Is it normal to talk to yourself? [Science Video]

Feeling embarrassed when getting caught talking to yourself? You are not alone. Unfortunately, many think this type of behavior is a sign of mental instability, but do not worry: extensive research spanning several decades reveals that talking to oneself is entirely normal. In fact, the majority, if not all, of us engage in some form of self-talk on a daily basis. But this raises some intriguing questions: Why do we talk to ourselves? And does the content of our self-talk hold significance? Let’s delve into the psychological advantages of practicing positive self-talk.

[Ted Ed]