Do you talk with yourself?

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  1. Valeed profile image69
    Valeedposted 13 years ago

    Do you talk with yourself?

    I know it sounds weird but from my childhood I have a habit of talking to myself. I often explain things to myself and help myself in difficult situations. One of the things that I commonly say is that I am a good friend of myself so even if no one cares about me, there will always be me with myself.

  2. Mayaanjali profile image68
    Mayaanjaliposted 13 years ago

    Yes, especially when I am following a certain important protocol in which if even 1 step is missed then the entire procedure would fail or the machine would stop resulting in a big loss.
    I usually repeat aloud the entire process aloud to myself just so that nothing is missed nor any error is made.

  3. christiansister profile image60
    christiansisterposted 13 years ago

    I talk out loud all the time. But I don't feel that I am talking to myself.

    I think there are many forces that we do not visually see around us all the time. They hear what we say and see what we do. Even when we think we are alone.

    That is why I believe that we may say or do things secretly, but nothing is ever truly a secret.

  4. cceerpp profile image59
    cceerppposted 13 years ago

    Sure. I contemplate a lot and I love to reason with myself. It's one of the finest strategies in life. You have to know yourself inside-out before ever engaging in any interactive activities with others. What you don't have you can't give. This is a fact of life.

  5. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 13 years ago

    Doesn't everyone do this whether out loud or in their minds?

  6. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    yes i do but i try not to answer myself, wouldn't want people thinking i was nuts.

  7. Wendy Krick profile image63
    Wendy Krickposted 13 years ago

    Not out loud. smile Everyone has "self talk". The problem is sometimes we don't say very nice things to our self. positive self talk really has a lot to do with our belief system.

  8. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 13 years ago

    Yep, it's the only way to get a sensible answer.

  9. tymmy profile image60
    tymmyposted 13 years ago

    i do talk to myself a lot, especially when I'm trying to think through tough issues

  10. BobbiRant profile image59
    BobbiRantposted 13 years ago

    My mother always told me if I want to have an intelligent conversation; talk to myself, so yes, I do.

  11. sturner1 profile image60
    sturner1posted 13 years ago

    No but my husband does. I tell him he's crazy lol  He's really smart which is weird too. When I asked him why he does it, He says it helps him collect his thoughts.

  12. shynsly profile image60
    shynslyposted 13 years ago

    Agreed, for the first 10 or so years of my life, I was an only child to a single mom and we moved around a lot, so... sad as it may be... I think that's where I got the habit. 20 years later, still haven't broken it, lol. Many might think it's strange (the inevitable, "Who are you talking to?"), but it does help me to reason and to figure things out.

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    Edliraposted 13 years ago

    I do, but not out aloud

  14. ladyjojo profile image60
    ladyjojoposted 13 years ago

    Seems weird but i guess 99% of us do.

    I laugh and talk to my self which is fun. People say when you answer back yourself is when you are mentally ill. That's crazy am not mad.

    If there's no one around why not have a two conversation with yourself

  15. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 13 years ago

    I talk to myself all the time and out loud. My dogs listen to me with great interest. LOL. One day I was in the grocery store and said something out loud as I was talking to myself and was totally embarrassed when I happened to see someone looking at me like I was nuts.

  16. Mahmo profile image59
    Mahmoposted 13 years ago

    I t happens to some persons who belong to particular professions and to sensitive individuals who afraid of failure.

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    jasper420posted 13 years ago

    i do the same thing i actully think its healthy

  18. Loving_Life profile image61
    Loving_Lifeposted 13 years ago

    lol  I will ask someone a question and then I'll answer it myself before they get a chance to answer it so do you classify that as talking to yourself? If so, then my answer is yes

  19. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    On Tuesdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. I do talk with myself about the events of the previous week, along with any issues there may be to work out.  I'm a good listener for myself, and I particularly appreciate the way I'm always on the same wavelength as myself.   smile (Besides, I'm also 100% assured that there will be no divulging of anything I say in confidence.)

    Other than that, I may occasionally (and pretty rarely, actually) call myself a "dummy", but that's kind of it.

  20. Alya rose profile image60
    Alya roseposted 13 years ago

    Haha,all the time!not out loud,but I constantly carry conversations with myself=)

  21. tenordj profile image63
    tenordjposted 13 years ago

    I have talked to myself from time to time and end up doing it with out even thinking most of the time.

  22. THE DIVINE YOU. profile image59
    THE DIVINE YOU.posted 13 years ago

    Yea, It is not really strange. We can call that an elemental  intimcy with ourselves. In this world of false friendships and selfish interests, we must be true to ourselves and even speak more to ourselves....

  23. Iontach profile image67
    Iontachposted 13 years ago

    Haha! i always talk to myself! I'm doing it right now...

  24. Cowboycoffee profile image61
    Cowboycoffeeposted 13 years ago

    No, Never felt the need to. I do have a vivid imagination though.

  25. Sangita Anand profile image58
    Sangita Anandposted 13 years ago

    Always. There's a constant internal dialogue.

  26. Stump Parrish profile image61
    Stump Parrishposted 13 years ago

    Considering the declining quality of education in America, talking to yourself is often the only way to have an intelligent conversation.

