So, when I read this, I had to smile. I tend to talk out loud quite often. Not always necessarily to myself, but sometimes yes.
If I am extremely upset I will pace around the house talking to myself. Sometimes I will turn it into a prayer.
When I am trying to do something and hit a problem, I will talk out loud. Sometimes to myself, "Now, Barbara, what were you thinking." and sometimes to the thing I'm working with/on. For example, the computer at work: "I clicked the stupid square, now go!"
If I'm home alone and really busy around the house, sometimes I'll announce out loud to myself what I am going to do. "Let's see. I'll wash up these dishes, after I start that load of clothes, then I'll scrub the shower and take me a shower. Then I'll fix me a little something to eat...."
And, on occasion, if I am listening to radio or TV by myself, I'll respond verbally to what I am listening to or watching. Same thing if I see something out the window at the house or on the side of the road while driving. I may remark out loud, or quip a joke to myself.
Way back in 2006, I took one of those online quizzes to see how weird I was. Here's the results:
|You Are 70% Weird|
But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!
I treasure my weirdness. That's one thing I'm looking forward to in my old age: just letting it all hang out and making the younger generation just deal with it. Well, no, actually, I think I'm pretty much already doing that.
Now, be honest. Do you ever talk out loud in any of the ways I do? Are you willing to take the weirdness test? Will you share your result with us here?