Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I analyze many philosophical questions and in a way I find that a blessing. I have the sense that I can understand different points of view better than others because of this. Because the characters I DD about come from different backgrounds and have different personalities, I can really analyze the actions of others. Its almost like I can understand what other people (real ppl) are thinking because I know how my characters would act in a given situation and I can match that character to a person in life ( a lot of the time the characters are real people they just have characteristics I want them to have ex: Kim Kardashian but its my personality/ ideal me in her body..)
But yes, I am a very analytical thinker. Being bullied for so much of my childhood made me try and figure out why. Why do people pick on me? Why am I so different? These questions have led me to other questions about life and sociology and intentions and relationships. I often find that I am able to give advice to my friends who are in situations that I have never dealt with but somehow can completely relate to.
I would be interested in different questions that are pondered and worked out through everyone else's DD's!!
I truly believe that this is a facet of MDD that can be tapped into and used to help understand life and emotions. :)
I agree that this could be a very useful aspect off DD'ing. Dream experts say that everyone in a night dream is actually expressing something of yourself. I wonder if this is also true of day dreams. I actually made a list of my (more & more) idealized self thru the years, complete with different names. As well as the different romantic interests (some fleeting, some many years long.) Have you looked at this?