20 Different Types of Déjà Vu

Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, and a feeling of familiarity whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an event before, but in great detail such as distinguishing smells and sounds. This is also typically go with by a very strong feeling of knowing what is going to come next.

In my own experience of this, I have not only known what was going to come next, but have been able to tell those around me what is going to come next. This is a very creepy and unexplainable feeling. It is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has already been experienced in the past.

Scientific approaches reject the explanation of déjà vu as “precognition” or “prophecy”, but rather clarify it as an anomaly of memory, which creates a different impression that an experience is “being recalled”.

This clarification is supported by the fact that the sense of “recollection” at the time is strong in most cases, but that the situations of the “previous” experience (when, where, and how the earlier experience occurred) are uncertain or believed to be impossible.

Two main types of déjà vu are suggested to exist: the pathological type of déjà vu usually associated with epilepsy and the non-pathological which is a characteristic of healthy people and psychological phenomena.

A 2004 survey concluded that approximately two-thirds of the population has had déjà vu experiences. Other studies confirm that déjà vu is a common experience in healthy individuals, with between 31% and 96% of individuals reporting it.

Déjà vu experiences that are unusually extended or frequent, or in connection with other types of symptoms for example, hallucinations, may be an sign of neurological or psychiatric illness.

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Types of Déjà Vu

1. Déjà Vecu

Déjà vécu (pronounced vay-koo) is what most people are experiencing when they think they are experiencing Déjà vu. Déjà vu is the sense of having seen something before, whereas déjà vécu is the experience of having seen an occasion before, but in great detail – such as recognizing smells and sounds.

This is also usually accompanied by a very strong feeling of knowing what is going to come next. In my own experience of this, I have not only known what was going to come next, but have been able to tell those around me what is going to come next  and I am right. This is a very eerie and unexplainable sensation.

2. Déjà Senti

Sensation that you’ve had the same thought or feeling, under the similar circumstances, in some earlier point in time. It is associated with your temporal lobe epilepsy also know as your memory. It’s having a phenomenon of already “already felt” a similar touch.

Knowing in advance what somebody is going to say or their actions. The cause for feeling a mental phenomenon like this is due to having a flash back memory. Many things trigger a déjà senti somebody’s voice can remind you of a memory long gone.

Not many people know that’s when a memory surfaces rear to that its fictitious mental state can also be from a beginning or the end of one of your dreams.

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3. Déjà Visité

When you are in a new place or site and unexpectedly feel like you’ve been there before. Déjà visité is a less common occurrence and it involves an uncanny knowledge of a new place.

For instance, you may know your way around a new town or a landscape despite having never been there, and knowing that it is impossible for you to have this knowledge. Déjà visité is about spatial and geographical relationships, while déjà vécu is about temporal incidence.

Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about an experience of this in his book “Our Old Home” in which he visited a ruined castle and had a full knowledge of its layout. He was later able to trace the experience to a poem he had read many years early by Alexander Pope in which the castle was accurately illustrated.

4. Déjà Entendu

It is an illusion of having already heard something which in actual fact it is being heard for the first time.

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5. Déjà Éprouvé

Already experienced.


6. Déjà Fait

Already done.

7. Déjà Pensé

The feeling where you have had the same thoughts before even you haven’t.

8. Déjà Raconté

The idea that a long forgotten event has been told before.

9. Déjà Su

Already known.

10. Déjà Trouvé

Already found.

11. Déjà Voulu

Already wanted.

12. Déjà Arrive

Already happened.

13. Déjà Connu

Already known.

14. Déjà Dit

Already said/spoken.

15. Déjà Gôuté

Already tasted.

16. Déjà Lu

Already read.

17. Déjà Parlé

Already spoken (act of speech).

18. Déjà Presenti

Already ‘sensed’ (as in ‘knew’ it would happen).

19. Déjà Rencontré

Already met.

20. Déjà Rêvé

Already dreamt.


Since déjà vu happens in persons with or without a medical condition, there is much speculation as to how and why this phenomenon happens.

More than a few psychoanalysts point that déjà vu to simple fantasy or desire fulfillment, while some psychiatrists attribute it to a mismatching in the brain that causes the brain to mistake the present for the past. Many parapsychologists believe it is related to a past-life experience. Perceptibly, there is more inquiry to be done.

As to whether or not the sensation that it is undeniable and unique at the same time. Virtual actuality may also aid scientists investigate other weird illusions that come into view related to déjà vu. For déjà entendu, the feeling of having heard something before, one could incorporate sounds in virtual-reality scenarios.

The arrangement is nearly the same to one that you experienced before, though, then you may get a powerful sensation of knowing. That is, you may get a feeling of déjà vu. In the end, though, the experience of déjà vu is just an great reaction of the system that your memory uses to inform you that you are in a well-known situation.

3 thoughts on “20 Different Types of Déjà Vu”

    • I’ve been getting a lot of these except I can’t smell or hear the scenario, I just know what is going to happen and sometimes there is more than one outcome depending on what I do. It’s like being Doctor Strange. The weird thing is, a lot of times, if I leave the area, the bad thing doesn’t happen. Even creepier is the fact that every time this happens I feel like a demon is after me and I have to pray it away. The deja _____ is like a warning from God that Satan is going to try to attack me. Whether directly or through others, I almost always feel his presence. I’m so creeped out rn. Is this prophecy? Ik its the end times, or at least close, but I’m not completely sure. And it seems like he’s only after me. Like I have something that he wants. Please pray for me y’all. 😬😳😅

  1. Like vision, which inverts and edits what we see, our perception plays several tricks on incoming sensations, one of which, I am sure, is several iterations of incoming stimuli. I suspect deja vu can occur when the brain leaps to a conclusion before completing every iteration.
    We used to joke that sensation takes 1/32 of a second to reach our awareness. A great deal of brain activity can take place in that length of time. I believe — again without research or proven observation — that a stimulated and awakening mind may shortcut iterations.


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