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What is Maladaptive Daydreaming.

Updated on January 10, 2016

Story-like Daydreams

What is Maladaptive Daydreaming?

If you've never heard of Maladaptive Daydreaming then this might be a very odd idea for you. This kind of daydreaming is very indepth and the person with this type of daydreaming may have the same daydream multiple times. They also may act out their daydreams, or talk to themselves to make the daydream seem more real. These types of daydreams may be extended for days and may play out like full blown stories. It's called Maladaptive daydreaming because the daydreams take away from ones daily routines.

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Is it real?

There are many stories of people who have a hard time doing everyday activities, like sleeping, because of their excessive daydreaming. Psychologists do not consider this type of daydreaming to be an actual disorder. One person told me that they think "Some people just are much more attached to their lives in their mind than others." But daydreamers can still separate what is reality and what isn't.

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My thoughts.

I personally like daydreaming, about half of my free time is spent on daydreaming. I daydream about being an Asgardian married to Loki. Or a Valkyrie that walks through the depths of Hell and saves people's souls. Or that I'm a character in one of my favorite stories. I go back to the same daydream many times a day and it plays out much like a movie or a book. Infact much of my inspiration comes from these daydreams. But they don't get in the way of my daily activities or my relationships. Yet I do believe that it's possible that they could if I started to ignore others and spent all of my time lost in my thoughts.

© 2016 Katarina Witt

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