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renaeden
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10 Jul 2021, 8:13 am

Seems a lot of people talk to themselves.

I don't and I don't think I can. Words are hard to come up with for me so I keep them for times when I have to talk (with other people). I'll talk to my cats though.



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10 Jul 2021, 8:40 am

I love to talk to myself and do it a lot. Usually, I am imagining I am talking to another person who is present, often somebody I know in real life, but I am aware that they aren't really there. I am currently waiting for my family to leave so that I can get back to the long conversation I was having with myself about whether or not I'm autistic.

In college, I would pretend I was on the phone so that I could talk to myself around other people. I still try to pass it off as if I have a hard-to-see bluetooth earpiece when people catch me.

I would love to know how much this is an autistic trait or if NTs (or other NDs) do this too.


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11 Jul 2021, 7:48 am

Glad to know I'm not the only one who does this. I've never known anyone else (in real life) who talks to themselves as much as i do. It really helps to talk out feelings or situations, kind of like pre planning what I'm going to say.


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11 Jul 2021, 7:57 am

Well, it makes for intelligent conversation -- considering one is locked in a world of neurotypicals :D



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12 Jul 2021, 5:20 pm

Yes, I tend to do this often only whenever I'm alone as, I'd not want to be seen as showing signs of schizophrenia or the like..


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14 Jul 2021, 8:13 am

When I am at the bus stop I pace and talk to myself. That is when I get my best thinking done. It helps me to vocalize my thoughts.


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