Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
OK, so I can't feel emotions that well because of MD.
Does anyone else feel like emotions are a knife someone's sticking in you, but a blunt knife? I can't feel my emotions properly, like one time in a test I scored 97/100, top of the class (sorry if I sound show-offy, I'm using this as and example) but I didn't feel as pleased as I think I should of, and it makes me feel guilty. Anyone else not feel emotions as much as they think they should?
This very interesting that MDers have similar coldness issues. I have always considered myself a "broken soul" because I didn't seem to feel things like other people. The strange thing is that I'm much more emotional IN the daydreams. I guess it's the me I wish I could be.
I think I have this problem... Of something like it. I have trouble caring about people and feeling as emotional as "normal" people do. But then there are times when I feel like I am WAY more emotional about things then I should be. And one of these times is when daydreaming, I tend to feel the characters emotions as though they were my own. And these emotions can be even stronger then those I feel in response to actual events.
And I feel like, after an initial emotion burst, I can kind of detach myself from situations that make me unhappy in some way.
I spent a lot of my preteen/early teen years angsting over one or two things that happened. Until I realized that it wasn't really worth letting it ruin my life, I think from then on I was kind of able to get away from bad emotion with the mentality "I get over it soon." (I think this was actually around the time my daydreaming became a big part of my life, and when I decided I want to be an artist) I've always thought of this as an advantage, but I think this gives me a disconnect with people who don't think this way...
I think I also have a problem with caring about things, witch defiantly causes a lot of problems... Something will happen and my initial reaction will be "Aaaand... Why should I care¿" But then there are times when I care way to much about things. The same goes for a lot of other emotions too now that I think about it. It's kind of a comfort to know that other people with MD have this. I've never connected it with my MD, but now that I think about it it makes sense.
Yes! me too! Sometimes when I'm walking laps for exercise I am DDing and I have started to cry when the characters of the DD where in distress.
"And one of these times is when daydreaming, I tend to feel the characters emotions as though they were my own. And these emotions can be even stronger then those I feel in response to actual events." Marie