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The upside down question mark seems to fit really well with that title...


Anyways... This could sort of be considered an extension of my introduction, but I have several things about me that I think or wonder come from my maladaptive daydreaming. And I was wondering if any one else shared that same quirks.


-I am utterly terrible at spelling, and writing by hand has always been a bit of a struggle for me, I just really hate doing it and I feel like I would like school work a lot more if I didn't have to write. I also confuse certain letter sometimes, b and d, j and g, and v and x. The last one is really bad when I'm dealing with physics. This has led me to wonder if I'm dyslexic but I am a very strong reader, so I don't think that that is it.


-The time when I daydream the most is when I am falling asleep at night or waking up in the morning. It's pretty much a ritual that I have been doing since I was a kid. However there are ocasionally times when I'm having so much fun day dreaming that I don't want to fall asleep, so I don't.

-Related to this are also the times when I feel like my head is so full of ideas that I can't fall asleep, this isn't much fun though, since I often end up lying awake while my brian jumps around frantically and gets things mixed up. These times are often accompanied by bad headaches. They usually last 1-2.5 weeks. It makes it a little easier if I organize my idea on paper, then I'm not frantically trying to remember everything at once and worrying I'm going to forget something. But I still end up being awake at night.


-I have the bad habit that I am trying really hard to stop of biting my hang-nails to the point where my finger bleed. This most happens when I'm doing something that only involves my mind, like watching anime, daydreaming or sitting in class.


If you have any of these quirks or similar ones, or if you have any other odd quirks post them in the comments section.

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Comment by Marie on April 28, 2011 at 4:24pm

@Sparrow, that sounds exactly like what I have. Do you ever have the feeling you can see a the shape of the word in your head, but you can't quite distinguish all the letters¿

@TJ, I used to do this when I was younger, especially when I was playing with my stuffed animals, but I've stopped. If I'm alone and daydreaming I often end up making the same expression of one of my characters. I do this if I'm drawing too. 

I don't think I have uncontrollable hand gestures... But I might just not notice them. I feel like I have a bunch of odd mannerisims that I picked up from watching way too much anime though, like bobbing my head when saying "excuse me."

Comment by Sparrow on April 11, 2011 at 11:08pm
I have a learning disability called disorder of written expression. I can read very well but I can't spell and sometimes I don't recognize words even common ones, they just look different to me. I get letters confused but it's different from dyslexia because the letters don't move around,  just get them confused. Like jym instead of gym. I forget the sounds of letters sometimes too which can be really embarrassing when I pronounce words wrong. You should try and fight to get tested for it. I did and it really helped me to understand a lot about how my brain works. I also receive lots of support from the school once I got identified. I even got a free macbook pro! It can be hard to convince educators you need to be tested but its a really life changing experience. I think part of the reason I have MD is because I always felt different/stupid and didn't know why. Now I know I am actually smart but my brian just processes somethings wrong.
Comment by Danielle on April 11, 2011 at 9:50pm
what about uncontrolled hand gestures? :)
Lmao. I don't usually do that. But once I did. Luckily, it was close friend so  I said I was directing, and we laughed it off.
Comment by Danielle on April 11, 2011 at 5:03pm
Ever got into a situation when you are talking to yourself (even quietly) and some people might have noticed you?
I have. I just try to play it off by sneaking into a song.
Comment by Danielle on April 10, 2011 at 7:58pm
The only quirks I have similar to yours are the bad handwriting [I hate writing by hand, it's always sloppy and tiresome, but I am a good speller] and the trouble falling asleep [I have to give myself at least thirty minutes to fall asleep because my mind is always running, sometimes an hour if I don't at least try to stop it].

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