I have an inner monologue but I also think like this guy’s girlfriend. I get impressions of feelings – not really from other people but like a vibe of a room or something – and it’s strong and like a force.
It really is fascinating. Who would think this was barely explored but it really is barely explored.–
I hear overlapping voices all day – and I’ll wonder if there’s something wrong with me — but I *also* sometimes have trouble with active visualizing.
But my dreams are vivid and bright, lots of color and I see people I know and imagine people that don’t and remember places just fine. So I don’t ahve that aphantasia thing.
Oh I’m always making to-do lists. I can’t really picture things actively without a struggle come to think of it. If I relax a lot, I can picture abstract things and from the abstractions I can then knit together familiar things.
But it’s a process. I’ll look at that Aphantasia thing.
I know I lack the ability to imagine what other people are thinking. “What is the author’s intent?” was always my most hated question. I just couldn’t do it. Apparently, I was supposed to be able to.