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  I heard that if you have MD, you tend to isolate yourself, and become socially awkward? And When you try quiting you'll get mood swings and stuff just like your quiting an addiction. Could it really change you?

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I think social awkwardness/Introversion is linked to MD, I would say a good chunk of the people on here have some sort of problems with social situations and dealing with people, I know I do.

Not really too sure about the mood swings though.

 

I don't think it changes you as such, because you have it, and that's who you are. But I'm sure we would all turn out differently if we did'nt have MD.

well i always felt like i was a bit different from everyone else, just because i didnt have too much confidence in myself, and would often times feel awkward. But in regards to talking to people i didnt feel that socially awkward. But even before that i have realised i have MD, isolated myself alot, especially during this past year, where i've felt like i lost my "social life". For me, this MD does not have any positive outcome and i dont think I could use it for any good in "reality". I've never quit the daydreaming for more than a day, I dont think i could last that long:(

I don't believe MD made me socially awkward. I'm kind of shy, but I have a good group of friends and I like hanging out with them. I don't think it interfered with my capacity to properly socialize.

 

I do however agree that MD makes me isolate myself. I often make excuses and stay at home instead of going out because I've finally got some time out from work/school and want to, well, daydream. :$

 

I do try and control the amount of times I say "No", because I know I'll have a good time out with my friends living the experience instead of dreaming it. I try to force myself to "live". Of course sometimes saying "Yes" is hard. . .

My problem with socializing, reading faces, body language etc. was so bad that I thought I had Asperger's Syndrome. But personally I think it was because of the MD. i do walk  strangely, but that must be because of years of doing hours of nothing but pacing and daydreaming. I do have a lot of the symptoms of AS, but most people with MD seem to have them too.

 

I think us MDers (or the majority of us) feel like this because while everyone else was building social skills, we were building fantasies instead.

I walk weirdly too...must be a side effect of the constant pacing and DDing. I never thought there might be a connection.

But anyway, back to topic. It's not that I can't socialize with people, but rather that after like 4 hours in someones company the need to DD and escape just becomes too much. I also avoid parties, the noise just drive me up the walls.  


Truthful Alibi said:

My problem with socializing, reading faces, body language etc. was so bad that I thought I had Asperger's Syndrome. But personally I think it was because of the MD. i do walk  strangely, but that must be because of years of doing hours of nothing but pacing and daydreaming. I do have a lot of the symptoms of AS, but most people with MD seem to have them too.

 

I think us MDers (or the majority of us) feel like this because while everyone else was building social skills, we were building fantasies instead.

I use to isolate myself because I'd rather daydream. I kind of had mood swings when I was younger - I felt like two different people in the morning and late at night. My thinking patterns were different at those times. But I also have the adaption of mimicking the things I like about other people, so in a way I am constantly changing as a person and I think parts of my personality changes over time because of those and daydreaming about being in someone else's shoes. I am also highly aware of my behavior around different people and lately I've been matching up with their thoughts and attitudes in certain situations.
i can definatly relate to this. to the point where i will be doing/saying something and it will bring back an intence memory of whoever i stole that behavior from. for me sometimes its a little disheartening, as it always feels like im someone else and not myself. how do you feel about it?

Heinriech Heisner said:
 But I also have the adaption of mimicking the things I like about other people, so in a way I am constantly changing as a person and I think parts of my personality changes over time because of those and daydreaming about being in someone else's shoes. I am also highly aware of my behavior around different people and lately I've been matching up with their thoughts and attitudes in certain situations.

I have a lot of friends and a good social life but I 100% isolate myself to daydream.I get pissed off and moody easily and I don't know why this happens.Right now I'm in the middle of a fight with a guy I've been dating for 2 months over my insecurity that he calls celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kate Upton hot and it's more than I can take.It angers me more than anything in my world right now.I think I use MD to help out with my stress with that situation and others that have to do with insecurity.

I have that too. I try not to view it as a bad trait because it makes me hyper-adaptable in all social situations, but in time I've learnt that I need to be careful about the people I surround myself with. I'll end up picking up things no matter who it is, and it better not be bad people. It makes me a bit... distant, or judgemental, because I will first evaluate this person and then decide if I do spend time with her or not based on her dominant traits. I also mimick facial expressions and the like.

Ghost said:

i can definatly relate to this. to the point where i will be doing/saying something and it will bring back an intence memory of whoever i stole that behavior from. for me sometimes its a little disheartening, as it always feels like im someone else and not myself. how do you feel about it?

Heinriech Heisner said:
 But I also have the adaption of mimicking the things I like about other people, so in a way I am constantly changing as a person and I think parts of my personality changes over time because of those and daydreaming about being in someone else's shoes. I am also highly aware of my behavior around different people and lately I've been matching up with their thoughts and attitudes in certain situations.

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