Talking To Yourself?

Do you talk to yourself? I grew up believing that it is the first sign of insanity but apparently it is not so bad. Only when you have full conversations with yourself, you need to get worried. It may be a sign of schizophrenia.scold

Normal conversation is defined as verbal exchanges between two or more persons; therefore talking to oneself can hardly be described as conversation though politicians, preachers, parents, teachers, and the likes of them often talk to themselves, believing that those who are being addressed by them are actually listening.laugh

My friends too often talk to themselves when we sit in a noisy place. Being somewhat hard of hearing, I cannot hear a thing when there is noise or music in the background. I learned to watch their facial expressions and I have developed a set of gestures, headshakes, and more facial expressions that I use to return conversation while they are blissfully unaware that they are talking to nobody but themselves.grin

Then of course, there are those who talk to the TV set. Discounting voice recognition technology to change channels, we all know that neither the TV, nor the person(s) displayed on the screen can hear or respond to you. Yet, you will often find people warning those on the screen of impending dangers, while coaches will sit on their couches in their lounges coaching their teams to victory or defeat. rolling on the floor laughing

This does not conform to the definition of normal conversation and must also be seen as talking to oneself. It is just as well those players cannot hear their coaches sitting on their couches; they damn well won’t know who to listen to.confused

But the clever people say that talking to oneself is not limited to verbal speech. Writing is also talking to yourself if it is not addressed to somebody in particular. Mind you, that sounds familiar. I have seen some blogs and comments doing exactly that; sometimes asking questions only to answer them as well in the next comment.doh
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Well, enjoy the weekend or what is left of it.wave

Comments (95)

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Catfoot
Hi Jarred
Is he also talking to himself?laugh
cheers wave
hello catfoot yes cheers laugh
Talking to yourself can be very beneficial, it's one of the few occasions where you'll normally, but not always, get agreement with what you have to say help laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt
Abraham Lincoln?handshake thumbs up
KNenagh
Who else would I want to talk to if I want expert advice? confused
Catfoot
Hi Z
Right, some people I know, cannot even agree with themselves.
laugh doh
Catfoot
Hi Jarred
I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said:

Thinking aloud is a habit which is responsible for most of mankind's misery.
Catfoot
Hi KN
laugh laugh
That certainly is a way to look at it. Regrettably I don't have such confidence in my own advice.doh
hug wave
Catfoot
My wife told me I should stop talking to myself. Stupid woman, I'm not even married. help
Calleis
Hi Cat! My stepfather was a Scotsman, and when he had too many whiskies he started to quarrel with himself. laugh
KNenagh
Ask your wife then Cat. laugh wave
bungallow55
Hi Cat

is good to talk to ourselves and to listen, don't do like Hitler, he said, I'm not going to make same mistakes as Napoleon did for the invasion of Russia, well he didn't listen to himself Hitler end up making same mistake for Russia.laugh cheers
Catfoot
Hi Calleis
Drunk people seldom agree and love to fight.
laugh
Catfoot
Kn
She's not always around and when she is, she give the same crummy advice then I can think of.
confused doh
Catfoot
Bung
Hitler was so egoistic he would not even listen to himself let alone Napoleon.
laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
When I laugh at my own jokes, it's because it's the first time I'm hearing them.doh
bungallow55
Catfootlaugh dunno right you arecheers
Catfoot
Bung
I would not have talked to myself if it did not make sense.
doh confused
Catfoot
I won't easily pick an argument with myself. I won't know who should win the argument.
grin doh
bungallow55
was Joan of Arc talking to herself?confused

who knows...she was burned for thatangel
Catfoot
Bung
I don't think so. The English just ran out of witches to burn.laugh
cheers wave
KNenagh
Bob.
It has been said!
It is alright to talk to yourself. Just don't answer yourself!
doh But! What if you know the answer?
Ccincy
I must be totally crazy then cause I talk to myself,yell at the tv,etc etc.rolling on the floor laughing
bungallow55
ran out of witches to burn?rolling on the floor laughing

man this so funnyrolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
Kn
where do you think this blog came from? The little voices dictated it.
laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
But Angel
Why ask yourself a question if you know the answer? It is like telling yourself an old joke.laugh
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Moelle
I prefer talking to my reflection
Bob.
Word has it! That you just might be wrong....wink
Catfoot
Hi CC
No, no, no! At our age and the wisdom that came with it, we don't talk to ourselves. We merely think aloud. We have to share our wisdom with whoever is around. Remember, even walls have ears, so let hear.
laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
Bung
How else can you be promoted from a witch to a saint in just 20 years. Long before Pope Benedict XV canonized her in 1920, Joan of Arc had attained saintly stature.professor
hug wave
Catfoot
Hi Moele
I never spoke to the mirror but used to kiss it goodnight. That no longer happens. The mirror now kisses me good night.
laugh rolling on the floor laughing
Catfoot
Angel
I may be wrong but the little voices are never wrong. Maybe you're jealous because the little voices only speak to me and not to you.
rolling on the floor laughing laugh
wallops1964
Cat, I talk to myself all the time... (And between you and me I enjoy it!) uh oh

I think it's great! You always have company! grin

A very dear old lady once said " well when your talking to yourself, your talking conversing to somebody sane! uncertain ...... Not too sure about that one ( well for me anyway) crazy crazy crazy crazy
Catfoot
Hi Wallops
My problem is I don't listen to myself when I talk to (reprimand) myself. Maybe I'm to small to bully myself into submission.grin
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Bob.
roll eyes Uh! No. I don't want to here the little voices. You & Bung can keep that, Sshit....moping
Wallop.
In Bob & Bung Case.

innocent That's Not True!
BeaPatient
Hi Cattie, I hope you have been taking your little pink pills regularly. You do not sound too well.laugh
Catfoot
Hi Angel, they are very educational and enlightening.
professor rolling on the floor laughing
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