Maladaptive Daydreaming Test: Am I A Maladaptive Daydreamer?

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Maladaptive Daydreaming Test: Am I A Maladaptive Daydreamer? - Quiz

Do you constantly experience intense daydreams that keep you distracted? You might be engaging in maladaptive daydreaming. Try this maladaptive daydreaming test quiz and we will tell you that if you are a maladaptive daydreamer or you are just experiencing some random thoughts that are interfering with your daily life. Please note that it is not a diagnostic test. Consult with a professional if you have any concerns about your daydreaming. So, let's get started.


You May Get

It’s likely that you are Maladaptive Daydreamer

You seem to daydream more than average. If you feel like it is a problem, you should seek professional help.

You may not be a Maladaptive daydreamer.

You don't express the common symptoms of Maladaptive daydreaming. But this test is not a scientific tool! If your daydreaming bothers you, seek professional help.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you ever spend hours doing nothing but daydreaming? 
    • A. 

      Yes, frequently

    • B. 

      Yes, occasionally

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 2. 
    Do you think you daydream too much?
    • A. 

      Yes, I think I daydream much more than normal, and it concerns me.

    • B. 

      Yes, I think I might daydream more than average.

    • C. 

      No, I think my daydreaming is about average.

    • D. 

      I don't daydream at all.

  • 3. 
    Does your daydreaming interfere with your academic/occupational success?
    • A. 

      Yes, I often put off my academic or occupational obligations so that I can daydream.

    • B. 

      Yes, I occasionally procrastinate by daydreaming.

    • C. 

      No, my daydreaming does not interfere with my job or academics.

    • D. 

      I am focused while working. I have trained my mind so that nothing can interfere.

  • 4. 
    Does your daydreaming interfere with your social interactions?
    • A. 

      Yes, I often would rather daydream than interact socially.

    • B. 

      Sometimes I daydream instead of interacting socially.

    • C. 

      No, daydreaming does not interfere with my social interactions.

    • D. 

      It happened many times.

  • 5. 
    Do you ever confuse your daydreams with real life? In other words, do you ever believe characters or events in your daydreams are real?
    • A. 

      Yes, sometimes I think my the characters or events in my daydreams are real.

    • B. 

      No, I can tell the difference between my daydreams and real life.

    • C. 

      I feel that sometimes.

    • D. 

      I mostly stay in the present. I feel that in any situation, I only think and not dream.

  • 6. 
    When a real-world event has interrupted one of your daydreams, how strong was your need or urge to return to that daydream as soon as possible?
    • A. 

      Very strong

    • B. 

      I have the urge, but it is not that strong.

    • C. 

      I usually don't experience an urge to return to my daydreams.

    • D. 

      Quite strong

  • 7. 
    If you go through a period of time when you are not able to daydream as much as usual due to real-world obligations, would you feel distressed by your inability to find time to daydream?
    • A. 

      No, I would not experience distress.

    • B. 

      Yes, I would feel highly distressed.

    • C. 

      I might be a little bothered.

    • D. 

      I feel slightly distressed.

  • 8. 
    Are the daydreams that concern you triggered by music, books, movies, or any other type of media?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      Sometimes...

    • C. 

      Not usually

    • D. 

      I haven't noticed.

  • 9. 
    Do you engage in repetitive motions while daydreaming (finger tapping, pacing, spinning, etc.)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Not usually

    • C. 

      Fairly often

    • D. 

      Never

  • 10. 
    Do your daydreams often revolve around a recurring themes such as your idealized self, violence, power and control, captivity, rescue and escape, or sexual arousal?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, my daydreams vary.

    • C. 

      Sometimes my daydreams revolve around these themes.

    • D. 

      My dreams do not usually revolve around a theme.

  • 11. 
    Do you experience a pleasurable dopamine “head rush” while daydreaming?
    • A. 

      Yes!

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Most of the times

    • D. 

      I don't know

  • 12. 
    Are you emotionally attached to your daydreams/the characters in your daydreams?
    • A. 

      Yes, it would be hard to let them go.

    • B. 

      Somewhat...

    • C. 

      No, they are just daydreams.

    • D. 

      I don't know.

  • 13. 
    As a child... 
    • A. 

      I was shy/ socially awkward.

    • B. 

      I was often bored.

    • C. 

      I experienced trauma or a traumatic event.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    Do you feel strong emotions while you are daydreaming?
    • A. 

      Always

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 15. 
    How detailed do you think your dreams are?
    • A. 

      Highly detailed

    • B. 

      Fairly detailed

    • C. 

      Somewhat detailed

    • D. 

      I don’t know

  • 16. 
    Do your daydreams have fictional characters with fictional names?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No, they are always real people.

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      My dream doesn’t have any characters.

  • 17. 
    Are you able to keep track of time when you are daydreaming?
    • A. 

      Never, I always lose track of time.

    • B. 

      Always

    • C. 

      Sometimes

    • D. 

      Rarely

  • 18. 
    Do your friends or family members call you a daydreamer?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Once

    • D. 

      Never

  • 19. 
    Does daydreaming help you heal from a trauma or sad event?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Sometimes

    • C. 

      Rarely

    • D. 

      Never

  • 20. 
    Let’s suppose you can’t dream anymore. What will you do?
    • A. 

      I will be devastated.

    • B. 

      I will try to find a way to dream again.

    • C. 

      I don’t know.

    • D. 

      I think I can live with that.

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