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I talk to myself in my head...<br><br>
In fact, I do it quite often. Sometimes I replay conversations that I've already had, thinking of ways I could have responded better, and sometimes I rehearse future conversations that I would like to have, or anticipate having, trying to find the best words to use. Assuming I might even get the chance to say them. Sometimes I even rehearse future forum postings in my head while I'm at the grocery store or sitting in class.<br><br>
I've done this ever since I was a kid and maybe it's because I was a loner and didn't have many friends to talk to when I was young, but seriously... I now fully understand why people talk to themselves on park benches. Several times at the bus stop now I have caught myself having these conversations 'out loud' and even with hand gestures. Sometimes I think that maybe it's because I'm a writer at heart and always thinking of dialogue in my head.<br><br>
But other times... it scares me and I think maybe I am just crazy.<br><br>
Anyone else do this?
 

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Yes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br>
I was an only child, so it's a habit that has carried on into adulthood. I also generally work alone, so that doesn't help anything. I can't concentrate on anything without having a running commentary in my head about what I am doing or need to get done.
 

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I do this a lot too. Unless I'm talking to someone I think I'm "in my head" more than I'm in the real world. I'll replay conversations, think about what I'm going to say to someone, think about what I <i>should</i> have said, or sometimes I'll just think about scenes from movies or tv shows. I try not say anything out-loud when I'm thinking to myself, but I've noticed that sometimes I'll whisper or talk quietly. I'll also make some gestures if I'm a little too caught up in it. I've had people call me on it, and I always get pretty embarrassed. I try not to act this way in public, but there have been times when I've smiled or kind of laughed at something I was thinking about....and it really seems to weird some people out. I've had people look at me like I was crazy even after I explained that I was just thinking about something funny. I guess some people just don't do it at all... I've always been this way though.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2894953"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Sometimes I think that maybe it's because I'm a writer at heart and always thinking of dialogue in my head.</div>
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Same here. I even used to walk around the playground alone and just think about stories I wanted to write.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">I was an only child, so it's a habit that has carried on into adulthood.</div>
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For me I think it's more of a personality trait because I have siblings. My younger brother does a lot of daydreaming as well, but I don't think my older one does.
 

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Hey thanks for the responses. Do you think it's a sign of mental illness, or a positive attribute?
 

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Do you think it's a sign of mental illness</div>
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Seriously?
 

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Do you think it's a sign of mental illness, or a positive attribute?</div>
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I see it as a personality type, maybe one of the rarer ones. It just means you're more introspective, imaginative, and you like to have things planned out. I'm not impulsive at all, so I like to think about things for awhile before I act.<br><br>
I definitely don't see it as an illness.
 

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Seriously?</div>
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Honestly SS yeah I'm a bit worried about that. I don't know may people in real life who do what I do.
 

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unless you have voices in your headtelling you to kill or do what god wants etc. it is fine. i talk to myself too sometimes, i am pretty sure it is a common thing
 

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Well I think that maybe there's a difference between 'thinking' and having conversations in your head.<br><br>
That's what I am worried about.
 

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I talk to myself in my head, out loud, (hell, I am the only one who listens to what I say) second guess myself and have arguments with myself. I think this stems from being pretty much a loner most of my life and not having anyone to talk to. I murder to myself with people around and they are like what I have to respond nothing just talking to myself.
 

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I talk to myself in my head, out loud, (hell, I am the only one who listens to what I say) second guess myself and have arguments with myself. I think this stems from being pretty much a loner most of my life and not having anyone to talk to. I murder to myself with people around and they are like what I have to respond nothing just talking to myself.</div>
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Dexter, is that you?
 

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Honestly SS yeah I'm a bit worried about that. I don't know may people in real life who do what I do.</div>
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As long as you have control over your internal voice and knows its you, you should be fine. When you lose control... thats when you become schizo.
 

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So long as it doesn't start tell you to hurt people <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> But just to be safe, can you delete my number from your cellphone?<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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Isn't this called <i>thinking</i>? My brain never shuts the **** up.</div>
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Same here... If I have an argument with somebody, or even an extremely good day, I'll sit in bed trying to go to sleep and I keep re-running over the day. Sometimes I have to turn the tv on just to shut my brain up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I too, don't think this is unusual in any way. In fact, I think it's just part of the human experience. Even the munchkins I work with (all under age 5) will replay conversations in their head (or sometimes out loud).
 

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As long as you have control over your internal voice and knows its you, you should be fine. When you lose control... thats when you become schizo.</div>
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Yea, I think as long as you know you're talking to yourself (and not some random voice) there's no harm in it. It might be sort of unusual, but that doesn't make a person crazy.<br><br>
Anyway, don't they say the truly crazy don't <i>know</i> that they're crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I hate it when I plan out what I'm going to say in a voicemail and the person answers the phone. It throws me off. Don't answer your phone, people! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Digger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2895063"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Dexter, is that you?</div>
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HaaaHaaa! No, I meant mutter.
 

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HaaaHaaa! No, I meant mutter.</div>
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I prefer to think of you as Dexter... you're just that kinda girl.
 
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