This Blew My Mind – Some People Talk In Their Heads, Some Don’t
As you're going about your daily life, do you talk to yourself in your head?
Not voices telling you what to do, but your own thoughts more or less narrating your day to day life.
As an example, when you're driving home from work, do you think things like, "I need to go to the grocery store for milk", or "I have to do laundry when I get home"?
It's what psychologists call an internal monologue.
Two weeks ago, an internet blogger wrote an article titled, "Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has An Internal Monologue And It Has Ruined My Day".
It may have ruined the writer's day, but it blew my mind.
I've gone through life just assuming that everybody talks to themselves silently in their heads, then I encountered that article.
As I was trying to wrap my mind around it, I figured I'd ask around the office, and sure enough, one of my co-workers said that he doesn't speak to himself in his head.
I wanted to come up with an example, so I asked him, "ok, so when you're in the grocery store and you see somebody with a full cart go into the express lane, in your mind do you think 'what a jerk'?"
His answer, "no, I don't say the words in my mind, but I feel angry".
It's just a such totally different way of experiencing the world than what I'm used to that I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it.
You can check out the original article from writer Ryan Langdon by clicking here, and be sure to take our poll below and tell us, do you have an internal monologue?