weirdest post ever - Do you talk to yourself or your pets

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    Aug 13, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Yeah. My dog has learned my inflections and knows certain phrases, "din din" "outside" "walk"

    I do tend to "think out loud" from time to time. I've never held a conversation with myself tho. icon_lol.gif

    I used to work in a public library where many homeless people would spend the day, keeping cool. I've seen people having conversations with themselves...icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Of course I talk to my pet, I think it would be weird not to.

    And as for talking to yourself, sure do. They note it is actually a good skill when debating issues and can help make better decisions.
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
    I talk to myself in my head (like when preparing a speech), but other than that just swear words (Goddamn it! when I smash my thumb).

    I talk to my dog like a dog. "Where's your ball? Where's your ball?" "Get the rat! Get the rat!" "Good boy! Mmmmm, rat breath!"
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:10 PM GMT
    It's only weird when there's a reply....
  • Karl

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    Aug 13, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidIt's only weird when there's a reply....

    LOL ! icon_lol.gif
  • Hothouse

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    Aug 13, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    Yes, I talk to myself - I have to have an intelligent conversation once in a while.
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    I meow to my cat and she meows right back. We can meow forever but I'm the one that gets bored, not the cat. Then I pick her up for some kissing! She looooves to be kissed.

    I talk to my dogs too. I always ask them how their day went which they respond with excited barks (they ate and napped). I proceed to tell them about my day then it's cuddle time!

    I talk to myself especially on long drives and I find myself irritated and bored with myself.
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:54 PM GMT
    I'm a bit of a freak anyway... maybe why animals love me so much in the first place? icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 5:59 PM GMT
    I am quite good with people and animals, but I tend to lecture and rant at inanimate objects, if they are not performing as they should. I told my mountain bike it was a f*cking awkward c*nt the other day (it is still lying in the forest with a flat).


  • comfortablynu...

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    Aug 13, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    I talk to my dog all the time. He doesn't understand English of course, but dogs can understand the tone of your voice along with your body language. Dogs can learn a good number of command words, but they get a lot more out of how you say it rather than what you say.
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    Aug 13, 2012 6:48 PM GMT
    Yeah, I talk to myself, to the neighbours' pets, to inanimate objects... even plants.
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    Talk to myself? God no, that would be crazy. That's what online forums are for.

    But I think I can weird this up a little.

    I've reported here my lifetime experience of dream yoga and in that I've had innumerable episodes with what is generally described as out of body experiences but what I simply refer to as just another aspect of dreaming.

    In a number of those types of conscious dreams, my wolfpuppy, when alive--hasn't since--used to show up as a dream character and he'd just hang out or explore or play together with me, the same as we did when my body was awake. Well, except for the time in a dream (the type of dream known as a false awakening) when he walked through a wall: now that was something completely different.

    Wolfpuppy was extremely bright, as we all think our pets are. He loved his carrot snacks and figured out on his own how to help himself. He'd come into the kitchen, wrap his paw around the edge of the fridge door, put on this big ol' smile and pull the door open, stick his head inside, grab a carrot out of its bag on the lower shelf and prance onto his snack mat in the living room. My brother and s.i.l. happened to be chatting with me in the kitchen one day when he did this and my brother put on a face like he had just entered the Twilight Zone.

    Some time after wolfpuppy died, while I was still deeply mourning my loss after we'd been together for about a dozen years, I was home sitting at my desk doing my work, not even thinking about him, when I started to smell carrot juice. I couldn't figure out where the fuck was it coming from. It kept getting stronger and stronger and I'm looking around and the entire room is filling up with the smell of carrots. Just as the carrot juice smell gets its strongest, you could just about taste it--it was like swimming in carrots--and it starts to fade, wolfpuppy comes to my mind and I am stunned at myself that I hadn't already made that association. Now the smell is fading and I'm trying to hold onto it as I think about nothing but my pup but it clears out of the room leaving me crying for wonderful wolfpuppy who I loved, who I talked to, who sometimes, it seemed in my imagination, could let me know that he knew how much I loved him.

    Except for the refrigerator part, I'm not saying any of that was real. The dreams were but dreams, the smell, an hallucination of mourning deeply. But it does indicate how intricately our minds incorporate into our thinking & our emotions and our being the life in our lives, how real for us become the bonds we develop though they pass from our grasp too soon.

    RIP Wolfpuppy. You are loved.
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    I do it all the times ....and when i am away from home and my dog stays with my dad , i skype with him ....icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    I do, to both .....

    the funny thing is that ... my home language is spanish yet I talk to myself in english.

    And I do talk to my dog ,..., I tell her everything =P
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    I do talk to myself but I got it from my dad. I also bitch at the appliances at work...
  • Splendidus_1

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    Aug 13, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    If an inanimate object decides to ruin my little toe's day, then yeah, I'll talk to him alright.

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    Aug 13, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    I both talk and sing to my dog. A lot.
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:50 PM GMT
    My job gets very technical at times..sometimes i have to mumble a few things when i'm plotting or drafting..and sometimes i do it in fron of clients..!

    Funny enough they apreciate it..!!..
    At home...i'll mumble words to songs..!!
    Anyone stares at me..my words.. "I'm getting old"..
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    Aug 13, 2012 7:59 PM GMT
    i talk to my dog all the time. my cat died a year ago.when he was with me,i talked to him too. he is buried in my garden so sometimes i go say hello i miss you. talk to myself? yup. sure do. i am a lawyer so often articulate issues to myself out loud. i talk to myself about other stuff too. helps me sort things out. i think it may have a lot to do with living alone most of the time.
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Of course I talk to my dogs. Their favorite conversations are ones that involve food, walk, beach, pets, bath, park, squirrels, birds, raccoons, possums, alpha dog, or treats.

    I used to sing songs to my cat and would change the lyrics to be about the cat.

    I don't really talk to myself, but I might carry on full conversations with myself in my head.
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    paulflexes saidI never talk to myself.
    Yes you do, you fucking dumbfuck.

    bump
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    yourname2000 saidOf course! And my kitties talk back, too. We have great convos together. icon_biggrin.gif


    Still into pussyicon_lol.gif
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    Aug 13, 2012 8:34 PM GMT
    Absolutely. I thin it makes me look crazy at times. I'll have a fake argument or conversation with either myself, or imagining a friends response, and I'll get too in to it (especially when walking and doing errands) and I actually start mouthing things. Yeah...I look nuts.

    And I have to talk to my cat. His name is Sir Rabbi Plutonium, so he's a fascinating intellectual. He actually got the nations budget crisis sorted out, but didn't get his papers to Obama on time...I think he's been hitting the whiskey ever since Ryan got put on the ticket ;)
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:09 PM GMT
    kr4nksh4ft saidWhile I was studying I used to talk to myself like I was giving the lecture - I've always found that helped me remember pertinent facts. The same when it comes to interpreting data, the more I discuss it with myself the more I figure things out and come to logical conclusions. I guess its just a thing of needing to hear your thoughts out loud sometimes.


    Exactly this! but i put on a really stupid 'lecturer' tone of voice. Although, i tend to throw books around, rip up paper and then retreat to the fridge for ice cream when it doesn't work.

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    Aug 15, 2012 12:11 PM GMT
    All the time. Infact talking to oneself is healthy, it's the minds way of being prepared. The only time talking to yourself is considered crazy is if you believe someone or something is communicating back to you (hallucinations, delusions ect).