I wonder if other people talk to themselves as much as I do.
I talk to myself A LOT. Most of the time, I don’t think I’m technically talking to myself but the inanimate objects won’t respond so it couldn’t be classified as a conversation. For example, I just asked the TV a question about the tennis match score that it is displayed. I know we’re getting into semantics here but I technically wasn’t asking myself the question, I asked the TV. The TV just didn’t respond. Don’t worry, I figured out the answer in the meantime.
I’m home alone most nights now because The Chef is at work and when I’m at work I have my own office, so it’s not like people are just around for me to talk to. Or maybe my self-talk increased when I started running last year. I often comment on the weather or the cute little girl trying to learn how to ride her bike in the park. I say something if the homeless man I pass is particularly stinky or a smoker exhales just as I go by; and I always remember to say hi to the buffaloes.
On a daily basis I talk to my work computer and I’m usually not very nice. I also typically provide audible commentary on the scent condition of the bathroom and kitchen in the office.
I wonder if most people just keep these thoughts in their head. Do you? Am I chattier than the normal person? Maybe the problem is the thickness of the filter between my brain and mouth.