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Some or all of my imaginary friends have names

20.00% • 4 votes

None of my imaginary friends have names

5.00% • 1 votes

I don't have any imaginary friends

55.00% • 11 votes

Everything is imaginary, not just my friends

20.00% • 4 votes

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  • FIRST POST
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 28th Feb 19, 1:22 PM
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    Sleazy
    If you either talk to yourself or to an invisible 'friend' ...
    • #1
    • 28th Feb 19, 1:22 PM
    If you either talk to yourself or to an invisible 'friend' ... 28th Feb 19 at 1:22 PM
    ..... known only to yourself, do they have a name?

    The one that I often discuss purchasing options with, when in the supermarket is called ???
    They also help me to fill in forms.
    Last edited by Sleazy; 28-02-2019 at 4:50 PM. Reason: Didn't appreciate me revealing their name.
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 1st Mar 19, 10:57 AM
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    Fruitcake
    I often direct derogatory comments at my computer and phone, does that count?
    Originally posted by NaughtiusMaximus
    Not only is that normal, I think it is obligatory.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • elsien
    • By elsien 1st Mar 19, 11:00 AM
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    elsien
    I also tend towards the "oh ffs you stupid woman, what did you do that for" type of comment when I'm particularly annoying myself.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 1st Mar 19, 12:40 PM
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    Sleazy
    If I did I wouldn't admit to it on an open forum
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    I'm starting to regret it ....

    Maybe I should have ran the idea past one of my 'friends' first
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 1st Mar 19, 3:38 PM
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    badmemory
    Talk to myself all the time. After all I like to talk to someone who talks common sense, isn't bigotted & sees the world as I do although often not as paranoid. Nothing to lose then!
    • Morbier
    • By Morbier 1st Mar 19, 5:47 PM
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    Morbier
    I don't care if it's an open forum, I'll admit to talking to myself and inanimate objects - especially the self-service checkouts in supermarkets.

    My son had an imaginary friend when he was about three. He was called Inge and we had to set a place at the table for him, leave a space for him on the settee and in his bed. He stayed with us for about a year and then he disappeared. My son, who is now in his 40s, can't remember him and thinks I've made it up! As if.
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    • tv21
    • By tv21 2nd Mar 19, 12:55 AM
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    tv21
    I think we need to be careful that we don't insult the privacy, dignity and rights of these imaginary people who, lets face it, suffer immense prejudice in the job and housing market, can't get permission to marry or access the health service and yet their claim for benefits are practically treated as criminal.


    On a more serious note, I've seen people thanking ATMs after withdrawing money from them.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 2nd Mar 19, 8:22 AM
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    Murphybear
    KFB, joking apart .... I do talk to myself. Often, I'm all I've got to talk to.

    I do have a form of PTSD and this is one way that I deal with it. 'Strange'? Yes, I do agree with previous comments (to a degree), but I really don't think I need to be beaten up for discussing with myself whether something on offer is good value or not ....

    Humour helps too, sadly lacking in some quarters it would seem .....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    A boss I used to have was fond of saying “it’s OK to talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer”. This boss was a very experienced psychiatrist and a consultant to the World Health Organisation so we assumed he knew what he was talking about
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 2nd Mar 19, 8:26 AM
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    joansgirl
    I don't care if it's an open forum, I'll admit to talking to myself and inanimate objects - especially the self-service checkouts in supermarkets.

    My son had an imaginary friend when he was about three. He was called Inge and we had to set a place at the table for him, leave a space for him on the settee and in his bed. He stayed with us for about a year and then he disappeared. My son, who is now in his 40s, can't remember him and thinks I've made it up! As if.
    Originally posted by Morbier
    Ah now, moaning, ranting and shouting at myself and inanimate objects is different, I bet everyone does that.

