My Updated Types!

So, I’ve been searching about synesthesia, and I’ve discovered a lot of my types!

Here are my 14 types (from weakest to strongest) :
– Letter-texture
– Letter-color
– Number-color
– Color-number
– Color-letter
– Mirror-touch
– Song-temperature
– Personality-color
– Spatial Sequence
– Mirror-kinetics
– Ordinal-linguistic personification
– Mirror-pain
– Ticker-tape
– Mirror-emotion

If you have any questions, just leave them below!

 

(EDIT :  I also have sound to pressure and sound to temperature)

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Grapheme-Color Synesthesia

Definition :

So, this is the first type that I’m going to describe, since it’s the most common synesthesia type. Grapheme to color synesthesia is when the synesthete associated involuntarily and consistently a letter, number, word, etc. to a color. It can either be associated (seen in their mind) or projected (seen in the outside world). Since this is the most common type, it wouldn’t be surprising that someone you know has it. What is great about every type of synesthesia, is that everyone experiences it differently.

Experiences :

Best experience: Grapheme-color synesthesia, when I was little (like 3 or 4 years old) and that my parents were teaching me Maths, I remember just loving ‘my numbers’ (which had colors and personalities). So, I guess it developed my interest in Mathematics.

Worst experience: I’ve never had a bad experience with my grapheme-color synesthesia.

Examples: A is a pale beige, F is brown, 2 is yellow -Cath (a.k.a. Me)

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Best experience: This type of synesthesia helps me spell. In fifth grade, we had charts in the classroom that showed how many times each of us had gotten a perfect score on a spelling test. I was the best speller in the class. Amazed, everyone gathered around my chart as I put another sticker on it. The class bully said, “I wouldn’t want to do good in spelling because then people think that you’re smart and stuff.” I knew that she cheated in spelling, so she really wanted to do good.

Worst experience: I thought one of my classmates was a synesthete because of the way he colored the letters on a poster. I asked him, “what color is A? Yellow or red?” Turns out he doesn’t know. Now he thinks I’m weird.

Examples: A is yellow, L is pink, 8 is orange. -Liz

My Synesthesia Types

Hello everyone! I decided that it was time to make a post about my synesthesia types. Many synesthetes will have many types of synesthesia, and I am one of them! I have 5 types (that I know of) (EDIT) : I have discovered that I have 6 (SECOND EDIT) : I may have a 7th type (THIRD EDIT) : I have a 8th type (FOURTH EDIT): I have 9 types , and some of them are weaker than the others. I don’t know if I have others, since I only just discovered I have synesthesia about nine or ten days ago. I won’t write too much about my types, since I will be doing separate posts for pretty much every type of synesthesia and I’ll explain them more in depth later.

Grapheme-color (numbers-colors, letters-colors)

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My grapheme-color synesthesia is probably my weakest type. Only 7 letters have colors, and only the numbers 0 to 9, and 17 have a color. For the other numbers, they have a color, but I need to focus to pinpoint them. As you can see for my letters, they have kind of weird colors (the letter m isn’t that exact shade, and the c has a bit more of a turquoise tint to it). My z is kind of like a ‘moving’ rainbow. My numbers can be yellow, white or a dark blue.

Spatial sequence (days of the week, dates and memories)

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My spatial sequence is with the days of the week, but also the way I remember my memories. It’s as if I’m… reaching into files that are interconnected…  I’ll ‘jump’ from memory to memory… like actually jump in my head. All the memories (and years and dates I have to remember for history) are connected in some tiny way that only makes sense to me, and that has always helped me remember things.

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Ordinal-linguistic personification (OLP) (numbers-personalities)

Pretty much every number has a personality, although most of them are really ‘faint’. And my personalities are simple; the numbers are either neutral, good or bad. They have some ‘degrees’ of good or bad, for example 7 is a really bad number, any irrational number too. 17 is the best, and that makes it my favorite number. None of my letters have personalities.

Mirror-touch (touch, pain and emotions)

My mirror-touch synesthesia, even though it’s a bit weak, it’s way more present in my life, and I now notice it way more. When somebody gets touched, I can feel kind of a tickle. Sometimes I won’t notice it, since it’s a part of my life. When I’m watching a horror movie (I only watched one in all my life and HATED it), I’m always so tense sand I don’t feel good at all. When somebody gets hurt, I’ll feel an extreme discomfort in that place in my body, and I noticed that I always need to shake it to get the feeling out of my body. Mirro-touch also affects my empathy. I always over-empathize! It’s just ridicule!

Ticker-tape (English and French)

Even though it sounds weird, Ticker-tape synesthesia is actually my ‘favorite’ synesthesia. And, it’s also my ‘strongest’.  I love it, since it helps me remember things better. Since it’s a rare type of synesthesia, it’s not really well know. Well, basically, when somebody talks, I see ‘subtitles’ of the words they are speaking. It can get annoying when either I just don’t want to listen to someone, or that TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE TALKING AT THE SAME TIME. When too many people are talking at the same time, I’m like : asdfghjkl; and my ticker-tape goes WILD, and I have a hard time concentrating on one of the conversations.

I love my synesthesia. Pretty much any synesthete will tell you that. It can sometimes bug me a little, but most of the time, it helps me! I wish everyone could experience it!

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below!

(EDIT): I have discovered that I have a sixth type of synesthesia; mirror-emotion. It’s similar to mirror-touch, except… you guessed it…. with emotions! I’d say this type is as strong, if not stronger, than my ticker-tape synesthesia.

(SECOND EDIT) : New type : Mirror-sound.

(THIRD EDIT) : ANOTHER new type : Mirror-kinetics

(FOURTH EDIT) : I have nine types, since mirror-touch and mirror-pain aren’t the same