Do you think the social stigma associated with talking to oneself is justified?
I never talk to myself. Nevertheless, I sometimes talk to the handsome man in the mirror.
No. Besides, with all the people now talking to themselves (so it appears because you can't see the Bluetooth device they're talking into), talking into space is a lot more ignorable today than it was 20 years ago (maybe even 10 years ago).
I didn't know there was a social stigma...
I don't think there is a problem with talking to yourself. BUT, if you start answering yourself? You need to go see someone.
I've never talked to myself. Maybe I'll try it!
No need EB. I'll talk to you.????
Wondering which emojis are working now. ;)
Ohhhh, all the question marks are emojis? I was thinking they were some new annoying fad.
Yes. The question marks are emojis. And I've been shackled. Damn you SOH 2.1!!!
I talk to myself very often. It's a great way to sort through things.
Depends on the situation. I know a few people who talk to themselves at work to sort through all the chaos. But, walking down the street....maybe a little strange.
Yeah. It's strange.
That's not to say I don't talk to myself when I'm alone. But in public? Not a chance.
Even when you're reading and trying to process something? Or if you're yelling at other drivers who can't hear you when others are in the car? There are times I do it without realizing it at first. Not like I illustrated below, but on occasion.
Well when you're yelling at other drivers you aren't really talking to yourself.
And I've never seen anyone read out loud to try to comprehend text. Well, this girl that sat next to me in one of my English classes did. But she was a little out there
Well actually I get what you mean, kinda. Like last night I was on my patio and a huge bug landed on me, so naturally I exclaimed "ew what the heck type of bug is this get off of me!!" If that counts...
You are if they can't hear you! No? :P
And I do it on occasion. Mainly when I'm writing and something sounds fishy. It helps me to fix the fluency.Usually I just run it through my head without saying it out loud, but some people process sounds best
Kind of! I'm sure you've done that in public, too! I have... But just wandering down the street talking to yourself is strange and rather concerning. I've seen it.... I crossed the street...
Hahaha I would cross the street too! But if you're talking to yourself while writing, aren't you alone anyway? It's not like you're out where people can hear you. When I write papers and stuff I have my computer read them to me :)
True. :) I hand write all of my work for the first draft (not school work). I always type my school work, haha.
Oh wow that's cool! Makes it more authentic if you handwrite it. I get so fed up with handwriting things because I only write in pen and if I have to take out an entire sentence or something...
But that's why it's called a rough draft! :) I make mistakes. I'm writing a short romance novel at the moment and I probably have one to two mistakes on a page, but other than that...
Yeah but then you have to write it all over again....ugh....
You're writing a novel! That's so exciting! Like to be published?
You certainly have your lazy moments, lovely. ;P
Haha, no... I've written multiple works which my English departments from high school and college both agree are certainly publishable, but I don't write for that. I write because I enjoy it. Plus I
wouldn't want all that many people to read them. Six of the eleven complete written works are not easily comprehended, anyway. :) it's a passion, but I don't mind keeping it to myself.
I'm sure some people would want to read them! Lots of people, I bet! You could always publish them under a pen name, if you wanna do that and keep the anonymity. It's nice that you write for yourself though.
Awe, thanks. ☺❤
Is there really a social stigma???
Speak up, I can't hear you...
Oh! You said that we should answer the question and stop talking to ourselves? But it's asking whether talking to yourself is a socially acceptable thing. Should we let them know?!
Hahaha, I said no... But it varies.