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Unread 12-23-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Does anyone else do this? I've read that people who do this are usually very manipulative and have an inflated ego. The thing is, I speak/think in third person. I really don't know why I do sometimes. If you speak in third person, does that mean you're a narcist?(sp) or could something else be going on?
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Hi, coldwutlulz, speaking in third person is called "illeism":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illeism

It could be you read or heard someone doing that when you were younger and liked/copied it?
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you used the first person in your post. perhaps that's progress.
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as Denis reads this post he gets a sudden urge to speak in the third person.
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as Denis reads this post he gets a sudden urge to speak in the third person.
hankster laughs and wishes she had thought of this!
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Denis reads this response and is happy someone found it funny, and also slightly proud that he got in there first.
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sometimes... but......
its cause we get all jumbled and puzzled and clouded..
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"tent" and camping re the hankster
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If you speak in third person, does that mean you're a narcist?(sp) or could something else be going on?
I would go with your heart on this one; that you are concerned you may be a narcissist means you probably are not. I almost always go with the "something else" when I don't like another of the possibilities and see if I can discover what it is for myself and then decide if I mind.

If it were me, I would imagine that thinking and speaking of myself as if I were someone else would mean I did not know or like myself very much so I would set out to see if I could deliberately get to know and like me.

Maybe you can start every morning with writing 10 "I" statements or something? Practice using "I" and thinking "I" and it should get easier. Or, if you like using the third person, figure out what it is that you like about it (it can give a third person perspective so you can more easily see a larger personal picture); I sometimes talk to my body or parts of my body, for example, sometimes even naming them and writing letters to them, etc. to understand them better and what pain or feelings I do not like might be telling me.
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