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In fact, talking to yourself can be a great way to interpret something that you are thinking about. For example, if you are reading something, it will help you understand what you are reading to speak the words out loud. This is because you are using more of your brain to process what is being read and you will also interpret it differently if you hear the words vs just seeing them.

A lot of (if not all) people talk to themselves. talking to yourself in itself is normal and healthy, but if you have a concern, think about what you are saying. It could help you see what isn't healthy.

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Is talking to yourself a sign of mental illness?

Talking to yourself is not necessarily a sign of mental illness. Everyone has a continual running dialogue inside their heads. Some people express this dialogue verbally. It is only mental illness if you continually tell yourself negative things.

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In many walks of life, talking to yourself is seen as a sign of mental illness. This is not a fact however, it is just the equivalent of an old wives tale.

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