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BS: You Talk to Yourself???

Bobert 25 Feb 13 - 09:09 PM
Wesley S 25 Feb 13 - 09:18 PM
Bill D 25 Feb 13 - 09:28 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 25 Feb 13 - 09:50 PM
gnu 25 Feb 13 - 09:53 PM
ChanteyLass 25 Feb 13 - 11:46 PM
Little Hawk 25 Feb 13 - 11:59 PM
GUEST,Musket sans cookie 26 Feb 13 - 02:32 AM
GUEST,999 26 Feb 13 - 02:43 AM
David C. Carter 26 Feb 13 - 04:49 AM
MGM·Lion 26 Feb 13 - 05:01 AM
David C. Carter 26 Feb 13 - 05:06 AM
Michael 26 Feb 13 - 05:37 AM
jacqui.c 26 Feb 13 - 07:06 AM
MGM·Lion 26 Feb 13 - 07:28 AM
Bobert 26 Feb 13 - 08:53 AM
Little Hawk 26 Feb 13 - 12:23 PM
LilyFestre 26 Feb 13 - 12:50 PM
frogprince 26 Feb 13 - 12:53 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 26 Feb 13 - 03:34 PM
Donuel 26 Feb 13 - 09:41 PM
Bobert 26 Feb 13 - 09:52 PM
gnu 26 Feb 13 - 10:58 PM
Don Firth 26 Feb 13 - 11:10 PM
MGM·Lion 27 Feb 13 - 12:36 AM
JennieG 27 Feb 13 - 01:02 AM
ragdall 27 Feb 13 - 02:57 AM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 27 Feb 13 - 08:44 AM
Pete Jennings 27 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM
Bill D 27 Feb 13 - 12:09 PM
Ebbie 27 Feb 13 - 12:11 PM
Ron Davies 27 Feb 13 - 12:25 PM
GUEST,Chongo Chimp 27 Feb 13 - 03:27 PM
Ebbie 27 Feb 13 - 04:23 PM
gnu 27 Feb 13 - 04:30 PM
GUEST,999 27 Feb 13 - 06:06 PM
McGrath of Harlow 27 Feb 13 - 07:44 PM
McGrath of Harlow 27 Feb 13 - 07:44 PM
Bobert 27 Feb 13 - 08:00 PM
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Subject: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:09 PM

Seems that I have been having quite a few conversations with myself of late... I mean, seems that there is nothing I do where I am not having this conversation with myself...

Am I nuts???

'Er what???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Wesley S
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:18 PM

The answer is "'Er what???"


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bill D
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:28 PM

Out loud? Me? Nope... but I do talk to 'the universe', saying odds & ends of nonsense.... sometimes just venting.

Pay attention... you might say something you need to remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:50 PM

No, I don't talk to myself. That's what all my other personalities are for.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: gnu
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 09:53 PM

It's okay to ask yourself questions and to answer yourself. But, if you ever ask yourself, "What was that?"...


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 11:46 PM

I talk to myself. I answer myself. Often I know how I will answer before I ask the question. Maybe these conversations are why I don't feel lonely!


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 13 - 11:59 PM

Why do people refer to voicing a thought out loud as "talking to yourself", as though that were something weird? It seems like a perfectly normal thing to do to me, and I think everyone does it to a certain extent.

It only becomes a problem when it goes on constantly and the person can't control it, as in the case of someone who engages in continual angry monologues while walking down the street, for example.

As for an internal mental monologue or dialogue...most people do a lot of that too. Again, it only becomes a problem when it becomes uncontrollable. If one is unable to periodically quiet the mind, then one can become tortured by it...through constant anxiety, dwelling on the past, resentment, anger, guilt, extreme self-criticism, etc.

