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MatthewR commented on roxanne's blog post Astrological considerations
"That's fascinating! Thank you!"
Mar 24
MatthewR replied to EllyssaJ's discussion What are your "ticks" while day dreaming?
"The kinesthetic motion triggers some type of trance. I'm not sure why we're wired this way. Our "ticks" have probably become reinforced through habit, and each time we do it, we get a burst of dopamine. To stop the movements, we…"
Mar 24
MatthewR commented on roxanne's blog post Astrological considerations
"Where do you get information on astrological charts?"
Mar 24
MatthewR commented on Daniel D Woodard's blog post Shameful Guilt
"I completely agree. If I dig deep enough, I find the reasons I daydream are to escape both anxiety and feelings of worthlessness. If it wasn't MDD, though, I'd still be looking for other ways to distract myself from feeling this way.…"
Mar 6
MatthewR liked Daniel D Woodard's blog post Shameful Guilt
Mar 6
MatthewR liked MARISHA SINGH's blog post The Lost Self
Mar 2
MatthewR replied to Sidefire's discussion What genre does your daydreaming world typically reside in? Mine is the last thing others would expect.
"Oh, one more thing. There's another famous "bloody author." You may have heard of him. George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame. I also think Martin has an inverted self-preservation instinct. I would type George R. R. Martin as…"
Feb 16
MatthewR replied to Sidefire's discussion What genre does your daydreaming world typically reside in? Mine is the last thing others would expect.
"Ok. So I'll be honest with you. I do have some violent thoughts. I do not act on said thoughts, however, and I don't really integrate them into any sort of narrative. But I get where you're coming from. For me, I experience it as a…"
Feb 16
MatthewR liked Sidefire's discussion What genre does your daydreaming world typically reside in? Mine is the last thing others would expect.
Feb 16
MatthewR replied to Sidefire's discussion Daydreams and personalities
"This discussion crops up every few months. Lots of people have commented on this. From what I remember from past discussions, a majority self-identifed as INFP, INFJ, ENFP and INTJ, with a smattering of the other types. INFP was the most common, I…"
Feb 16
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MatthewR liked Cecelia Rose's blog post My Daydreams & I
Feb 14
Jennifer and MatthewR are now friends
Feb 10
Yolanda left a comment for MatthewR
"Thank you!"
Feb 10
MatthewR left a comment for Yolanda
"Hey, I like your colors! They fill my head with ideas!  "
Feb 10
MatthewR commented on Jennifer's blog post Is Anyone Else Depressed After Daydreaming?
"Wow! Jennifer, wb! I didn't recognize you at first. You have a completely new look! I looked at your profile pic and thought, 'this person looks incredibly familiar, where have i....?' And then I suddenly realized you were the same…"
Feb 10

MatthewR's Blog

Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:11pm 9 Comments

This is a long post, but here it goes...

Dd’ing is something i’ve done all my life. I started when i was 4 or 5 and just kept doing it. It’s fine for a child but problematic for an adult.

This is not to say that daydreaming is bad, but that dd’ing excessively serves a purpose that is unhealthy for me. Daydreaming is a way to get what i want without trying, to have great moments in my imagination without risking rejection, and to feel powerful without any…

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The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 9:45pm 12 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 3 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 6:50pm on February 10, 2018, Yolanda said…

Thank you!

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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