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hichews 12-07-2009 05:27 PM

People can hear my thoughts
 
I am very anxious.

Lisa 12-07-2009 05:52 PM

You have to get treatment ASAP. You cannot cure yourself of this. You need professional help! Good luck.

Jimminy_Billy_Bob 12-07-2009 06:55 PM

I suffer from this. My mind assumes that people know what I'm thinking, therefore I withdraw, become irritable and try not to come in contact with anyone. Let me reassure you though having been through it myself, and beaten it to some degree, its in no way real. Its a delusion that stems from our anxiety of people that becomes so extreme that you turn it into an obsession. Just like any thought pattern it can be redirected and eventually eliminated. There's always the threat of it coming back in response to an event or series of events where you feel extreme anxiety or depression, but it can always be beaten back.

It is a vicious cycle though, the more you think people can read your mind, the more anxious you get, the more depressed you get, which in turn feeds the delusional thoughts. One day I decided this is just not true anymore and I started working on my self esteem, my unnecessary hate of people and all things in the world, and these thoughts over time have greatly diminished. Anyway thats just my experience, probably a good idea to see a professional about it as lisa said, medication and talk therapy may help, cbt will definately help.

millenniumman75 12-07-2009 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by hichews (Post 1163473)
I have recently became very anxious that a few specific other people can "hear" what I'm thinking and all my thoughts. I start thinking obsessively, especially obsessively thinking about the things that I DON'T want them to know about. I feel like I am purposely sending them my thoughts and they are getting all of my thoughts that I especially don't want them to know.

Please, someone tell me that this is impossible. Someone give me some scientific or reasonable support that this cannot ever happen. How should I be thinking to cure myself of this?

I can read your thoughts. You are feeling like your being exposed through mind waves. Well, mental telepathy doesn't exist the way we think it does. Carrie? Well, that's telekinesis - she could move things :troll <- actually, that movie makes me cry.

*Do NOT think about a blue elephant for the next 10 seconds! :eyes

MadCap Laughing 12-08-2009 12:36 AM

Quick! think of a yellow rubber duckie.


EDIT: seriously, hakuna matata man, no one can read your mind

neurotic1 12-08-2009 01:03 AM

Nah, no one can read your thoughts, if they could they would probably be able to hear other peoples thoughts, and that would make for a really noisy experience, so even if they could get your thoughts they couldn't hear it, thus those so called mind reading and psychics are frauds.

If anyone was picking up on my thoughts they would be totally lost, I don't think in straight mentally focused paths, and they would probably freaked out as i got really weird thoughts all the time :sus.

Lets see if i can read your thoughts.... Hmm... Hmm.... I see... :idea I'm getting a picture, it.. it looks like :eviland there seemz to be a:dueland a feeling of :mushy.


OK, who's thinking of Zorro.

clouddead 12-08-2009 01:06 AM

I've suffered from this. It wasn't that extreme but I would question myself "OMG, I think they know I just thought *something* about them"

I suffered from it for a few months but I eventually got over it. Try not to think about it and convince yourself it's not real. Try this, think about the person and think about something that you would never dare telling them in person. Like for example, I looked at girls and thought "you're so sexy I would **** the living **** out of you" and then I saw nothing happened and I slowly convinced myself it wasn't happening. Sorry for the lewd comments but that happened to me while I was 13-15 and my hormones were going crazy. :P

sacred 12-08-2009 01:23 AM

nobody can hear your thoughts. people can analyze your body language and facial expressions and interpret some things from that but thats it. the only people they may know what youre thinking about or how youre feeling is people that know you very well.
youre pretty much just like a cover of a book to random people out there.

korey 12-08-2009 05:17 AM

This is kind of unrelated, but lately I have been telling myself while in public that everyone already knows everything about me that I don't want people to know, and it actually makes me relax because I'm not worried about trying to conceal my body or my actions from everyone else.

Zombie Sheep 12-08-2009 10:59 AM

Woah, I used to get this when I smoked loads of weed. I'd be sitting on the bus, thinking... They can all hear me thinking! Thinking about what porn I was watching last night, thinking that woman over there is too fat, I'd better not think about my PIN number... Lah lah lah lah! Well yeah, it could be OCD or mild psychosis, but more likely you're anxious and just worrying too much. They can't hear you thinking! It's biologically impossible! :yes

Tell your doctor, you might be paranoid and they can give you drugs to remedy that, like a low dose of anti-psychotic or something. Not that I'm saying you're psychotic! Woah, don't think that, just that those obsessive thoughts can be treated with certain drugs, like they were with myself.

nubly 12-08-2009 03:41 PM

youre not the same poster whose poop was coming out funny or whose mom molested his pants zipper are you? :sus

Stargirl09 12-14-2009 06:03 PM

Yes, I get this now and then. It tends to pop up in a morning when everything is so quiet and dark, like you I imagine I'm sending the thought straight to the exact people I DON'T want to know, the stuff I think of isn't even real but it's like my mind betrays me.

