Caught In The Act Of Soliloquy

Tips on chatting with the world's most brilliant conversationalist, yourself

I am as sane as you are.

On the other hand, I know it looks a little off when I walk down Sixth Avenue talking to myself or stop, gesticulating, for the light at 48th Street, and make a scathing, irrefutable point to, um, myself. It could be worse--Tourette's syndrome, for example. Tourette's sounds awful; this just looks crazy--or maybe a third of the way there. People in the street flick me a glance: "Uh-oh."

A friend of mine has a sister who is deaf and talks to herself in sign language, which takes the behavior into a new dimension....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!