Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I have Avoidant Personality Disorder and I wonder if this has anything to do with me having maladaptive daydreaming.
It can be described as:
These individuals may become relatively isolated and usually do not have a large social support network that can help them weather crises. They desire affection and acceptance and may fantasize about idealized relationships with others.
There are many more symptoms but this one stuck out to me.
I do fantasize about relationships and friendships and things like that rather than actually going out and making friends.
So do I daydream because I have AVPD? Does daydreaming make me have worse AVPD?
Is anyone else like this?
I am sure a person could be both and a person who has avpd may not daydream and a daydreamer may not have avpd but I am just wondering if having one significantly influences the other, like if I did not have AVPD would I have Maladaptive Daydreaming? Would it be as severe as it is and vise versa.
Ummm u can say i was something like that in the past i was really avoiding people although i want to go with them strongly and it comes from fear but it was never my true personality so it may came from the environment or my sensetivety or DD fuels it bcuz DD gives u alternative so u prefer it but it can be separate totally but i think in the starting point people wz MDD tend to be lonely even they are not their personality
AVPD is an interesting diagnosis and one that fits my situation as well, but diagnoses are somewhat intangible and although they describe particular situations, we are talking about human experience here and that can't be put in a box. MDD for me is a more appropriate diagnosis because it describes the centrality of the fantasy experience at the core of my life. There's a definite correlation between daydreaming and social isolation, and in my case I don't get hung up on cause and effect.