Tulpa Census 2015; analysed and written by Shinyuu


The second part of the census is all about us; tulpae. How many tulpae do our hosts have on average?

As you can see above; 59% tulpamancers have a single tulpa; 16% have two. Overall 95% tulpamancers have six or fewer tulpae.

It's interesting to see responses like 20; 46; or even 1015. Those systems influence the further analysis too much though; so the upcoming graphs would not take them into consideration.

There are twice as many female tulpae as there are male; with marginal amount of agender; genderqueer and other tulpae. Let's take a closer look.

The graph above is slightly harder to comprehend; it shows the distribution of tulpae gender by host gender.

Male hosts tend to have female tulpae (69%) followed by same gender tulpae (23%).

Female hosts exhibit the same pattern with (61%) male and (35%) female tulpae.

Hosts that identify themselves agender have the highest amount of genderqueer and other-gendered tulpae.

Situation changes with transman and transwoman hosts; the majority of tulpae they have are of same gender!

I can't explain this behaviour; but obviously there is a clear trend. If I were to explain it based on my own experience I'd say that it's just making things simpler for tulpamancer. A tulpa of different gender would have a different view on the world just because of the gender difference. That said; tulpae are subject to the same hormones. Other option gets us back to tulpamancer's average age and cross-gender relationships.

Following up on the previous statement; 27% tulpae identify themselves bisexual; closing up on the leading 35%. That is quite easy to explain with body hormones and instincts that are not trivial to rewire.

About two thirds tulpae overall were created with active host intent; the remaining one third coming in naturally or accidentally.

Some interesting numbers for forms. Human form being absolute leader with 34%; human-like adding 9% more. Animal forms are led by ponies with 5%; followed up by random mythical creatures; canines; felines and other quadruped.

Most tulpa are unique characters; about one third are based on references from real world media and people.

To remind you the scale; 1 being completely different from the original character and 5 being as similar as possible.

Obviously; most people skipped the reference field. For those tulpae who are indeed based on other characters; their personality seem to be overall different from the reference.

As for form; The overall consensus is that form somewhat influences personality. Later in part three we will take a look at this influence in detailed slice per form.

Given overall vagueness of a 1 to 10 question; this graph is presented without axes; demonstrating just the tendency — overall tulpamancers have little doubt. Little amount of people doubt tulpae all the time; which does make sense too.

The majority of tulpae have same religious views as their hosts; only 4% tulpae have completely different beliefs.

Back to measurable graphs; with relationships between tulpae and hosts; this question allowed several answers and the trend follows the very initial graph from part one; 47% tulpae are deemed friends; with lovers following up at 20%. Small amount considers relationships to tulpae to be of brothers; sisters or parental relationships.


The majority of hosts have created a wonderland to let tulpae rest and do things there and spend time with them.

Average wonderland size is... average with mean size of 5.4. There is a peak at answer option 10 (planet-sized); explained by too small upper bound; many people have wonderlands way bigger than single planets (obviously they don't have all the planets detailed; but there might be a few planets or even star systems).

Wonderlands tend to be stable; but not perfectly so. The absolute majority of tulpamancers have very stable wonderlands with distinct locations in them.

Close to a perfect bell shape here; everyone contributes to wonderlands and it's truly a shared mental space.

About half of tulpae are active in wonderland at all times; while another half is inactive or spends time outside of wonderland.

Dwelling into details; the pies show activity for systems with one; two; three and four and more tulpae. It's clearly noticeable that in systems with only one tulpa the "background activity" of said tulpa is lower.

Fictional pictures are used more often than real pictures to build wonderlands. About one third tulpamancers uses empty void as a wonderland or part of it; about same amount uses partial imposition to interact with tulpae.

Final question in wonderland series is host mindform. As you can see; majority of hosts have a mental body to interact with tulpae.

Summing up part two

This is the end for part two; next part will focus on tulpamancing skills and sex; the final part with include various interesting correlations found in data. Don't forget that correlation does not imply causation; but the attempt will be made to provide reasonable slices into data.

Bonus: census ideas giveaway

Until part four is released I'll be running a little giveaway. Please submit your ideas on what slices of data you want to see; examples include: how imposition skill depends on tulpamancer age; how many tulpae you need for great sex; are pones or cats better with possessing. The best submission will be featured in the part four and the winner will get a 30-days voucher for headspace meditation application.

Rules; available data points and submission form.

Thanks for staying with us and see you in the next part soon!

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