Earlier today, I was reading another thread in which an INTJ pondered that ENTPs prefer to talk something out *while* thinking it through, instead of waiting until they have a firm opinion about it. I thought that sounded accurate; debating or conversing about a particular question I'm having before it is resolved in my mind always does seem to help. Then, the poster went on to say that it's possible we do this because talking out loud automatically shifts the problem to the other side of our brain (as we hear it with our other ear). This caught my attention, as it would also explain my habit of talking to myself.
Whenever I'm particularly frustrated or upset (whether emotionally or intellectually), I start to mutter to myself - sometimes in the form of a rant, sometimes as an imagined conversation. I think that people often think I'm crazy, but the truth is, talking about it, whether another person is there or not, has always seemed to help (even in first and second grade, I'd read my math problems out loud and it helped me finish faster).
My question is whether this inherent discovery and use of talking to get the problem to both sides of the brain is common for ENTPs. Do you make a habit of talking to yourself? If not, do you typically discuss ideas before they are fully formed in your head?