Talking To Yourself (As Someone Else) Controls Emotion.

In Brain General Structure and Function, Brain Science, Memory and Learning, Senses and Perception by Brainy Days Ahead

Talking to yourself in “third person-self-talk”  in stressful times might help controlling emotions.  And it needs no additional mental effort than first person self-talk, which is normally used by people to talk to themselves. Instead of asking, “Why am I angry?” You instead ask, “Why is John (your name) angry.” This implies you are being viewed by an outsider third person. Psychology researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan conduct a “first of its kind” study indicating that this type of comparatively effortless self-control method is effective. Says one researcher, “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.”