Photo thanks to Gustavo Espíndola
The praise came. Kitt loved to please. The more praise she received, the better she felt. The more she achieved, the higher she soared, until she couldn’t. Her body couldn’t keep up. She broke down, couldn’t get out of bed, and beat herself up for falling, for failing.
Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Help You Control Stressful Emotions
The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk – the way people normally talk to themselves.
- Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Help You Control Stressful Emotions. MSU Today. July 26, 2017.
- Third-person self-talk facilitates emotion regulation without engaging cognitive control: Converging evidence from ERP and fMRI. Scientific Reports 7. Article number: 4519(2017). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04047-3.
Role of Reward Sensitivity and Processing in Major Depressive and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders
blunted reward sensitivity and processing are involved in unipolar depression and heightened reward sensitivity and processing are characteristic of hypomania/mania
- Role of Reward Sensitivity and Processing in Major Depressive and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Behavior Therapy. 2016 Sep; 47(5): 600-621. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2016.02.014.
- Common and Dissociable Dysfunction of the Reward System in Bipolar and Unipolar Depression. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2015 Aug; 40(9): 2258–2268. doi: 10.1038/npp.2015.75.
- Looking For Clues in Reward Circuits of Bipolar and Depressed Patients. The Quarterly. Spring 2015.
I’ll go take a look at it!
Great post! I just posted a short piece about hypomania today and it kind of goes along with what you said!
Yes I do agree…Every night I do have habit to have self talk.Thanks
Positive self-talk truly helps.
I enjoyed the article. I do talk to myself with upset but need to work on only positive self talk. hanks for sharing !!
Thanks! It definitely is a cognitive skill.
Talking nicely to oneself is really important. I agree. Thank you.
👍 Of course I talk to myself, sometimes I need expert advice. I consider it a cognition skill at my
age. Most of the time it is in the third person. That is good. Thanks for the post, Kitt.
I was thinking the same as Dyane…with so few words, you encapsulated the experience, Kitt. Talk nicely to/about yourself…even in 3rd person.
In only 5 lines, you nailed it, my friend.
p.s. I love the photo – it caught my eye immediately and it’s perfect for this piece.