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06 May 2010, 3:41 pm

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It generally is an echo of a few words in my thoughts that are particularly meaningful to me at the time. Another person probably could not understand it. Occasionally I try to maker it sound as strange as possible. :twisted:

When I'm around other people I try to keep it to myself, but every once in a while I have an unintelligible outburst.


Happens to me too. I would describe it more of my "outer voice" echoing my "inner voice", if that makes sense.



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06 May 2010, 10:44 pm

Who else would I talk to?



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06 May 2010, 11:24 pm

The Four Stages of Insanity:
Talks to Self
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Argues with Self
No Longer Speaking to Self
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In all honesty, when i'm trying to work something out, i'll think out loud, or when trying to get myself to do something, I'll nag myself like my mom does. The sad thing is, I still argue back! I usually win.



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07 May 2010, 12:10 am

fudgepickle wrote:
when trying to get myself to do something, I'll nag myself like my mom does. The sad thing is, I still argue back! I usually win.


I nag myself to do stuff too, only I do it in the form of pretending it's my imaginary fraternal twin sister who is doing the nagging. This has actually been extremely helpful to me, because under the "guidance" of my "twin sister", I've managed to completely stop having accidents. "She" is also good at reminding me to take my medications and to shower.



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07 May 2010, 4:52 am

Having few friends while growing up, I became a rather skilled self-conversationalist. In a crowd I got in the habit of moving my mouth as little possible so I could avoid detection. Alone, the dialogue was also in my head so I wouldn't fully enunciate what I was saying.
I did this enough that I think it had an impact on my overall speech patterns. Sometimes I'll start talking to someone with my mouth almost shut and get asked why I'm muttering. It's not infrequent for people to ask me what country I'm from when I talk.

It's also occurred to me that the fraction of a second time delays that stilt the rhythm of my speech might make me sound like I'm speaking English as a second language...



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07 May 2010, 9:09 am

I talk to myself when i am doing things.

such as.
"First i need to do this"
"No that wont work at all"
i just keep answering stuff. I also sometimes chalk it up to talking to myself it someone said they were not listening to me.



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07 May 2010, 10:31 am

I thought it was a well-known adage that if you talk to yourself you'll never find a better listener?

I listen to myself very carefully and argue the point until both sides of myself agree. Because both "voices" are me, they can read each others' minds and so it's easy for them to trust that there's no competitive games or lying going on. I can take criticism from myself without feeling that my ego is under attack......I know that we only want each other to be happy, whereas with other people, who knows what they're really up to when they speak?



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07 May 2010, 11:14 am

I usually just talk to myself in my head so that in public, I don't seem awkward but I often do the same thing and try to analyze my life and what I need to do to make it better.


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07 May 2010, 11:19 am

I know it's strange. When I used to talk to myself, I would pretend I was being interviewed and would act like people I had seen on television giving lengthy interviews. They were my inspiration. When I wasn't busy practice interviewing, I was talking for real, on the phone. In person, the people I knew would sometimes tell me to shut up and, yes, they were that blunt and rude about it and non Aspie, to my knowledge which is why I think anyone is cabable of being rude or blunt, regardless of their neuro-status. I was a talk junkie for quite a while but weaned myself into calm quietude.
I guess I listened to myself, to some extent.



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07 May 2010, 6:38 pm

If I'm bored and alone I'll talk out loud to myself in conversation format, usually narrating my thought process. But I've noticed that if I'm not thinking about it, I'll have a train of thought going in my head and say things aloud that don't make sense. Usually random noises or "ok, ok, ok..." over and over.


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08 May 2010, 12:53 am

I tend to make a lot of bird songs out loud. It's comforting. I do robins, cardinals, chickadees. etc. I also sing songs that I have made up that use these sounds.

I also like to make the same sounds my cats make. My youngest loves to say, "Meepy?" It's just so cute that I can't help but answer in kind.

I also catch myself involuntarily saying things like "It's okay, it's okay. it's okay," "Easy, easy," and other such self-settling-down phrases.



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08 May 2010, 7:11 am

riverspark wrote:
....I also like to make the same sounds my cats make....
I do that too and my cat makes sounds I do.
He says 'Hello' when he comes home or tells me 'Rain' [when it rains] and 'More' when he wants more food.


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08 May 2010, 9:18 am

Usually I talk to myself out of frustration so I usually say things like "ugh, what was I thinking!?" or "hmm, where did I put that thing?"



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09 May 2010, 3:27 am

Descartes wrote:
I often repeat things out loud when no one else is around. Like sometimes I'll read the content of my posts aloud to get an idea of what it sounds like to the readers.


wendigopsychosis wrote:
If I'm bored and alone I'll talk out loud to myself in conversation format, usually narrating my thought process.


Me too. I'll also talk out loud as if I were talking to someone when I have stuff to say and no one to talk to; this seems to partially satisfy the desire to share with another human being.


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