I think I'm going crazy because I always talk to myself.

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I talk to myself. It's not like I'm reminding my myself to do something out loud but rather that I have full on conversations with myself. Like I'll say something to a friend or someone and then in my head I'll reply to what I myself said.

For expample:

Me (out loud): Hey Christine (one of my school friends) did we have any math homework

Me (in my head): Seriously? Did we have any homework? You (as in ME) made it sound like the only reason you're friends with her is so she can tell you what homework you have.

And then I feel horrible because I feel like maybe Christine'll think I'm only friends with her so she can help me out with school

I refer to the "Me in my head" as the Other Me. Is that crazy?

Any advice?

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    I think you would be surprised how many people do the same thing. A lot of people even talk to themslves out loud or under their breath. I do it a lot and it drives my husband crazy. I also answer my own questions. I'm not crazy and just retired from banking in 2015. If your life is normal in every other way then be happy and don't worry.

    Take care,

    Phyllis

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      Thank you!! The thing is I asked my mom once if it was normal for people to talk to themselves and she just laughed and said no. SO I was kind of worried but thank you so much!!
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    Hi Sarah..,

    You could be my twin...if I am not talking !!! I am humming something...not even proper music....I get some odd looks in shops !!!...MY hubby, is not keen on it either...but I do it without even realising...never mind, it is a harmless thing to do...hugs mate...xxx

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    I talk to my cat - it is the only way i can get out my annoyance ,my frustrations , thoughts , feelings where my local Community Mental Health Team are concerned - they have been causing me a lot of distress last few months because of one young man who took over my care late last year - new to the centre so he didn't understand my issues like phone phobia ( have difficulty in answering to unkown caller likewise ringing professional sector like CMHT an Crisis Home Treatment ) an my trust issues - takes me a while to trust them so because he wasn't very patient he has dumped helping me so i use my cat as a way of getting out how i feel - normal tone of voice - like having a one sided conversation but it helps , if it helps you then there is nothing wrong with it , you are most certainly not crazy , people having been talking to themselves / having a conversation with themselves for decades . confused

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      You said if it helps you, there's nothing wrong with it, but that's the problem. My self-talking doesn't help me. It actually makes stuff worse because the "Other Me" always makes the real me feel horrible.

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      Hi Sarah, how are you doing today? Why does the "Other You" make you feel horrible? Sometimes when I talk to myself silently, the things I "say" aren't very nice. Rational people realize there are things they shouldn't say out loud, but can't help thinking them. That is normal,and doesn't mean you have anything to feel bad about. You are probably being too hard on yourself. 

      Have a great weekend!

      Take care,

      Phyllis

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      I'm doing good thanks.

      The "Other Me" always makes me feel rly stupid like I said/did something rly dumb. I'm also a very shy person and it's not easy for me to make friends, so whenever the "Other Me" says something mean, I feel like my friends won't want to be my friends anymore. Logically I know that I have great buddies and they'd never abandon me but I can't seem to control my emotions.

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      You're the only one who knows what the "Other You" is thinking. Your friends might even do the same thing, but because you're so sensitive you feel bad if the "Other You" is mean. If you weren't a good person you wouldn't worry about it. When I was young I was very emotional too. You'll learn to control the your emotions better. Enjoy being young and try not to worry. Glad you are doing good right now.

      Take care,

      Phyllis

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    Hi Sarah, you aren't alone & you've made me feel better!

    Since I was young I have always had conversations with other people who aren't actually present except in my mind. If I don't talk it out loud it all swirls round me head in voices & I can't switch it off meaning it drives me bonkers. For example I'll say out loud "Oh my gosh this happened at work today blah blah blah" as if talking to my mate & then I reply (as if I were my mate) "and how did you react blah blah blah".

    I've never told anyone & I've been doing it easily for 20yrs (I'm 36) but thought even my Dr would think I'm certifiable!!!

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      I'm glad I got to help someone else. I guess You're just as sane as I am. (Lol. That's a Harry Potter reference and I'm a huge Harry Potter fan so I absolutely had to say it. Sorry. ;D)

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      Its really the same as before. I still talk to myself but I don't think there's something wrong with me anymore. However the "Other Me" is rly mean and I know it sounds dumb but whenever she says something I feel terrible.

      Anyway how are YOU doing?

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    • Posted

      Sarah it is okay to talk to yourself. Let me tell you what

      What happened to me which might cause you to be a little careful

      Of where you do. I was in the bathroom at Wal-Mart one day in the

      Next stall I could hear a lady talking I was not sure if she was talking

      on the phone or was having a stroke as my mother had a stroke many

      Years ago and was slurring her speech. I contacted the cashier and

      Told her you need to call 911 something is wrong. Another lady told

      Me oh she is okay. She is a regular customer. The cashier said on have

      To call the supervisor. Stupid stupid stupid. Valuable minutes were lost.

      Turns out the lady was from a local nursing home and got left there. Bottom'll

      Line I learned if you have a medical issue stay out of the bathroom.

      Another time there was a gentleman who was leaning on another man. I ask the

      Gentleman do you know him. The man said no. I ask the gentleman are you okay

      He was able to tell me no. I yelled somebody call 911. The cashier

      Called on the loud speaker and another called 911. About fifteen fellows

      came running up to the front to catch the fellow. The ambulance was there in five

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      Continued from above. It was around that time that someone knew

      Him and called his wife and had just talked to him five minutes before

      That. He was a diabetic and was probably having low blood

      Sugar. Anyways the ambulance took him to the hospital. Hope with

      This little story that you might think about not talking out loud in

      Certain places. Any kind of slurring of speech someone might think

      you were drunk could call the police. So be careful and try and

      Be careful when and where you are at. Take care. Don't be to hard

      On yourself. I volunteer with a lot of older folks and they don't care

      What they say nor apologize either. Matter the fact one has caused

      Me to stop volunteering at a place that I worked at least four hours

      Day just to keep their resale shop organized. That person has no

      Idea that it was her but blames her husband as he is the voluntary

      President of the organization. So that was it for me. It is one thing to

      Take stuff off you co-workers quite another to take it off another volunteer.s

      Stay positive and when those negative thoughts come into your head

      Tell the other you you are lying to me why are you doing that. Find

      One really good friend you can talk to. We might.have a lot of friends

      But only need one to confide in.

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