Do you feel that you are being oppressed by this inner conversation you're having, Bobert?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,Musket sans cookie
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 02:32 AM

Well, there are times when you want to have an intelligent conversation so you need an intelligent person to converse with.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 02:43 AM

You're a blues singer, and far as I can tell, all blues singers do that.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: David C. Carter
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 04:49 AM

"My songs are just me talking to myself".
Bob Dylan.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 05:01 AM

Of course. I also tend to apostrophise things [like exclaiming "Stop fighting" me to obdurate things like buttons that won't do up without a struggle or zips that jam in the fabric half way ~~ don't you just hate it when inanimate objects will fight you!]; or to denounce the universe for providing all these Black Holes down which things will get lost or letting them print the paper so that the pages will stick together!

& I still talk to my parents and my first wife, who have been dead for years.

Doesn't everybody?

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: David C. Carter
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 05:06 AM

I talk to myself,mostly to my wife!


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Michael
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 05:37 AM

Referring to Musket's post: My dad said he always talked to the most intelligent person present.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: jacqui.c
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 07:06 AM

Musket - I'm in agreement there!

A psychotherapist once told me that there is a school of thought that we all have three separate entities within our minds - the parent, the child and the adult. Most of my self-conversations are between these three.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 07:28 AM

The cat is useful too. I just asked her why I had that irritating itch behind my left ear. Unfortunately she didn't appear to know.

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 08:53 AM

Jacqui...

The three states (child, adult and parent)are concepts of "Transactional Analysis" found in the book "I'm Okay, You're Okay"... I participated in an all day workshop back when it was the newest thing...

As for my conversations??? Most are work related where I am telling myself what I have to do next... I think it's an organizational thing, I donno... Seems like the more complicated the job the more chatter...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 12:23 PM

Well, it seems to be a pretty normal thing, Bobert, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

I love that comment from Bob Dylan. ;-) He is dead right about songwriting being merely one's conversation with oneself.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: LilyFestre
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 12:50 PM

My two year old frequently asks me who I'm talking to...LOL

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 12:53 PM

"The cat is useful too. I just asked her why I had that irritating itch behind my left ear. Unfortunately she didn't appear to know."

But, did she scratch it for you?

You might start to worry if you find youself snarling "Shut the f**k up!" to yourself.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 03:34 PM

The way I figger it, Bobertz, a person oughta feel free to talk to themselves all they want, not to mention talkin' to their car, the furniture, the walls, the hammer they just hit their thumb with, the nail that just got bent over sideways, etc...

Express yerself! You'll feel better.

The thing is, though, that if a lotta yer talk is just a buncha pretty inane and useless bla-bla, ya might just get fed up with yerself after awhile, right?

If that should happen, and I'm thinkin' that in yer case there is a considerable risk that it might, just yell out, "Shut up, you bastard! I've had enough of yer damn hoo-hah for one day!"

Wait and see if ya get an answer to that...

If ya do, say, "Okay, that's it! I'm puttin' you on notice, sucker!" Get out yer nearest firearm. Make sure it's loaded and the safety is off. Stand in front of the mirror, point it at yer reflection, and say, "There, smart guy...whaddya got to say now?"

And if ya get even one smart remark in return...pull the trigger and blow that fool right off the wall.

You gotta show 'em yer serious, see?

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Donuel
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 09:41 PM

Yes I too talk to my wife. She and our oldest talk aloud to themselves.

What do you make of a person who seems to answer the questions posed by themself along with a different tonality in thier voic?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bobert
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 09:52 PM

Danged, I hate to agree with Chongz... He must have taken one of them (wink, wink) sound-like-you-gotta-a-brain pills...

But, yeah... Why waste all them words on yerself when there are so many other things to talk with... Yeah, I do that...

Might of fact, just about everything I own is "Mister ______" (Tractor, chainsaw, shovel, peace pipe (cough;~), etc.

"So, whaddyathink, Mr. Kubota, you think we're gonna need to bring Mr. Shovel?"...

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: gnu
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 10:58 PM

I'll come out of the closet... I do it every day. I talk to myself AND others. I talk to any audience that fits in my head when I am writing. I find it facilitates the process.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Don Firth
Date: 26 Feb 13 - 11:10 PM

I tend to talk to inanimate objects. Like when I put a book back on the shelf and it flops over. Then I put it back up where it's supposed to be and it flops over again. Then—it does it again!

