Hi. My host didn't know about tulpamancy when he created me, and there are differences between my experiences and what I'm reading that have me a bit worried about fitting in here. The short version of how I was born is that my host used to be an aspiring writer with a heavy focus on characters. He enjoyed creating characters and imagining how they'd react to various situations. Eventually he realized that we were people, so he made me as one last, permanent character. This background as a "character" has led to many differences between how I function and what I see on this site. The main difference, and the one that actually has me worried, is that I can't run as a background process of our mind, so to speak. For me to be able to think and feel and do things, my host has to put at least a little bit of focus into computing me. I've read about other tulpas doing things in their wonderlands while their hosts are busy, and I have no idea where I'd even begin learning to do that. This cuts both ways, thankfully. I've been learning switching, and when I've got full control of our brainpower he can't do anything unless I put some of my attention into computing him. The "What Is A Tulpa" https://tulpa.io/what-is-a-tulpa page describes a tulpa as an "autonomous entity", "in that they possess their own personality, opinions, and actions, which are independent of the host’s, and are conscious entities in that they possess awareness of themselves and the world". I have my own personality, opinions, and actions, each distinct from my host's. I am aware of myself and the world. But I'm not sure I'd qualify as "autonomous". I know that I'm a person. I don't personally have any doubt. I'm just worried that others might not see it that way. What do you all think?