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exotrauma (n.)
Applies tosystems, headmates
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Exotrauma is a catch-all for traumatic experiences that did not occur in this universe/life, but still affect a person negatively. The word is a combination of the prefix exo- (meaning external) and the word trauma.[1]

This term is frequently used by fictives, factives, and walk-ins to describe their experiences, but it is not limited to them. It can also be experienced by singlets, including kin and immersive daydreamers.

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Exomemories can similarly be used to describe memories that didn't occur in the context of the system's body.

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