So I’ve just discovered that most people have an internal monologue. I thought people don’t really think in structured sentence and phrases in their head. I thought it’s just metaphorical in the movie! The way I think is definitely not verbal. They are just floating abstract concepts. I don’t have an internal monologue on what I’m going to do today etc, its just ideas without verbal words. I can do an internal monologue but it’s unnatural. And I’ve always thought if you need to verbally think in your mind then it will be really slow.
“I n-e-e-d t-o b-u-y m-i-l-k t-o-d-a-y”
And now I’ve been wondering whether that affects the way I write. I’m trying to venture into creative writing and when my colleague tells me that her characters ‘speak’ in her mind, that is just mind-blowing to me. I’m struggling to do that. I was happy enough that I did not have aphantasia and can visualize in my mind. But to think verbally is just weird.
So, just want to ask around, do you guys have an internal monologue?