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Greshym_Shorkan
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21 Jan 2010, 4:51 am

I do! When I'm at home the play button is pushed, and it's so hard to stop! I've never lived away from home (and the semesters I did, it was hard to control. A snide room mate even commented on it.)

What do I do? It's like I'm compulsively giving advice to someone all the time, or looking in the mirror talking to myself, like I AM the person I'm talking to and the guy in the mirror is me and I'm lecturing them. It's so ******* weird, I've never heard of it in my life.

Is this an AS thing, a negative-symptom schizophrenia thing, what?? Somebody, tell me what the hell is wrong with me?



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21 Jan 2010, 5:10 am

I also find that I constantly talk to myself. I have many issues that I work around, by doing that. It didn't go over too well, the week that I stayed with my parents. It got to the point, that I had to type my words into Google Docs. I just didn't want my mum to hear what was going through my mind, anymore. I had a lot of things to hide.


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21 Jan 2010, 8:49 am

I do it all the time. I talk to myself, I answer myself. I rehearse whole conversations sometimes. So does my son and my husband. I'm NT, they are not. For me it reduces stress. I'm very verbal by nature so that may be why. I think for my husband it's also stress reducing.

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21 Jan 2010, 11:56 am

I'm slightly different. You know when you make a comment about what's going on, to someone standing next to you or to anyone within earshot? Well, I do that, but I do it even when nobody's listening. It wouldn't be weird if someone were listening, but when they're not it just looks like I'm mumbling to myself. People have commented on it at school, I'm trying to stop but it's difficult!

Once I asked someone, "When's the exam?" and the person said to their friend, "She's talking to herself again." I replied, "I'm talking to you, why would I ask myself a question?" :roll:


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21 Jan 2010, 12:05 pm

Me too, all the time



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21 Jan 2010, 12:06 pm

Obviously you are not confused as who is talking to you (you know its you) so there is no cause to associate such behavior with a psychotic disorder. Relax, and if someone criticizes you for this harmless behavior (especially if they are being snide) tell them it's not your fault you happen to be the only person present who is worth talking to.



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21 Jan 2010, 12:22 pm

Yep, I totally agree with everyone here. I am constantly talking to myself: narrating my thoughts out loud or giving myself advice in the mirror or even having arguements with myself. When I am out in a public place by myself I try to tone it down and just mumble under my breath but I still probably look like a nutcase.

Funny that I should see this today, just this morning I was talking loudly to myself in the car. I said:

"Should I drop this off at his house on my way to work?" "Sure! Why the hell not?"

And then realized I was speaking out loud and that someone would probably think I was quite odd if there was anyone else in the car.

I generally only do it audibly when alone but I did it a bit when I was still living with my ex husband and he was in the next room. I'm certain he could hear me and I'm certain he thought I was talking for his benefit for some reason. I am sure he would never comprehend that I just do that all the time when alone.



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21 Jan 2010, 1:14 pm

I used to have a major problem in that I'd start talking to myself in front of others and not realize I'd done it.

Now I manage to only do it when alone.


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21 Jan 2010, 3:17 pm

If I talk to myself it´s always in a whispery mumbly type fashion so it´s not really that much of a problem.



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21 Jan 2010, 3:43 pm

MommyJones wrote:
I do it all the time. I talk to myself, I answer myself. I rehearse whole conversations sometimes. So does my son and my husband. I'm NT, they are not. For me it reduces stress. I'm very verbal by nature so that may be why. I think for my husband it's also stress reducing.

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This should be do.



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21 Jan 2010, 5:47 pm

Yea I talk too myself alot too when nobody is around me close enough to hear. I motivate myself to keep working out and get better. I also talk to myself for planning things such as what im going to do today or the next day.


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21 Jan 2010, 5:53 pm

Me and my younger brother who is also an aspie talk to ourselves all the time. It gives us company.


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21 Jan 2010, 7:11 pm

I do as well XD


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21 Jan 2010, 7:21 pm

Talking to myself is great, because then I'm talking to the smartest person I know. :lol:

Seriously though, it's a good way to prepare dialogue for conversations with other people.



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21 Jan 2010, 7:50 pm

I talk to myself alot... normally in places where nobody could hear me or when everyone is out the house :lol:
Normally would talk to myself like it was a dream.... :D


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21 Jan 2010, 8:14 pm

I learned that talking to yourself should not be frowned upon because it is productive. There's a book out there, I think it's called "What to Talk About if You Talk to Yourself", something like that. Anyways, talking to myself is how I come up with a lot of my ideas, so it has an intellectual benefit.