February 26, 2015 – The Psychological Case for Talking in the Third Person
Ethan Kross, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, doesn’t believe speaking in third person deserves its bad rap. Kross studies self-talk, the introspective conversations we have with ourselves about ourselves. Through his research, Kross has found that people who don’t refer to themselves in the first person during self-talk have an easier time dealing with stressful situations. Basically, treating ourselves as though we’re other people can change how we think, feel and behave.