Talking to Yourself...

@Calais (10899)
Australia
August 10, 2007 1:05am CST
Do you talk to yourself ? Do you also answer yourself ? How often ? Do talk aloud or do it in your head ?What sort of things do you talk about ?? I have been told that its the first sign of madness...LOL...I dont think so, Im sure that everyone does it..I do it all the time ..
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@balasri (26549)
• India
10 Aug 07
I do talk to myself.Mostly when I go out to banks.I rehearse to my self how much to deposit or withdraw from each bank and calculate how much will be the balance in hand.Many a times my wife used to give me a bewildered look when I say "nothing" to her asking me what are you talking.She is so kind not letting me know whatever she is thinking of me.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
LOL...You probably dont really want to know what she thinks of you....But thats good when you go to the banks, I always get nervous at banks and that would help me.
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@balasri (26549)
• India
10 Aug 07
I don't want to know what she thinks of me when I talk to myself.What matters is she always thinks and act alright when I talk to her.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
LOL...Thats the way..
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I am sitting here right this very moment trying to talk myself into going to bed, as I haven't been there yet this evening. It has been 12 hours since I have slept, no wonder I am talking to myself. My grama always said, "you can talk to yourself, but make sure you don't answer yourself." I have no idea what I am talking about. I do talk to myself, but I don't think I talk outloud. Nobody listens to me around here anyway so it wouldn't matter if I talked outloud or not..lol....they just roll their eyes at me..It is okay, I am used to it...lol
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
I would not listen to you either...You probably only talk green googie mumble anyway...LOL...
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Yes, that is my newest language now..lol
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
10 Aug 07
yes sometimes and I even laugh alone too...maybe I'm getting crazy...
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
LOL..yes,maybe....we all must be ..
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@balasri (26549)
• India
10 Aug 07
I am already crazy.I laugh a lot alone thinking of some funny things and good jokes.
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• Philippines
11 Aug 07
same here i talk a lot to myself..specially when im thinking of a solution with a certain situation:-)
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
I think its great to get it clear in your head..
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@fredgame (1261)
• China
11 Aug 07
it's never tue that it's the first sign of madness. i often do this when i make a mistake which i think isn't good. i often think of how i could have avoided this and if this involves some physical actions, i sometimes use my hands or part of the body to do some illustrations, how it could have been. sometimes when i get very angry i do talk aloud.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
LOL...Yes it is totally natural, thats for sure...
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
11 Aug 07
There coming to take us away ha-ha...think we're all a bit looney at times...did you know that if you question your sanity, then it is usually a good sign you're not mental..it's the people who think they're perfectly normal you have to watch out for..LOL Yup-do talk to myself, usually mainly at home, and I'm very verbal at times at the computer...I also will talk to myself well, inwardly when I'm out and I'm trying to psyche myself up for something I'm not accustomed to doing...You better believe I talked a lot to myself last year when my still living mom and I had to appear at court (long story)--and going to court situations is very stressful believe me
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
LMAO..Thats a classic...I think thats its natural and really good for you..Helps to clear the mind... And thank you very much....LOL..I cannot get that song out of my head now...
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
Yes of course I do, and me , I do to, and I do as well. I always talk to me and my little friends in my head. Just kidding, I tend to talk out loud to myself more so when I am cross at something I did, I call myslef idiot a lot or stupid. Also counting out loud seems to be a habit of mine, now whether or not I am mad is another story.... I laugh at myslef too.
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
Hehehe, I think that you have to laugh at yourself, and talk..Otherwise Im sure that you would definantly go mad...
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@fawcey (928)
• Australia
18 Aug 07
LOL how very true. And laughing at others helps too.
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@taylorblue (1286)
• Canada
17 Aug 07
I talk to myself all the time. I am wondering when someone is going to commit me to a looney bin. I will be eagerly wanting to go these days!
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
17 Aug 07
Keep looking over your shoulder, Im sure that the white jackets are not too far away...
• Canada
21 Aug 07
You will probably send them my way eh??? I'll just run away from them singing..you can't catch me...
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
17 Aug 07
yes i do... and i dont believe that its a sign of madness... sometimes we have to talk to ourselves wether we have to do this or not.. and i even answer my questions! lol but i only do it in my head... not aloud coz people who will see you will think that you're crazy lol
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
17 Aug 07
LOL....Of course they would...But everyones does it..
