Verbal Diarrhoea

Verbal diarrhoea.

Or as is the proper term in psychology, logorrhoea.

Defined by psychologists, it is when an individual becomes excessively wordy, with talk that is devoid of logical coherence. At times, it is when ideas from the mind just leak out randomly. Supposedly, its causes aren’t clearly understood, but somehow it has to do with the frontal lobe structure of the brain that is related to language.

Of course, it would make little sense if the brain structure causing logorrhoea were to be related with eye-hand coordination. But I digress.

Interjection aside, it is a great inconvenience to be afflicted by this malady, especially since verbally spouting out nonsensical phrases annoys most people one comes in contact with in life. Also, logorrhoea is known to be associated with the presence of some psychiatric disorders, some of which that were listed are aphasia, mania, and catatonic schizophrenia. It is also seen to reflect the presence of tachypsychia, which is when thoughts go through the mind in an accelerated fashion.

Think Sherlock Holmes, with Robert Downey Jr. playing the titular character — His character is endowed with tachypsychic abilities, as well as his arch-nemesis, Professor Moriarty, as shown in the video above.

Logorrhoea, mind you, is vastly different from tachyphemia, which is characterized by rapid speech that is difficult to understand due to poor syntax and the insertion of words or phrases that are unrelated to what needs to be communicated.

The majority’s opinions on people who are afflicted by logorrhoea vary and there’s numerous accounts and offhand comments about verbal diarrhoea out there that will help illuminate you on those opinions. But being someone who, on occasion — well, almost frequently actually, but I try, try, try to be careful and control it as much as possible for fear of being called schizophrenic or bipolar (which I have been called once) — says randomly bizarre comments that just pop into her head, it’s quite a revealing, tell-tale sign of nerves. Or rather, that’s how I perceive it, since my nervousness is always the activation key to my verbal diarrhoea.

“My verbal diarrhoea” — that sounds funny *giggles*

I recently said a random phrase that made absolutely no sense and I realized this immediately after the words left my mouth. I wanted to retract them so badly, but what’s said cannot be taken back. And that’s obviously horologically impossible. It was perfectly harmless, I suppose, but it was such a stupid thing to say that the person I said it to probably thought me completely ludicrous. It left me no choice but to quickly walk away and try not to be too embarrassed about it.

Well. Logorrhoea. It just happens sometimes. Hope I’m not schizophrenic. Although it would be cool to have tachypsychia.

Yes, I’m aware of my tendency to have “the diarrhoea of the mouth”.




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