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    Does anyone else ever have the feeling that they are the center of the universe, that they are always being watched? I often think about myself in third person, and often assume or think that people know what I'm thinking or doing.

    Even tho I know that other people have there own life and are not always watching me, or that there are no camera's everywhere around me, I still catch myself thinking that other people know what I'm doing. Like any good INTP, my mental voice just can't shut up.

    I now realize that this is having a real influence in my life, so I decided I have to do something about it.

    I tried looking up this 'mental health problem', because I wanted to know how other people deal with this issue, so I can learn from their experiences. Giving this thing a name could really help me give it a place in my life and help me overcome it.

    I am not paranoid, or anxious, or I don't have any hallucinations. I know that what I have is a kind of delusion, but i'm not quite psychotic.

    That is why I come to this community for help. I know that INTP's live inside there own mind, and i am sure they are vulnerable to mental health issues. Has anyone experienced something like this, and can they link me to the right name or a forum I should go to where things like this are discussed. Ty.

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    The Truman show syndrome ?

    Since you're not paranoid and have no hallucinations, it's probably all real.

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    The thing is, we are watching you. Every last move you make? We see. Every word you say? We hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YHWH View Post
    The Truman show syndrome ?

    Since you're not paranoid and have no hallucinations, it's probably all real.
    You can call it the matrix syndrome if you want lol.

    I am sure this 'thing' goes back a long time in the history of mankind, and is related to things like narcism. I just can't find the right words to describe it.

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    How old are you ? (I'm not asking it in an insulting tone)

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    O haha, that doesn't help. Always had this feeling when I was younger then it just faded away. So I was just gonna tell you to wait for it if it appeared you were still young(er).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    The thing is, we are watching you. Every last move you make? We see. Every word you say? We hear.
    exactly

    Sometimes I have a feeling people are following me on the internet... google my user name etc.

    And sometimes I imagine how it would be if someone would be watching me 24/7, like Big Brother or something, but that's just as a hypothesis...
    "Right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time."

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    Yes...they are watching me.
    Actual MBTI 1990: I = 100%, N = 87%, t = 55%, P = 97%
    Similarminds test 2011: I = 71%, N = 73%, F = 55%, P = 76%
    4w5, maybe

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    I don't feel like I'm the center of the universe. But I wish I was.

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