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speaking to myself - is this unhealthy?

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I've had what I belive was referred to in another thread as "broken record thinking" in that I tend to rehearse conversations with myself that may or may not occur in the future. I have been doing this a very long time and it was associated with my inner fantasy life that I would often escape to, but is more often simply a method of organizing streams of thoughts that tend to get out of hand. I NEVER speak to myself aloud, whether im in public or not. This is all in my head. It worries me because it has become such a fluid thing. I'll simply slip into a conversation as both the person who is speaking and the person who is being spoken to, but will normally only act my part. My problem is I can be going somewhere having these streams of thoughts, inner conversations and monlogues and then not remember my trip or car ride. My head tends to get so wrapped up in things that I cant focus on the here and now. Sorry for the long post, I just hope that I'm not suffering from some kind of delusional thinking. Thanks for any replies.
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Hell no that's not delusional...I love myself so much that I do it all the time :)

No, I know a lot of people that do that. Often times when you don't express some things to people you play it in your head over and over again to epic proportions.

But shit man...if i didn't have my own little movies how else would i entertain myself? Reality? :D
yeah what Gstile said.

see, in a way its problematic and explains a part of dp: often you use this to "rehearse" what you're going to say; you "play it out in your mind" before speaking to the person in reality. Yeah that is something that should be examined. Why do you do that, etc. Maybe when something comes up in which you will have to talk to someone, try NOT preparing beforehand. see how it goes.

but it's not delusional.

it just is part of something common in DP (and maybe common in normal people just not as much)
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