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    I've never had an imaginary friend. When I was younger, I would play games of "pretend" with my friends or family, where I would have conversations with mythological figures, or act like a dinosaur or shark, but I did not imagine a person who didn't physically exist. The thought never even really occurred to me.
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    Possible early conclusions on poll:

    1. Sensors like to screw with the voting by voting as iNtuitives
    2. Sensors ignore threads that have "imaginary" and/or "friends" in the title
    3. Sensors have a fear of polls so will not vote

    Quite telling, dontcha think

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    I had an imaginary freind.

    But then the mean doctors gave me evil pills that made them go away

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    I didn't have imaginary friends when growing up. Don't have any at the moment either.

    I named some of my stuffed animals and imagined that they had personalities but I could always keep the line between myself and the inanimate objects so that they remained inanimate. They just were, no talking, no action, they were there with the sole purpose of providing comfort by being so nice and fluffy, nothing else.

    I had an imaginary enemy when I was about 5, though. Much like the evil monkey in the closet in Family Guy. There was no talking either but I often had a recurring vision of a threatening-looking black cat, not a real one but like out of a badly drawn cartoon, and it scared me when I tried to get to sleep. Haha. It's like a Boogeyman under the bed.

    Nevertheless, I voted no in the poll.

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    I used to enter into wild dialogues with my teddy bear. Only when other people were present though. It wasn't an imaginary friend, more like, me being a comedian.

    I saw a lady that knew me as a super young child, under age 2 methink. I apparently used baguettes to mime playing the violin and stuff like that and was 'so full of energy and joy'.

    *grins*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valuable_Money View Post
    I had an imaginary freind.

    But then the mean doctors gave me evil pills that made them go away

    This makes me feel sad. I used to love that show - I watched it with my nephew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky is BLUE! View Post
    I didn't have imaginary friends when growing up. Don't have any at the moment either.

    I named some of my stuffed animals and imagined that they had personalities but I could always keep the line between myself and the inanimate objects so that they remained inanimate. They just were, no talking, no action, they were there with the sole purpose of providing comfort by being so nice and fluffy, nothing else.
    I did this. But I had lacy Victorian dolls, porcelain figurines and an antique harlequin doll instead of stuffed animals. I entertained the idea that they might possess consciousness and come alive when I wasn't around. I could never be certain that this wasn't the case, so I had to be very careful with them. They had to be comfortably arranged so they wouldn't get sore or have their view of the room obscured. I always had to be very polite to them and treat them all with equal care and respect, in case one suspected that it was unloved and became heartbroken. Or possibly organized a secret plot against me. Treating the harlequin doll appropriately was especially difficult for me because it had a creepy, malformed face that made it difficult to love. I had to be careful not to wince when I looked at it.

    All of this is freaking true. What a little nutjob I was. Does it count, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerbell View Post
    Fair point, but if if you were that old then you are just talking with your inner voice, which is perfectly normal. Have you read the Northern Lights books by Philip Pulman? They all ahve daemons which are basically guaridan angel type things....
    The little inner voice was my experience. It was my friend. I never lived a day of my life without it until I was in my early thirties. (a faith crisis). It's still there when I need it but not like before. I miss it very much and I never felt alone as long as it was guiding me. Like I said, it's still there but feels farther away and I'm guessing that would be my doing. i.e. guilt about the crisis and so forth. As long as you're making so much noise either in the heart or the head; it's hard to hear.

    This probably makes no sense but it's very hard to explain; even to myself.
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    i played in my imagination a lot, but there was little continuity of character. i do remember having ben franklin and other historical figures over after school and trying to explain technological advances to them in kiddy-layman's terms. and i still sort of.. rehearse (word choice?) conversations in my head with people who actually exist.
    awwwwww so sweet!

    i'm not a small child. i'm not super concerned about it, though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valuable_Money View Post
    I had an imaginary freind.

    But then the mean doctors gave me evil pills that made them go away

    I've seen this picture before. I like when people do these kinds of things...just like the explanation behind ed, edd, and eddy. The theory was that all of the kids are dead from separate decades living within the same culdesac in a timeless world. This explained why it was always summer, why there were no parents, why eddy could never get the elusive jawbreaker. Nothing was real.

    anywayyy...I will run theoretical conversations/scenarios in my head with real/fictitious people. Not sure if that counts as imaginary friends, though. I figure most people do that. Although it gets a bit consuming when I am far off somewhere with these scenarios and drift out of reality.

    yeah, I'm only saying that because I'm N.

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