Why Do I Keep Seeing The Same Things Happening Over And Over Again?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
There are a number of terms that you could use to describe a situation where you keep seeing the same things over and over again.

I keep seeing the same things over and over again
Repetition would be one word to describe the situation you're describing.

Our brains are hard-wired to analyze things and find commonality and patterns ad - even though you might not realize it - your brain is always on the look-out for things that look and sound the same.

This can cause you to feel like you're seeing the same things over and over, when in actual fact, it's just your brain picking up on similarities.

Another term that you could be used to explain your predicament is 'coincidence'. Coming across the same visual stimuli in your life is more likely than you think.

We all follow routines and habits, and often find ourselves in the same work places, bars, restaurants etc - so, statistically, this means that we are bound to come across the same situation/person/stimulus more than once in our lives.
Kamylah Profile
Kamylah answered
Some people call this déjà vu.
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Anonymous commented
Isn't deja Vu when you thought you've been in or have done that particular moment
before? I'm talking about something that you see constantly that is associated with you or is familiar such as looking at the clock and seeing my birthday or 7:11, 11:11, 12:12, 4:44 or when I just buy a car, almost every other car is your car!!! I'm more looking for a phrase or a word. Maybe, ...of association?
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Anonymous answered
People who call this Deja vu are wrong, this is not deja vu.

There is a psychological term for it, it's like people of color who expect to see racism everywhere- so all they see it racism everywhere.

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