Ok, I’ll admit it. I talk to myself. I talk to myself ALOT. I don’t see anything wrong with it. I find it rather cathartic. I talk out the steps to things I’m doing or planning on doing. I talk to myself while I’m doing things, kind of like I’m my own motivational speaker. This works especially well when I’m working out.
I talk to myself when I have to have an uncomfortable conversation with someone. I found this particularly helpful when I was a teenager and I was preparing my ‘defense’ or my version of the story for my parents. Wait… What?? Scratch that, I was a perfect child. I never had to bend the truth to get out of trouble.
I find where I truly excel at talking to myself is in the area of “I am so freakin’ teed off and I wish I’d have thought of this to say to you when I was talking to you!” I’m really, really good at this one. I can hash and re-hash a conversation or situation. After the fact, I always come up with EXTREMELY witty things I could have said or more cleaver ways to say the things I did manage to get out of my mouth.
In my head, I’m a conversational genius! Unfortunately, I have to keep interacting with actual people…..