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Old 09-11-2016, 07:10 PM #1
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I've read that people with Schizoid Personality Disorder tend to have elaborate fantasy lives. Is that true for anyone on this forum? If so what do these fantasies do for you?
I have had an elaborate fantasy life since childhood and although Ive never been diagnosed with Schizoid, nor do I think I have it, I find it interesting that this is one of the only "disorders" that explicitly mentions elaborate fantasy or day dreaming.
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I have at times engaged in vivid and complicated fantasies of an idealized life. I never relly thought about how often I do this, but I suppose it is on a regular basis. I think at times it is a coping mechanism when real life just has no meaning.
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I do it on quite a regular basis, especially when listening to music. My fantasies are either high-fantasy like, tolkien/r.r. martin that kind of fantasy. Or fantasies where people have superpowers.
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My fantasy worlds tend to be more realistic than sci-fi. For me, it allows me to experience things that I want to experience. It allows me to feel like I am interacting without actually doing so, and I find that gives me some pleasure, It helps me to not feel lonely or self conscious.
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My fantasy worlds tend to be more realistic than sci-fi. For me, it allows me to experience things that I want to experience. It allows me to feel like I am interacting without actually doing so, and I find that gives me some pleasure, It helps me to not feel lonely or self conscious.
I do the same exact thing.
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I don't think the elaborate hidden fantasy life of schizoids would be much mentioned as a distinctive trait, if it weren't for the stark contrast to outwardly appearances of this group of people, who tend to appear as dull, emotionally cold, detached, of reduced or flattened affect. Only few people are allowed to glimpse behind the emotionless veneer, if at all. If they were, they would be in for a surprise.

A lot of my hidden internal fantasies revolve around romance, emotional and physical connection. In real life I appear as a cold blooded rationalist with only limited capacity for feeling. I don't much connect with people physically or on an emotional level in real life. I wish I could. In my fantasy life I do.
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... Only few people are allowed to glimpse behind the emotionless veneer...

... In real life I appear as a cold blooded rationalist with only limited capacity for feeling. I don't much connect with people physically or on an emotional level in real life. I wish I could. In my fantasy life I do.
Same here. I have a Minecraft server setup for my grandchildren, and there is where I can live life as I wish it would be.
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I have no diagnosis. Felt I might be a bit towards the schizoid disorder at times.

I have this fantasy story. The person in the story that is an avatar for me is immortal, but suffers. His life events parallel mine, in an odd way. It is high fantasy. He is an amazing fighter, but hates fighting, has no friends, never had sex, one or two failed romance attempts, and is not appreciated by anyone. All people he meets eventually die. The gods are also plotting against him.
People in the story would view my avatar as a cold-blooded killer. But he was the most ethical person in the whole word. Extremely rigid ethics and extreme self-sacrifice, with no apparent reward to him. He is also way worse at selling himself to others than I am. And like I said, all people that finally would get to see him for who he actually is, respect him, love him, they would die.
The main idea was to put him through as much agony as possible.

Every night when I went to bed, I would think for hours about his story. I was in social isolation at time. He experienced things I wanted to experience, in a way.

At some point the storyline got so rich, I decided I had to turn it into a novel. But I struggled with that greatly. I wrote down many many pages. But when I read it back, it sucks. I would spend even more time arranging all the story events and trying to insert actual literature themes into the story. Trying to fix plot holes and make the plots seem logical, while having it twist in exactly the way I wanted.
I also felt that all other characters in the story were uninteresting and that the big problem with the main character was that he was too perfect and too obvious an avatar of the writer.

Later, I played with the idea of changing the story into one where an appealing bad guy is the main character, and my avatar only appears as a mysterious background character. I felt that keeping him mysterious might be much much better, rather than follow his story from childhood in extreme detail.
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zombie apocalypse. always. I was always a huge horror movie fan as a kid too. but zombies and charging into them, katana slashing away.... excellent.. at least till they eat you.
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I've read that people with Schizoid Personality Disorder tend to have elaborate fantasy lives. Is that true for anyone on this forum? If so what do these fantasies do for you?
I have had an elaborate fantasy life since childhood and although Ive never been diagnosed with Schizoid, nor do I think I have it, I find it interesting that this is one of the only "disorders" that explicitly mentions elaborate fantasy or day dreaming.
I've lived my entire life that way. But you must be careful. What moods play in your head are acted out in real life. So if you are unnecessarily angry or sad, check your fantasy world and changed the story.
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