I personally know so many other people who suffer from Sz as I do and yet I’ve never once asked anyone this question.
When you say you hear voices do you mean that you can literally hear them in your head as in they actually make a sound?
Because I’ve never experienced this and yet I call what I experience “voices” for lack of a better term as they are that…voices. But what I “hear” doesn’t make a sound, I can still distinguish between these “voices” by the tone of their voice somehow but it isn’t as if someone is literally talking in my head. It’s more like I’m experiencing “people” thinking thoughts in my head. Like when one thinks to themselves their thoughts can be “heard” yet do not really make a sound.
But most everything else I can relate to other than being commanded to do things like kill myself or whatever, I don’t get that kind of stuff. Yes it can often be critical of me but so far it hasn’t wanted me to die or harm others.
So when you say you “hear voices” are you hearing these things audibly inside you’re head?