Its funny how you can go through 50 years of life not realising you are actually different. Until a few months ago I had no idea this was a thing.
When I close my eyes all I see is the inside of my eye lids, the only noise in my head is my own voice as an internal unspoken monologue. When I recall a tune it is my voice in my head that sings it. Have I missed out? I don't think so.
I have been creative and inquisitive all my life. Not "letting things out of my head" recreating things that I have imagined but creating 3 dimensional objects in the real world and now inside cad software. Making things from shapes and patterns which please me. I have made a career from making jewellery and am prototyping watches at the moment. I have been self employed for the last 20 years and sell my jewellery in my own gallery and though other galleries around the country.
I actually think Aphantasia (i don't like this name) has helped me. I would not want the ability to use my minds eye (how do people get to sleep with all that going on when they close their eyes).
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