loonybean wrote:The entire reason I came to this site was to figure out what my fantasies were all about. To be honest, I thought they were the disorder, but now I know they are only a symptom of that disorder. I'll say right up front that I'm a self diagnosed schizoid, but I didn't come to that conclusion because of the fantasies. Everything else just seemed to fit.
You need to make sure that you are displaying the vast majority of symptoms related to this order before you can label yourself as something and even then you may not be right. Self diagnosis is a crapshoot on the best of days.
As far as the actual fantasies, mine started when I was very very young and have pretty much taken over my life. I'm completely functional, hold down a full time job, have a social life (with a whopping two people lol), but almost all my time spent alone is dedicated to fantasies or influencing fantasies by watching TV/movies, listening to music and reading books.
I believe avoidants also have fantasies.
yea avoidants are extreme form of social anxiety disorder and they also may have fantasy worlds only by the fact that its a personality disorder and its lifetime like every other personality disorders
and for social anxiety disorder im not sure, never red anywhere that they can develop fantasy worlds....i will try to google some info. about that later but as far as i know they dont have that symptom (if i may call fantasy a symptom)
my point of view on this, lets say my theory :
we humans are all sociable creatures, we are all born this way and its the way that it has to be cuz its written in our DNA...thats the way we are, we act, we feel, we need other humans
(did you know that when baby is born and no one touches her it dies) - defensive mechanism
but many of us fail at that cuz of personality disorders and so on and so on (this all illnesses are created by this ###$ up world system
make money,spend money, do this,do that, sign this etc... life is just fast and if you dont find your way you are screwd and will be ###$ both mentally and physical)
so some people create fantasy worlds in two main reasons (my theory on fantasy worlds, why some of us do this ?)
1. when something stressful happens or when anxiety hops in we can escape into fantasy just to feel better and safe, so its like a shutdown from real world and escape into fantasy where everything is perfect and life is good but in fact life is big #######4 and its all our fault (peoples fault) we invented this fast style of living, i will not be suprised if depression becomes number one sickness in the world, the main ######6 problem
its all stress and stress neverending stress
life is hard and you all know that (and its hard cuz we made it so)
2. our brain do it cuz its a defensive mechanism, so our brain defending himself/body against feeling crappy and depressed and lonely and expecialy against other illnesses that can be caused by acute anxiety and stress
it protects whole body and nervous system cuz we lower many symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress trought fantasy worlds
our brain projecting these images/videos so real that we have feeling like we are realy there so we feel better in many ways
anxiety,stress can harm our body in many ways, we even can develop physical illnesses (like i sad up there but nvm. lol)
lol, this is just my stupid opinion, hope someone will like it or just throw a bone at me or piss down my throat