Why Talking to Yourself Is a Secret Superpower

Go ahead, talk to yourself out loud, in your head, or even in the third person! It’s hugely beneficial.

Angela Lashbrook
Elemental
Published in
6 min readDec 17, 2019

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Illustration: Haleigh Mun

TTalking out loud to oneself isn’t, generally speaking, a socially acceptable way of processing thoughts. But unless you’re viciously berating yourself, “self-talk,” as researchers call it, actually has a whole…

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Angela Lashbrook
Elemental

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.