Or I pull a Kleenex tissue out of the box and fourteen other tissues insist on coming with it.

That sorta stuff.

I can get kinda harsh.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 12:36 AM

That's just what I meant above, Don, by things fighting one. Doesn't everybody just hate them doing that!

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: JennieG
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 01:02 AM

Yes.

And sometimes it's the best conversation I have all day.....


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: ragdall
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 02:57 AM

".... someone who engages in continual angry monologues while walking down the street, for example."

This can be a very useful habit. You'll never have to worry about the sidewalk being too crowded. Everyone will give you plenty of space.


rags


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 08:44 AM

There's a guy like that in this neighborhood. He walks down the street ragin' away at invisible opponents of some kind. And yer right...everybody gives him lotsa room.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM

What, more than they give you, Chump face?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 12:09 PM

"...by things fighting one. "
That has a technical term... "The innate perversity of inanimate objects."


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 12:11 PM

Do I talk to myself? Oh, my, yes. But that shouldn't be too surprising- I laugh to myself, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Ron Davies
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 12:25 PM

Sure, I think we all talk to ourselves.    And I sing to myself too.   I've done it for years--especially walking to the subway on the way to work.   It was 4 long songs or 5 short songs to the subway.   Doo-wop songs--8 or 9. And when I'd do it--pretty low in volume--other people would cross to the other side of the street. Who is this guy muttering to himself?

But now technology has caught up to me. It's considered completely normal to talk--even an animated conversation--, sing, etc. to yourself on the street--it's assumed you have a Bluetooth or some other device in your ear.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 03:27 PM

The truth is, some of them people in public use their cellphone or Bluetooth or iPhone or whatever the hell it is...just to sound like they're havin' important conversations with somebody. They want the world around them to think they have an interesting life! The truth is, they ain't talkin' to anyone at all, they are just pretendin' to. Some of these guys make like they are talkin' to their stockbroker ("Buy 18,000 shares of Amoco! Sell 20,000 of Maynard & Swift! Do it NOW!"), their corporate lawyer ("Let's sue the bastards for all they've got! They won't even be able to eat after we're through with 'em).", or their buddy the senator ("So, how's it going with the budget deal, Jack? You holdin' the Speaker's feet to the fire on this one?"), or even the friggin' president("Let's get together in the Lincoln Room tomorrow, Barry. I gotta show you this new idea I've got for puttin' the squeeze on Tehran. You'll have 'em eatin' outta yer hand.")

...and there ain't nothin' but dead air on the other end of that line, cos they just phoned their own answerin' service.

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 04:23 PM

Don't judge other people by yourself, Chongo- Wait! What am I saying?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: gnu
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 04:30 PM

Don... "I can get kinda harsh."

Hahahahahaaa! I know what you mean.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: GUEST,999
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 06:06 PM

"You Talk to Yourself???"

Who's asking?


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 07:44 PM

Yes. But I very rarely listen.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 07:44 PM

Yes. But I very rarely listen.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 08:00 PM

Okay, seems everyone talks to themselves but...

...how many listen???

B;~)


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: gnu
Date: 27 Feb 13 - 08:37 PM

Why would I listen to me? I know what I said.

Although, sometimes I do need clarification.

By then, it's usually too late.


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 01:20 AM

"...by things fighting one. "
That has a technical term... "The innate perversity of inanimate objects." ...
.,,.
I daresay, Don; but somehow I feel that I should find gently requesting

"I beg you not to be so innately perverse, if you would be so good, dear kind inanimate object"

somewhat less satisfying than shrieking multidecibly

"Stop fighting me!"


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Subject: RE: BS: You Talk to Yourself???
From: Pete Jennings
Date: 28 Feb 13 - 07:30 AM

My mobile phone never stops ringing from one year to the next...


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