talking to yourself..?!

@srlxmi (253)
India
February 4, 2007 9:01am CST
have you caught yourself talking to yourself..?or anybody else told you that you're crazy because you're talking to yourself...?hey sometimes the best person to talk to is your self...;)there were lot of times when i caught myself talking to myself and many other times people walkin on the road staring at the "talking to self"me..well its ok to talk to one's self..you've to be worried when you are talikng to an invisible "friend" or "friends"..then you might need help..but otherwise talking to one's self is normal..
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
I remember being at work one time, years ago, and I was learning something new. As I was going through the steps, I didn't realize that I was talking to myself. Someone jokingly said something about it and I told them, "Oh don't worry about me talking to myself... you can worry when I start answering!" :)
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@srlxmi (253)
• India
4 Feb 07
good one!;)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I've always heard that it IS ok to talk to yourself, and that it's even ok to answer yourself. BUT when you hear that answer and you go... "HUH?" THAT is when you have the problem. LOL!
@srlxmi (253)
• India
9 Feb 07
i think i've done that too!!
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I do that a lot....and yes I've been made fun of because of it.I think it's perfectly normal to talk to yourself...but some are afraid to admitt to it....simply because they think people may view them as a little strange.Now if you start having a argument with yourself....I might be a little worried.
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I find myself talking to myself a lot. i'm not crazy really but sometimes to remember things it easier to say them out loud.
@srlxmi (253)
• India
4 Feb 07
i do that when i'm learning something too..or when i want to revise what i've learned..
• Australia
4 Feb 07
isnt it wierd but thats true i found myself many a times talking to myself. usually when there is tension in surrounding
• United States
4 Feb 07
Well, if talking to yourself means your crazy, then I guess I should go to the asylum. LOL I talk to myself all the time! I always heard that as long as you don't start answering yourself, you're ok. LOL
@srlxmi (253)
• India
4 Feb 07
so wat if you're askin your self..'should i? should i not? should i? should i not?'and u answer yourself "i should"...then u're crazy..?!then i think i can be proven crazy everyday..;)
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• United States
4 Feb 07
LOL you and me both.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I talk to myself all the time!
@srlxmi (253)
• India
5 Feb 07
y though?
@jhrcsr (349)
• United States
5 Feb 07
My biological parents named me even though they did not raise me (my grandparents raised me from 6 weeks old) however, my biological parents were always in my life. They told me that they were sitting at a restauraunt and the waitress's name was the name they chose for me. It was unusual and they liked it. The middle name is my biological mother's sister's middle name. So I'm named after a waitress and my aunt.
@elixer (253)
• India
5 Feb 07
Yes I do talk to myself but not aloud. I talk to myself inside me encouraging myself when iam in distress. Appreciating myself when I have done something good or when iam happy i shout inside me. When I feel worried or sad I console myself saying "Its ok dear dont worry". But I never talk to myself aloud and I never saw anyone talking aloud too.
@srlxmi (253)
• India
9 Feb 07
i'm sure you wil see someone one day!!just dont conclude he or she is crazy!
• China
5 Feb 07
no talking to self is also not normal it is pschological disorder ,a person talk to himself onlyy when he oe she get depressed or more happiness,this disease like depressions and mania it is disease ,which make life slow
@srlxmi (253)
• India
9 Feb 07
what??!!!out of 43 responses i've read u're the only who thinks this is a disorder....well it can be...but only if it get to the extremes man!!come on!soo many people cant be all crazy!!!!
@dbeast (1498)
• India
4 Feb 07
there have been so many situations in which i was caught talking to myself.people around me would have surely wondered"what is wrong with this guy?"i speak to myself when i need to motivate myself or when i am very frustrated i will be shouting at myself and the people around me will be looking at me like i have gone crazy.there have been t imes i was embarrased at my self too.he he.but i still continue to do so.:-)
@srlxmi (253)
• India
9 Feb 07
me too!!they give me a look sayin "u need help!"
@onesiobhan (1330)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I not only talk to myself but have internal arguments, sing, gesture - the whole bit. I'm sure people on the street think I'm completely mad.
@srlxmi (253)
• India
9 Feb 07
u're not alone my friend!!:)
• United States
4 Feb 07
yes, i talk to myself when im cooking, in my car, when im reading, or just lounging around.usually i say things i've already said lol, i just keep repeating them over and over. is that weird?
@srlxmi (253)
• India
8 Feb 07
no!!not wierd!!coz i do that too!!!i keep repeating things i've said!!!!thats nice,i'm not the only one n you are not the only one either!
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
4 Feb 07
Yeah, very often, I do this everytime, I rehearse whenever I am about to talk to someone, even for very trivial stuff, and people stare at me. But lately I found a way out. I simply hold my mobile over my ear and do this...
@srlxmi (253)
• India
8 Feb 07
hey...i should try that!..coz i reherse before talkin to someone too...!!!
@karsted (240)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I find myself talking to myself too. I think it is normal. There is nothing wrong with it at all. I can see why people think its crazy though. I have a schizophrenic friend who talks to voices in her head. Now that is when it is bad to talk to yourself, is when you hear voices in your head. My friend really has a struggle sometimes, and there is a big difference when she is talking to herself, and I am talking to myself. I dont hear voices telling me to do things. People talk to themselves all the time. Like people who have poor self esteem, they lie to themseleves, and tell themselves negative things, like "I am fat", or "I am ugly". That kind of selftalking is very negative. Me, I try to lift myself up when I self talk. I always like to tell myself "keep going...you are almost there ". I find this works for me.
@srlxmi (253)
• India
5 Feb 07
schizophrenia is one of the worst diseases ever...its like losinn one's mind...once i happend 2 meet his engineering student he ws schizophrenic...the poor chap was comsidered possessed by his friends...he heard commanding voices...telling him to do things and he said he was unable to resist....n yeah i do keep telling myself"get up srlxmi!!u can do it..!";)works..!
• India
4 Feb 07
i think everyone talk to theirself even once in a lifetime.
• Taiwan
5 Feb 07
I think it is probably true that everyone talks to themselves once in a life
@Zaphry (233)
• Finland
4 Feb 07
Nah... i dont need to talk myself or to invisible friend -.-
@srlxmi (253)
• India
4 Feb 07
ok...thank you for the response...do let me know if u start someday...
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
talking to yourself is pretty normal. I do that all the time. I don't even talk to myself, I even answer my myself! THat's great as long as you don't get caught by other people or for as long as you don't talk that loud, that is still normal. And who on earth don't talk to theirselves? That one is pecuilar
@dienutza (449)
• Romania
5 Feb 07
i'm talking to myself when i have to take a decision and i'm in hurry..or when i'm very very nervous and upset ...it's not a bad "hobby" to talkm with yourself..sometimes this helps you a lot when you're alone in the house and you start thinking of situations and memories from your past...you begin feeling strange feelings..and then you realise that you talked all by yourself memorising the moments from your life...
@inovator (603)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
well for me its normal thing...i do talking to my self...specially when i need to decide in an complicated situation...but it doesnt mean that i lost my mind ...huh...maybe it depends on how you act or...how you manage it....lol
@cabergren (1181)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I talk to myself all the time. And yes, people think you are little crazy. But to me its pretty normal. I don't think we need help with this. It's what gets you through the day.
@mbarryton (1872)
• United States
5 Feb 07
i have a bad habit of that and so does my mom and alot of people. my mom always said its ok when you talk to yourself its when you start answering yourself you might have a problem..lol....you know to go through a whole conversation lmao