Talking to Yourself is a Sign of High Intelligence According to Psychologists

Melike Çalkap

Melike Çalkap

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24 December 2017

The idea that self-talk, which has been going on for years, is a “madness”, became history with the results of two psychologists’ research. Because, according to the research, talking to yourself is neither crazy nor nonsense. On the contrary, this action is an action that improves the brain and helps the person by doing three things – talking, hearing and thinking at the same time.

Psychologists Daniel Swigley and Gary Lupyan sent a group of people to the supermarket based on their research. Group’s task was to find a specific product in the supermarket. After the products found in the first time, this time, psychologists wanted people to find the product while repeating the name of the product on their own. At the end of the experiment, they came to the conclusion that people can find products faster and easier while repeating.

Talking to yourself; It has been confirmed by experts that it benefits the focus process, the development of logical thinking ability, and many mental activities such as solving the problems easier. Even the proven genius Einstein is known to speak to himself.

Every person is doing the act of talking to him or herself from the very first moment he/she learned to speak. Babies especially speed up their development process by repeating what they have learned in this process. But some people quit this action after a certain age and some continue involuntarily. In this direction, it is possible for psychologists to think that people who continue to speak to themselves are much more intelligent.

Another psychologist, Linda Sapadin, commented on the self-talk activity:

“Speaking outside allows you to verify yourself and make your decisions more accurately when making important and difficult decisions. This allows you to clarify your thoughts and consolidate the decision you are considering and concentrate on what is important.”

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