- Sort of
- No, but I believe/have believed they come from a real person (telepathically)
For me, there is only 1 voice talking at a time, and it has never sounded like a real voice (although my schizophrenia has made me believe a few times the voice was coming from a real person via telepathy).
For me the voice typically sounds like some other sound I am currently hearing - it’s as if my schizophrenia is modulating the source sound. For example if I’m walking then the voice talks in the rhythm of my footsteps and it sounds like the footsteps, and the voice seems to come from my feet (exactly where the sound of the footsteps is coming from).
- While eating, the voice can talk in the rhytm of chewing
- While breathing, the voice can talk in the rhytm of breathing (each word or syllable coming out with each exhalation), and sounds like breathing
- If a car is passing by it can make the voice sound like the passing car, and seems to be coming from the car (the voice moves with the car)
If there is no appropriate sound around it “modulates” the silence; then I cannot tell where the voice is coming from, and it’s not like a sound at all.
At other times they behave more like a voice and have a gender (typically female), but they still don’t sound like a real voice.