I have times when there's no stopping my mouth and I'll blabber all sorts of things out o my mouth, by which most are pointed towards myself. Even answering questions or the like, I end up talking to myself because I am unsure whether or not what I am saying is in it's most harmonious state with myself at that time. I also run the risk of walking into walls or other arbitrary buildings when I'm stuck in fantasyland and I act out every character I conjure in those moments as the antagonists they are. I most probably possess a certain quality of the hero-complex and as such, will be the protagonist no matter what the story will end up about.
Lately, however, I've felt rather down and distressed, which results in me being quiet and not as lively but somehow I show my heart on my sleeve anyway. . .
I haven't accepted my little habit of living my fantasy/talking to myself and usually end up with saying/screaming to myself after noticing, something along the lines of: "Shut up, stop talking! It's fucking weird, you know? So please stop talking, dude, you are talking to yourself right now!" *hit my head* "So quiet. Right. Not talking. Gotcha. Yes. . . " *goes silent for a few hours/days.
Originally Posted by Phantonym
I do this too. I'll only talk out loud to myself if I'm sure that I'm alone. And it's not like I have extensive monologues. I might mumble some fragment and not even notice it most of the time.
I don't talk out loud to myself. I just think. Inside my head. Usually just in monologues, but sometimes dialogues when I try to imagine what someone else would say. Only when I'm thinking really hard I need to think out loud. I never really talked to myself out loud, I guess I really learned I'd better avoid it when everybody thought I had a split personality and voices in my head.
I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower. The TV was obviously on. I used to fly myself and I said, "There's one terrible pilot."
- George W. Bush -
But seriously, self-awareness, I suppose. It doesn't cure it, but maybe it might help do some damage control so that things don't get too out of hand. You're already doing it by reminding yourself that you're talking to yourself. Even if it is for a few hours/days, it's still better than nothing.