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  1. #1
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    Default Do you talk to yourself?

    I'm home alone a lot. I just finished undergrad and am job searching, so i'm not currently around people much during the day. I try to get out of the house for awhile every day (gym, grocery, barn, etc) but I spend most of the day alone.

    I find myself chatting to myself! I know that it's entirely normal to talk to yourself a bit, but good lord, I think I need to interact with people more often!

    Do you talk to yourself? And do you ever feel a little crazy for doing it?!
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    Yes. Although ever since I got caught talking to myself in the hallway in high school once, I try to keep any conversations in my head and not actually spoken out loud.

    Of course, you can still sometimes catch me smiling or making odd faces while I converse with myself.

    And no, I don't feel crazy for doing it. My dad always did it, so maybe I'm thinking (hoping?) it's genetic.
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    All the time, though I try to be conscious and not do it when people are around because it makes me seem crazy and absent-minded.
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    Yep...I do it when I'm trying to make a list (usually when I have to pack, lol) and I will do it when I'm acting out scenarios in my head...usually in front of the mirror, but sometimes in public when I start daydreaming too much! The horses don't mind, I'll have full-on conversations with them. :-D
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    Haha I try not to do it in public either...which is easy since i'm not around people very often right now! When I get a job, this could be a little awkward!
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    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

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    All. The. Time.

    I also sing to myself in public.
    Out loud.
    And badly. (I'm tone deaf)

    I also talk to everything else too...animal, vegetable or mineral.

    (although my husband objects to being called a mineral)

    I'm alone often...who the heck else am I going to talk to? Plus...I crack me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ainsley688 View Post
    Yep...I do it when I'm trying to make a list (usually when I have to pack, lol) and I will do it when I'm acting out scenarios in my head...usually in front of the mirror, but sometimes in public when I start daydreaming too much! The horses don't mind, I'll have full-on conversations with them. :-D


    Totally talk to myself lol. I tend to talk out scenarios to myself as well. For some reason I tend to do it in my car a lot... I'm hoping the people that see think I'm singing a song or on a bluetooth lol.



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    Yuppp.

    Anytime I am in my car alone, 90% chance I am chattering away to myself.

    When I lived alone last summer for a little over a month it got REALLY bad. I got super lonely and felt pretty pathetic about it.

    But on the other hand, when I don't talk to myself--and I'm not talking through issues/stuff with others I really feel the effects of holding things in.

    And a may or may not mumble to myself while I walk down the street.

    What can I say--I'm a Gemini. We are chatty.



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    I live in NYC. I think it's a requirement here.



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    Yesss. I also spend a lot of time alone, so I talk to myself, the horses, or any other nearby object. And I do wonder if people think I'm crazy when I do it in public, but, well, it hasnt stopped me, although I really try not to!



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    Sure, but I don't take on multiple personalities and have conversations. When I lived in England, my friends noted that I would talk to anyone or anything. They attributed it to my being American, but I think it was more to do with my personality not my nationality.
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    Only when I frustrate myself or do stupid things, or remind myself of something stupid I did in the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    All. The. Time.

    I also sing to myself in public.
    Out loud.
    And badly. (I'm tone deaf)

    I also talk to everything else too...animal, vegetable or mineral.

    (although my husband objects to being called a mineral)

    I'm alone often...who the heck else am I going to talk to? Plus...I crack me up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Slewdledo View Post
    Only when I frustrate myself or do stupid things, or remind myself of something stupid I did in the past.
    Can totally relate to this! I'm the only one who really gets me, so I need me to kick myself every now and then and if it has to be done verbally, so be it!
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    All the time, its my way of boosting my confidence and encouraging me to do better once I failed with my tasks or I did a miserable thing



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    Yep
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    So happy that I am not alone!

    I've always had a bit of a tendency to talk to myself (or to animals and inanimate objects so I don't feel like I'm talking to myself). With the horses at home and being self-employed, I find that tendency increasing. Not sure if it's a subconscious way of battling feelings of isolation ... or if I am just one of those people who likes the sound of my own voice.

    I suppose that cussing the pitchfork out when I am turning the manure piles ensures, if nothing else, that I am the crazy neighbor, so if I ever have anyone bad move into the area, they will be too unnerved by my insanity to bother us.
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    I think most people do, and I'm not sure why talking to yourself out loud from time to time has been deemed evidence of some kind of problem. Probably different if it is incessant.

    Not much different in kind than yelling something when your horse steps on your foot. Or any other kind of exclamation.

    Often when I have a startling revelation I'll repeat whatever that discovery was out loud to myself, almost like getting it clearer in my mind.

    If I am working on something very systematically, I may say each step aloud as I'm going through the process, too.

    No big deal.
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    but no simpler." - Einstein

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    Yes, I converse with myself constantly.

    But what's worse ... If I'm eating something particularly tasty, I hum to my food.



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    Yes, I talk to myself as well. A lot while I'm driving. My 7 year old son makes fun of me for it

    The worst is when I'm mostly talking to myself in my head, but then I'll suddenly say one word out loud. Like I'll be trying to decide what to make for dinner, I'll decide on beef stew, think about what I should make to go with it, and then suddenly while walking down the sidewalk, I'll exclaim "BISCUITS!"
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    some of the best conversations I have are with myself (or the dog). I do find that I tend to think more about situations than react to them... or always think of the best rebuttal AFTER the fact. Whether the 2 are related I don't know, but the latter is extremely annoying.
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