Bibi Schwithal Posted about 4 years ago The Man who tasted shapes! Have you ever experienced synesthesias? I don't think it really is either an advantage or a disadvantage in school. I do know that I tend to learn things differently than others, but I would not be able to tell if that is because of mmy synesthesia or not. I always have trouble though defining to which extend my synesthesia make things different for me than for others. When I was twelve one of my teachers said something about synesthesia, but I actually did not once consider that it was how I percieved the world as well. For me, it is absolutely normal, so there is really no way of telling whether it has ever been an obstacle. I cannot imagine how it is without synesthesia, because I have no idea how much it affects me. I only found out that I had it when I was talking with a very close friend and I explained to her how I always forgot whether her birthday was in may or in march because those are the same colour, and she just looked at me as if I had said something really weird, which it must have been for her. That was something like one or two years ago. Once I realized I suddenly noticed all these connections that other people don't make, and I was very surprised at how much of the things I believe to be logical actually aren't.