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Do schizophrenics misinterpret different stimuli from the people around them? Do they hear the people around them saying things that they are actually not?
 
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Occasionally yes. For me most of the time I am ok, but I am an older schizo.

When I was younger I could get a lot more confused. I think it does depend on your age and phase of the illness.
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Do schizophrenics misinterpret different stimuli from the people around them? Do they hear the people around them saying things that they are actually not?
Yeah often the person will hear you insult their family etc.
 
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Occasionally yes. For me most of the time I am ok, but I am an older schizo.

When I was younger I could get a lot more confused. I think it does depend on your age and phase of the illness.
Nobody mentions the apparent fact of a lessening of symptoms over time.
 
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I get obsessed with power games and trying to be polite so I read behaviour often as signs of aggression I put a lot of effort in not engaging with people and being polite, sometimes I hear people calling me "faggot" I'm not gay or a homophobe but I think thats what I get called by strangers in public.
 
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I get obsessed with power games and trying to be polite so I read behaviour often as signs of aggression I put a lot of effort in not engaging with people and being polite, sometimes I hear people calling me "faggot" I'm not gay or a homophobe but I think thats what I get called by strangers in public.
Scary really.
Someone may be assaulted by a person feeling somebody said that abo them.
 
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I frequently do misinterpret people, which is why I choose to live as a hermit and avoid people whenever possible. But yes, if I was, say on a bus, some people are sitting in silence and some having conversations about whatever. What I hear all relates to me and has personal information that nobody could know.

That’s what I get if I try to socialise. Therefore I don’t! I don’t need people, I have 5 cats!
 
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I frequently do misinterpret people, which is why I choose to live as a hermit and avoid people whenever possible. But yes, if I was, say on a bus, some people are sitting in silence and some having conversations about whatever. What I hear all relates to me and has personal information that nobody could know.

That’s what I get if I try to socialise. Therefore I don’t! I don’t need people, I have 5 cats!
I love cats.
Beautiful aloof company. 😘👌
 
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I frequently do misinterpret people, which is why I choose to live as a hermit and avoid people whenever possible. But yes, if I was, say on a bus, some people are sitting in silence and some having conversations about whatever. What I hear all relates to me and has personal information that nobody could know.

That’s what I get if I try to socialise. Therefore I don’t! I don’t need people, I have 5 cats!
That happens to me. I hear people talking and pick up something that's related/referenced to me, which is a weird experience.
Not a hermit though and still socialise.
 
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As a caregiver for a schizophrenic I can say this is absolutely true. I think sometimes the paranoia and other fixations influences how I’m interpreted.
If in doubt, ask.
Thanks for reading:)
 
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My mother believed that my brother's wife was stealing from her and trying to kill her. Brother and wife lived in downstairs apartment of house, mother was upstairs alone for years. Brother's wife never came upstairs for years as my mother was so nasty towards her, but those delusions persisted right up to her final days.
 
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As a caregiver for a schizophrenic I can say this is absolutely true. I think sometimes the paranoia and other fixations influences how I’m interpreted.
If in doubt, ask.
Thanks for reading:)
Sorry you have to go through that. That must be tough.
 

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