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OhTheIrony June 30th, 2013 6:32pm

Do you think the social stigma associated with talking to oneself is justified?

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chinito Florida
06/30/13 4:48 pm

I never talk to myself. Nevertheless, I sometimes talk to the handsome man in the mirror.

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tdaddy diversity
06/30/13 4:25 pm

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).

ncbuc Get Over It
06/30/13 3:01 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 2:56 pm

I've never talked to myself. Maybe I'll try it!

ncbuc Get Over It
06/30/13 3:03 pm

No need EB. I'll talk to you.????

Wondering which emojis are working now. ;)

ncbuc Get Over It
06/30/13 3:03 pm

Damn it!!

EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 3:05 pm

Lol.., ❤☺

amuseme This is for you
06/30/13 3:20 pm

Ohhhh, all the question marks are emojis? I was thinking they were some new annoying fad.

ncbuc Get Over It
06/30/13 3:39 pm

Yes. The question marks are emojis. And I've been shackled. Damn you SOH 2.1!!!

Kris Humidity Central
06/30/13 12:09 pm

I talk to myself very often. It's a great way to sort through things.

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Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 11:46 am

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.

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rlands
06/30/13 11:40 am

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.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 11:50 am

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.

rlands
06/30/13 11:58 am

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

rlands
06/30/13 12:00 pm

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...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:01 pm

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

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:03 pm

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...

rlands
06/30/13 12:04 pm

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 :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:07 pm

True. :) I hand write all of my work for the first draft (not school work). I always type my school work, haha.

rlands
06/30/13 12:11 pm

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...

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:13 pm

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...

rlands
06/30/13 12:15 pm

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?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:22 pm

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

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:26 pm

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.

rlands
06/30/13 12:29 pm

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.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 12:34 pm

Awe, thanks. ☺❤

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 11:34 am

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.

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