Do YOU identify as an alien? Psychologists reveal why some people believe they are ‘starseeds’


If you believe you are an alien, you are not alone – thousands of people identify as ‘starseeds’ who came to Earth from another planet to save humanity.

The term ‘starseed’ was introduced in the 1976 book ‘Gods of Aquarius,’ but it has seen millions of search queries and more than one million views of the hashtag on social media in recent months.

Writing for The Conversation, three English psychologists have embarked on a mission to understand why people are now identifying as aliens – and it seems to come down to personalities and mental disorders.

These individuals typically feel a lack of belonging, need a sense of purpose, love fantasy and are sometimes schizophrenic.

 If you believe you are an alien, you are not alone – thousands of people identify as ‘starseeds’ who came to Earth from another planet to save humanity

Starseeds, or star people, believe they carry information from other dimensions, histories and galaxies and claim there are several ways to tell if you are one of them.

These include searching for your life purpose, feeling more mature than others, constantly feeling unmotivated and have no passions.

There are also different types of starseeds, depending on where they came from, their features and their mission on Earth.

For example, Arcturians came from the star Arcturus in Bootes constellation

These individuals tend to have a darker complexion, low body temperature, and blood pressure.

According to CosmicCuts, their mission is to ‘bring and grounding to humans while on Earth.’

Then there are Andromedans, who come from the galaxy Andromeda and typically have an oval-shaped face and thin build.

And this group of starseeds’ mission is ‘to bring peace and love to races enslaved by Repitalians. 

‘Andromedans are spiritual warriors set on freeing humans from the negative energy circuits of Reptilian starseeds,’ reads CosmicCuts.

Individuals who believe they are from another planet typically feel a lack of belonging, need a sense of purpose, love fantasy and are sometimes schizophrenic

Individuals who believe they are from another planet typically feel a lack of belonging, need a sense of purpose, love fantasy and are sometimes schizophrenic

There are also different types of starseeds, depending on where they came from, their features and their mission on Earth. There are Andromedans, who come from the galaxy Andromeda (pictured) and typically have an oval-shaped face and thin build

There are also different types of starseeds, depending on where they came from, their features and their mission on Earth. There are Andromedans, who come from the galaxy Andromeda (pictured) and typically have an oval-shaped face and thin build

‘Particularly given that no life beyond Earth has ever been found and there is that alien life has ever visited Earth,’ the psychologists wrote in The Conversation piece.

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According to one expert, extraterrestrial life may actually be too scared of ‘dangerous’ and ‘violent’ humans to want to come here.

The team offered an answer to why people may identify as aliens, as most people who are depressed and lack belonging will search out anything that even slightly sounds like who they are – and even creates a more exciting world for them.

The Forer Effect, named after psychologist Bertram Forer, states that people who are depressed or disenfranchised will latch onto descriptions and belief systems that vaguely describe themselves.

Besides believing you are an alien, the Forer effect occurs with horoscopes. 

For individuals whisked away in fantasy, seeing yourself as a being from another world can be intertwined with your reality.

The experts call this source monitoring error, a term that describes ‘a type of unconscious memory error.’

It refers to an individual mixing up experiences in their mind – seeing false ideas as their reality.

‘Source monitoring errors were associated with hostility and lower IQ,’ according to a study conducted in 1997.

The psychologists also stated this memory error is seen among individuals with schizophrenia.

‘In the case of starseeds, several books published by big publishing houses may provide a sense of authenticity and so too does the fact that a number of them are bestsellers,’ the psychologists concluded.

‘Indeed, it seems life as we know it may not be as straightforward as we once imagined.’

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