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#1 of 32 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted November 18 2002 - 12:35 AM

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.
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#2 of 32 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted November 18 2002 - 12:40 AM

Yes, I do from time to time. Usually it's the only intelligent conversation I have all day! Posted Image

#3 of 32 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted November 18 2002 - 01:36 AM

No, this day and age, I send email to myself, get with the times!

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#4 of 32 OFFLINE   JoanPablo_T

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Posted November 18 2002 - 01:43 AM

I do all the time! ....wait who am I talking to right now? oh well Posted Image

#5 of 32 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted November 18 2002 - 02:50 AM

eMails are so impersonal.

#6 of 32 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted November 18 2002 - 02:53 AM

Good crack Jay! Posted Image

#7 of 32 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted November 18 2002 - 03:31 AM

"No, this day and age, I send email to myself, get with the times!" Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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#8 of 32 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted November 18 2002 - 04:16 AM

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. Posted Image
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#9 of 32 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted November 18 2002 - 05:51 AM

I see people only talk to themselves when someone else is in the room. If no one is there, they go silent. Weird.
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#10 of 32 OFFLINE   Carl Johnson

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Posted November 18 2002 - 05:56 AM

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...".

#11 of 32 OFFLINE   Danny Tse

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Posted November 18 2002 - 06:20 AM

I argue with myself out loud. But only over stereo/HT component puchases.
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#12 of 32 OFFLINE   Michael Martin

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Posted November 18 2002 - 06:34 AM

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

I actually tend to talk to myself (out loud!) far more when alone than when in company. Shrug.

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#13 of 32 OFFLINE   John Miles

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Posted November 18 2002 - 07:50 AM

Talking to yourself is said to be a sign of impending mental collapse.

#14 of 32 OFFLINE   Scott Strang

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Posted November 18 2002 - 07:56 AM

Yeaaaahhhhhh. You could page and/or call yourself. That way you get to utilize your toys.

#15 of 32 OFFLINE   Steeve Bergeron

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Posted November 18 2002 - 08:07 AM

I talk to myself quite often. I also send e-mails to myself from time to time.

#16 of 32 OFFLINE   David Von Pein

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Posted November 18 2002 - 08:59 AM

[quote] Talking to yourself is said to be a sign of impending mental collapse. [quote] In that case: Nurse Ratched -- here I come! Posted Image

#17 of 32 OFFLINE   Mark Dubbelboer

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Posted November 18 2002 - 09:45 AM

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.

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Posted November 18 2002 - 12:09 PM

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? Posted Image

"hello"

"hi"

"want to watch a movie tonight?"

"sure"

"want to cuddle tonight"

"sure"

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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 of 32 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted November 18 2002 - 12:16 PM

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
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#20 of 32 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted November 18 2002 - 01:15 PM

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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