| | Do you speak to yourself continuously, or is it just me?
I talk to myself continuously from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep (most of the rest of the time I don't spend doing this is usually the time I spend actively observing something, or talking to other people). I find it difficult to "think without talking to myself", and what I talk is usually coherent gramatically. Does anyone have an inner monologue that is silent, and not articulated? Does anyone think without speaking to themselves? Can anyone think logically without explicitly talking to oneself? I can understand simple processes like deciding where to go can be accomplished without saying "I want to go to the park", but about the more complex ones?
Also, if you have an articulated inner monologue, is how you write/converse similar to how you have your inner monologue, in terms of grammar, idioms, accent? Or is the way you conduct your inner monologue markedly different from the way you actually write/converse?
I would like to know, because it will give me some ability to better relate to people, if I know that what lies beneath a person is not simply his unarticulated feelings, but also articulated speech. If I know people to conduct an inner monologue similar to how they speak, I think I can truly "understand" a person, know them inside and out, instead of knowing the outside (the conversation). Basically, if I can simply know the form of how people think, I can more easily relate to people, even if I don't know the content of their thoughts.