Talking to yourself out loud is simply having a conversation…with yourself, that is. This activity is very common among children. You would see and hear them explaining to themselves what they are doing, mumbling words only they can hear or sometimes, even having a question and answer session, with no one but themselves.
Adults are not alarmed when children do this and some of them even find this cute. However, when other adults do this “phenomenon” of talking out loud to themselves, different reactions could be elicited. Some would find it funny while others might find it disturbing or strange. All things being equal, talking to yourself out loud does not mean that you are crazy. On the contrary, sometimes, it’s what keeps people sane.
Talking to yourself out loud has been proven to be therapeutic to oneself. In fact, some medical professionals would even encourage you to do it. Here are some reasons why talking to yourself out loud could be advantageous for you.