I Am a Synesthete

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    And I Met Someone Who Thinks It's Cool!

    I was at a birthday party for my friend and we were bored so we decided to do a talent contest. I'm not really talented, so I decided to write the numbers and letters in their colors and tell the people judging to say a letter or number and I'd tell them the color it was written...
    Methamil Methamil
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

    When I was little I always associated numbers

    with everything in my brain, aswell as colors. Each number from 1-9 has their own personality and color as well as some others, and a lot of people in my life have they're own color.I also get this weird feelings sometimes like when I see someone get hurt or they are missing a...
    Curlycue5810 Curlycue5810
    13-15, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    Ok some help here. I'm an associator

    and I know that my alphabets and words have colour. But sometimes I have to "tune in" or focus on the word to "sense" the colour. What does this mean? Is it fading? And also, for some of my letters, I can't exactly put a finger on the exact colour they are. Like the letter "L...
    StarsxSunsets StarsxSunsets
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    Letters, Numbers, Names, Songs....

    For as long as I can remember I've been associating numbers and letters and names and songs with colors and textures. I only recently realized that not everybody hears green in a song or thinks that my name is sky blue. I don't actually see the colors in my mind's eye, but I can...
    iheargreen iheargreen
    13-15
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    Hello

    Hey fellow EP synesthetes! I have been synesthetic all my life and am so glad that i finally found a community of people who are like me. I have found it hard sometimes to relate and communicate with my friends (who are not synesthetic,) but no more!
    theFredwardJ theFredwardJ
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

    What Color Am I

    I never thought I was different. Not till seventh grade, when I realized no one else thought 1 was red or that two was yellow. I asked my friend if she was enjoying her blue wedsnesday and she laughed and thought I was joking. No one gets that I see colors. I believe now that we...
    bluegreengirl bluegreengirl
    13-15
    Apr 11, 2012

    Yesterday I went to my sister's concert

    and jade such an amazing time, the colors in the songs...it was like a feast for the eyes, a warm and engaging experience! They are only 7th graders thigh, and wrong notes stood out to me like flat, cotton-blue spots, but the lovely textures more than made up for it 😊
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    Apparently I Have Synesthesia

    I never knew I was not normal, all my life I thought this was normal, and others had this until I informed my friend that his name was orange and he just stared back at me wondering what I had just said. The way words work are if they start with a consonant, that letter takes up...
    Pvmcmahon Pvmcmahon
    22-25, M
    Jun 7, 2013

    my name is alex, i am a synesthete,

    i have been that way my whole life, but i never knew what it was untill recently, i always thought i was different but when i told people about my expiriences they looked at me like i was crazy or brushed it off so i assumed it was normal. I have alot of different types of...
    timone1002 timone1002
    18-21
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2014

    How Did You Figure It Out?

    For me, I was eating lunch with my mom at 10 years old, when I saw the weirdest shade of yellow. I began to explain the color to her. She was very confused and she told me that she didn't understand what I was talking about. I told her that I thought everyone saw colors when they...
    OneLastCastle OneLastCastle
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Jul 26, 2012

    A Mango Shaped Space

    Last year I read a mango shaped space by Wendy mass. I read it and was like "WHAT! PEOPLE DON'T SEE LETTERS WITH PERSONALITY!" I researched synesthesia and read a lot about it, I couldn't believe it connected with the weird gift I had that lets me smell sound. I thought I was the...
    artisticgirl123 artisticgirl123
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2013

    Life Long Synesthete But Only Recently Discovered

    Hello all, I'm just gonna jump straight into my story :P Growing up I could see numbers and days of the week as colours (but strangely there are no colours for Saturday and Sunday) and I noticed that the colours never ever changed. Possibly unrelated but I have always looked for...
    dsaintd dsaintd
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2013

    Ugh

    UGH what color is the word UGH make for you?mines deep orange
    wlkwhim wlkwhim
    13-15, F
    11 Responses Jan 16, 2012

    Synesthesia Survey!

    Hi!!! In school I'm doing a report on synesthesia, so I made a survey. Please take it! It would be really helpful. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C2NDYW7 P.S. If you don't mind me using you as a specific example, please put your first and last name and maybe add a...
    Randomization13 Randomization13
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2013

    When I Tell People... They Call Me Liar.

    I have had synesthesia for as long as I can remember. I tasted, smelled, heard, and felt with it my WHOLE life. Even though a few people who are close to me believe me one or two who don't can make a BIG difference. But one who believes you and loves you and holds you above all...
    wlkwhim wlkwhim
    13-15, F
    8 Responses Dec 26, 2011

    Fellow Synesthetes Looking For Other Synesthetes For A Graphic Design Project

    Hi everyone! I recently discovered that I have synesthesia and decided to do it for my graphic design final major project at university. I am looking for synesthetes to answer a couple of questions for me describing their experiences and I will visualise that, the images will...
    Genstan Genstan
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

    My Synesthesia Experiment With My Son

    Recently when hanging out with my 5 year old son I decided to test him. I asked if he thought of the number 2, if it had a colour. He gave me a look as if I had two heads. Buuuuttt he then said about a number game he plays in school where numbers are in colours. He told me the...
    dsaintd dsaintd
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2013

    Did I Find Others?

    So, I thought it was just me, and maybe this is the wrong group. Certain words and feelings, I see a color along with it
    wanderingstars09 wanderingstars09
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

    I am in middle school

    and I want to get a program started where people can take a synesia test and help them selves with math, taking a lanuage and life in general before I found out I felt like i was lost and no one understood me. The only problem is I dont know how I should start it. Should I just...
    lokidoki123 lokidoki123
    13-15, F
    Nov 17, 2015

    all this time ive known im a synesthete

    and im only now reading a mango-shaped space! am i late to the party? dont give me spoilers im not done!!!!
    kinkystapler kinkystapler
    18-21, F
    Apr 6, 2015
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