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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm not sure, it's so involuntary that it only hit me this morning that what I was doing couldn't have been normal. And the irony is that I was imagining talking to someone else about it being abnormal! I'm not sure whether it's down to wanting to socialise but having no-one to socialise with to the extent that I'm taking on the roles of 2 people, or whether it's because at times I need someone to vent to or cry to but don't want to burden anyone with having to listen to my problems. So it's kind of like a coping mechanism as it's like I'm talking it through with someone, but in actual fact I'm not.
    You're dreaming. It's just a dream. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Thank you, that's really reassuring.
    no problem :hugs:
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    You're dreaming. It's just a dream. Wake up. Wake up. Wake up.
    10/10 for helpfulness, thank u :kiss:
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been aware that over the last 2 years particularly I've gotten into the habit of talking to myself. But it's not like muttering under my breath, it's more having a conversation with myself pretending to be another person that I know. They're usually different people each time and I put myself in a different scenario.
    Sometimes I do it when I'm upset or angry about something so that it feels like I'm almost listening to my own problems? But I put myself in the mind of the other person. I don't know whether this is some kind of coping mechanism or if it's abnormal behaviour, but I find myself doing it several times a day.

    Does anyone else do the same thing? Is it normal?

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    That normal! believe me during my english GCSE i was frustrated and i was stuck on the question and talking to myself, asking questions and answering it actually helped. Although the invigilators took me to another room (quite concerned they were) it was helpful! i got an A.

    when i feel as if my friends are ignoring me or when im invisible in a room full of people i vent my anger out to myself and i feel relaxed in the end.

    You are normal, love yourself!!!!

    Shahanne :*
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    That normal! believe me during my english GCSE i was frustrated and i was stuck on the question and talking to myself, asking questions and answering it actually helped. Although the invigilators took me to another room (quite concerned they were) it was helpful! i got an A.

    when i feel as if my friends are ignoring me or when im invisible in a room full of people i vent my anger out to myself and i feel relaxed in the end.

    You are normal, love yourself!!!!

    Shahanne :*
    That's good to hear
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    I do this. I don't pretend to be some one else but I always imagine that somebody (imaginary friend) is there and I talk to them. I think, for me, it's probably a coping mechanism for being a lone wolf and not having the kind of friend I long for.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I've been aware that over the last 2 years particularly I've gotten into the habit of talking to myself. But it's not like muttering under my breath, it's more having a conversation with myself pretending to be another person that I know. They're usually different people each time and I put myself in a different scenario.
    Sometimes I do it when I'm upset or angry about something so that it feels like I'm almost listening to my own problems? But I put myself in the mind of the other person. I don't know whether this is some kind of coping mechanism or if it's abnormal behaviour, but I find myself doing it several times a day.

    Does anyone else do the same thing? Is it normal?

    Thanks
    I kind of do this, except I imagine the conversation with someone, complete with facial expressions, tones etc. and their replies, in my head. It's usually, but not always, my best friend and I just rant on and on about my problems and life and I imagine them being really understanding and sympathising.

    Sometimes I even imagine talking to some random person about my life and them actually appreciating me, or me standing up in front of a crowd and singing or making a speech. I'm really shy in real life and would never actually tell anyone those things about me or stand up in front of a crowd of people but it's kind of a way of making myself feel like I have someone that actually understands me, even if the real person wouldn't really be like that.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I kind of do this, except I imagine the conversation with someone, complete with facial expressions, tones etc. and their replies, in my head. It's usually, but not always, my best friend and I just rant on and on about my problems and life and I imagine them being really understanding and sympathising.

    Sometimes I even imagine talking to some random person about my life and them actually appreciating me, or me standing up in front of a crowd and singing or making a speech. I'm really shy in real life and would never actually tell anyone those things about me or stand up in front of a crowd of people but it's kind of a way of making myself feel like I have someone that actually understands me, even if the real person wouldn't really be like that.
    Couldn't relate to this more, especially the facial expressions and tones haha :rolleyes:
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    This is very normal. I even act out daydreams. I always thought I was an absolute nutter until I met someone else who told me they do it. I spend most of my time in a make believe world and enjoy it. I'm not crazy haha. I think it's the minds natural way of dealing with boredom, loneliness or sadness or in my case all three.
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    This is very normal. I even act out daydreams. I always thought I was an absolute nutter until I met someone else who told me they do it. I spend most of my time in a make believe world and enjoy it. I'm not crazy haha. I think it's the minds natural way of dealing with boredom, loneliness or sadness or in my case all three.
    Could also be a Jinn , wanting to control you.
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    This is very normal. I even act out daydreams. I always thought I was an absolute nutter until I met someone else who told me they do it. I spend most of my time in a make believe world and enjoy it. I'm not crazy haha. I think it's the minds natural way of dealing with boredom, loneliness or sadness or in my case all three.
    I relate to the loneliness and sadness. Thanks for this
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    (Original post by saule1116)
    I do this as well. But I tend to do it as a coping mechanism as I grew up pretty much alone and didn't have anyone to talk to.
    ^ This
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    It's crazy how similar we are! I'm the only girl in my family too and get lonely, and often distressed because we have a poor relationship with each other. I'm comforted by your reply and I know I'm not the only person who does this I was worried it might have been something sinister, as I already suffer from depression and GAD.
    Yay! We can be introverted only girls together! You've cleared up so much for me!
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    Could also be a Jinn , wanting to control you.
    Haha maybe.
 
 
 
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