People Describe The Personality Of Their Inner Monologue
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Many people have a voice in their head (or sometimes a few) that keeps a running commentary going about their daily life. Sometimes that voice can be encouraging, sometimes painfully critical, and sometimes more neutral.

For most people, this voice or voices don't seem like a separate entity, but just another part of themselves. Albeit a pretty annoying one, occasionally.


Reddit user brock024 asked:

"How would you describe the personality of the voice inside your head?"

But I Don't Want To

"what are you doing?"

"i dont know"

"well stop it, its not good for you"

"but i dont want to"

-Asurtz

It's Me, And I'm Great

Technically, the voice is writing this. So, I’m great, I also love saying “man, you shouldn’t have done that” after he’s done something. It’s great seeing him emotionally crippled while trying to keep up the act that he’s fine. 10/10, let me in but just for the night.

-Relative_Economics17

Manipulative

Manipulative, depressed, a master at hiding reality. And very scary, I think coward too.

-slow_cheetah_gold

Damn. Spot on. Im more sad now.

-heraclitus33

Better Than Before

Used to be a lot more toxic and depressing, namely while I was living in an abusive home. Now they're more analytical and sympathetic.

-OnceAndAlwaysFloran

There Are A Few

Well there is the quiet reasonable one, the loud screamer, the funny, the aggressive, the sarcastic, the logic, the wicked, the crazy, and a few more, and the benevolent sitting in the corner humming the Tetris music

-Raijynn

Centered

Slightly calmer than me, is usually concerned with my well-being, logical and isn't subject to the usual "meh I'll do it tomorrow" attitude I frequently suffer from. Which means, it's super good at laying out the plans for me to follow, and the final question is whether I'm good at following them.

-aagapovjr

Frustrated or Inquisitive

Mine are mostly either feeling let down and frustrated that other people can’t see what I see, and make different decisions. Or the huh, I wouldn’t have thought of that inquisitive voice.

-ImpossibleHandle4

Which One?

I have the one that calls me worthless and questions my existence

I have the one that has a crush on literally anything within my line of sight

And I have the extremely smart one that drones on in my brain about the New Zealand autonomous state of Tokelau for 10 minutes straight when I'm bored

-akyri_naoka

Kind Of A Jerk

​Oh he's an a**hole

-GlobsofKnobSlob

Same. Outer me is a nice person. Inner me wants someone to step up so I can release some pressure that's been building up.

-II_Confused

He's always talking sh*t but he's too afraid to catch these hands.

-GlobsofKnobSlob


Voice? What Voice?

There was a study done and found that some people don't have a voice in their head.

https://www.dazeddigital.com/science-tech/article/44494/1/living-without-inner-speech-voice-inside-head-psychology-science

-Vanillest

Seriously, I thought the voice was metaphorical. Are you f**kers actually talking inside your heads? Why?? Thoughts for me are purely conceptual, and the words only come when I have to wrap them around an idea.

-The_Lost_Octopus

Do both. Thinking in procedures or 3d space doesn't work great in words. Thinking through a logical fallacy or proof doesn't go great in colours. Contemplating the taste of apple in numbers isn't yummy.

-Apprehensive_Hat8986

Whatever the voice inside your head is like, even if it's a total jerk, you deserve to be happy. You are almost definitely your own worst critic, and it's okay to tell the voice to shove it and just enjoy life.

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