How to Have an Imaginary Friend As a Teenager

Many teenagers, and some adults, need someone to talk to who will not argue, or who will agree with them. An imaginary friend is the perfect solution. You can keep them to yourself, and they can give you courage and strength. Here is how to have an imaginary friend as a teenager (or even as an adult).

Steps

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    Decide on how old your imaginary pal will be. Will they be like a younger brother or sister, a twin, or an older guide? Often, a 'twin' can be very comforting.
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    Imagine how your imaginary friend will look. Will they look like you, or will they be completely different? You decide.
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    Name them. Give them a name you like or admire. Luna? Kathy? Or even Lollipops! Name them anything you want them to be.
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    Find a place you can talk to or imagine your friend. This place will soon be a source of comfort to you. Make sure no one is eavesdropping! If you have a big family and annoying siblings, just use telepathy or a different way to communicate!
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    Imagine them! This can either be extremely hard, or extremely easy. Just picture them as a real person! If you like, you could draw a picture of them to aid your imaging.Or, you could make your favorite celeb or cartoon character to be your imaginary friend.
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    Don't tell anyone. As a teenager or an adult, people may think that you are socially 'awkward', or that you have mental issues if you tell them about your imaginary friend. This couldn't be further from the truth. If you do want to tell someone, make sure they will understand. Perhaps show them this article.
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    Let your friend develop. If you keep a friend for three years, they will not be the same. Make them more mature, and maybe change their names or appearances! Your friend really won't mind. After all, your friend is a strong fragment of your imagination.

Tips

  • Don't be embarrassed. An imaginary friend is just a friend who isn't visible to other people.
  • Write out details about them in a notebook. Foods they like, foods they dislike, their personality. This can help you talk to them.
  • DO NOT let anyone else know about your imaginary friend. It will shatter your friends' world.
  • If you find yourself really enjoying having an imaginary friend, look up daemonism. It's a whole community of people who have daemons, basically a form of imaginary friend.

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Categories: Social Interactions for Youth