to his employees so he would be able to get to know them more. He had said, "Did you notice that you use I too many times?" We were chatting then, and he told me to scroll up. I was amazed. I used 'I' in almost every sentence of my reply. Now that you are aware, how many times do you use the pronoun 'I'?
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8 responses
• United States
5 Oct 10
a lot but not that much i think i uses "you" when talking to people, it makes it less personal just how i like it.
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Really? You are one of the few who do not use 'I' that much. Good job. I really have a difficult time not using 'I'.
• United States
6 Oct 10
lol i like to know more about people not them know more about me
• Malaysia
6 Oct 10
Mmm...that is a food for thought. Anyway, (ahem..) wouldn't want to consciously monitor myself lest (atchoo...sniff..sniff) sound too fake. Anyway, (cough..cough..) am going to make a cup of coffee for myself now, so happy lotting.
• Philippines
7 Oct 10
LOL that's another way of avoiding the pronoun 'I'. But it gets a little tiring sometimes. =D
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
i use it lot.. because.. i want to impashize me.. than other persons.. hehehe
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
That's a bold confession. lol That's great if that's how you feel about yourself. Keep up that confidence. ;)
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Oct 10
In the English language we do use "I" a lot. it is the easiest way for our slf expression to come out. it is the mos familiar word that we use when we are talking about our own personal experiences. If I could count the number of times I used "I" in a day and was paid for it, I would be a millionaire today.
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
You are right, but doesn't it seem like we're a little selfish when we use too much of it?
@rastogisw (446)
• India
5 Oct 10
Ya this is true sometimes we use "I " many times and we never get to know about this that we use 'I' so many times ...normally whenever I start some topic means while talking did something I use 'I' or mostly ' our ' ..without realizing this that how many times used 'I'.
• Philippines
5 Oct 10
Now that you are already aware, you try avoiding its use. But we all find that difficult to do.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Well,depends on the topic. If i am talking or referring to myself or taking myself as an example,the possibility of using the word "I" would be redundant (and it is given) But,if someone is trying to impose him/herself or boosting,that's another reason.
@sona22 (1431)
• India
6 Oct 10
I am very much cautious to use pronoun 'I'. Unnecessarily I don't use it. While you are taking with a person this use become boring to the lister. It has been noticed by my in many times.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
6 Oct 10
Well,depends on the topic. If i am talking or referring to myself or taking myself as an example,the possibility of using the word "I" would be redundant (and it is given) But,if someone is trying to impose him/herself or boosting,that's another reason.