  27. ChrisNizzi profile image60
    ChrisNizziposted 13 years ago

    Yes I do! I work on the WEB and it's quite a solitary occupation. Got to talk to someone, sometime. And I'm always available smile

  28. profile image0
    Muldanianposted 13 years ago

    Yes, I do talk to myself, but as I have never really got on terribly well with myself, it does sometimes end in an argument, after which I give myself the silent treatment for several days.

  29. caycoltken profile image60
    caycoltkenposted 13 years ago

    Its o.k. to talk to your self just don`t talk back.

  30. Jarn profile image61
    Jarnposted 13 years ago

    I would have to talk with myself, wouldn't I? It's not like I'm a puppeteer. I can't go around with a wire connected to peoples' jaws and use them to talk. That would be just silly!

  31. Rastamermaid profile image64
    Rastamermaidposted 13 years ago

    Not only do I talk to myself, I also listen.

    I love these special conversation!

  32. teamfusiongroup profile image60
    teamfusiongroupposted 13 years ago

    Absolutely, all the time. It's helpful when reasoning out thoughts and ideas - sometimes in my head, sometimes out loud.

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    surlyoldcatposted 13 years ago

    Not since my medication was increased...

    I miss those days of heavy discussions and the occasional fart joke.


    (no not really, I do too. All the time. helps when sorting out dialogue and makes people look at me funny, which is the best part.)

  34. silver roses profile image61
    silver rosesposted 13 years ago

    Interesting wording. I know I talk 'to' myself but I'm not sure about 'with'. I know I think out loud.
    I don't really have full-on conversations with myself. So I'd have to say no. But I do voice observations, or other internal comments, out loud. I just don't reply to them:)
    And I don't think its weird. Everyone talks to themselves, to a greater or lesser degree.

  35. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image81
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years ago

    What is weird is that people try to condemn those that do this.  Do you know what caused this condemnation?  Inferiority complexes, insecurities, and the pack/herd mentality is what causes those who operate or think freely and independently to be singled out for ridicule.

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    Rusty C. Adoreposted 13 years ago

    Always. I talk myself through many situations. I didn't notice it until it was brought to my attention by my driver's ed instructor. I think I was trying to master parallel parking (or something... who knows, it has been far too long now) and he said that I was "one of those people" and I just looked at him. Then he explained that I was narrating what I was doing. At first I was horrified, but then I realized that it helped me concentrate and if it helped then who was it hurting?

  37. Aisha Maragarette profile image60
    Aisha Maragaretteposted 13 years ago

    Yes sometimes...esp. if i have work load.

  38. wytegarillaz profile image60
    wytegarillazposted 13 years ago

    Lol! was talking about this earlier ! So I am not the only one talking to myself !!!

  39. KevinStyles profile image60
    KevinStylesposted 13 years ago


    Positive people say, if you talk to yourself, you want those topics/actions/ideas/words to become a reality.

    negative people say, if you talk to yourself its a sign of being mentally unbalanced. If that's the case, i am mentally unstable like a fox ;-)

  40. clicketyclacker profile image61
    clicketyclackerposted 13 years ago

    all the time! as long as i don't start answering myself, i think i'm alright smile

  41. DanielCook profile image61
    DanielCookposted 13 years ago

    Yeah I talk to myself quite a bit - mainly when I am at work preparing an email to send out. The girl who sits next to me has got used to it now!

  42. Jasejames profile image68
    Jasejamesposted 13 years ago

    There are times we have to talk ourselves. However I think rather than talking to myself.

  43. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 13 years ago

    I absolutely talk to myself--especially when I am driving and I often wonder if it is noticeable to other drivers--LOL  I have worked out many problems by stating them out loud and working out solutions.  One of my standard phrases in hard times is--"You can do this!"  It does help me.  I mentioned it to a therapist once and she called it self-talk.  Well I have it down to a fine science.

    I am also a writer so when I want to work out a plot or get ideas, I will tell the story out loud as though I telling "my" story to another listener.  It works well for me.

  44. guy1973 profile image56
    guy1973posted 13 years ago

    yes i do it all the time, reassuring myself, cheering myself up or even scolding myself. i make myself laugh too

  45. Lazer317 profile image73
    Lazer317posted 13 years ago

    I talk to myself....sometimes out loud, and sometimes in my head.  I try to avoid talking to myself in front of other people though.

  46. barbergirl28 profile image83
    barbergirl28posted 13 years ago

    Every single day... just the other day... I asked myself why am I talking to myself tongue

    In all seriousness, I do talk to myself in my mind, especially if I am trying to build myself up. Other times, when I am alone, I will actually talk out loud. This is usually because I am trying to see how topics I want to write about sound out loud.

    Maybe I am crazy or maybe I am just onto something here!

  47. mortimerjackson profile image58
    mortimerjacksonposted 13 years ago

    I don't talk to myself. Yes I do. No I don't.

  48. mastershops profile image62
    mastershopsposted 13 years ago

    Occasionally. It's usually when I'm upset at myself over something stupid I did.

  49. zinyee profile image55
    zinyeeposted 13 years ago

    Sure thing! and most of the time, i talk in front of the mirror.. lolx~~

  50. prasannastudies profile image60
    prasannastudiesposted 13 years ago

    many times i used to talk with myself....


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