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I Have Synesthesia

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    Personality -> Smells?

    Hey, I have a few different aspects of Synnie, but one that I haven't heard from anyone else is People having a "smell". It's not an actual physical scent, it's something that their personal energy (Aura?) throws at me. Like my best friend... To me, she's...
    NemoRayne NemoRayne 18-21 7 Responses Feb 6, 2009

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    I have associated colours with letters

    and numbers my entire life. For instance, I just know that A is red, and whenever I see the letter, I can see a certain shade of red in my mind. I'm not making it up. It's like hearing the name of a place and seeing it in your mind. The two things are just connected. I can't...
    amazingamelia amazingamelia 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i joined EP to meet other synesthetes

    and so far i havent found too many of you....talk to me synnies! i could really use the company! :/
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    So I Have Many Types Of Synesthesia, But The Biggest Ones Are Emotion-Tactile And Sound-Tactile.

    I'm actually 18 years old and only recently discovered that I have synesthesia because I never knew people don't experience it and never noticed it because it was so ordinary for me. I used to ask people what their emotions felt like and get very confused looks. "What do you mean...
    vanilahairspray vanilahairspray 18-21 1 Response Sep 14, 2013

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    LONG POST! substances

    that subdue or weaken my syn: focalin and adderal (for adhd); zoloft, lamictal, lexapro (antidepressants); benadryl; caffeine. substances that enhance, alter, or force my syn from associating to projecting: marijuana (more notably so when using cannabinoid inhalants/smoking...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have synesthesia. My numbers,

    days of the week, colors all coincide. I have no concept of time. Well not normal peoples time. LOL To me time goes in all directions. I feel sound. It also has shape and color. I was delighted when I found a calendar that started the week with Monday, as it should be! I have a...
    JacksFatMommy JacksFatMommy 61-65 Apr 14

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    There was only one moment I remember

    when I was little, every time I drank a bottle of Dasani water, ALL I could think of was the "taste" of a robotic voice in my head. Once I announced that "taste" in a room full of siblings everyone looked at me with mass confusion. Looking back they probably assumed I was just...
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Vibrations Of The World

    Years back, I was troubled because I would "hear" vibrations, or rhythm like beats, I could "hear" these when in class, when walking, anytime it was somewhat quiet. It really was irritating and I worked hard to block those "sounds". I would literally try to tap my foot to a...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 4 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I have synesthesia, an abnormality in the

    parietal lobe of the brain in which your senses can be linked together and you have a strong ability to associate objects. In my form, all material inanimate objects become personified in my head. Example: the letter A is a tall slim man with orange hair. He is very talented...
    oodleskaboodles oodleskaboodles 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    does anybody else prune their pandora stations

    so they dont play anything ugly? :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21

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    I Have Emotion≫Color Synesthesia

    I have Emotion>Color Synesthesia. I also see colors related to some people. When I am having strong positive emotions I see wonderful swirls of various colors. This also happens when I am relaxed but I guess that is a pretty positive state also. I see the color of my...
    SpioradSaor SpioradSaor 51-55 3 Responses Aug 1, 2013

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    "cash"

    I used to think it happened to everyone; words having tastes. Since I was young I would taste words and even pictures. Some words even have textures. Although it can be distracting, I embrace it. "cash" tastes like Hamburger Helper (stroganoff, to be exact). Have...
    BrutMystik BrutMystik 36-40, F 52 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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    in the last five months

    or so my synesthesia has branched out from sound-color/touch/temperature to include pain, and temperature is much more poignant now. its very frustrating having sounds i could have ignored before literally physically hurt me!! its getting harder and harder to tune out. advice...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    Im Not Sure If This Counts But....

