Posted 11/3/2006 11:04 PM (GMT -7)
I really don't see anything wrong with talking to yourself. As long as you know they are not real. I do it all the time. Maybe I do this because my mother talked to herself all the time and I just learned how to cope that way. The only bad thing was that a couple of times people I was dating caught me doing it and I felt like an idiot.
Mostly I pretend to be talking to my pets... they do listen, I think.
It's none of my business, but the doll thing is probably taking it too far. I would suggest doing volunteer work in your community if you are too shy to hang out with the kids at school -- a community agency would be glad to see you and wouldn't be judgmental.