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I Talk to Myself

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    I used to get told off

    for doing it, but I have specific reasons as to why I do it - it's because even though I am grown up, I still have imaginary friends and I pretend that i'm talking to them. I just like to play pretend, that's all. And I like to day-dream...so what?
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Like a Maniac, I Suppose

    Ever since I was a small child, I've had a habit of talking to myself. My stepfather hated me for doing that, always went on and on about how talking to myself made me a freak, but I didn't care, and still don't. I don't talk to myself quite as much anymore; I find myself writing...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 12 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    My family always says

    why I'm quiet why don't I talk to them about my problems but when I try they don't listen to me they leave me alone and them say it's my fault for not talking to them
    43gomez 43gomez 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm doing this since I was younger

    and honestly it runs in the family, because everyone in my family does it. I look at myself and I start talking to myself in the mirror. I usually just talk about the day or when I think of something funny I say and start laughing. My mom thinks I go through changes when I do...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I talk myself through trivial,

    at-hand issues - such as puzzles or bouts of anger. I'm not special in any shape or form. I simply do what I do to carry on.
    Phantomhummingbird Phantomhummingbird 13-15, F Apr 8

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    There are times that I'm the only person I can

    have an intelligent conversation with.
    Egli3360 Egli3360 51-55, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Of Course I Do... We All Should....

    Self-talk, after all, is the key to changing your state of mind... controlling your emotions... reminding yourself that the thoughts and words you speak create your reality. I'm always good for a self-pep-talk. I remind myself daily that I'm right where I should be; tell myself...
    texastomgirl texastomgirl 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    Don't take my thoughts don't make then

    words Leave that to me and rest assured The prophets buried deep inside Will come out and no longer hide They seek the truth they seek wisdom They want this life to be done We want to find eternal rest If it's it's in heaven , or in darkness
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I talk to myself ALL THE TIME !

    Crazy right ? Well you know they say the crazy people are the best ;)
    london21 london21 18-21, F 17 Responses Apr 2

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    For me, it's more externalising my muses

    when I'm alone. Sometimes, they're aspects of my own psyche, like a particularly sarcastic or reasonable part, which I use to think about what to do. Others it's for when I'm writing, and I want to think about how my characters would react to something, so I discuss It with...
    Lunaselene Lunaselene 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I do this all the time.

    I would like to believe that I'm not crazy, but sanity's overrated. I mainly talk to myself because it makes me feel less lonely.
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M 11 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I talk to myself because I'm the only one

    who understands me...truly understands me.
    SpacePirate SpacePirate 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Hmmm what should I write here?

    Dude does it matter? Maybe. I think I should post something. Go ahead man. Just write something out But what? Idk man. Does it matter? We talk to eachother enough this should be easy. But I don't know what to write. Dude you're an idiot. Hey you know calling me one makes you one...
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Crazy

    I have always been told if you talk to yourself its normal. But if you answer yourself then your crazy. Well i guess i'm crazy then. Not only do i answer myself but i yell at myself also. I am my own worse cridict. On the same hand i've had some of the best conversations with...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 33 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    i think my career is like a marathon,

    it tests my endurance,well ,to be honest ,it is very very hard, persistence is really to reach, and not only by the passion of the moment.
    jackiee886699 jackiee886699 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Hello, this is my first time typing a

    experience, so I apologise if my writing isn't the standards you are used to. Yes, I talk to myself. But it is a different kind of talking to myself. I actually have different personalities in my head. Who I do not recognise as myself but other people. They reply to me and have...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I pretend someone else is there

    for me to talk to, instead of myself. I'll think of different versions of the same conversation. But it's embarrassing when I do at work and I get weird stares from customers.. Sigh....
    Hersheychic Hersheychic 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    RichardCrane RichardCrane 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    Well..

    With people or without people I talk to myself very time, heck I even crack jokes with myself. It gotten weird to the point I would talk to myself in third person or talk to three of me at the same time. Thats what I get for basically being almost alone in my entire life...lol
    wretchedgirl wretchedgirl 16-17, F 11 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    You got a problem with that?

    Wanna fight about it? Oh no, no, it's fine. I don't think it's a problem. Oh really so what was that stuff you said about me an minute ago? What? About you talking to yourself? Yeah. Well it's true *shrug* *pauses* hmmm yes, it seems you're right. So...we're cool? Yeah...
    grilledcheesegirl grilledcheesegirl 22-25, F 20 Responses Apr 3

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    parapsychology parapsychology 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    As Long As I Don'T Answer Myself, I'M Not Crazy!

    I like to consider it thinking out loud, processing information. And if my husband and kids would ever bother to listen to me, then I wouldn't be talking to myself half the time anyway!
    redhotridinghood redhotridinghood 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    I talk to myself alot !

    It's fun and just like make random *** jokes with myself and I'm glad I'm not the only one ! :D
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    When I need to Cheer up I just do it!

    Because sometimes I know there's nobody who can understand you, so I start doing this and I just Talk to Myself but it is short so the people who see me is like :|
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    When I'm alone I constantly sing.

