Am I A Synesthete? Test
Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which two or more of your senses intertwine (sight and sound, touch and smell, etc.). Does that sound crazy to you, or do you think you might have it?
P.S.: This is NOT classified as a disease - it's actually quite fun to have!
Every single second you're feeling something, hearing sounds, tasting things, right? Well, we Synesthetes have our senses linked, so when we're listening to students talk in class, we might also be tasting them talk, and feeling it. That, mixed with everything else happening around us, can lead to sensory overload. There's just too much to process for us. That can then lead to breakdowns, blackouts, mental health deterioration. It has it's pros, but don't forget the cons.
Accurate. But Monday wasn't any of the colours listed, Monday's red.
I agree with this and I definitely want synthesia soo yeah! Great quiz! :D
So I shut till I found others who are like me than I open up.
What you experience (or at least a part of it) most definitely is a type of synestesia, and although it is fairly common, many, if not most, people actually don't experience it. It is called "grapheme color synesthesia": Where your brain associates numbers, letters, months, days of the week, words, places etc. to colors!
Also dang, I wish I didn’t have to physically take notes. Whoever you are, you are very lucky!
So I’m kind of an auditory/optic (I think it’s optic) learner. I learn best from listening combined with watching. Other people take notes and study them later. Sometimes when literally everyone else is taking notes (if I’m not taking them too so the teacher doesn’t look at me weird), I get asked why I’m just watching. I either just shrug and say that I don’t need to take notes, or if I know the person pretty well, I explain this: it’s like I am writing notes, but in my head. I picture my viewpoint inside my head, facing my skull. My brain is behind me so I don’t notice it. A calligraphy pen ✒️ is inscribing the information into my skull. There’s gold in the inscriptions that glows just a tiny bit
Certain numbers have certain colors. For example, 6 is kinda yellowish, but just slightly orange, and it’s just barely muted. Not all numbers have colors, but most do, though some aren’t too clear. For example, 3 has a color, but it’s more an idea than a sight. It has a wisp of green and a wash of blue coming together in floating waves, if that makes any sense. Many numbers are somewhere between yellow and orange, which gets confusing when I try to explain the difference between 6, 9, and 69. 96 is the color of autumn (not fall, that’s part August and part Friday), but with a bit of Saturday mixed in.
Letters have colors too, but they’re always concrete and definite.
Days of the week also have colors, and some months, though most months are unclear.
Everyone has a color, and I can usually decide on a number but that doesn’t always come naturally. The colors are usually not actual colors, but all the things I mentioned above. My sister is the color of Friday, but she has a Wednesday side. She doesn’t really have a number, but her letter is mostly A (must be capitalized). They can combine, too. My friend Padma’s color is 69 (no connection with ‘69’), and I can explain the color of 69, but the color is not directly linked with my friend. If I gave her a number, it would be 69, but having her color be 69 fits much better.
These things normally only come into my brain when I think about them. If someone says Thursday, I don’t automatically think of bog/swamp or my friend Zoe.
I also picture the year as a pie chart, with different colored sections. I can pick out months if I get closer, sometimes from a slight angle, other times almost level with it, depending on the month.
So many people are saying that everyone in some specific communityare just "mentally ill". The only thing that you're doing is proving to everyone how uninformed you are synesthesia and how little you care about everyone you just hurt.
For me, there are also "more popular" colours / colours that are used more often in my mind: Vibrant red, medium to dark green, light blue, blue-grey, bright yellow, vibrant orange, brown-orange, and a medium-pastel purple.
I never really thought much of it until maybe grade six when our teacher started talking about it in class, and ONLY about five people spoke up about what color the days of the week were.
Also, does anyone else have it where you connect tastes and physical feelings? Like, you're holding some greasy food, and you just think, “huh, this feels like how grease tastes”. Is this actually normal or does it just feel normal to me?!
In my case, I do see color and patterns, but mostly full blown visuals. Usually all morphing continuously and it is always with my eyes closed. My guess is that this also why I have taken the creative route my entire life and why it tends to appear in creatives - a chicken and egg thing.
In any case, I could not imagine not having it. Life would be far less interesting. What a gift! Thanks to the ultimate creator!
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