I’m having a lot of problems being clear and concise when I talk to people, and especially when I write. I’ve noticed my language has gotten more flowery, and it feels like I often talk in one giant run-on sentence. I also struggle to just explain things simply. I feel like I have to ramble on before I can actually get to the point.
Does anyone else have this problem? I know usually speech deficits are a problem, but is TOO MUCH also a thing?
Yeah I feel that lol
I also have the run-ons sometimes but I also have the capacity to be short and sweet. Sometimes idk what to say. Sometimes I’m in between.
I do this sometimes, especially when I’m hypomanic.
Is your dx schizoaffective?
Yeah, I usually just spend way too long trying to get to the point instead of actually getting to the point.
They haven’t narrowed me down yet, but I really identify with mixed episodes. I need to talk more with my nurse practitioner about this, since she’s been really clueless about what I have.
Yeah it can be about too much and there’s things like word salad and loose connections. As with most things it’s about function. If it’s symptoms and your having troubles bring it up with your psydoc!
My girlfriend tells me all the time I just go on and on. She shuts me up all the time when I talk about practically anything. I guess I’m really long-winded. IDK.
She’s not the only one who tends to not let me get a word in edgewise sometimes though. My sis and her daughter do it too.
I’ve tried to figure it out before, is it me or is she just being weird. Ties my head in knots, I’ve learned to let it happen and try not to think about it.
I’m like this in person when I try to retell something that happened especially. I’m really bad at storytelling. Exceptionally bad.
But in text I tend to say too little in an effort to be concise. I often assume people know things or have context that they don’t have or know.
I ramble on and on at all times.
I talk to much a lot. But there’s nothing wrong with language being flowery.
I’m short!!! And sweet!!!
In total honesty though I’m complete garbage at conversing with people. It’s like a trainwreck. Sometimes when I open my mouth I ■■■■ up so bad I stop speaking in the middle of what I was saying and nobody even questions it.
I used to be very articulate. I sounded super intelligent, and could banter with people quite easily.
Unmedicated, I ramble on and on quickly changing topics. With medications I’m slow. Super slow. My brains all foggy and I can never think of what to say until hours after the conversation has ended.
I don’t talk anymore. It’s sad since I had a profound love for chatting. I would speak non-stop. People were always telling me to shut up.
Now I just think of the things I could be saying during conversations. Which is hellishly unsatisfying.
I’m still short and sweet though.
I either am just how you described or I only say a sentence. I have a hard time finding a middle ground.
My mind goes faster than my hands can type or I can speak. Frustrating, my mind is always racing. Plus I have a bad habit of starting ■■■■…so I stop, think speak if I’m around someone who is frying on my nerves
Yes, too much speech or writing can definitely be a problem too. It is usually seen in hypomania.
I have gone back to reading, hoping it will help my communication
I hadn’t considered this as a thing to do, actually. Might try this sometime.
Thanks for the replies, everyone! I thought this might want to be something I brought up with my nurse tomorrow, but I wanted to be sure this isn’t just a weird me thing first.
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