Hahaha... Buttler , That's a good idea actually. Carry a dummy around with you just in case someone catches you monologueing, you can always say you were practicing for the show.
Or get a bluetooth headset! You can look like you are talking to another person, but discretely have a conversation with yourself instead. I can't say I haven't been tempted to do this... maybe I do have a problem?
Okay, I’m not a psychologist and it’s difficult for me to wrap my brain around concepts like this, but as best as I can gather: I guess I do have an “internal monologue”. I don’t ever talk to myself, or have conversations with myself in my head, but I do think. What I mean by this is my thoughts are in words, but not in conversation form between two people. It’s kinda hard to explain, haha. When I’m talking, I don’t plan out or hear what I’m going to say before I say it, unless I’m ordering food in which case I recite over and over in my head When I’m reading, I “hear” the words in my head as well as having a “movie” run inside my head, and if I wanted to I can read things in any voice I want—mine, a friend’s, Jeff’s, Darth Vader’s, etc. Off-topic fun fact, if you ever need to remember/memorize something, repeat it to yourself in your head in as many different voices as you can. As a writer this comes in handy for when I think of a sentence at an inconvenient time where I can’t write it down, like while I’m driving or at sports practice. When I’m doing a project, I tend to visualize. I see little video clips of how I want something to look, complete with camera movement and angles and framing (though this might have a lot to do with that the projects I’m thinking about right now are for my video production class haha). Even when I’m writing though, I’ll always have the movie counterpart playing in my head. A scene will pop into my head and I’ll be writing the words to “translate” what I see in my head into sentences. Anyways, back on topic—when I have songs stuck in my head, it’s the whole thing, by which I mean not the entire duration of the song, but full of all the details. The rhythm, the singers voice, the way the Harmon mute sounds on the trumpet, etc. When I think of a movie quote, it’s always in the character’s voice, and usually the scene plays in my head as well as with music if I know the movie well enough, for example Star Wars. I could “watch” the entire movie in my head start to finish by picturing the scenes, running through the dialogue, etc. I’ve never had trouble trying to shut my thoughts up before bed, probably because I’m just too tired for that, but if I can’t sleep it’s usually because of emotions. The fascinating thing this brings us to is dreams—do you dream from your perspective, watching through your own eyes, or are you watching yourself like you are someone else/some outside force? Are they narrated by your thought monologue or do they run as pictures, or both? I’m INFP btw.
I was completely stressed out (work-family issues).
It's probably getting worse now (You could notice an imperceptible moving of my lips and mouth during an internal monologue).
It's really embarrassing, especially if it happens while I'm working or walking outside (just a few examples).
People might think I'm crazy (Maybe I am - just kidding - ), I don't want to look like a ventriloquist's dummy anyway.
Buttler - that's easy to cover for if you just remember the opening lines to Mr Crow & Sir Norman - and break into song when someone gives you a funny song (now that I think about it - how many people have memory of that song?)
I don't think so but I'm quite aware of myself in my own head. I do often speak out loud for instance to spiders when I'm trying to get rid of them and I'm trying not to run out of the room screaming. If I can give them a personality it kind of makes them a bit less scary
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orioles70 I hadn't heard Mr Crow and Sir Norman before this, but I ordered the album on vinyl a few days ago and now I'm even more excited to hear the last couple songs I haven't heard yet! I've never met an Idle Race song I haven't loved on first listen, they're all so catchy--I really think it's a pity that Jeff hardly ever seems to acknowledge his time in the Idle Race. What would it take for him to play an Idle Race song live at an ELO concert...?