Is it really wrong to talk to yourself?

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  1. JakeFrost profile image60
    JakeFrostposted 5 years ago

    Is it really wrong to talk to yourself?

    I do all the time, I think it's more just speaking thoughts out a loud

  2. naeemebrahimjee profile image72
    naeemebrahimjeeposted 5 years ago

    Talking to yourself is perfectly normal.

    Honestly everyone does it. It's human nature. With have an internal voice and an external voice. Often both cross over.

    People who say they have never done it are lying. Simple

  3. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Inner dialogue is a great way to cultivate ideas and to know oneself better.  It is perfectly normal to talk to oneself - although I might not do it out loud in a public setting wink  however I do tend to "think aloud" quite often.

  4. Melissa A Smith profile image98
    Melissa A Smithposted 5 years ago

    I rant to myself extensively. What's right or wrong is a state of mind. People spend too much time worrying about the subjective rules on how you're supposed to behave.

  5. innerspin profile image91
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    It's not wrong as such, but I do find it distracting sometimes. There are a couple of people at work who constantly self commentate," I'll just do this, then I'll sort that out..." I'm already juggling several tasks and don't need to hear theirs. It's like they want everyone to know how busy they are. So it depends how much and where it's done.

  6. lorddraven2000 profile image92
    lorddraven2000posted 5 years ago

    I find myself doing this a lot lately. I seem to talk to myself a lot more when I write, kind of like I am reassuring myself on what I am writing

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    No, I think the troubling part is when people talk to themselves around other people.  If you talk to yourself, out loud, at home, it can help you to organize thoughts and get things worked out. If you talk to yourself and expect and hear an answer, then there might just be a problem.  I talk to myself all of the time - even while I am driving. I figure people will think I'm on a cell phone if they even notice.

  8. connorj profile image79
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    Oh sorry, I was just talking to myself. What were we discussing, oh...
    No there is nothing clinically or pathologically wrong to talk to yourself; however, if you do indeed start a two-way conversation (talking back to your self-talk) then and only then would we begin to contemplate and deduce if there was an issue. Now if you are doing this when amongst others, especially strangers then again we would like to discuss this with you...
    There is some speculation that when you begin to answer your self-talk that it may perhaps be a symptom of Disassociative Identity Disorder (DID)...
    "Stop it that is enough, Connor"


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