    I see scenes of places that I have either been before or even dreamt of (sometimes changed versions of actual places), when doing routine things eg. cutting broccoli or cauliflower up is a fountain on the prominade in cheltenham (uk), brushing my teeth is a street sign that says...
    kuronekko kuronekko 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2011

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    School And Synaesthesia

    I've recently noticed how teachers are often completely unaware of synaesthesia. I've read on here many cases where teachers have misunderstood people because they have made a comment or done something relating to their synaesthesia. This causes the person to be subject to...
    AliceMai AliceMai 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    I have a few different types,

    including connecting colors to letters of the alphabet, music notes, numbers, days of the week connecting gender to numbers and letters of the alphabet, days of the week, etc. But I find that one of the experiences I have that is less common is spatial synesthesia. There are...
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F Apr 12

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    im making a notebook

    for all the sounds i see....theyre already started on my phone, im gonna print them out and add to them! soon im gonna have a database of every voice, musical instrument/timbre/note, and general sound hahaha :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F a week ago

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    ever since i could remember,

    ive covered my ears and hid whenever i hear that sound at the beginning of movies when they display the THX logo? it LITERALLY physically hurts almost more than any other sound ive ever heard....piercing yellow-orange electric sparks stabbing me in the eyes and temples. oh my...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 18

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    So excited to find this :) I have never met

    or known another person with synesthesia. Like some of you, I don't talk about it because I don't want to scare or confuse people. My synesthesia is mainly seeing letters/words/numbers in color. Admittedly, it made things rough when I was younger. But now, it's a beautiful...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I used to have synesthesia

    as a kid but it faded away for quite a while. It's all been coming back recently and it's a lot more vivid than before. Can this happen or am I just tricking myself?
    jgarciaenny jgarciaenny 13-15, T 5 days ago

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    Not Letter-color For Me

    I have one that I haven't seen an official name for... so i'll call it timeframe sysnesthesia. I have colors for days of the week and months. I know one or two other people that have months but I am the only one I've met with days. If you're interested here are the...
    DexiKiix DexiKiix 16-17, M 26 Responses Nov 27, 2007

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    I Have Sound-color, and It's Wonderful!

    Hey there, I've had it since before i can remember, sounds and songs have always had very vibrant colors and shapes. I didn't actually know it was anytrhing special until I was eighteen and a half, and I was explaining how this song looked, and my girlfriend told me that she...
    Atomik00 Atomik00 18-21, M 14 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    I HATE my name. My alphabet is like a high

    school; I, the popular white diamond cheerleader everyone hates. (She's dating A, the jock, but he's actually nice for a red.) And S, the old History teacher who yells a lot, has a huge mustache, and is just generally kind of creepy. Those are the only two letters I have, and...
    EvilLittleWolf EvilLittleWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    What Color Or Taste Is My Name?

    I am the biggest fan of synesthesia, although, sadly, I don't have it. I just read about everyone's fabulous experiences. It's got me curious -- my name is Denise, and I was wondering what flavor my name is to you, or what color, or personality, or shape, or however your...
    dtravelbug dtravelbug 36-40, F 31 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    changing contact photos

    and adding emojis to peoples names so their colors pop up when they call hehe :3
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I didn't realize it was really a condition,

    but I'm beginning to think I have synesthesia. When I focus on listening to music, I can kind of picture these shapes in my mind with metallic colors. The shapes almost move and look the way the sound sounds. I can't explain it well. But for instance, a clap is these two light...
    willawd willawd 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    I have intense chromesthesia,

    to the point where my choices in music are determined as much by my perception of how the music 'looks' as what it actually sounds like. Music that is extremely colorful or textured is extremely appealing to me. And for the record, when I say chromesthesia I mean it. It's much...
    LunarDelta LunarDelta 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I am 15 years old. Last year I became extremely

    depressed and started hurting myself to ease the heartache of grief. I am now fully recovered, but in that process of recovery I was seeing a therapist. We were talking one day as we usually do, and to avoid conversation about my actual problems, I started ranting about one of...
    rek13 rek13 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Hmm...it Is Synesthesia!

