I know not all people use humour in this way, but I’ve found some solace in inside jokes with my aphantasia with my friends personally.
For example, I like to joke that my mind is like an etch-a-sketch. I just crack my neck, and let the “image” in my head dissolve like shaking an etch-a-sketch into nothingness.
Another example is a friend saying “imagine [x]”, and I just reply with a flat, deadpan “no”.
A final example for me is calling my own brain “The Cave of the Present”. This is the name of an area in a video game called EarthBound, as I am forcibly in the present with my aphantasia. And caves are typically dark lol
I’d love to hear any inside jokes you guys have!
I love this! At last, some humour. I always enjoy looking in a mirror these days and exclaiming out loud " My goodness I had no idea I was so good looking!"
I usually try to describe it to my friends as like seeming the HTML text of a web page rather than the web page. You may need to be a bit techy to understand, but essentailly I can’t see pictures, but when I try to think of someone I kinda know what they look like although I cannot see them.
Oh, hold on, there’s a mirror here, wow, I really am good looking…
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