Not sure if a threads been made on this previously but what are your experiences of dissociation? Mine usually involve a feeling of unreality. I can see and understand whats going on (to a small extent), but at the same time nothing makes sense, sorta dream like. Though I'm unsure whether this is dissociation or actually derealisation. I either sit and stare into space or slowly look at individual things one at a time, and poke them. Guess I'm a freak in that respect XD I also don't talk at all. I know I can talk, at least I feel like I have the power to talk but I can't. It's strange, as though I can't decide whether I actually want to talk or not. Lastly theres also some sort of paralysis in random limbs, usually my arms or hands. It's similar to talking, I know I can move them, but at the same time, I can't. Makes total sense doesn't it XD This is usually triggered by bad thoughts or things I can't emotionally deal with. A coping mechanism I guess. What triggers yours?