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TOPIC: Explaining to others

Explaining to others 2 weeks 2 days ago #39465

  • lackita
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One of the biggest difficulties I've had since learning that I have aphantasia is explaining it to other people. Most people just don't seem to believe me, and it takes a lot of explaining to convince them. Has anybody found a way to explain it that isn't meet with disbelief?
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Explaining to others 2 weeks 9 hours ago #39471

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Ask then if you can touch their back, then rub their hair, and put a sign on their back. Ask them if their hair is messed up and what the sign says.
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Explaining to others 2 weeks 8 hours ago #39472

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I feel a little weird doing that and I'm not entirely sure it demonstrates anything. I've been trying to use the analogy that you wouldn't argue with a blind person that they can't see, but that feels a bit heavy handed.
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