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Dr. Alain Morin of Mount Royal University has done extensive research on the topic, and teaches classes in social cognition and theories of personality. In his paper titled Inner Speech, he states “Fundamental human activities such as setting immediate and distant goals, problem-solving, planning, and decision-making, are all part of a more global capacity called self-regulation.”
"Private speech in children and inner speech in adults have been shown to be of critical importance for effective self-regulation."
Morin also said that 97% of people admit to talking to themselves, in one form or another....
Originally posted by quedup
...the key is to learn to be happy with yourself - this is the secret to life. If you depend on others for your happiness you are going to be very hurt throughout life. Look inside and learn to be happy with who you are then if someone comes along who adds to that happiness - it's a bonus.