I just wanted to get some input on an experience that I've had over the past years. I've noticed that sometimes I have a voice in my head. It mainly just offers arguments to opinionated things I think about or helps me work out problems on things such as tests in college. There's a noticeable difference between it and my own thoughts and I don't believe it to be my own conscience. At one time I had believed it to be a girl's voice and not my own. I thought it was just a phase, but it's been with me for at least 4 years now. It's not evil and is actually really friendly and helpful. I also don't believe it to be schizophrenia since it's not as extreme as those cases. Thoughts?
As the trips commands.
Like I said, when I was younger I noticed it had a female voice and would usually try to help me. At first I believed it to be an overactive imagination and ignored it, however after listening to its advice, I found it to be quite helpful. Then I believed maybe it's my own thoughts, but there is no way that the voice could offer sound advice that I wasn't thinking of and counter arguments to other things I was thinking. It's not once tried anything malicious so I just roll with it, however I'm a bit curious. The voice comes and go's whenever, but it definitely feels like a second person talking to me.
as far as ive read into tulpas they are made by us from us, but this thing appeared out of nowhere with no practice as it seems.
Also if it turns evil its ops imaginary friend since if he becomes aware that it might turn evil it will become evil since op is paying so much attention on the whole "evil" thing, evil is a human contraption it doesnt apply on anything else
Interesting. If I were you I would just keep listening and take the advice given. Unless it's some fucked up shit, but I guess you know "right from wrong" anyway. What do you think it is? It's hard to tell, but most people would say mental illness for sure. Religious people would probably say gods or angels. It could be anything really..
this might be weird but you should get a fMRI scan on your brain and have them look if anything interesting pops up if the voice comes, ofcourse since it comes whenever you should practice calling it, so you could measure whatever it is, and where its coming from
If it means anything I'm Gemini. Also times that I notice it are either when my mind wanders, I'm thinking a lot i.e. on a test, or sometimes during mundane thoughts. It's extremely quick to offer up its own thoughts.
Well, my advice is just keep listening to the voice then. It's there to help you. Don't tell anyone about it. But if more voices start to occur, you should listen to the one that says "I'm losing my fucking shit here, and I need to see a psychiatrist asap" lol
lots of people "hear" voices or have an inner monologue or dialogue, whether they mention it or focus on it or not. I think this is a normal human experience, like your brain reinterpreting its own activity into something like a voice or language... reverb, like when you look in a mirror or talk to yourself. you just happened to notice it
desu as long as you can function well in your daily life, it doesn't matter. if you are ok, not harming yourself or others, doing the things you need and want to do, etc then don't worry about it