Disclaimer: These are based on my own experiences and what I’ve read of other people’s experiences. I am not a doctor, nor do I represent anyone but myself who experiences dissociation/depersonalization/derealization. Some of these points may assume an abled body, as that is the type of body I have and am familiar with. Tier 0 also assumes no other mental/neurological disorders, which is untrue to my own brain but used for simplicity’s sake. Very simplistic list in general, mainly due to it being a list.
- No brain fog.
- No visual fog.
- Senses are generally clear.
- Reflection is recognizable.
- Friends and family are recognizable.
- When you touch something, you feel it immediately.
- Everything is the correct distance away.
- You can walk easily.
- You can speak and easily understand yourself.
- You can easily understand others when they speak.
- You can multitask.
- You are not detached from the world in any way.
- Memory is mostly consistent.
- Mild brain fog.
- Visual fog is minimal or nonexistent.
- Some other senses may be dulled, such as smell.
- You know your reflection is your reflection, but you may not have a connection to it.
- You can recognize your friends and family, but you might have to think about it.
- Sense of touch may have minimal lag.
- The floor may seem closer or further than normal.
- The world in general may seem too close or too far, but not debilitatingly so.
- Walking may require some focus.
- Voice may feel thick in your mouth, but no one else seems concerned.
- Other people’s voices may seem far away or too loud.
- Multitasking is difficult, but doable.
- You’re slightly detached from the world.
- Memories are harder to hold on to.
- Moderate brain fog; thinking is becoming difficult.
- The world may seem significantly grayer or fuzzier.
- Other senses are dulled to some degree.
- You cognitively know your reflection is supposed to be you, but it doesn’t seem right.
- You can’t immediately recognize your friends and family. They could be who you think they are, but you aren’t sure.
- When you touch something, a lag of about a second or more occurs before you recognize any feeling, or even that you touched anything at all.
- All distances are wrong. The floor is wrong, objects are wrong, other people are wrong, etc.
- You need to focus to get one place to another.
- Other people may notice differences in your speech. You might not be able to.
- You aren’t always sure people are speaking the same language as any you know. You might ask them to repeat themselves more than once.
- You can do one task at most without extreme difficulty and/or slowness.
- You feel as though you and the world are on separate planes.
- You can’t remember much from these points in time. You might even have “lost time.”
- You’ve lost all memory of this point.
- Friends say you acted off, but that’s all you know.
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