I had an interesting conversation Friday night with my twin sister and her partner.
As a writer I am prone to lots of thinking and talking to myself in my thoughts. My sister was having a debate with her boyfriend about it and asked me if I ever spoke to myself in my head and without thinking I said “yes all the time, I always have things running around my brain, mostly when I am alone in the car.”
She then asked me if it was my own voice talking, as in did I know the pitch and sound of the thoughts in my head. I said again “yes, when I hear my thoughts it sounds the same way as when I hear myself actually speak”. She said “oh”.
It seems my sister doesn’t talk to herself much as she doesn’t know what she sounds like and on the rare occasion when she does she visualises herself talking.
The way she tried to explain it was: “on programmes when everything disappears and there is just that person alone in a white space…”
I was rather shocked to discover that my sister didn’t talk to herself as I am always talking to myself and thought this was a natural thing. Even her partner talks to himself sometimes.
My sister generally says her thoughts out loud, even if she is alone, so I guess that is probably why.
I recently asked my own boyfriend about it and he too said he didn’t talk to himself really. So now I am wondering if my weird creative mind is normal?!
Does anyone else talk to themselves? And if so, what’s it like for you?
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