Do you talk to yourself?

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Tragic Magic » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:59 pm

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Floex wrote:I talk to myself sure but when some of guys say you have conversations, can you expand on that?

Are you actually having a back and forth with yourself?


For work stuff there can be some back and forth, usually I'm talking through the ways to do something to come up with the best solution. Without it i would end up writing the first version then rewriting over and over as I come up with better ways but by talking myself through it I hit a better version earlier.


I do that all the time in my head. Never out loud but I imagine doing it out loud is probably more beneficial if you're preparing for something that'll really take place.

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by OrangeReindeer » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:35 pm

I don't talk to myself, but I whistle or click, and I'll sing along to music, so I'm guessing that's not too far off. I've definitely spent days in the past without saying a word.

Would definitely give someone a weird look if I caught them chatting away on their lonesome though

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by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:41 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:I don't talk to myself, but I whistle or click, and I'll sing along to music, so I'm guessing that's not too far off. I've definitely spent days in the past without saying a word.

Would definitely give someone a weird look if I caught them chatting away on their lonesome though


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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:02 pm

Moggy wrote:Do you talk to yourself Moggy?


Moggy wrote:Sometimes I guess, usually just swearing at myself.


Moggy wrote:Do you think that’s weird?


Moggy wrote:Nah, everyone does it.


Moggy wrote:That makes sense you handsome bastard


Moggy wrote:Cheers love


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by Green Gecko » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:46 pm

It's called verbal reasoning, and it's very common if your brain is better at processing things aurally as well as verbally, than visually or purely verbally (as in the internal voice) or some kind of arithmetical function (I don't think it's right to just call that "cognitive" because that generally refers to all intelligent thought as well) . We use spoken words as objects, variables, parameters, operands etc, in order to process logic but it can also help with exploring emotions, although that's more to do with complex metaphor, tone of voice, inflection, singing etc. I think, things that are beyond words. Repeating phrases such as instructions can also help to commit them to memory, because some people are better at storing auditory data than other formats of data in their brain.

It's this kind of understanding that really highlights how people think and work completely differently and work methodologies and various systems normalised in society can be incredibly disruptive depending on how you happen to think, and I think it's the last hurdle in discrimination we'll face, hopefully.

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Bethlehemster » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:46 pm

I've lived alone for 9 years. I talk to myself all the time.

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by SugarDave » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 pm

I don't think so, or if I do occasionally, it's not enough to take note of. I am, however, subject to outbursts of making weird noises and faces if I'm alone... getting amped up like Hulk Hogan while waiting for the kettle to boil, stuff like that, you know.

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Advent7 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Green Gecko wrote:It's called verbal reasoning, and it's very common if your brain is better at processing things aurally as well as verbally, than visually or purely verbally (as in the internal voice) or some kind of arithmetical function (I don't think it's right to just call that "cognitive" because that generally refers to all intelligent thought as well) . We use spoken words as objects, variables, parameters, operands etc, in order to process logic but it can also help with exploring emotions, although that's more to do with complex metaphor, tone of voice, inflection, singing etc. I think, things that are beyond words. Repeating phrases such as instructions can also help to commit them to memory, because some people are better at storing auditory data than other formats of data in their brain.

It's this kind of understanding that really highlights how people think and work completely differently and work methodologies and various systems normalised in society can be incredibly disruptive depending on how you happen to think, and I think it's the last hurdle in discrimination we'll face, hopefully.


That works perfectly if you read it in Russell Brand's voice :lol:

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by PaperMacheMario » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:25 am

Ad7 wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:It's called verbal reasoning, and it's very common if your brain is better at processing things aurally as well as verbally, than visually or purely verbally (as in the internal voice) or some kind of arithmetical function (I don't think it's right to just call that "cognitive" because that generally refers to all intelligent thought as well) . We use spoken words as objects, variables, parameters, operands etc, in order to process logic but it can also help with exploring emotions, although that's more to do with complex metaphor, tone of voice, inflection, singing etc. I think, things that are beyond words. Repeating phrases such as instructions can also help to commit them to memory, because some people are better at storing auditory data than other formats of data in their brain.

It's this kind of understanding that really highlights how people think and work completely differently and work methodologies and various systems normalised in society can be incredibly disruptive depending on how you happen to think, and I think it's the last hurdle in discrimination we'll face, hopefully.


That works perfectly if you read it in Russell Brand's voice :lol:

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Bethlehemster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:36 am

Talking to yourself is fine. If you read anything in Russel Brand's voice - you should seek professional help.

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by Gemini73 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:48 am

Ad7 wrote:
Green Gecko wrote:It's called verbal reasoning, and it's very common if your brain is better at processing things aurally as well as verbally, than visually or purely verbally (as in the internal voice) or some kind of arithmetical function (I don't think it's right to just call that "cognitive" because that generally refers to all intelligent thought as well) . We use spoken words as objects, variables, parameters, operands etc, in order to process logic but it can also help with exploring emotions, although that's more to do with complex metaphor, tone of voice, inflection, singing etc. I think, things that are beyond words. Repeating phrases such as instructions can also help to commit them to memory, because some people are better at storing auditory data than other formats of data in their brain.

It's this kind of understanding that really highlights how people think and work completely differently and work methodologies and various systems normalised in society can be incredibly disruptive depending on how you happen to think, and I think it's the last hurdle in discrimination we'll face, hopefully.


That works perfectly if you read it in Russell Brand's voice :lol:


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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by TonyDA » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:01 pm

Does emailing yourself, from one email account to a different one, to remind yourself to do something (or that you’ve actually done something) count?

My other half was complaining that he could no longer access You Tube through our TV. I fixed that yesterday, forgot to tell him of my skill, and have just emailed myself to remind me to tell him tonight. I mean, just how mad is that? :)

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Bethlehemster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:21 pm

My neighbour caught me talking to a moomin once. It was a cuddly toy that had been delivered. I was talking to it and then holding it's face to my ear as if it was whispering to me. She walked past without a word and we've never ever discussed it since. :P

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Yulehide » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm

Denster wrote:My neighbour caught me talking to a moomin once. It was a cuddly toy that had been delivered. I was talking to it and then holding it's face to my ear as if it was whispering to me. She walked past without a word and we've never ever discussed it since. :P


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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by Bethlehemster » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Yours is funnier.

Much funnier! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by OnlyShallow » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 pm

I have internal conversations with people all the time.

Sometimes it slips out of my mouth when I’m not looking. If I was a neutral observer to this, I’d be calling the authorities.

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by still » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:38 pm

Good grief no! Why would you?

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by OnlyShallow » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:39 pm

still wrote:Good grief no! Why would you?

I ask myself this all the time

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PostRe: Do you talk to yourself?
by still » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:40 pm

Denster wrote:My neighbour caught me talking to a moomin once. It was a cuddly toy that had been delivered. I was talking to it and then holding it's face to my ear as if it was whispering to me. She walked past without a word and we've never ever discussed it since. :P


Plus points for Moomin. Moomins are (very) cool.


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