    About everything and anything lol
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 28

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    Freakoutofthecloset Freakoutofthecloset 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Quite A Lot.

    Mostly, it happens when I'm in a debate with myself about forming a certain opinion about something. You know, when you first hear a new concept and you're not sure yet if you're pro/contra or neutral. That's the moment where my self-debate starts. Of course that only happens...
    kimmy159 kimmy159 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Me and him talk, he's my little friend.

    On that goes through life with me. Through the times when the devil takes my soul strings and puts them out of tune. He's there when a fountain of blood comes from my arm. Other friends fail but he's always there, he doesn't leave me to die, we would die together. We'd jump...
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M Mar 22

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    I've been feeling so unlike me.

    As if I'm out of touch with my little world. I have become self absorbed. I am consumed with thoughts of me and my body changes. I'm going through an "all about me" phase right now. I don't know if anyone in my life has noticed and actually I don't care.
    Becomingme4 Becomingme4 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Haha this might sound crazy

    but 40%percent of my day I spend talking to myself. The thing is the way I talk to myself is I imagine someone interviewing me, asking me how I see this or that (any topic) as if I'm being recorded on TV or on youtube!:p
    reidcm reidcm 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I Do It A Lot

    I talk to myself all the time , get a grip Emily!! For gods sake Emily whats wrong with you? those kind of moments ...but then also i find myself when i'm about to knock up a creation in the kitchen i pretend to be one of those TV cheffy types ,and i'm talking to the (non...
    angelofsweetness angelofsweetness 22-25, F 16 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Sometimes I talk to myself,

    and most would call me crazy. I disagree. It helps me get my thoughts out. It helps me clear my mind of anxiety. I just think outloud is all. I'm sure my neighbors have heard me and think I need psychological help. Oh, well. Sometimes I even talk to Ghost. He's my friend... He...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    My auntie has mental disorder

    and she talks to herself all the time. Some people think it's odd, but to me it's normal. I always talk to myself when I get really nervous or when I'm in deep thought. I hate it when people judge about things.
    Rosycheeks27 Rosycheeks27 13-15 6 Responses Mar 23

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    shecanfly88 shecanfly88 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I question who I am and

    why am I living. I'm mentally weak and can't fight. I'm pathetic and worthless. True I idolize someone but, he'll never take me in. Jeff, your always on my mind. I'll never be like you, I'm too kind and soft
    Spirittamer Spirittamer 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I carry on full conversations with my horses

    and dogs while I'm moving cows, doin chores or cooking and cleaning.
    Ranchsavvy16 Ranchsavvy16 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    It's definitely totally normal to talk to

    yourself, just don't let anyone see you doing it :p
    twiggy93 twiggy93 18-21, F 17 Responses Jan 28

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    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I Talk To Myself...

    I talk to myself sometimes People stop and stare They even tell their children That they should beware I like my conversations No one screams or shouts No one cries or tries to Kick a loved one out My family never tried To connect with me They only thought that money Would...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Aug 4, 2013

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    Etriea Etriea 31-35 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I believe it's healthy.

    Like who's better to consult who knows you the most than yourself? Plus I think it encourages memory boosting, you'd forget something and ask yourself 'oh what were you supposed to do' and you suddenly remember better than if you were saying 'what was I supposes to do' because...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F Apr 3

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    LOL. This experience made my day.

    I talk to myself as well. I like to think of it as my yin/yang sides arguing. One part weighs all the pros and the other all the cons and then they have to hash it out so that they can come to a unified agreement.
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Briinx Briinx 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I talk to myself a lot,

    I think it confuses my dog.
    Flux151 Flux151 26-30, F Feb 9

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    Who Are You Talking To?

    "What are you talking about mom?" "Who are you talking to?".... These are questions I hear all the time. Many times it brings me back to the real world not realizing I had gone off into my thoughts, working out a problem or rehashing some conversation I've had. So many times I...
    swtsacrifice swtsacrifice 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    I'm not really sure when it started,

    but some of the best conversations I have had have been between me and myself. I will laugh, share thoughts, and even provide input to what I think is a bad idea as I do it. I'm not sure if it's healthy or not, but I've become sort of my own best friend if that makes any sense...
    cjkord cjkord 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 8

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    greymonster greymonster 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    I do this as a way of figuring myself out.

    I love diving into the deepest depths of my innermost desires and thoughts, exploring myself and learning new things every day. I love to analyze my own thought-process, thinking "What caused me to think this way?" I sometimes hold full conversations with myself, contemplating...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I was planning my weekend last night

    as I was riding down the elevator at work. I was talking as if someone was with me and I was explaining things. As I get out one of my co workers gets out of the elevator next to it. She looks at me and then looks in the elevator. She says I swore I heard you talking to someone...
    solojo solojo 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    This world has turned me dark.

    .. This cold world stole my blinding light.
    RoobieCatenis RoobieCatenis 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    Wierd Fact About Me.

    One crazy thing that I find myself doing ALL the time is rehearsing conversations out in my head. If I am heading to a party or a friends house I will think about what I may say to them when I get there and how the conversation will go.  Weird.  I think I have a really...
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 24 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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