Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiser - David Robson | Aeon Ideas - Deepstash
Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiser - David Robson | Aeon Ideas

Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiser - David Robson | Aeon Ideas

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Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiser - David Robson | Aeon Ideas

Worrying Constantly turns to Depression

We are generally advised to do self-reflection and examine our lives, but we may not be doing it right.

Rumination, the process of recurrent worrying or brooding, is the default process of the brain but can lead to impaired decision making and even depression.

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Third-person thinking, or talking to yourself about the problem as an outsider, or as a witness, can temporarily improve decision making, according to numerous studies.

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Talking to yourself in the third person brings clarity, insight and greater emotional regulation about the current situation or problem.

The detachment that being in the third-person offers, removes the inherent emotional bias that one has, but is unaware of.

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