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Is this normal?

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floral85

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Okay sorry if this sounds crazy but I want to know if it's normal.

When I was a kid I could remember shutting my door and going in my room to play music and pretend other people were there I knew and pretend conversations in my head. I don't mean schizophrenic behavior. I don't think they are talking back. Basically like an imagination type thing.

I did this quite a bit as a kid, not like all the time or anything but I remember just going in my room, shutting my door, and doing that.


I caught myself doing this as an adult, too. Like just pretending people I know are there sitting down and have a conversation in my head. Is this normal?

I know they aren't talking back to me. I know they aren't truly there. Like I said it's more imaginary thing.

Anyone else? I only posted here because of course my OCD is like, "What if this is not normal? What if something is wrong with ou?"
 
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I think its pretty normal as a kid to invent a group of people to vent your stress to. I think as an adult, if you never developed an alternate to this, you will keep returning to your imaginary group.
 
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I still do that - especially explaining things to people in my head. It never occurred to me it might be unusual behaviour. I suspect it isn't.
 
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