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Thus, Irwin concludes, the personality changes engendered by NDEs may not be as positive as they are frequently depicted to be by the NDEers themselves.
She attributes the sense of timelessness (particularly in the past-life review), and the difficulty NDEers often have of being able to say who decided that they return to the body, to a temporary collapse of the self-concept, which is part of the reality map.
NDEers seldom report that they are "judged" by some entity (a typical expectation in our religious beliefs), but rather, that they experience themselves in naked reality--as their true selves without pretense, excuses, and the mask of the "ideal self.