Whether talking to myself or someone else, I find that simply verbalizing causes me to slow down my thought process and go through it more thoroughly. Too many times I've had a "brilliant" idea, only to find out how stupid it was as soon as I heard myself tell it to another person.
+John M Chew I ask myself questions and answer them, like i were having a conversation. With myself. So... yeah, i don't think that makes me crazy. Right? Right. Thinking out loud is... not talking to yourself.
taking to yourself can be helpful to all... just look at the smiles on others faces! Don't just smile at others today, talk to yourself and let others find their smile. Besides... crazy is fun, I know for a fact!
My cat does watch things on the computer screen, but I don't know what he thinks about them. / I do checklists as I leave the house (keys, yes, backpack, yes, coat, yes, etc. and I probably do it out loud).
+March Plotington-Blyte Problem solvers have debated problems with imaginary critics since forever. Such elaborate thought dialogue cannot always be reconciled as one personality, but two or three operating in one person's head, with his/her full control of when or if they exist (or else he/she'd be insane). Chatting up imaginary friends though is a symptom of loneliness.
Talking to myslef...yes, it's the best company I know! And the only way to be sure dialog works and sounds natural. But when I write I feel more a scribe than an author, just listening and writing what is told to me by the voice in my head...and sometimes outside of my head.
Yes, true. It does actually help you, but one needs to ask himself, why do people talk to them selves? Is it because they need that extra "cognitive boost"?, IMO: they're either already crazy, or on the verge.