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View Poll Results: Do you have an inner monologue? What is it like?

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  • Yes (and describe if you can)

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    4 8.33%
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  1. #31
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    Noticing everything, extrapolating possible consequences, making multiple plans of action based on the behavior of other people present.

    It's tiring.

  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    Noticing everything, extrapolating possible consequences, making multiple plans of action based on the behavior of other people present.

    It's tiring.
    It is. Take a rest mate and learn to turn them off.

    You practise martial arts, well, turning the inner dialogue off only requires practice. And you are good at that.

    Then you will be martial on the outside and flow like water on the inside.

  3. #33
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    I primarily think in pictures, but there is usually sound. Honestly, I normally have music in my head. The music becomes background music when I am writing or reading. I do have an inner voice, as in words, but not as often as the music. The inner voice only happens when I am creating a scenario in my head, if there are people involved in my scenario then the 'voice' is usually theirs. It also happens if I am talking with someone directly, I think of what to say before I say it. My inner monologue is never something that recites what I am doing, it is more a predictor (I use that term extremely loosely) of possible future interactions... Interesting topic.
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  4. #34


    Now and again I have an outer monologue too. That is where I am saying something and am suddenly aware I am saying something.

  5. #35
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    Yes I used to have a fantastic inner monologue however the processing that accompanies this inner monologue is struggling to activate. almost like a tv antennae, the signals are there but there is static as if something is blocking the reception and its giving me the pitts.

    There are those rare days when my mind is settled and its there, then it goes again like writers block. Today is a fine example. All day totally dropping in and out. So I went for a jog to run it out of me, it almost worked for I am in a good state right now.

  6. #36
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    Mine's just my own voice. It generally analyzes and makes snide remarks about anything going on around me.

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  7. #37
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    i think i've decided that i'm completely disturbed by the idea of people having voices or personalities in there that are different than the one displayed outwardly...what does that say? it says something and it is way weird i think. i wanna hear some examples.
    There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
    -Jim Morrison

  8. #38
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    You shouldn't be worried about inner voices, it's when you're hearing outer voices that are coming from your head that you should be concerned.

    But to answer the OP I mentally talk to myself, it sounds like my voice and everything.

  9. #39
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    It's a dialog. It's constantly reviewing and analyzing. I'll try for some snatches...something like ...

    picture floats in of something from past
    "Why are you thinking about that?"
    picture picture picture
    "OH because of what she said the last time I saw her, right. But he said something else. What does it mean, how can those things go together?"
    picture picture picture imagining
    picture drifts into bad territory
    "WILL you cut it out for God's sake, it's going to be fine"
    better picture of imagined future event, with dialog
    "Oh that reminds me, put on your list to call so and so about such and such"
    picture maker says shut up i'm trying to think
    "get up and do it now before you forget"
    picture maker says i said shut up will you, i'm trying to see what's going to happen
    "What's going to happen is you'll forget what I told you to go write down and wonder why you didn't write it down when I told you to"
    picture turns off, I get up and go write the list

    Just constantly looking at different threads and trying to see where they interconnect, projecting different threads to see what their outcome is, trying to be prepared for all outcomes

  10. #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    Noticing everything, extrapolating possible consequences, making multiple plans of action based on the behavior of other people present.

    It's tiring.
    Holy shit man you got the same one as me!

    Sometimes I think other people dont have a monologue though or they're totally unconscious of it and it just makes them behave impulsively.
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    whether or not you credit psychoanalysis itself, the fact remains that we all must, to the greatest extent possible, understand one another's minds as our own; the very survival of humanity has always depended on it. - Open Culture

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