Do you talk to yourself?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
January 7, 2007 12:19pm CST
Do you live alone or with other people and is it just in your head or do you speak aloud to yourself?
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@Chapman15 (1503)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I do both, when I'm in the car in traffic I talk to people around me and myself hoping that someon will telepathically hear my thoughts or words... I guess I'm the only person that will listen for sure!
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Jan 07
you talk to and answer yourself?
@hamza123 (984)
• Pakistan
12 Jan 07
i live with my parents..i depends on different conditions ..i talk with myself as well as with other people..so nothing can be said regarding that point that whether or not i speak to myself or to people...
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• India
12 Jan 07
i speak loudly many a time to release my frustration
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@bhu143 (525)
• India
12 Jan 07
i talk to my self i always feel lonly i wount mengle with anybody people says that your asilent cat so when i am alone i speak to myself
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• Philippines
12 Jan 07
yes, i talk to myself everytime i am desperate or depressed and everytime i am evaluating things and had to make a decision fast. i think it is just my habit to that and i dont seeit as a problem. what worries me is what other people would think if they catch me talking to myself.
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I talk to myself quite often, when no one is around. I think it helps to hear your thoughts aloud so you can evaluate their logic or the level of truth to them. It is also a good way to blow off steam when youa re so upset that talking to others might damage a relationship. It gives you a chance to vent so that when you are in the offending party's presence again, you have better self control, even though you are still absolutely seething.
@Ravenladyj (22993)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Hell I spend more time alone then I do with anyone else in the run of a week and I do talk to my pets (I have 6 of them) BUT I will readily admit that I also talk to myself and sometimes answer myself LOL I also talk to the tv and pretty much nobody...and answer as well *falls over in a fit of giggles* I'm not medicated for nothing ya know ;-)
• United States
10 Jan 07
lol I answer myself also. To me it's the only way I'm guaranteed to get the answer that I want to hear. hehehe I usually have a constant conversation going in my head with myself. Like you, I'm alone more than with others so it becomes habit to talk to yourself I think.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I try not to talk out loud to myself because that is just weird.But I will admit to some deep discussions with my 5month old kitten on the wisdom of the world and then translate what I interpret on her face into speech for her. That is not talking to yourself! I am talking to the cat.(sniff, can't hold a straight face. Dissolves into gale of giggles)
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
14 Jan 07
i live with other people, but i talk to myself, whenever i get angry, frustrated and sad. i speak to myself, but not aloud, but within myself...
6 Feb 07
me to i have same experience....i talk to myself if am angry to someone...
• India
9 Jan 07
yes..... i talk to myself alot when i analyze my thoughts or when i have to take a decision on something... but i do it when i am alone not in public
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Jan 07
doing it in public tends to make people think that you are crazy.
@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
I live with my family and I never speak aloud to my self. Ofcarse every one talks to them selves in their head since that is what we do when we think about something. But of coarse i dont talk to myslef as if I was talking to some other person
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
14 Jan 07
That's interesting. Because a good number of people do talk to themselves.Out loud.
@thekiwi (588)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Sometimes i talk to myself, but its not because im crazy its because im thinking out loud, but my fiance's brother talks to himself, he even argues with himself, its scary, sometimes he'll say something while hes taking a shower and start laughing...i think he has problems...*shivers*
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
13 Jan 07
Sounds like he might! The name of that problem is Paranoid Schizophrenia and its not a nice illness.
• Australia
9 Jan 07
Yes i find myself talking to myself... in many ways hehe...sometimes when i have comp trouble i will ramble...or when your actually talking to someone and it feels like you are only talking to yourself.... bah!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I think that talking to oneself becomes Universal. I once worked at a company where everyone talked to themselves out loud. As well as talking to one another all day.
@snakeyes (569)
• India
8 Jan 07
Presently i live alone and that gives me a lot of time to talk to myselves,whenever i feel sad or depressed i tend to talk to myself and that gives me a lot of pleasure.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
12 Jan 07
What do you talk to yourself about that gives you such pleasure?
@beyonce03 (2331)
• Canada
7 Jan 07
I talk a lot to myself in my head. Almost all the time saying to myself I should have said that, do that, etc. Sometimes when I'M alone I talk to my self loudly. For example when I make food I tell the recepies like I was a chef lol
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I talk tomyself a lot in the kitchen. In fact I sometimes talk to teh food. My fiancee loves to tell his friends about our first thanksgiving where I kept talking to my buddy "tom" in the oven. I'd open the door and go "yeah it's me again Tom how're things going in there?"
@shobejen (645)
• Philippines
7 Jan 07
i sometimes find me talking to myself... usually i'm saying out loud the things i need to do, something like reminding myself of my task list or schedule... on other times, i find myself blabbering about pressing issues bothering me, just talking to myself and saying things repeatedly to myself...
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Been there done that, a lot!
@smuggeridge (2157)
7 Jan 07
i live with 4 other people but still talk to myself, even when they are around, it helps me to remember things if i speak out loud. So i will be watching TV and randomly say Carrots to remind myself i need carrots, but it confuses everyone else because they have no idea why i just said carrots
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I feel you. I am the same way. It records itself in a different place in the brain when you actually hear the reminder rather than just tinking it which only has a short shelf life due to the numerous thoughts that we have everyday.
@kyng386 (67)
• Estonia
7 Jan 07
Sometimes i do speak aloud to myself, but not when there are other people around. And i talk to myself quietly. But i often talk to myself in my head, specialy when i'm in public. i would feel very stupid to talk to myself aloud walking on the street. Even when there wouldn't be anyone else around
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
7 Jan 07
Most people would which is the reason that they get a companion animal so they can pretend that they are talking to the pet.
6 Feb 07
YES... this is a good qiestion...i was thinking b4 if other people talk to there self.. when am planning something during the day i speak to myself about my plan.. then if am seating in bored journey i speak to my self watching people around me.!
• United States
6 Feb 07
I currently live with my brother, but I have lived alone for several months at a time, before. When I'm the only one home, I do occasionally talk to myself aloud, but I don't have whole conversations with myself- I just say random things, or make comments about what all I need to do that day. I definitely talk to pets whether anyone's around or not, and when I'm watching TV alone I laugh my head off sometimes...
• United States
6 Feb 07
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