Yes...ledganteast. This is exactly how I felt.When I had DP I could not recognise myself at all,I was fascinated by this person in the mirror,it sounds absolutely crazy/mental to say it now,but I could not believe that i was her,it was like noticing someone on the street 'i like her hair/eyes/etc" i saw myself objectively or at a distance and actually had better self esteem during that time because of it! because I thought she was pretty.
I do.harikata said:It is bizarre; I can look in the mirror and understand that something is there. That something is me, and I recognize myself. What is so hard to percieve though, is that who I am seeing is a living, breathing human being.
It's hard to describe. The best way to put it: it's almost as if I am made out of plastic, not conceptually but physically. Like what I see is an inanimate object, a model of a person perhaps? Even a cartoon character.
Has anyone else experienced this?