I was sitting on the outskirts of the group looking in and felt terribly disconnected from everyone. They were talking and laughing. They were even talking to me, and I was responding, but I felt like I was floating around them. I truly felt like something was strange, but I can't tell if it is me or one of them or all of them. I don't know what to make of it. My aunt says not to worry about it, but I hate not knowing. Has anyone ever experienced this disconnected feeling in a group before?
I used to get feelings of disconnectedness a lot as a child. when you suddenly fall back to earth to the here and now and see something for what it truly is without your own imagination, expectations projecting onto people or objects or places. I would look at a family members face and REALLY see them (not intending to though) and they would become strangely unfamiliar which I found very frightening, it almost caused me to have a panic attack. Its very hard to describe. I don't know if this is similar to what you've experienced?