According to new research, talking to yourself in the third person can be extremely helpful, particularly when experiencing a stressful moment.

Third-person self-talk does not take any extra effort than the way people normally talk to themselves in first person.

Dr. Jason Moser, Michigan State University associate professor of psychology states, "Essentially, we think referring to yourself in the third person leads people to think about themselves more similar to how they think about others, and you can see evidence for this in the brain."

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