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I don’t feel like I’m normal

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Hi. I am concerned I may possibly have a type of mental illness. Um, I’m confused with myself. I have never felt love; I’m 15 and never had a crush on anyone. Is that strange? I feel like it is. I also have a lot of out of body experiences. That’s not quite right. I can’t see myself; I just watch from the back part of my mind, but I could control myself if I wanted to. I can feel that I’m still in charge of myself, but I normally just allow my body to react however it wants to. Note: these experiences normally happen during times of rage, endurance, sadness and the rare occasion of happiness.

I don’t feel like I’m normal

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Thanks for writing us. There is too little information here to know for sure, but the fact that you are uncomfortable with these experiences is enough to warrant a chat with the school guidance counselor. The fact that you notice the experiences during times of high emotions is important. But so many things can happen when we have strong emotions that it would be hard to figure it out on your own. I think talking to a guidance counselor or a trusted teacher in your school would be the right place to begin.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

I don’t feel like I’m normal

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). I don’t feel like I’m normal. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2011/01/02/i-dont-feel-like-im-normal/
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