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I Talk With Myself

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    For Concentration

    I often whisper to myself, especially when I'm doing something I need to concentrate on doing something right. When I'm at work I do it all the time, just to get myself to do the job more efficiently, and faster. It's like running through a checklist of my daily actions.
    TCat TCat 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    I Always....

    Talk to myself. I don't really like talking to other people about how I feel and things like that, so I just talk to myself. It's just as good as talking to another person except I don't get any feedback on what I'm saying. But sometimes I don't want "feedback", especially if...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F Dec 22, 2011

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    Have to Keep Myself Straight

       I tend to talk to myself allot,  I laugh at myself all the time,I can do the dumbest things... I'm very critical with myself and on the other hand I give myself a pat on the back when deserved. yes, I talk to myself... and don't care who knows.... I like the...
    grams grams 56-60, F 5 Responses Jul 2, 2007

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    I Guess I've Become Use to Being Alone

    I suppose I talk to myself because I am a naturally talkative person. But I think I also talk to myself, because I am a very isolated person. It is strange to be both an extrovert and an introvert at the same time- I guess I am an extrovert, but often find myself alone. Talking...
    oopgirl oopgirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    Not Because I Am Crazy..

    but because I seem to be the only one that will listen, understand and not ask too many questions.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F Nov 13, 2007

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    It's a Way to Sort Things Out.

    Since I am an only child, this has been a habit of mine for a long time. I have never viewed it as a bad thing, I get a chance to sort everything out when i talk to myself. I really get a chance to reflect on my past decisions or its useful when i'm trying to make a hard...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    Don't Be Decieved

       I use to talk to myself, alot. I would answer myself. Sometimes, i would even make up my own freinds. All times of the day i would get lost into pretending i was in sexual relation ships with my fake husban. But, i didn't know i was in a for treat. Early July, 2008...
    EPHESAN EPHESAN 18-21 Jul 17, 2008

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    All The Time

    I always talk to myself.. when theres no one else to talk to. Sometimes I accidently start muttering to myself when I'm walking along the street or something. I don't mean to do it all the time it just happens. Especially when I'm upset or angry or depressed or something.. I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Am Trying To Stop

    Everyday when an alone I make up stories it my head. I have these long stories that I make up I never talk out loud but it's like two voices in my head that just won't shut up, I control what they say but I just can't stop doing it. It's very hard for me to concentrate because...
    2lost89 2lost89 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Makes Me Feel Like a Schizo

     Unfortunately, I talk to myself all the time when I'm alone. I feel like I am CRAZY. maybe I am? Its my self therapy since I don't feel comfortable at the therapist and just feel to awkward to talk to my friends about some of my problems. It helps... I managed not to...
    reset reset 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I Do At Times

    I talk to myself at times but usually its just me venting so I dont  bother other people.Other times I do it because Im just lonely.Then sometimes I do it  to deal with stress.I know its weird but it helps me so I dont mind being weird.
    littleboyblue16 littleboyblue16 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    I Argue With Myself

    I think out loud (mostly under my breath, except when I'm home alone or in my car and then it's full-voiced) but I also argue with myself out loud. It's not really arguing, just reasoning out loud when I'm struggling with a decision. Also, I talk to myself when I'm writing...
    NurseJello NurseJello 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2007

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    I Talk To Myself.

    My parents think its messed up, but I can't help it. I get horribly bullied at school, and had only 1 friend, now I don't have any. My mother is mean to me, and my father broke his promise about not rubbing snuff(he has high blood pressure, lots of sodium in snuff). I used to cut...
    Kayleelovesbubby Kayleelovesbubby 18-21, F 5 Responses May 28, 2012

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    I Think It Is Ok

    Whenever I'm really pissed about something or feeling passionate I will start talking to myself and even sometimes yelling!    I don't think there is anything wrong or weird about it (just look at how many people do it).  I heard that it is actually...
    DesertTruth DesertTruth 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2007

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    It All Started....

