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post #31 of 35

Theory has it that we understand speech by silently mimicking it as we hear it, in other words that speech production and speech perception are related. So nothing weird about people visibly mouthing, just that they're overdoing it a bit.

post #32 of 35

Thank you for your post.  I have been recently told by my coworker and good friend that I do this.  I believe my kids have mentioned it in the past, but I didn't take it seriously until recently.  It is very subconcious for me, although I can make it a point to keep my lips closed and unmoving now that I am aware of it.  I still find myself off guard, when my kids ask me why I am doing it.  I think the person who said that it's easier to process when I mouth the words might be correct.  It definitely means I am serious about listening to what is being said.  I have a hard time retaining things that are said to me when I don't write them down.  I believe that mouthing the words being said helps me to retain the information.  I can definitely hear fine and I'm not too old, but I am female.  I am not schizophrenic that I am aware of.  Everyone's posts were very enlightening and helpful as this is a habit I am trying to break, because I think it's perceived as weird by most who experience it.

post #33 of 35

Sorry to bump an old topic, but I could find anything else on this. 

 

I'm not a girl, but I've been accused of doing this multiple times. Apparently no one ever says anything cause it is awkward, but I do it all the time and I have zero awareness of it. We could be having a conversation about it and I'll still be doing it.

 

My brother is the only one that knows someone else who does this, but his friend says it after they say it and when I do it I'll either say it before or as you say it. My little sister just called me out because I finished her sentence 5 or 6 words before she did, it was exactly what she was going to say too. 

 

I'm not schizophrenic, although I do take a medication that treats people with this disorder, but I take it for something else.

 

I'd like to hear more about this from anyone.

post #34 of 35

I actually do this myself, I was looking this up because I have had 3 people point it out to me that I mouth the words as they are saying them, I never know when im doing this, and I'm thrown off when they point it out because I really have no clue I'm doing it, I do it when they are speaking. Yes it is weird, and I have no clue why I do this.

post #35 of 35
i am told I mouth words, and I am not aware of doing it. I have no hearing loss, and I am a female. When I am called out about doing it, it is really embarrassing. I have known two other men who did this. None of us are schizophrenic and are bright people. I can't figure it out.
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