Do your voices ever tell you things you don’t know that later turn out to be true? For example, have they shared a new fact, or reminded you of something you’ve forgotten?
- Yes - many times or more
- Yes - some times
- Yes - one or two times
- No - never
Out of like thousands of things they must have told me that turned out to be wrong, the only thing they got right was that a couple of my relatives would die soon. About 2 years later or less both my uncle and my grandma passed away. My uncle passing was sad and unforeseen because he was relatively young. As for my grandma she had had to go the hospital often I think, but she went from completely self functional, to having a leg amputated, to the grave in like a period of six months. I think it was just a matter of a broken clock is right twice a day.
Yeah. Or like 2012 where so many doomsday theories were thrown around for every possible scenario it was like people were hoping enough were predicted that one had to come true so they wouldn’t all look dumb.
It feels great knowing I’ve survived untold numbers of instances of the apocalypse in my life.
Yes… they have told me stuff I’ve forgotten… or told me stuff that turned out to be true…
I can go one of two ways on this…
I can chalk it up as a piece of that constant chatter of society now… (news feeds… commercials… glimpses of newspaper) that my brain held on to when I wasn’t looking.
Or when I’m not doing well… It can feel like my voices are beings from out side my mind that communicate with me.
I tend to go for the first idea… it took me so long to let go of the second idea.
My delusions sometimes alert me when someone in my life is doing something untrustworthy. For example, my mom was stealing all my paychecks and cashing them for herself (small town, no one asks questions) and my delusions told me she was hiding my letters in the walls of the house. So, it was obviously a delusion, but it alerted me to the fact that she was actually stealing my mail. I don’t always assume delusion = warning, though. Usually it’s just nonsense.
Yes, they knew GRE questions.
They know test questions and help me when I’m playing chess or Go.
I wish my voices had been able to help me on the GRE! I bombed that.
My voices were better at foreign languages than me, often had to look up what things meant. But they generally didn make predictions