do smart people talk to themselves?

United States
January 20, 2013 1:25am CST
This article talks about if we talk about things that we are trying to accomplish while we are doing them that our brains process things faster and we achieve more. Do you find this true for yourself? I think it has to be true to a degree I know many of us talk to ourselves trying to solve one problem or another at some point. But then there are people with disabilities who also ramble on about whatever is on their mind as well. http://www.businessinsider.com/talking-to-yourself-makes-your-smarter-2012-4
19 responses
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
20 Jan 13
Once in a great while I do.....and I do know someone with a disabliity that rambles on and on......but she is a great worker! Gets alot accomplished in spite of her handicap!
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• United States
22 Jan 13
I know someone who does as well. I don't know what his disability is I'm not bold enough to ask. But he's a pretty nice guy, though til I got to know him a lil bit I was wondering who he was talking to? or was he angry about something/someone? He usually rambles about sports thankfully.
@joycseer (845)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 13
Hi 3SnuggleBunnies, sometimes when i face some difficult problems or questions, i will seek help after much trying on my own. Then when i explain the problem and my doubts to the problem, suddenly i found the answer on my own. Then whenever i have some difficult questions again, i try to explain and talk to myself about it, then i found the answer on my own. Hahaha... it doesn't really help every time, but most of the time is really helpful.
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@katsmeow1213 (29023)
• United States
20 Jan 13
I talk to myself all the time. For me it helps to keep my thoughts straight.
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@peavey (15808)
• United States
20 Jan 13
Well, of course smart people talk to themselves! I talk to myself all the time... I can see why saying the name of an object would help one focus on finding or getting it. We react to speech and it seems like it doesn't matter whose speech it is. That's why it's important to not speak negatively about things.
@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
I agree on this. Every person has the ability to talk to themselves. It is like talking yourself to find a concrete judgment into something.
@peavey (15808)
• United States
21 Jan 13
Exactly.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 Jan 13
And of course we all know that the first sign of madness is not talking to yourself, but hairs on the palms of your hands.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 Jan 13
(and the second sign of madness is looking for them)
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jan 13
I think there is some truth to that for sure. There is this one woman at work and she just walks around talking to herself all the time. When I first met her I thought it was weird..we usually at least try to hide it..but anyway..she is super good with numbers and organizing. My grandfather used to say that talking to yourself doesn't make you crazy..it is when you answer yourself that you have to worry. I had caught him talking to himself in his workshop..lol.
20 Jan 13
I think many people talk to themselves because I think it is a way to help the person think more clearly and see and understand things better about a situation. Some people talk out loud to themselves about a task they are doing, when in really deep thought to help them manage it and do it better. I talk to myself to help me to think clearer and to understand and see things better. I think you can get really intelligent disabled people such as dyslexics, Aspergers, Autism. Their IQ is meant to be average or higher isn't it?
• United States
24 Jan 13
I'm pretty smart, and sometimes I talk to myself when I'm trying to gather my thoughts and I need to think out loud.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 Jan 13
Yes, of course. But really smart people make themselves look like they're using a mobile phone while they do it.
• Greece
21 Jan 13
They say that talking to ourselves is not a good sign, but I disagree. I talk to myself especially when I do jobs, or sometimes it is just a spontaneous reaction. I do not do this when others are around so I suspect that people who live alone talk to themselves quite a lot. I had an aunt who lived alone, she did not talk to herself as far as I know, and she told me that she was losing her voice because she did not have anyone to talk to. So on the premise that 'if you don't use it you lose it' I would say goodluck to everyone, enjoy a conversation that will never end in an argument and might even be quite entertaining.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
well yes, to some degree. :D there are really some times where we would be talking to ourselves when we want to re-affirm or confirm ourselves with our ideas.
@babyeve (1051)
• Seychelles
21 Jan 13
Most of them does that. I think it is a way of recording things for future use. I never talk to myself, I talk only if there is people around.
• China
21 Jan 13
I often talk to myself but I don't think I am a smart people or smart enough,and the reason why I often talk to myself is because I live alone,haha.
• India
21 Jan 13
some peoples think they are very smart.but if we look at them we can varify him.his acting his thoughts...all we can understand fom that.some tell them self or act like greate about them selfs
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
based on some researches, talking to ourselves makes us smarter so i think it is true that smart people talk to themselves. when i am alone, i talk to myself like when i am trying to solve my own problems, when i am practicing my dialogues in stage plays and sometimes i just talk to myself because i feel like doing it, so does it mean i am smart? ;)
@MaylaJay (350)
21 Jan 13
I talk to myself all the time. If I can organize my thoughts out loud, I have an easier time actually getting organized.
• United States
21 Jan 13
Being smart and being intelligent are not the same thing. You don't have to talk to yourself in your mind because you can talk to yourself out loud and people with disabilities might do this often. It is true to an extent as we can solve problems, but we do need help from others who have more knowledge than us, as it makes our lives simpler. This is not to criticize.
@kotia057 (171)
• Greece
20 Jan 13
I think all of us should do that. We have to thing what are you doing. And the coincidence your action will have. And when you talk to your self it help you in that.!
@Shavkat (50202)
• Philippines
20 Jan 13
I do talk with my own conscience. I am sure some people out there do the same thing. I am not sure for children who have imaginary friends.
• Canada
20 Jan 13
I think it makes sense. I talk to myself sometimes. I find it helps me get a lot more accomplished when I do.