Do you talk to yourself? Here's what science says about it

For the most part, it's pretty normal!

Stars Insider

05/05/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Psychology

In certain circumstances, being caught talking to yourself is embarrassing. It makes you look like you’ve lost your mind! Generally, it's understood that we speak to communicate, and doing so without it being directed at someone or not being heard by anyone defeats the point. However, this isn't true. Speaking serves other functions too.

How many times have we been looking for our keys and have asked ourselves, “where are my keys?” Saying it out loud helps us find them because it reminds us of what we’re looking for, and we don’t lose focus. And that's just one example.

To explore why we speak to ourselves, which is commonly referred to as "self-talk," click through this gallery.

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