I totally understand but I thought, **** this, if my mind is gonna do this then it can work FOR me not against me so I imagine I'm doing something cool, something others would be jealous of, but yeah, sometimes you just want your mind back-not playing games.

heylookitstyler 12-14-2009 06:31 PM

hello
 
im new to this forum and let me tell you it is so nice to hear that im not the only one who thinks this is possible. Ever since May i have been extra paranoid that i send my most embarrassing thoughts to others. In school i get anxiously worked up when i think my teacher can hear all my thoughts that i think about him or her...very distressing. Im getting a second opinion on my diagnoses in a couple weeks. I tell my pdoc that i have auditory hallucinations because thats the only thing i can classify this weird thing as...

im currently on anti-psys and anti-depress. for this.

gets way worse when smoking weed...off the stuff

MlleKathy 12-19-2009 08:00 AM

Oh my god! I get that too! but only when I think of things I don't want them to know when they are in front of me... I start getting all red and I would think "Shut up, shut up!" and quickly think of something else.

lde22 12-20-2009 04:52 AM

If you really believe that people can hear your thoughts, then I think that is called schizophrenia. If inanimate objects start talking to you (like the sun) then you definitely have schizophrenia. The reason I say if the sun starts talking to you is because I saw a show about people who have schizophrenia and one of the people on the show thought the sun was talking to him. You should probably go to the doctors.

But don't worry people cannot hear what you are thinking. If you want to test this then think something that if they heard you think it they would do or say a certain thing. For example think "if you can hear what I am thinking say my name" or something like that, and if they don't then they obviously can't hear what you are thinking.


"How should I be thinking to cure myself of this?"
Don't think about it. That's the problem you are thinking and analyzing too much. Try to relax and clear your mind. Don't think about anything.

pameliux88 01-04-2011 11:54 AM

Ive had this happen to me since I started taking weight loss pills. At first I stop the piplls ,started eating, took sleeping pills. 7 months have passed by but I hear voices from people I know but never met in person. I can hear their way of thinking, attitudes, personality traits, and see right through their eyes. Its very weird and hard to control. Since I hear them speaking to me I cant stop talking back in my thoughts and I get so into he conversation I cant stop myself from thinking.And then I freak out because I respond in ways I should never speak to this people so I get more anxious. I act normal in real life I'm very for say "proper". When Ive seen this people in person my thoughts are correct on how they act. its so accurate .. Its very weird.

Stantheman 01-04-2011 12:02 PM

I used to get this alot, not so much anymore.. Whats stranger then that tho is sometimes I can read peoples thoughts.. Well not really, but its wierd, its like I can tell what their thinking by their body language or something.. One specific example was when I was driving with this girl I knew, and I looked at her and I could just tell she was thinking about this one guy from a couple days before, so I told her "dont worry, that guy clearly liked you, he will call soon" and she just looked at me like WTF and she was all freaked out "How did you know I was thinking about that!?!" There have actually been toooons to instances like this, mostly with people I know well tho.

pameliux88 01-04-2011 05:17 PM

I believe a part of it is our predisposition to situations and people
that we think about over and over. It a repetitive cycle of attitudes that we replicate. But it is an hallucination. I can even dare to say it is the spirit of the person and thats why they are not aware as we are. But I am also a believer and I think that when theres a fear one must ask God to help us. Because its a deep rooted idea in my mind that believes this really is real. I myself need to continually convince myself that is not real.tell yourself to have serenity and to look around, see where youre at.keep yourself sane.

ont6 01-04-2011 07:46 PM

sometimes i get like this but my attention span is so short i might start thinking about whats for dinner and that thought goes away.

bmwfan07 01-04-2011 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stantheman (Post 1717152)
I used to get this alot, not so much anymore.. Whats stranger then that tho is sometimes I can read peoples thoughts.. Well not really, but its wierd, its like I can tell what their thinking by their body language or something.. One specific example was when I was driving with this girl I knew, and I looked at her and I could just tell she was thinking about this one guy from a couple days before, so I told her "dont worry, that guy clearly liked you, he will call soon" and she just looked at me like WTF and she was all freaked out "How did you know I was thinking about that!?!" There have actually been toooons to instances like this, mostly with people I know well tho.

That's just intuition and perhaps you're very good with perceiving body language. There is no psychotic or extrasensory element (I don't believe in the latter anyway). The fact is, you're clearly still in touch with reality.

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Originally Posted by pameliux88 (Post 1717144)
Ive had this happen to me since I started taking weight loss pills. At first I stop the piplls ,started eating, took sleeping pills. 7 months have passed by but I hear voices from people I know but never met in person. I can hear their way of thinking, attitudes, personality traits, and see right through their eyes. Its very weird and hard to control. Since I hear them speaking to me I cant stop talking back in my thoughts and I get so into he conversation I cant stop myself from thinking.And then I freak out because I respond in ways I should never speak to this people so I get more anxious. I act normal in real life I'm very for say "proper". When Ive seen this people in person my thoughts are correct on how they act. its so accurate .. Its very weird.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pameliux88 (Post 1717533)
I believe a part of it is our predisposition to situations and people
that we think about over and over. It a repetitive cycle of attitudes that we replicate. But it is an hallucination. I can even dare to say it is the spirit of the person and thats why they are not aware as we are. But I am also a believer and I think that when theres a fear one must ask God to help us. Because its a deep rooted idea in my mind that believes this really is real. I myself need to continually convince myself that is not real.tell yourself to have serenity and to look around, see where youre at.keep yourself sane.

You are almost definitely experiencing psychosis and need professional help. God will not fix whatever is going on in your brain. Is the weight-loss pill you're on dexedrine? That's an amphetamine. Amphetamines sometimes cause psychosis. Call whatever doctor prescribed your drug and tell them what your symptoms are. They will probably tell you to stop taking it. I would even recommend going to the ER if you get more aggressive psychotic symptoms, like voices commanding you. Psychosis is very serious and needs to be handled as such.


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