New theory: Split of self


I came up with a new theory to illustrate how schizophrenia is like.

A person’s self, is split into two. One inside, another one outside. It can be either one being active while the other one being passive. The inner voice may belongs to the person inside while the person outside is aware of it.
To unite the split self is possibly the solution to get better in overcoming schizophrenia. You may think of the person inside could not catch up the person outside, so you might slow down your life and relax more while the person inside is to resolve whatever crisis or problem may arises.

This remains theory and hope that you have fun reading it.


Additional remark: The person inside is lost of touch with reality. So it is important to find out more about the person inside from person outside, which is my definition for insights.


Interesting. Just pausing to notice - the person inside of me feels like an inner child.

Outside I’m running my legs off keeping things going’ And have little awareness. Maybe I should look inside more often.


Thank you for your feedback. :smiley:

I think it is harmless to know better about the inner child but that’s all, I don’t think it is wise to go beyond that and try other things as this theory is not scientifically proven.


OK. . . . . . . Software wants more body -


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(not quite really understand) :flushed:


It’s just - OK. I’ll listen to what you said.

The inner child thing is interesting. You lead me to that surreptitiously.


You’re more than welcome.

I assume that the inner child is only 12-16 years old. That was when the person inside could not catch up with the person outside as we grew up.


Is that in regards to @pob? As my current tdoc says my inner child is probably 7-9 years old.


Sorry for the confusion. That assumption was mine. I definitely don’t know about the others until you revealed yours to me.


[quote]Professor Richard Bentall, from the University’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, said: "The causes of psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia, are a source of controversy amongst psychiatrists, psychologists and doctors. There is also disagreement about how the disorders are defined. It’s not unusual, for example, for a patient to be diagnosed with schizophrenia by one psychiatrist, but as bipolar by another.

"Our findings suggest that studies on the neurological and genetic factors associated with these conditions, which are not yet fully understood, are more like to advance our knowledge if we take into account a patient’s life experiences. We need to know, for example, how childhood trauma affects the developing brain, as well as whether there are genetic factors that increase vulnerability or resilience to traumatic events.

“These questions will need new research strategies, such as studies comparing traumatised children who grow up to be psychologically healthy and those who go on to develop mental illness. Looking at the brain or genes only is unlikely to tell us what we need to know in order to treat a patient effectively.”

“Now that we know environment is a major factor in psychosis and that there are direct links between specific experiences and symptoms of the condition, it is even more vital that psychiatric services routinely question patients about their life experience. Surprisingly, some psychiatric teams do not address these issues and only focus on treating a patient with medication.”


I read somewhere that someone’s with Sz has a weak sense of self and Is more easily detached


I can relate to that. My identity is very subjective and flies all over the place. Didn’t use to be that way.


I have no sense of self. It’s why I have to try so hard to be interesting.


I think a lot of people might not know who they are . or what they stand for.

you could try writing down traits about yourself and maybe your core beliefs and that could give you an idea about yourself


I have no sense of self. I don’t experience my self or the world as being here, For 45 years.


well its never to late to start pob.


I could feel that your words are powerful. Your life has been denied, just like it has happened to me as well.


I’m going to concur with you on this statement. Although, even when I’ve been introduced to a fellow Schizophrenic, we still never officially “hit it off” in terms of friendship. I had no sense of self… She had too much sense of self. I guess with that, I’ll leave the quote of:

“Schizophrenia is similar to fingerprints, No two are the same”.


Don’t know how.