    I don't hold conversations with myself, I find myself to be very boring and annoying
    Some people only exist as examples of what to avoid...
    .
    • maisie cat
    • By maisie cat 2nd Mar 19, 8:53 AM
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    maisie cat
    I often remind myself of things, particularly in the supermarket "what's left? butter, bacon" and I do sometimes get odd looks.
    I think it says more about them than me, identikit humans? nah!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 2nd Mar 19, 9:31 AM
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    Pyxis
    Is talking to yourself the same as talking to your own AE?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 2nd Mar 19, 5:33 PM
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    Sleazy
    Is talking to yourself the same as talking to your own AE?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Not being an amateur psychoanalyst, I wouldn't like to say .
    I suppose it could be linked to a multiple personality disorder ...

    Or possibly one of the symptoms of gallstones (confusion)?
    I didn't realise until I read it on a NHS website:

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gallstones/symptoms/

    More importantly, have you voted in the poll?
    Last edited by Sleazy; 02-03-2019 at 5:36 PM.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 2nd Mar 19, 6:07 PM
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    Pyxis
    Not being an amateur psychoanalyst, I wouldn't like to say .
    I suppose it could be linked to a multiple personality disorder ...

    Or possibly one of the symptoms of gallstones (confusion)?
    I didn't realise until I read it on a NHS website:

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/gallstones/symptoms/

    More importantly, have you voted in the poll?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    No, I haven't. I don't like most polls.

    Anyway, I haven't any gallstones.
    I know I haven't, because I haven't had a gall-bladder for about 8 years.
    I just don't like people who hide behind AEs. It's dishonest.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 2nd Mar 19, 6:38 PM
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    Sleazy
    No, I haven't. I don't like most polls.

    Anyway, I haven't any gallstones.
    I know I haven't, because I haven't had a gall-bladder for about 8 years.
    I just don't like people who hide behind AEs. It's dishonest.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    I suppose some do it because they've been banned? Some are wind up merchants - quite funny sometimes (thinking about a certain 'dog' who's started posting who is clearly somebody else, but I have no idea who)

    When you mentioned gallstones on the irritating thread, thought you'd had them recently and maybe that was why you'd been MIA. Apologies for the gaffe. Again.

    I could apply to be a stand-in for HRH prince Philip!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 5th Mar 19, 8:52 AM
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 11th Mar 19, 8:38 AM
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    Murphybear
    Yes. Especially the one in Lidl.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That’s not odd. It might be, however, if it answers back

    I often talk to the cat. My OH, who had never lived with a cat before he met me, keeps asking what I would do if the cat talked back.

    Little does he know ...
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Mar 19, 12:46 PM
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    Sleazy
    That’s not odd. It might be, however, if it answers back

    I often talk to the cat. My OH, who had never lived with a cat before he met me, keeps asking what I would do if the cat talked back.

    Little does he know ...
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    Sometimes I believe that I can read Bob's mind (my cat) and vice versa.
    He should really have been called Murphy as he was born on St Patrick's Day - He will be nine in a couple of weeks time.
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 12th Mar 19, 4:54 PM
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    Murphybear
    Sometimes I believe that I can read Bob's mind (my cat) and vice versa.
    He should really have been called Murphy as he was born on St Patrick's Day - He will be nine in a couple of weeks time.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Our late, beloved cat was called Murphy (hence my user name and avatar ). He was called that when we got him from Cats Protection and we kept the name because he looked like Murphys beer
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 12th Mar 19, 5:12 PM
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    peter_the_piper
    I'm afraid I do speak to our plants,as we run a commercial nursery I'm constantly muttering.
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 15th Mar 19, 6:00 AM
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    Murphybear
    I'm afraid I do speak to our plants,as we run a commercial nursery I'm constantly muttering.
    Originally posted by peter_the_piper
    Prince Charles is famous for talking to his plants. If you read to them instead of just talking would it be from the Day of the Triffids
    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 15th Mar 19, 6:47 PM
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    donnajunkie
    Every option is to do with imaginery friends but talking to yourself isnt that. I think in most cases talking to yourself isnt a nutty thing its just born out of a strong desire to express yourself and it satisfies that when theres no-one else around.
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