Do You Talk To Yourself?

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  1. David Von Pein

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    Is it common to talk to one's self?
    I imagine most people do it (to varying degrees).
    I was just curious as to how common it actually is.
    I'll hold entire conversations without anyone else in the room. Haven't lost an argument yet. [​IMG]
    (I'm guessing that every HTF member does a little mumbling (or screaming) to themselves while undergoing the tedious "Removing-the-stickers-from-a-DVD" process many times per week. Right? [​IMG] )
     
  2. Peter Kline

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    Yes, I do from time to time. Usually it's the only intelligent conversation I have all day! [​IMG]
     
  3. Jay H

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    No, this day and age, I send email to myself, get with the times!
    [​IMG]
    Jay
     
  4. JoanPablo_T

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    I do all the time! ....wait who am I talking to right now? oh well [​IMG]
     
  5. Peter Kline

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    eMails are so impersonal.
     
  6. David Von Pein

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    Good crack Jay! [​IMG]
     
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    "No, this day and age, I send email to myself, get with the times!" [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Jay the comedian!
    Brent
     
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    I do all the time. Ive been doing it all my life. I think it must have something to do with me being a loser though. I dont know if that is a prerequisit or what. [​IMG]
     
  9. Max Leung

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    I see people only talk to themselves when someone else is in the room. If no one is there, they go silent. Weird.
     
  10. Carl Johnson

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    I talk to myself all the time. These are full scale conversations, mostly flashbacks repeating classic conversations from my past. I'm a delivery driver for Pepsico and just the other day I had a customer in one of my stores tell me "you know, that case of Pepsi isn't going to talk back to you...".
     
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    I argue with myself out loud. But only over stereo/HT component puchases.
     
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    Talking to yourself is said to be a sign of impending mental collapse.
     
  14. Scott Strang

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    Yeaaaahhhhhh. You could page and/or call yourself. That way you get to utilize your toys.
     
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    I talk to myself quite often. I also send e-mails to myself from time to time.
     
  16. David Von Pein

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  17. Mark Dubbelboer

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    i talk out loud to myself
    but i'm not talking to myself. as in i'm not having a conversation but if i'm doing math or something i have a tendency to say what it is i'm doing
    i.e. "2, pie, r" etc.
     
  18. Luc

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    Holy Cow! You guys are kidding right?
    I can understand blurring out a word or two or perhaps rehearsing a speech out loud but you guys don't really have a conversation with yourself do you? [​IMG]
    "hello"
    "hi"
    "want to watch a movie tonight?"
    "sure"
    "want to cuddle tonight"
    "sure"
    [​IMG]
    I have found that as I'm getting older (passed the 30 mark) I'm starting to blur things out more. Usually an emotional "shoot", "man, I hate that." or something to that nature.
    Is talking out loud an age related thing? All the people who seems to talk to themselves are older folks.
     
  19. Brad Porter

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    I don't initiate conversations with myself, but I will respond if I ask myself something.... er, wait a minute.

    Actually, I do "pretend" to have two selves with polar opposite opinions who debate with each other when I have a choice to make. I haven't named the two personalities or anything, but it is easier to draw a fair comparison when you conduct a point-counterpoint argument. For example:

    "Should I buy that Unforgiven Special Edition DVD?"

    "No! You ass. You already own the previous release. Quit wasting money."

    "I'd like to have the extra content and the improved transfer, wouldn't you?"

    "Not if I'm paying for it! How much of my money are throwing away this time?"

    "I don't know.... Fifteen bucks?"

    "Go for it, dude!"

    I don't do any of this out loud though. That would be obnoxious.

    Brad
     
  20. Henry Gale

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    Talking to ones self must be common and normal. I'm concerned about the fact that I was talking to a stack of freshly dried clothes last week. :b
     

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