From wiki

This is a collection of terminology that are likely to be referenced by other pages. Some of these terms may have more advanced descriptions and explanations on their own page.

Host, Original

The individual who was the first one to exist in the body. Sometimes used as a synonym for the tulpamancer, although the host is not the tulpamancer in all cases. More

Creator, Tulpamancer

The individual who has created and is responsible for the tulpas. Some people have preferences on which they prefer to use, but both are synonyms. More

Deviation, Change

The change that occurs to a tulpas personality or form during and after creation, seemingly against or independent of your own conscious will. More


The process of a mind fading from existence, becoming less distinct and sentient over time. Sometimes happens to young tulpas starved of attention or stimuli. A long process that is a touchy subject for a lot of the community. More

Emotional Response

When a tulpa responds to external stimuli or the thoughts of the tulpamancer with a wave of emotion as opposed to speaking. More


Any act relating to the tulpamancer focusing on, developing, speaking with, etc, their tulpa. More

Active Forcing

A type of forcing where a dedicated span of time is used to focus solely on the tulpa while the tulpamancer generally tries to avoid any possible distractions. More

Passive Forcing

A type of forcing where the tulpamancer does something with the tulpa while not focusing solely on them. A tulpamancer talking to their tulpa while they are at work or in school doing something else is a good example of passive forcing. More


The mental appearance of a tulpa or tulpamancer. Can be literally anything. Isn't required, but is often used. More


The act of perceiving your tulpa by your physical senses. Considered to be a controlled hallucination. May refer to any of the 5 senses, most commonly sight. More


In relation to tulpas, it's the school of thought that suggests tulpas are supernatural or paranormal beings brought about by means beyond modern science. More


The internal voice of the tulpa or tulpamancer, which can be heard when a tulpamancer and tulpa talk together. Not to be confused with voices heard as external auditory hallucinations.


When the tulpamancer speaks to or with their tulpa. A common form of passive forcing.

Parallel Processing

The union of tulpa and tulpamancer working in tandem to realize a desired task or goal. This is achievable most with mature tulpas. More

Parroting, Puppeting

When a tulpamancer consciously and purposefully controls the tulpa's actions. Parroting generally refers to controlling their speech while puppeting generally refers to controlling their movement, but the terms are sometimes used interchangeably.


When a tulpa controls part or all of the physical body while the previous controller is still connected to the body senses.


Communicating on behalf of a tulpa, relaying what the tulpa says to facilitate communication. Usually in writing, but can also be in speech. Basically the act of transferring conversation or information "by proxy".


A tulpa-like entity with seemingly no willpower, volition, or sentience of its own; a mental puppet that may seem to act independently but acts only as a servant to its creator.


Letting the tulpa take full control of the body while the previous controller steps out of control. Usually the previous controller then enters a tulpa-like state.


A tulpa is a conscious mind that is not the first mind to come into existence in the brain. Often created intentionally by their host. More


Using the mind's eye to sense things within the mind like seeing your tulpa, seeing your mindscape, hearing your tulpa, or feeling the tulpa's form. Often refers to all senses, not just sight.


The stage when a tulpa can communicate in full, coherent sentences as opposed to Tulpish, Emotional Response, or Body Language. More

Wonderland, Mindscape, Dreamscape

A mental environment where the tulpamancer and tulpa can interact.

See Also

r/Tulpa's Glossary

What is a Tulpa?

Tulpa Definition