    It took me a while to realize this is a form on synesthesia. Originally, I just thought it was those people who can taste and see sounds. For me, numbers are male and female, young and old. I had just figured it must be something like my imagination getting the better of me, and...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    people tell me they get irritated

    or startled by loud noises. they have no idea how much i sympathize. -.-
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I am synesthetic. For those people

    who don't know, synesthesia is a neurological condition, (not a disease) that crosses two or more of the senses in the brain. For me, I have colored hearing; example being that a slamming door leaves a tomato red circle in my vision for a few seconds. I also have colored letters...
    sos7 sos7 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    common traits among synesthetes.

    ... --more females than males --more likely to be lefties/ambidextrous --often confuse left and right --often have poor sense of direction --often have AD/HD, OCD, or depression --hypersensitive (aversion to strong stimuli) --or extremely ticklish --prone to migranes...
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    Hey all! I don't have synesthesia (sorry)

    but I REALLY want to hear your stories. I work at cnn and if any of you are in New York and would like to share your story on TV let me know! michael [dot] byhoff [at] turner [dot] com
    obomobo obomobo 31-35, M Apr 14

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    I don't know if I really have it.

    .I need to do check up. I used to think number has gender. 9 is big sister, the angry one. 5 is charm boy, 6 is lovely like mom, and 2 is most beautiful and 3 likes 2..haha..wednesday is a blue color, tuesday color is like color of sugarcane. Sound of tromphet is yellow, sound of...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's the hardest thing to explain to someone

    (I'm what they call more of an "associator" than an actual visual experiencer -- I see colors with musical notes, but it's like they're BEHIND my eyes, but everything in my vision becomes SLIGHTLY tinted with whatever color I hear in the music). But without it, I wouldn't write...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Smells Have Words

    A while back I came across synesthesia and finally understood why I do what I do and why not a lot of people understand. I had to reach out to someone on here to know if what I was experiencing was synesthesia, but now it makes sense. I still have yet to find anyone else to...
    thetypical thetypical 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I Just Found Out I Have Synesthesia!!!!!

    Wow. Had no idea until now. I never realized that not everyone sees the world in as much color as I do. Everything is color to me: Sounds, words, numbers, dates, names, music... I seriously had no idea. I have lived all my life thinking that seeing colorful transparent geometric...
    LoneWolff LoneWolff 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 19, 2010

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    The Colors Of Music And Taste Of Language.

    Hi everyone. This is my first post on EP so sorry if it comes out a little akward. I have had synesthesia all my life (i have 2 types) and I will say that it affects my life profoundly. I have been "seeing" sounds for as long as I can remember and tasting words since about 1st...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    dear pandora internet radio: GET YO HEAD IN THE

    GAME GURL. (you would think since i thumbs up/down EVERY song they would have figured me out by now!)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Help With A Study On Synesthesia And Learning!

    Hello Synesthetes! We are Olivia Iles and Alyssa Martin, and we are students in the Science Research Program at Yorktown High School and Rye High School. For our research, we have been working with Penny Jones and Dr. Sean Day on a survey that looks to discover if there is any...
    synesthesiaproject synesthesiaproject 16-17 5 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    i made myself ear plugs

    for any of you who need it!! all you need is a cotton ball, sandwich bag, and a couple of rubber bands!! not a permanent solution but works really well when you dont have anything to block out sound!! :)
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    Smelling Sounds

    No one really has this type of synesthesia, but I'll explain, whenever I hear my parakeet chirp it smells like a big wad of Cotton Candy, and when my math teacher talks, I smell the foul stench of vinegar. I THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY!
    artisticgirl123 artisticgirl123 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2013

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    My Super Power!

    I have had a form of synesthesia since I can remember, but did not know what it was. My earliest memory was telling a teacher in grade school that a friend of mine tasted like purple. She was wearing a bright, jewel toned, grape colored shirt. I was laughed at by the teacher and...
    karamelhni66 karamelhni66 46-50 2 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    I have kinetic -> sound

    and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find some "loud" gifs or gifs with patterns? I like hearing those sounds.
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    When I was younger I always thought about what

    gender and sexuality the numbers are and what relationships they're in. Wasn't until I was a little older that I realised not a lot of people do that. Haha
    belhowwol belhowwol 16-17, F Apr 14

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