Do you talk with yourself?

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  1. Valeed profile image78
    Valeedposted 7 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 image73
    Mayaanjaliposted 7 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 image61
    christiansisterposted 7 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 image53
    cceerppposted 7 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 7 years ago

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

  6. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

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

  7. Wendy Krick profile image72
    Wendy Krickposted 7 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 image69
    MickSposted 7 years ago

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

  9. tymmy profile image58
    tymmyposted 7 years ago

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

  10. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 7 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 image66
    sturner1posted 7 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 image56
    shynslyposted 7 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.

  13. Edlira profile image66
    Edliraposted 7 years ago

    I do, but not out aloud thoug...lol.............

  14. ladyjojo profile image61
    ladyjojoposted 7 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 image91
    Just Ask Susanposted 7 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 image61
    Mahmoposted 7 years ago

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

  17. profile image0
    jasper420posted 7 years ago

    i do the same thing i actully think its healthy

  18. Loving_Life profile image57
    Loving_Lifeposted 7 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 image66
    Lisa HWposted 7 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 image58
    Alya roseposted 7 years ago

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

  21. tenordj profile image73
    tenordjposted 7 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 image57
    THE DIVINE YOU.posted 7 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 image83
    Iontachposted 7 years ago

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

  24. Cowboycoffee profile image56
    Cowboycoffeeposted 7 years ago

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

  25. Sangita Anand profile image61
    Sangita Anandposted 7 years ago

    Always. There's a constant internal dialogue.

  26. Stump Parrish profile image60
    Stump Parrishposted 7 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 image57
    ChrisNizziposted 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

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

  30. Jarn profile image80
    Jarnposted 7 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 image72
    Rastamermaidposted 7 years ago

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

    I love these special conversation!

  32. teamfusiongroup profile image55
    teamfusiongroupposted 7 years ago

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

  33. profile image0
    surlyoldcatposted 7 years ago

    Not since my medication was increased...

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

    ~Sigh~

    (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 image54
    silver rosesposted 7 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 image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 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.

  36. Rusty C. Adore profile image91
    Rusty C. Adoreposted 7 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 image56
    Aisha Maragaretteposted 7 years ago

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

  38. wytegarillaz profile image73
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

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

  39. KevinStyles profile image56
    KevinStylesposted 7 years ago

    yup,

    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 image56
    clicketyclackerposted 7 years ago

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

  41. DanielCook profile image56
    DanielCookposted 7 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 image70
    Jasejamesposted 7 years ago

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

  43. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 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 image60
    guy1973posted 7 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 image79
    Lazer317posted 7 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 image84
    barbergirl28posted 7 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 image56
    mortimerjacksonposted 7 years ago

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

  48. mastershops profile image59
    mastershopsposted 7 years ago

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

  49. zinyee profile image56
    zinyeeposted 7 years ago

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

  50. prasannastudies profile image61
    prasannastudiesposted 7 years ago

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

 
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