Aphantasia is one of those concepts that, like maladaptive daydreaming, gets mentioned in popular psychology articles occasionally. It generates a little flurry of attention and then disappears again. What are aphantasia and hyperphantasia? Aphantasia is[Continue Reading...]
The first scientifically validated treatment protocol for maladaptive daydreaming includes mindfulness as one of its key components. And mindfulness is a crucial part of how I manage my own daydreaming. But mindfulness is a difficult[Continue Reading...]
The term “face claim” is usually used in the context of creative writing, particularly in fan fiction, role-playing and character design. A real person, often an actor or celebrity, is “claimed” to represent a fictional[Continue Reading...]
There are two components to maladaptive daydreaming. There’s the ability to construct intricate narrative stories in your head, with complex plots and life-like characters. And then there’s the fact that your daydreaming becomes excessive and[Continue Reading...]
Some maladaptive daydreamers find that when they try to stop or cut down on their daydreaming, they feel worse. Symptoms of anxiety – tiredness, irritability or difficulty concentrating, for example – seem to bubble up[Continue Reading...]

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