Ever driven yourself bonkers trying to redo an argument in your head? Do you have daily conversations with yourself in the mirror? Not everyone does.
If you talk to yourself silently in your head, you have an internal monologue! And you often suffer from it. During and before 2020, people all over the internet have been freaking out when they find out that some people have no internal monologue.
No internal monologue? But wait, what does that mean?
Some people donât have any imaginary conversations with themselves, they simply think in a different way. They have no narrators in their head while they read, they donât go over old arguments in their heads, and they donât tell themselves they are handsome when they look in the mirror.
So, how do they function?
The first misconception is that people with no internal monologue are less intelligent than people who have one. That is simply incorrect, as these people are unburdened by constant nagging thoughts.
They are highly intelligent people and are successful in the workplace, and they suffer no shortcomings from it. They often donât know thereâs another option and are surprised to find out how busy it is in other peopleâs heads.
How they think:
People with no internal monologue have nonverbal, abstract thoughts. Think of it as a dream, where you see things and you know what they mean, without an explanation.
For people with an internal monolog, it seems like a fantastical dream to have a quiet mind without that nagging narrator who distracts me all the time. I still rehash arguments from the 90s in my head and let me tell you, I have some good comebacks now!
For people with no internal monologue, the idea of having one is mind-blowing and often seems like a complete waste of time. They are free of the burden of overthinking, and thatâs a wonderful thing. Tell us in the comments below, do you have an internal monologue? Do you wish you had/hadnât? If you do have an internal monologue, whatâs the most ridiculous thing youâve ever said to yourself?
Well, the top three reasons I can think of would be:
- Having no internal monolog can make you appear to be kind of nuts or egotistic, but the best part is it keeps people guessing
- You could benefit from a clear mind that allows you focus if you have no messy, internal monolog.
- Even if what you say is embarrassing it’s out there and won’t pop up at the most inappropriate moment, so there’s that.
As to whether it’s better, I live with a wide variety of voices in my head as a writer, and wouldn’t give them up no matter how annoying they all are at times. But if you can’t stand the noise then speak that truth my Radasser’s! Speak it!