People Who Talk To Themselves Aren’t Crazy, They’re Actually Geniuses

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As it turns out, talking to yourself, is not only sane but it is also a sign of being genius.

Some of the smartest people on earth talk to themselves. Here is just one example.

Albert Einstein talked to himself. – Einstein.org reports that he “used to repeat his sentences to himself softly.

Talking to yourself helps in the following ways:
*Talking to yourself makes your brain work more efficiently.
*Talking out loud to yourself helps you only when you know what you need.
*You learn as a child by talking to yourself.
*Talking to yourself helps you organize your thoughts.
*Talking to yourself helps you achieve your goals.

*Talking to yourself makes your brain work more efficiently.*
Psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupya published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology that talking to yourself was actually beneficial.

In a recent experiment, Swigley and Lupya gave 20 people the name of an object (any supermarket item), which they were told to find in the supermarket.

During the first set of trials, the participants were bound to silence. In the second set, they repeated the object’s name out loud as they looked for it in the store.

The result… test subjects found the object with greater ease when they spoke to themselves while searching.

*Talking out loud to yourself helps you only when you know what you need.*

According to Lupyan: “You have to know what it is you’re looking for; otherwise, you’ll just confuse yourself”

*You learn as a child by talking to yourself.*

Babies learn to speak by listening to grownups and mimicking what they say. Talking is all about practice.

According to Live Science, “self-directed speech can help guide children’s behavior, with kids often taking themselves step-by-step through tasks such as tying their shoelaces, as if reminding themselves to focus on the job at hand.”

Just like a toddler can remain focused by talking through his problems adults also can stabilize and calm their thought by hearing their issues spoken out loud.

*Talking to yourself helps you organize your thoughts.*

According to psychologist Linda Sapadin, talking out loud to yourself helps you validate important and difficult decisions. “It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you’re contemplating.”

As Sapadin puts it, “Saying [your goals] out loud focuses your attention, reinforces the message, controls your runaway emotions and screens out distractions.”

*It puts things in perspective and grounds you.*

“Talking to yourself means that you are self-reliant. Like Albert Einstein, who “was highly gifted and acquired early in his life the ability to exploit his talents,” people who talk to themselves are highly proficient and count on only themselves to figure out what they need.”

So, the next time you are wandering down the streets talking to yourself and someone looks at you like you are Gollum or you are on crack, just smile and tell them you are a genius.

[SOURCE](http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/people-talk-to-themselves/1105688/)

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“People Who Talk To Themselves Aren’t Crazy, They’re Actually Geniuses”