So I've always thought that, like me, everybody hears a voice in their head while they think and that they have conversations with it.
But then, a couple days ago, my friend sent me this tweet that said there are people who actually don't hear their thoughts...
From the replies to the tweet, I'm clearly not the only one who is flabbergasted:
So I looked it up to see if this was legit and there was a small study done in 2011 that found some people really NEVER experience inner speech.
There were even tons of people replying to the tweet sharing how they don't have inner speech.
Some of them said they don't hear words while they're reading, which is wiiiiiiilldd.
And others said that they assign images to math and symbols.
One person added that their thought process was a mix of both and I can't even begin to imagine what that must be like. 🤯
Well, my mind is just absolutely blown!!!
Do you have inner speech? If you don't, what is your thinking process like? Do you notice any patterns in people who think one way over the other? Let us know in the comments!