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Does anyone else talk aloud to themselves? I do and when my wife asks who I'm talking to I tell her I'm having the most intelligent conversation I've had all day

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I talk to myself all the time.



We used to have a roofer that came in after we were done framing, name Pete, who worked alone. The contractor said, When Pete starts talking to himself loudly, you better watch out, because he was flashing back to 'Nam. The only thing was, Pete had never been in the service at all, much less in Vietnam.

Oh wow! That's crazy, no pun intended! Was he at least good at what he did?

This is not 'Nam, it's bowling:

@AccursedHalo at the time it wasn't really any of my business about his work. But if he hadn't been a good roofer he wouldn't have been around as long as he was.


I talk to the cats, which is about the same thing. I had a horrible cold a few weeks ago, I had to talk out loud so I could figure out if I had a voice and if I should go to work. I spend a lot of time on the phone, if I can't talk there is no sense in going to work.


I do it all the time. It might not be weirdness or old age. It might just be voicing your thoughts. And maybe its something to do with the two parts of the brain, one part dealing with the immediate and the other thinking about all the different options.

brentan Level 8 May 19, 2018

I do while driving! I'm complaining or cussing someone out for doing something stupid that makes me have to break or etc

Copy that. I curse a lot while I am driving. Probably because so many people drive so badly smile001.gif


Everyone does it. No one admits it.

What I tend to do is work out how conversations will go, and how the other person will react. I play both roles. I have yet to have a real conversation go the same way as a rehearsed one.

"You're much easier to talk to when you aren't here."

Funny delusional human, I can bet you also think everybody masturbates.


All the time. I'm the only one I can find who will agree with me.

tioteo Level 8 May 19, 2018

Yes...I do it all the time. I am especially vocal when I am in the car by myself and I have issues to resolve. It is very cathartic.

This is the best way to think things through, in my opinion. I even call my name out and say, "you need to figure this out, girl!"

@CatiValti23 Yes Yes Yes. me too. lol

@CatiValti23 I often address myself by my last name when"thinking"out loud.

@sloryd I'm not very gentle with myself at all.......anything that comes to mind comes out.

@patchoullijulie I know just what you mean.


Come on Ella. It's late, you've got to go to bed now.

But is so addictive... Just ten more minutes? No... It's bed time.

I get that.


No. I'm afraid if l get into a back and forth conversation with myself, we will argue, and that could escalate into name calling, and then it could really get ugly. ?

Sticks48 Level 9 May 19, 2018

Yes, but I used to call it "prayer".

RobWard Level 6 May 19, 2018

I do. And so do I.

bleurowz Level 8 May 20, 2018

You my friend are a ‘one man show!’ What profound answers have you gotten lately?


of course.. sometimes I need expert advice smile001.gif

mitelheem Level 4 May 19, 2018

I talk to things.
'hey you, c'mere ' when I reach for something.
'fine! Fuckin be that way' if I drop something or it breaks.
'Cooperate !' to a stuck drawer.
I'm alright. They let me out afterall.


Nope, it does not work for me... I have a tendency to ask myself questions I do not have answers for..... smile001.gif

IamNobody Level 8 May 19, 2018

I often talk to my self and normally my inner critic answers. ☺ need to get that voice a bus ticket out of my head someday!

Donna_I Level 7 May 19, 2018

Before I retired I worked alone trouble shooting electrical problems on Commercial Air Conditioning, people would stop and think I was talking to them. I was just approaching the equipment on a quantum level to understand what is wrong by asking it. Well that's what I told them. hahahah


I do that.

All. The. Time.


And she hasn't kicked you in the nuts yet?

SLBushway Level 7 May 19, 2018

That's what I thought too. I'm sure his wife appreciates that. :/


All the time. Thought I was the only one.

Kbdank71 Level 7 May 19, 2018


Smart people talk to themselves.

Then I'm a genius! Eat your hearts out y'all.

@tymtravler me too!


I live alone and I talk out loud to myself all the time.

LolaJane Level 4 May 20, 2018

I talk to myself all the time. When I know that I'm alone, I even have arguments (which I ALWAYS win). It's good to know that I'm not the only one.


I talk aloud to a hand puppet.
He tells me things.....
Disturbing things......


All the time. Sometimes I think it's a loneliness thing, but I also find it useful to listen to my own arguments and thought processes when stated out loud. Reasoning aloud seems to make use of different circuits in the brain compared to just thinking. That's my guess anyway.

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