Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
A few months ago. I was researching more about the Highly Sensitive Person. I came upon a term called the Empath. And I think the empath completely describes this "illness" and us maladaptive daydreamers. Of course that doesn't apply to everyone here. But a lot of us, from seeing other posts have described themselves to be creative, empathetic, perhaps a little socially awkward and likes to be alone. Empaths also love to dayream. So do think about whether you are an Empath.
These are the traits of an Empath
Antoher thing I wanted to discuss were indigo/christal children. I was watching conspiracy theory videos about aliens/fallen angels and so on and so forth. Not saying I believe in these things. But like I know a lot of maladaptive daydreamers, I am interested in the paranormal and how people think. Anyways, my point was that this man was discussing how a lot of people have started to report "alien abductions " during this era. Anyways, I remember a long time ago, I remember looking up the fantasy prone personality. One of their characteristics is that they feel like they have been abducted by aliens or have seen "spirits" or creatures form outer space.
Anyways, I know I'm including too much information at once. We don't have fantasy prone personalities but we do have maladaptive daydreaming which is very related to all of this so what do you think?
As I continued watching the conspiracy theory video, they mentioned indigo children. Anyways, I stopped the video and went to look up this type of person myself. I will finish this video later to see how the indigo/crystal person relates to what the man in the video is trying to say. Much of the indigo person's description does fit the "maladaptive daydreamer," the "empath" or even the "highly sensitive person." The indigo child/adult has an indigo aura. They are intelligent but don't always get good grades because they have short attention spans and are easily bored. They don't like rules and regulations and often rebel against authority figures or DREAM about doing it. They usually are diagnosed with A.D.D or A.D.H.D and we all know that a lot of maladaptive daydreamers not only have short attention spans but exhibit some symptoms of ADD or ADHD. Anyways, they're also very creative, and intuitive. A lot of them are quiet and have a hard time expressing themselves, may not speak too often(a lot of us are socially awkward) and may be very telepathic especially as a child. So here somes the interesting part. So some people think that indigo children is what will evolve humanity to it's next phase where communication will be through other means other than verbal communication. Thus the reason why they are so quiet, and introverted. Not saying this is true but it's something to think about right?
But what I found most interesting was when I read the description for crystal children. I use the term Indigo because most crystal children are from 0-7 years of age and become Indigos later on. So here's a quote from a website.
"Crystal Children’s heart chakra is wide open. They are very sensitive and empathetic. Because of this heightened sensitivity, they constantly need love and protection. In dysfunctional relationships and environments, these children would shut down and often daydream, they withdraw and isolate themselves from the world. In these cases, they survive in silence but carrying much of their pains and others; until they no longer cope and begin to manifest physical or emotional illnesses in themselves.
Seems familiar anyone? Doesn't it seem like the absolute description of what we call maladaptive daydreaming? So comment and tell me your opinion. Not telling you to believe everything, I myself don't. Also not saying that I'm promoting that we're more special than other people. But just sharing an interesting theory that I found on the internet. So tell me what you think.
Here's the one of the self-tests for you to see whether you may be an indigo person. There are many more if you look it up on google.
Here's more information about what indigo children is.
And greyartist, if you do read this and find this interesting, perhaps this topic can be used as one of your blogtalkradio epidodes? I would like to learn more and see other people's opinions and research too.