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
17 Aug 07
Hi. Im not one to go around the place talking to myself out loud... I have seen an aunty talk to herself, and a couple of times I thought she was talking to me, when I go to say, pardon what was that, and she would look at me strange like Im hearing things lol... My poor aunt, I think that was the signs of her loneliness...
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
17 Aug 07
LOL....Maybe she just didnt realise how loud she was talking....
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Hi Calais, I talk to myself, sometimes I have entire conversations with myself. I just that I understand myself better than anyone else. Ussually I dont do it outloud though, I just keep it to myself. Of course some of the more stupid things I say to people sounded alot funnier when I said them in my head and than didnt come out right. Than again, I never said that I wasnt crazy to begin with. lol. Take care, Terry
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
LOL...You might have to practice a bit more...We are all going mad as it seems to be...The white jackets are on their way now...
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
11 Aug 07
Generally I like silence, so I don't talk to myself:) But since my sister is on holiday, my rat seems to be so sad and I discovered, that my rat miss our conversations. It always looks at me when I'm taliking with someone, it is more lively and willing to move and play with me, if I talk to her. So untill my sister is away I have to talk to my rat, so somehow to myslef LOL Now I try to read aloud what I'm writting and what I'm reading here on mylot hehe
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
Oh thats great, she probably just likes hearing a voice and its company for her..
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• United Arab Emirates
10 Aug 07
Wonderful discussion. Yes I do talk to myself when I want to be prepared for something. It can be an interview, or something I want to make it clear to somebody etc.. i feel that it helps in preparing oneself.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
Yes, I agree its great to prepare yourself...Of course..
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
10 Aug 07
Yes, i do, a lot. sometimes it goes to extent of talking aloud, me playing the part of both on the conversation. lol..i guess, being a introvert person , this kinda helps in letting out my thought processes. sometimes its fun aswell. its like playing chess alone..lol..
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
LOL...It could be fun..yes, definantly
• Malaysia
10 Aug 07
I do talk to myself. My mother does it too. I don't think talking to myself can be regarded as crazy. Talking to myself is a way for me to communicate aloud with myself. This is because even if I am quiet, I communicate in my heart with myself. So if I say it aloud, it doesn't make any difference.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
No, it dosnt, its normal..
• Canada
10 Aug 07
I definitely talk to myself and I'm fine with that... I think its perfectly healthy and its good to question what you are doing
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
10 Aug 07
LOL..I agree with you..
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
If talking to oneself is, as they say, the first sign, than I'm completely and utterly nuts, lol! You should hear me chattering away to myself if I'm working on something important in the shed, and putting together a cupboard or whatever else requires a little bit of concentration. At least I answer myself, lol! Oh, now I guess I'll have to wait until I'm doing it again to see if I use two different voices! Now that would be madness, so I wouldn't be surprised to find myself doing that either, lol!
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
11 Aug 07
I will just send over the people in the white jackets now...Is that ok ...LOL..
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Join the crew muscare, she wants to put me in a white jacket too! At least will have someone to talk to, besides ourselves...lol...
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
He, he, he, ho, ho, cackle......oh, sorry, I was just getting in a little practice for when the men in white coats get here. Well, feona, I guess the conversation should be just as intelligent either talking to myself or you, lol!
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@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
I talk to myself a lot, but usually not aloud. It's not a sign of madness if you are a sane person. They say that we all have 2 voices in our head, one voice is "yes" and the other is "no", or "bad fairy" and "good fairy", or "logic" and "illogical", or "rational" and "irrational". I believe this to be very true!
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
Hehehehe, yes I would have to agree with you...
• United States
20 Aug 07
Yes we all do it!! I find my self talking to my self all the time. Usually when everyone else is sleeping. I talk about what needs to be done like dishes, laundry, cleaning, appointments. I guess if I say it out loud I will remember.
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
20 Aug 07
Yes, your right....
• India
19 Aug 07
Hello Calais yes i have heard that too - the first sign of madness is talking to yourself thing, but then i have been talking to myself even before i heard and i continue to do so even after i heard it LOL. Talking to ourselves i guess helps a lot to clear the clutter in the brain! i even laugh when iam alone though i dont talk aloud i do tell myself 'wtf were you thinking' most times LOL
@Calais (10899)
• Australia
19 Aug 07
LOL....I think that you have to...I still do and get answers back too...