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Hey everyone, it's been awhile since I've been on here. I've accepted the fact that I'm scizoaffective and also dissociative. There is something I'm not too happy about though and I was wondering how normal it is.

Whenever I write something, or am thinking about something, I can hear my voice in my head talking. There's -no- other voices, just this, what feels like, a personal narrator saying exactly what I'm thinking.

What is funny is I don't think other people have this at all. I think there's no voice that they turn to discuss things with. It's almost like this voice, is a reflection of me but I don't really view it as separate and it's not completely different from me.

I told my therapist and she said some people who've been through trauma have it (??) but I don't know what "it" is tbqh. This voice feels like a manifestation of mine but also not quite me.

I can't tell if this is some weird DID thing or if it's just plain schizophrenia. I can turn it off/on so it's not against my will or anything. It only happens when I'm nervous and I think it's only happened recently in my life (I remember not having it sometimes).

I got really upset the other night because I questioned if this was normal or not. The personal narrator voice manifestation thing has never told me anything different. It's like a reflection I guess. This sounds sorta weird. I'd like to know what this is. Is it a schizophrenic voice I'm associating with or is it actually me (or even a separate part of my identity)? Thanks.

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Well, I can't say I'm normal:eek: but...I just verbalize my thoughts in my head. I don't 'actually hear' my voice in my head, I'm just talking silently to myself. I can also imagine other people talking to me in my head, but it's their voice in that case. But again, I don't actually hear it, it's just my imagination of hearing it, if that makes any sense. On the other hand, I can actually smell stuff that's not there. I don't think that's normal - I was told to get a CAT scan by the shrink I told. But my GP won't refer me so I guess that's that. I sometimes also feel pain by seeing an injured person or animal. Fortunately only in real life, not on TV. So I guess I'll never be in a healing profession...and I've got to be careful what I look at. So, IMHO, if the voices are REAL, like how I actually smell stuff or feel pain, I'd say that's not normal. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing. Maybe it could be helpful to you.

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Hi. I don't know if this is the same or not but I hear a voice in my head a lot of the time. I know it's my voice going over whatever i'm thinking about and sometimes it asks me questions of myself. I don't know if it's normal or not but i've had it so long it seems so to me.

Yes, that's exactly how I feel too O.o

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There is a difference between: 1) hearing a voice in your head and 2 )Hearing a Voice. In the second case, you are truly hearing someone speak to you and you have no doubt that it's a true voice. In the first case, you are thinking about something and you are aware that its your voice and that it is in your head.

Hope this helps.


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