    Well I work as a waiter/manager of a good sized restaurant/bar. Now before I worked there I don't really remember talking to myself. Ever since though I can't help talk to myself. This habit has only gotten worse over the years. Now at any random time throughout the day you can...
    Neighborbob Neighborbob 21-25, M Nov 14, 2007

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    Hhahaha

     i talk to myself evvvvvveryday of my life. people get a bit scared from time to time and call me crazy, but oh well. im not too worried about it. i find it kinda funny.. plus i can keep myself company when im lonely. 
    ixoluvoxjonas ixoluvoxjonas 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Been Afraid To Admit It

    always been afraid to admit i talk with myself..but i do it since i was a small kid..my parents got worried baout it at a time, but then never really cared enough to noticesome say it's a sign of great fantasy..i'd say it's a plain sign of lonelinesswhen you don't have anyone...
    BlackDiamondFairy BlackDiamondFairy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    Mostly I Pretend I'm Talki...

    mostly I pretend I'm talking to other people, in the mirror. even though I know that in real life they'll never answer back the way I wanted
    sadfishes sadfishes 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2007

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    Me,Myself and I Have Such Lovely Chats.

    It is no longer a secret, I talk to myself. Today while working on something, I was as usual engaging in pleasant conversation with myself about finding my pen, where did I put that journal article, where is that book? Oh the list was endless the amount of topics...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Godfuckshitme.

     Lately I have started muttering to myself and I can't seem to help it. I say "i hate my ******* life" and "I'm going to kill myself" and I don't feel that way, I don't think but I don't seem to have any control over saying these...
    stolensilverware stolensilverware 18-21 2 Responses Aug 22, 2009

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    What's the Problem?

    I don't think is that bad to talk to ourselves as long as this is not a illness of course. I always talk to myself in English to keep contact with the language and because I find it very interesting and useful :) (I'm Italian) Often I don't remember how to say something in...
    Vaiolet Vaiolet 18-21, F Aug 30, 2007

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    I Am My Own Best Friend.

    If i actually sit down and think about it, technically i am my best friend. i talk to myself more than i talk to others. and I'm close to positive that my friends and family know that. very frequently i would be doing something alone in a room and start babbling a one way...
    dearly0beloved dearly0beloved 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    I Am Waiting To Be Officially Crazy

    I talk to myself constantly. Be it one word, an observation to myself, or perhaps entire sentences that seep out from the imagined conversations in my head. In the privacy of my own room, when I am alone, it isn't really such a big deal. But due to the excess amount of time...
    oopgirl oopgirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2010

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    Thinking Aloud.

    I talk to myself, mainly in my car when I'm alone, to break the silence when I don't have music on yet. Sometimes though, I'll be walking along, people around, and thinking about random things and I'm not sure if I'm saying it aloud too, or if I'm just thinking really loudly...
    electricmoonshine electricmoonshine 19-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    Da Mirror

    I like looking in a mirror and talking to myself like My on tv or something I'm weird :P.
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 13-15, M Jun 28, 2012

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    Can't Help It...

    I talk to myself more than I talk to my mama, and my mother is my best friend! I have always talked to myself.. all my life. I find that it is self-therapy. I tend to be able to hold pretty good conversations with myself. And I'm not ashamed at all!
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2007

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    My Dad Says Its Ok to Talk to ...

    My dad says its ok to talk to yourself. It's when you start answering yourself that you have gone crazy. But I talk things out to myself all the time.
    LauraLDS2003 LauraLDS2003 22-25, F Jul 30, 2007

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    Yes...everytime I Feel Sad... ...

    Yes...everytime I feel sad... or need to get organized...blah blah blah....
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2007

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    It's Easier Than Talking With Other

    I make up the most amazing stories when I talk to myself, and I find solutions to my problems faster and easier. Sometimes, it's like there are two sides of me, one who sees the good part in everything and the other one who is a pessimist who sees things as they...
    Katniss Katniss 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    Nothin' Wrong With It.

