Jude speaking. So, when I was younger, I used to spend most/all of my free time writing and coming up with stories. I still do spend a lot of my time on writing, but I was more invested in fictional worlds from the ages of 7 to 11. During that time, I'd hold conversations in my head with my book characters and a lot of them would reply to me on their own, without me having to come up with their responses. I always used to think that this was an overactive imagination at work. Imaginary friends. But, if imaginary friends are thought patterns that the host consciously controls, then they couldn't be. So I'm wondering just what they were. A couple of years ago, I started hearing the foreign thoughts again. Like they had when I was young, they appeared to me as fictional characters. Some of them even did something that I think might be some sort of posession (co-fronting or proxying or something?), in which I spoke to them, and they spoke back using my body (verbally, and using body language, as if temporarily controlling my body or telling my body how to act). One of them remained. That ended up being Eli (known as Epsilon at the time). However, I think some other entities are still here. But I'm not sure how many. Another entity that was very strong in my mind was a fictive based on one of my book characters, the Alpha Virus. Earlier today, when I asked him whether he was still up there in my head, I immediately got the answer, "Yes." and felt the impression of mischievous laughter. Which is very much so his style. However, I'm hesitant as to whether or not this is my imagination or whether this really another entity. I'm working on getting rid of my doubt and finding a way of knowing for sure whether or not the person replying is me. I know this question has been answered before. But I'd like to know if anyone has any tips or suggestions as to how to get rid of that doubt or deal with it properly. Also, there are times when I'm unsure as to whether or not I'm actually Jude. Because sometimes I feel like these entities are just personalities that I wear. Like, they're their own people, but I'm not. Like they're just using me as a puppet. A vessel. Like I'm some sort of blank canvas that isn't capable of having their own identity (for a long time now, I've felt as if I didn't have an identity of my own, or as if I shouldn't. I don't like to use personally identifying pronouns like "I" or "me", but I use them anyway for the sake of discussion. sometimes I find myself completely unable to speak simply because I feel as if there's nothing in my head). What does that make me? A daemon? I'm still a little confused as to the distinctions between these entities. What can I do to figure out how many are there, classify what we all are, and develop us all to the point that we can communicate with each other properly? I'm so lost here.