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Indeed, it appears that hearing voices is not an abnormal human experience. General population studies show that 10% to 40% of the non-psychiatric population hear voices at some point in their lives.
Interestingly, voice-hearers’ style of relating to their voice is similar to how they relate to other people. Those who feel socially inferior to others, for instance, report feeling inferior to their voices. They are also more likely to comply with instructions to harm themselves, while the opposite is true of those who feel superior in both spheres.
Beyond madness: a modern approach to hearing voices