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Is it normal that I constantly talk to myself?
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Whenever I'm alone I always have conversations with myself, out loud. Sometimes I don't even realise I'm doing it, so I'll say something and then think "why did I just say that?".
For example, often when I'm watching TV on my own I talk as if there's someone sitting with me on the sofa.
Occasionally I talk to myself in the mirror, imagining that I'm talking to somebody else and they're asking me questions.

I suffer from depression and an eating disorder and I feel like the "person" I talk to isn't myself, but it's the voice that tells me ~ I'm fat/worthless/shouldn't eat/everyone hates me/I don't deserve anything.~ Most of the time I agree with it, very rarely do I argue with it.

Is this schizophrenia or something else? Or is it normal?
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Dozis
WILSON! WILSOOOOON! (Cast away)
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@: Dozis
HAHA
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tommyleonard30
sounds like you need to get off the computer and do something with yourself
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I talk to myself as well. Your depression sounds severe and I suggest talking to a doctor about antidepressants and a good councilor.
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@: Anime7
I realise it's quite a common thing to do but I feel like I can't control it, which is kind of frustrating. I've been on antidepressants for 3 months and i'm due to start seeing a councilor in a few weeks.
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@: ruby21
I think you're councilor can help you out better than I can. I hope it all goes well, and I still think you're pretty normal.
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Dozis
My alternate split personality just died. So there is no one else to talk to. I understand what you mean tho, I have been seeing a lot of people doing that, even onto the streets, there is like a spike in mild to severe schizotypal disturbances. Yesterday I saw a guy talking to a street lamp. He was calling it Osiris rha kabhka or something. I asked him who he was and he said: I am Kha mon saab bhar tkunamar, last legitimate heir to the throne of upper and lower egypt. Kneel before me! worthless mortal! and I shall spare your wretched life! He was wearing what looked like a tiger fur cub. I was kind of sad myself so I just said: Take me my emperor! do with me what thou wilt. And kneeled before him. So he turned around and started talking to the street lamp again, I couldn't quite understand what he was saying, he was talking some obscure language. Then he solemnly turned around again and said: follow the path to enlightment and everything shalt be revealed to you. So I was like:
But,
and he was like: GO! find the relic of turkmatmahr!
and I was like: what is this relic you are speaking of my lord? But at this point he seemed like hypnotized by the street lamp. He was mumbling something.
As I was walking away, feeling kind of like a jackass, he shouted: The holy relic will find thy! And I was like: whatever. As I was walking down the road, still feeling a little creeped and freaked out, I saw a beam of light illuminating a shiny object of some sort, neatly placed right on the floor. Looked like some sort of necklace, as I was bending over to grab it, it just disappeared. That is when I noticed I was wearing a fur coat myself. But I did not remember wearing it. Anyway, since that moment instead of hearing voices telling me how worthless I am and stuff, I hear something in an unintelligible gibberish that doesn't bother me all that much. Like: Asbalah hutka nabk thaw hiss huaikl. And I am like: whatever. I am going to get myself something to eat. Shualalamayatruposk! Yeah yeah, sure.
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rin
Do you have friends or other people you could talk to? Maybe you're just lonely.

If you're constantly concerned about it than I would bring it up with your counselor when you see him/her.

When I became severely depressed I had psychosis along with it. I was hearing voices and acting paranoid and I would talk to myself to calm down. I don't really think you have to worry too much but I'd still ask your counselor, you never know.
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I sometimes talk to myself too. Sometimes what im thinking i say it outloud. The weird part is that most of the times i dont notice it after a while. I sometimes think im crazy but at least i dont do it often.
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Yeah... sometimes when I'm deep in thought, solving a problem for class I will talk myself through the steps aloud as if I were explaining the solution to myself.
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Ok thanks guys, I feel reassured but I will mention it to my counsellor just in case.
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Schizophrenia does not equal multiple personality disorder
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I'm glad I'm not the only one I talk to myself all the time today in paticular I was at a certain supermaket and I couldn't find what I wanted so I was having a moan to myself walking around the shop. I'm sure it's only through sheer luck that I haven't been certified yet, sure it will happen soon though (L.O.L) well you've got to laugh at life I suppose xxx
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