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MatthewR commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"@OhMyMagenta - I didn't know about the term "neurotic" being used like that. I've only seen it referenced as a general term for behaviors that interfere with life. For instance, a person suddenly develops back pain before having…"
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OhMyMagenta commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"In reading this post, I'm thinking it's going to be difficult to neatly place a person in one of these three types. Diagnoses, like human beings, can be fluid and change in intensity/frequency/duration when a life stressor occurs. We may…"
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MatthewR commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"@Source - Yah, it's hard to pigeonhole something like this into neat categories. It could be that people operate one way for a certain amount of time and then switch to "normal" for a while. Maybe we operate with combinations of…"
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Source commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"I think you got it right, but I doubt that assigning those categories to individual daydreamers is as easy as defining them. I wouldn't be surprised if it turned out to be a whole spectrum with incredibly blurry gray areas."
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The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

This is just something from observation, but i get the impression that there are 3 kinds of people on this site:Neurotic Daydreamers - these are the dd’ers who are closest to the “maladaptive” definition. They use daydreams to sustain an idealized sense of self that compensates for low self-esteem, essentially “growing on the useless side of life” because these daydreams don’t improve our situation; they unconsciously serve to spare us the pain of real emotion and the possibility of…See More
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MatthewR commented on Tanya's blog post I don't really know whats wrong with me but I think I might have developed anxiety.
"I totally sympathize. It does sound like your anxiety is beyond annoying, and now it's interfering with your life. The hypochondria must be really distressful. I looked up PCOD...maybe that's contributing to it? Apparently some mood…"
Mar 19
MatthewR liked Tanya's blog post I don't really know whats wrong with me but I think I might have developed anxiety.
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MatthewR commented on B L Carlson's blog post Still super sad... Does MD make you sad or happy or does it alternate?
"Yah, i know what you mean...when i leave my daydream I feel like i've been pulled away from myself, or like i'm leaving some part of 'me' behind. It's a very strange magnetic pull i feel, like when i finally confront real…"
Mar 19
MatthewR commented on B L Carlson's blog post Still super sad... Does MD make you sad or happy or does it alternate?
"My daydreams used to be something i could enjoy and look forward to. Now, they are a nuisance, and I hate myself for wasting so much time. The problem is that it's very difficult to control myself when i slip into a dd. I feel like my brain is…"
Mar 19
MatthewR liked B L Carlson's blog post Still super sad... Does MD make you sad or happy or does it alternate?
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MatthewR commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
"This post captures exactly how i feel. My dd'ing has nothing to do with creativity. It's a neurotic escape into fantasy so i don't have to deal with real life. There's a hidden wish for perfection and a desire to be powerful. But…"
Mar 16
MatthewR commented on Fitri Kamelia's blog post Been long time!
"You've come a long way, Fitri. I'm glad your MD is much reduced. I've heard from others who say they have found cures and moved on. This gives me hope, too, of course. Maybe you can stop by and say hello from time to time. This chat…"
Mar 16

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The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 9:45pm 4 Comments

This is just something from observation, but i get the impression that there are 3 kinds of people on this site:

  1. Neurotic Daydreamers - these are the dd’ers who are closest to the “maladaptive” definition. They use daydreams to sustain an idealized sense of self that compensates for low self-esteem, essentially “growing on the useless side of life” because these daydreams don’t improve our situation; they unconsciously serve to spare us the pain of real emotion and the…
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Has Anyone Taken Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 6:59pm 5 Comments

In the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a doctor for major depression, anxiety - especially social anxiety disorder. I also fit the profile of someone with an avoidant personality. When i was discussing my symptoms to the doctor I described my excessive compulsion to fantasize, how i pace, and how i can't focus sometimes because my urge to daydream is so powerful. My doctor didn't seem as interested in Maladaptive Daydreaming but assumed it was an aspect of being socially avoidant. I…

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At 6:09pm on April 1, 2015, Machelle Irby said…

Matthew.... you there???

At 6:18am on November 29, 2014, Adria Nolis said…

Hey :) Yeah, it's from Dreamfall

 
 
 

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