Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Can anyone else relate to this? I know I can. I am forever absorbing the mannerism of the main character I am reading about in a book or story and despite what they say about it not happening so much for movies, movies too.
I thought this was because of my daydreaming but I guess it's separate. Now I have something to call it. Experience taking is the reason I have to be so cautious about some of things I decide to watch or read because not only with I start to absorb the character but I'll start daydreaming it too. Talk about double whammy.
Yes! I can definitely relate. If I've been to see a film I often get worried on the way home that people will notice I'm behaving like one of the characters.
There's a nice bit about this in "Something Happened":
"It operates unconsciously (subconsciously?), whether I am sober or intoxicated (generally, I am a happy, pleasant, humorous drunk), with a determination of its own, in spite of my vigilance and aversion, and usually I do not realize I have slipped into someone else's personality until I am already there. (My wife tells me that at movies now, particularly comedies, I mug and gesticulate right along with the people on the screen, and I cannot say she is wrong.)"
That is really interesting. In a way, we are just an extension of that (apparantly normal) phenomenon.
Oh :O I need to read this book, it sounds interesting!