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jason-shawcross 05-18-20 08:12 PM

Inner voice
 
This might be a weird one and Iím thinking it might be down to a mix up in language but Ever since Iíve I figured I might have adhd Iíve been doing a lot of research on it and one thing that keeps coming up with is quieting the inner monologue.

To me I take that inner monologue to be the voice in my head that sounds like me and all the ones that answer back. Now I also know the voices that answer back are me aswell becouse they come from inside me not externally and I feel like I have some control over them so they are at some level me.

But I have always considered myself to be the thoughts that I hear in my own voice so if I where to quieten that voice how else would I process information?

Lunacie 05-19-20 12:58 PM

Re: Inner voice
 
I agree that the inner voice helps process information.

But it's not so welcome when we're trying to pay attention

or focus on getting something done. Or trying to sleep.

I think that's one way meds help, hushing that distracting voice

so we can pay attention or focus.

KarmanMonkey 05-21-20 03:20 PM

Re: Inner voice
 
I always find it hard to compare experiences between ADDults and NTs; My experience has been that there's not one voice, there's dozens, and that I learned to designate one as a referee for the rest, trying to keep part of me on task. I've had mixed success with that.

Part of it too is that there are times where my inner voice is clear but seems powerless to control my behaviour (especially when I'm hyperfocussing) I can be mentally screaming at myself to stop what I'm doing because there's something important I need to do, but the rest of me just ignores me, if that makes sense...


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