Do you have an inner dialogue? I automatically think of inner dialogue as “talking in your head, having conversations with yourself”. Maybe other people have similar things but have objects, pictures or other types of dialogue, going on in their head.
How is it for you? Conversations, usually? Do you know anyone who doesn’t do this?
I have chatter all day or night when I’m awake. Comments, decisions, wondering, judging, expressing pleasure or annoyance…and on and on and on lol.
I have a Virgo stellium, Mercury-ruled chart, and Aquarius sun. I’m not sure it’s all astrology-related. Is it? Do you think it could be something else…being human, having a soul or spirit?
BTW ⬆️ That’s a typical inner dialogue lol
Absolutely. Can't imagine anyone not. I argue, berate, console, comfort, regret, sympathize, rationalize, speculate, lament with myself, sometimes even in different accents! Also relive past conversations with others, trying on a rewrite for speculation or deeper examination. Lots of "What were you thinking?" and "Bite your tongue!"
I'm an only child, have lived alone for more years than not, but inner conversations don't depend on solitude. They're ever present regardless, just muted or slowed down by intense listening, conversation, or involvement that demands concentration.
Yes, I have an inner dialogue. It's noisy where i exist in my head!!
I recently read there are people without an inner dialogue, they supposedly think in images and feelings. I would guess which type of inner communication a person has depends on which part of the brain is dominant.
Short story from a friend of mine. He was working on his porch when his inner voice asked, "What's that fool doing now?" A new, third voice answered, "I don't know. You've known him longer than I have!"
Yes! In fact, my inner dialogue is often so loud I miss what is going on in real life around me. I recently learned that people can visualize actual pictures and detail in their minds eye and realized mine is severely lacking (very dim). Also interesting is that I usually wake up with a song in my head and I have no idea how it is chosen!
I have lots of Gemini and lots of 12th house, which I think may amplify this.
I also have 6 retrograde planets, which contributes to the constant reviewing and preparation of events and conversations in my head.
I used to have a non stop sometimes painful inner dialogue that tied me up in knots. It became a real problem so I started meditating with a practice that just aimed at watching thoughts come and go without jumping into and riding them into the next thought. Therapy helped to decide which thoughts should be believed. Dis-identifying from thoughts was a life saver.
The gaps between thoughts became much longer during meditation after some time. This quieted down my mind quite a bit during my life too. Sinking into the gap is pretty enjoyable now but I don't think I would have done this if my thoughts were not so painful. (Capricorn Mercury conjunct Saturn)