Not So Crazy
I'm scheduled to begin using the line, "I've recently started speaking to myself, this way, I can be assured of winning at least some arguments." I say scheduled, because I wrote that line about five years ago, and just don't have a spot for it in my show.
I think the real reason I'm mentioning it now is that I do that. I speak to myself. All the time. It's less an admission then a declaration. I speak to myself all the time. I call it, when I'm around people who don't know me well, thinking with the volume up.
A favorite, and true, story I tell is when my then three year old daughter was riding beside me in our car and asked with a wry smile, "are you speaking to yourself?" To which I replied sheepishly, "yes".
"World of Psychology" at pychcentral.com declares Talking to Yourself: A Sign of Sanity. Also claiming in that same article that talking to yourself makes you smarter. PsychologyToday.com advice on how to talk to yourself it offered in this great article: "How To Talk To Yourself"
Finally, Today.Com details why experts say it's a good thing with benefits!
I've always talked to myself. For me I've discovered that it's a great way for me to visit new ideas. Flesh them out. Ideas, I guess, are just ideas until you say them aloud.