Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
6 features applied to me, so I didn't get any summary :(
I'm particularly sensitive to weather changes, getting headaches every time, when it starts raining heavily, to the sound of nails on a chalkboard (but this is common), to music, hunger and physical pain. But that would be it. I like people around, multi-tasking, deadlines, time pressure and don't mind interruptions or external sounds. This keeps me going and helps to avoid day-dreaming and rumination.
MD isn't caused by trauma. That's an out-dated finding. Lots of people who don't have trauma have MD.
Yeah, I'm tearing down everything I believed before, like the trauma causing me to daydream. Coming here I realize that's not necessarily true. I know the trauma made my daydream worlds more appealing, but it didn't cause me to daydream. Its all a learning and healing process for me. Hopefully sharing what I've learned and gone through can help others with similar experiences.
Link to the test, on the author's site. ;)
Pretty neat! I've been thinking lately that I probably would have developed MD despite my bad childhood. Reading the part about "a rich internal life is common" helps support my thought. I'd be a daydreamer anyway. That's a nice thought.