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Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I often talk to myself out loud whenever I am by myself and have recently wondered if it's healthy or not. I mean, sometimes it helps me annunciate words, yet I mostly feel less outgoing when I talk to other people. Is this a habit I should suppress?

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I'm guilty of doing this occasionally. Maybe we do it because we have to express our thoughts verbally like a confirmation of it, or maybe it's a way of dealing with isolation in that we have to talk to something even though no one is there. Like that movie Cast Away with Tom Hanks. My mom also talks to herself all the time. It's kind of annoying to listen to sometimes, but I hope that I don't end up doing it as much as she does.
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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I talk to myself a lot too when I am alone - I find that I am able to think much more clearly if I do so - however, the tough part for me is making sure that I don't talk to myself when I am around other people, as that could prove embarrassing!

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I talk to myself a lot. I will even do it when I am at work busy with something. People look at me weird, but it helps me keep my thoughts in order while doing something.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I do this but I'm always afraid of getting caught. Maybe it makes me feel less alone, but I figure it's mostly just because I think WAY too much and often feel the need to sort things out verbally (with myself).
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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

i talk to myself everywhere..at school, home anywheree..and people always tell me im crazy and weird because I do.
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I talk to myself everywhere, all the time. Sometimes I have to catch from myself doing it in public.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

Do you guys go back and forth? Like I sometimes ask myself questions and answer them...lol wierdo.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I talk to myself aloud sometimes when I'm at home. I'm very wary about not letting other people hear it, so I'm always very quiet. It happens that there are people in the room that I weren't aware of, and then get all '****, could they hear me?'

Sometimes I do it to remember stuff (like a series of digits, but I guess most people do this), other times because it helps settle racing, abstract thoughts and makes some more sense out of them.

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I've talked to myself in those times of deep despair. When theres absolutely no one I could turn to but myself.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

well, i believe...that talking to yourself isnt a bad thing, but i really dont think you should do it all the time, like if your watching tv or something happens and you make a little coment to yourself, i think thats okay from my experiences...but when you start just having coversations with yourself on a daily basis thats when you can become wierd...

but on a social anxiety basis...i dont think its bad at all and i dont think it effects it, as long as you know your talking to yourself lol...but i do it all the time, and it really doesnt interfeer with my anxiety...

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

Everybody talks to themselves. It is just that we like to do it loudly.
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Do you guys go back and forth? Like I sometimes ask myself questions and answer them...lol wierdo.
i just read this, sorry for double posting...

but yea lol, i do that all the time, expecially when it comes to things i want to do and i try to hold myself back, or if its something i want to do that i really shouldnt...i ask myself whats going to happen and who it may affect, and then i answer it myself, and find out the best solution for me and what would help me, i dont think its wierd at all lmao...

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I swear out loud if that counts like ya know when things are'nt going your own way and your just like for **** sake you stupid piece of ****ing **** etc i don't care who's listening if they dont like it they can **** off too .
Just gotta let it out sometimes.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

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I talk to myself everywhere, all the time. Sometimes I have to catch from myself doing it in public.
I do that all the time. It's a terrible habit that has been going on for years now...

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Everybody talks to themselves. It is just that we like to do it loudly.
I tend to talk to myself softly because I really don't want anyone to hear me and it's how I normally end up talking to other people.

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^I only really talk to myself cause sometimes i get so FRIGGIN lonely .

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

I have entire conversations and debates with myself.

What else can you do when you are alone and you got a lot to say?

Sometimes it is pretty fun though and I get insights.
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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

not in my case the more I talk the worse I get.

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Re: Does talking to yourself (aloud) help?

****, I have read a couple of your threads.
You sound exactly like me, and yer I talk to myself heaps
Ive never really thought much of it, it kinda make me feel better so I dont care
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