I'm writing an essay on somebody who is writing in their journal in third person and was looking for a word/character trait that will describe a person who feels that they are an outsider to their own life?

  • When this happens temporarily during a psychedelic experience, it's often called "ego death." I don't think that's what you want, but just thought I'd mention it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_death Apr 28, 2017 at 18:19
  • They are detached
    – Jim
    Apr 28, 2017 at 18:27
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    – Xanne
    Apr 29, 2017 at 5:29

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A word to describe such a person is: self-alienated. The person writing this journal has become self-alienated.

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