    I find absolutely nothing wrong with talking with yourself. Sometimes you've just got more then one idea about something and just need to let both sides be heard. I'm pretty shy so every day on the way to class I'm saying "Darnit I keep getting in everyone's way" then...
    yuuutsu yuuutsu 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2007

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    Hey You

    I look forward to ******** time cos i have really interesting discussions with myself while i am on the toilet bowl. weird i know but i still do it.
    peacenik peacenik 16-18, F Jun 21, 2007

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    Espescially When I Have Panic ...

    espescially when i have panic attacks. IT's a technique to calm yourself.
    sirsmiley21 sirsmiley21 21-25, F Jul 30, 2007

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    Just Talking

    I sometimes feel that there is another person in the room and find myself talking to it.Even tho I know there isn't anyone else there, I fear that one day someone might catch me doing itI know I am crazy =)
    kittenlove52 kittenlove52 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Sadly, Sometimes...

    I don't usually speak aloud, I just move my mouth and make the facial experssions that go along with what i'm saying when i go to the bathroom sometimes, and i'm doing a once over in the mirror (my once overs last too long because i'm self-conscious). i just did it...
    hateithere hateithere 18-21 2 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Best Conversation to Have!!

    always talk to myself, at home, at work, in the car. ppl probably think i'm certifiable.....perhaps ;p i even answer myself too!!
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2007

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    Its Hard Not To Sometimes.

    Whenever something is really bothering me or I just don't feel comfortable with what others will say about it. I could spend hours discussing it with myself trying to think of any problems that can be solved..what is happening in certain situations. Why people do certain things...
    Utanagi Utanagi 22-25, M Nov 5, 2011

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    I Talk to Myself All the Time....

    I talk to myself all the time. I even answer myself all the time. Mainly when I'm driving. Kinda scary but not a bad habit that I'm worried about breaking.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2007

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    It's True

    Whenever I am alone, I talk to myself. I used to wonder if was schizophrenic in one form or another. Turns out I'm probably just lonely.
    WolfMarauder WolfMarauder 19-21, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2007

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    With Myself, to Myself, At Myself.

    Seriously, there is no-one else around here, so who else am I going to talk to??? That said, I probably talk to myself less and less the more of a hermit I become. That may just be because I've run out of things to say to myself. Could it be that I'm on the verge of boring...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    To Rationalize My Thinking

    I talk to myself when I feel anxious / overwhelmed / upset. I try to calm myself down and level out my judgment. When I would get really upset about something, I would do things to hurt myself, physically and emotionally. But I know that I know better, and deep down, there's a...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Dec 23, 2007

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    I Kinda Just Do.

    Sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it, I could be in the middle of something then suddenly I'll start ranting on about something as if someone was listening to me and I'll litterally almot repeat conversations that I've had, like if I just talked about a movie with a...
    MrUntitled MrUntitled 18-21, M Oct 17, 2009

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    Talking to One's Self...

    ...is not only (in my humble and unsolicited opinion *s*) "normal" (whatever that means), but helpful, therapeutic and practical on several levels. For me it's a way of sorting things out...sifting through an issue...considering options and possibilities. And yes...
    Annillusion Annillusion 31-35, F Sep 23, 2007

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    I Frighten People

    Because I have whispered conversations with myself sometimes. I used to have full-voiced conversations, but eventually lowered them to whispers and mumbles. This happens mainly when I become immersed in a daydream, which is several times a day. Most days I am just in a...
    txerracxotta txerracxotta 16-18, F 8 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    I Can Get Very Good Answers

    Yes, I talk to myself and always hope no one else sees or hears. Many times it helps me work through a troubling point. Sometimes I'll even answer my own questions. That's good cause the answers are always so good. Yeah, I'm in this club.
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2008

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    Why Do I Talk To Myself?

    I've been throwing this question into google for a couple of days now and picked the title to hopefully attract other searchers..  I ended up here @ e.p. and think this is as good a way as any to start..  The responses to this question seems to be un helpful so far...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Sometimes For Fun, Sometimes to Help Me Think

    I don't just talk to myself in the mirror.  In fact 90% of my mirror talking is me just joking around and has no point to it. Most of my actual talking with myself is with writing.  I have full fledged conversations with writing, and sometimes just plain thought. ...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep 18-21, F Feb 29, 2008

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    Look, this is perhaps the absolute worst part of me, I have been talking to myself since I was maybe 8 years old. Maybe it's because grew up an only child and my mom worked a lot...
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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...
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    I'm always talking to myself in the shower. It can be about errands I need to do during the day , stuff like that. NO, I don't answer myself like it's a two way conversation!!
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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