...they actually asked you straight out "Do you have Maladaptive Daydreaming?"

I don't know what I would do. (Sorry if this starts you DDing about this scenario)

I might ask them why they thought that, and how they knew about it (although if it was one of my primary schoolmates or one of my parents I would probably guess they'd Googled 'why did my daughter/friend walk around the playground at school?)

I would then probably ask them what they knew about it, and answer any questions they had (about the disorder itself though, not about my specific DDs) or maybe I'd freak out.

My uncle (please don't critise him when I say this) sort of claims to be psychic and I have always felt scared of daydreaming around him in case he could actually read my mind (I've always thought he seemed like the sort of person who could - my over active imagination LOL) and found out about my 'pretend games' (how I thought of my DDs before I found out about MD).

He seems like the sort of person who would know something like that...

Anyway, what do you think you would do if the above happened to you (LOL rhyme, it must be in my blood, my Nan does this too and some of the poetry she has written has been published in poetry books)?

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I'd say "Yes, what of it?"

Maybe it's snarky, but i'm sensitive and would probably get defensive >.br />
If they were asking out of mere curiosity, i'd be completely honest with them. There was a time where I was really self conscious about it, but when you think about it in technical terms: "I'm just in a day dream", it's not so bad.

I guess I would just rationalize the hell out of MD to them, because i'm just that manipulative haha :p
Like everyday of my life at least some one asked why I always "look like I'm not here."  And every one I know is very aware that they have to specifically say my name or touch me or something if they are going to talk to me or I won't "hear" them. I think it would be easier to say "oh lol I have md" rather than apologize a million times a day.
the only time I've ever told anyone is when I'm intoxicated...
I would say yes. Because daydreaming is something everyone does, most people don't 'take it seriously' the thought of a daydreaming disorder. So  I always act casual about the topic of daydreaming without any pressure or expectations of understanding from them. Over time, they start to 'see' how my daydreaming habit is a bit' not normal.'
If they came up and asked me that, I would be abit shocked by the bluntness, and how they had found out about it. I am fairly honest for the most part, however this condition of mine, i have shunned from people, due to the fact that i know that it can be difficult to stomach, if you don't endure this yourself. However, i do believe in honesty. If somebody truly was curious and genuinely wanting to know, then yes, i would tell them.

ive thought of this scenario many many times before, ever since i found out my condition had a name. You see, my

sister is the nosiest person alive. I know ur thinking, oh all sisters go through ur stuff. well no, shes 20 years old and she is always checking my internet history or reading my notebooks i have throughout my room. Shes always looking for dirt on me that she can go spill to my parents. lets just leave it at; im the mature one and im 15. I have to be extra careful when it comes to visiting this site. And hiding my tracks only seems more suspicious. sorry getting sidetracked... Anyways, hmm well to ur original question i would have to say, it depends on whos asking. If my sister asked i would immediatly deny it. if my parents asked then i would ask questions first and see how much they knew before i spilt my dark secret. if my friends asked i would do the same withwhat i did with  my parents.  And if i had an uncle like yours, then i too would be careful of what i do around him. im a cautious person even if my fear is something terribly irrational.

 

p.s- your rhymes made me laugh :)

I think I would have a lot of questions before I actually gave a definite answer. I've come to terms with it, but I'm not sure I want people to know about it yet. I would probably be intrigued that they actually knew about this condition. Most doctors and therapists aren't even aware that this exists. So I guess it wouldn't be likely that someone would address it by name. They might ask "Why do you daydream all the time?" Or comment on the fact that sometimes you just aren't "there." I'd definitely get nervous and I'm really not sure what I would say. I'm waiting for the perfect time to come out about it so if it wasn't the right time, I might deny it but I can't say for certain.

Though it's likely anyone would know what it was called anyways so I don't think many of us have to worry about this ever happening. The person who would be asking that questions would have to be your doctor or therapist I would imagine.  

If the person knew enough about it to call it Maladaptive Daydreaming I would figure they probably had it too. So I would tell that I had it, but I would not elaborate on it.
Same here!

greyartist said:
If the person knew enough about it to call it Maladaptive Daydreaming I would figure they probably had it too. So I would tell that I had it, but I would not elaborate on it.

Thanks for all these replies, I didn't think I would get this many! Lol.

I just have to say, when I started reading hyperhero's reply, I freaked out when I read the start of it, then I realised she was quoting me! XD! *facepalm*

If someone actualy called it by it's name to me, I would be like "Um are you stalking me online?" or something because there's probably no way they would find out otherwise. But if they had it themselves... imagine if 2 of us on here met up without realising it! Sorry going off topic there, I tend to do that, go on and on and on and on about stuff that makes no sense. No wonder people say I'm crazy... = D

Everyone knows that I daydream a lot. Even though they acknowledge that MD exists in some people, they keep doubting that I have it. I'm not even sure if I have it.

if you want to keep things hidden from your sister, you should use gogle chrome, there is an opton to go incognito, which basically means you can use the interent and it won't leave any internet history

Skylar Grey said:

ive thought of this scenario many many times before, ever since i found out my condition had a name. You see, my

sister is the nosiest person alive. I know ur thinking, oh all sisters go through ur stuff. well no, shes 20 years old and she is always checking my internet history or reading my notebooks i have throughout my room. Shes always looking for dirt on me that she can go spill to my parents. lets just leave it at; im the mature one and im 15. I have to be extra careful when it comes to visiting this site. And hiding my tracks only seems more suspicious. sorry getting sidetracked... Anyways, hmm well to ur original question i would have to say, it depends on whos asking. If my sister asked i would immediatly deny it. if my parents asked then i would ask questions first and see how much they knew before i spilt my dark secret. if my friends asked i would do the same withwhat i did with  my parents.  And if i had an uncle like yours, then i too would be careful of what i do around him. im a cautious person even if my fear is something terribly irrational.

 

p.s- your rhymes made me laugh :)

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