Something has bugged me for years. I have childhood trauma with very intrusive parents, and no clear identity until recently. I´ve noticed that when I´m in public, sometimes I feel like I´m "caught up" in the identity and/or energy of somebody else. This is triggered by different things such as; When somebody is walking at the same pace as me When somebody is walking the same route as me When I cough and then somebody else coughs as well There are much more examples of these, but usually I´m not noticing what triggers it so much, as trying to "pry" myself free of "being the same person" or "being in the same energy" as them. It´s as if their actions, when they mirror mine, sort of become my own. I hate it. Whenever this happens I try to do an opposite action as them. If they are walking my pace, I slow down or stop altogether. When they are walking the same way as me, I usually stop and wait until they´re ahead of me. When someone else coughs after me, I cough again to "appropriate" my action. I´ve shown symptoms of fragmented personality in the past, but I don´t have DID. I was wondering what you think this is. And whether anybody can relate.