Quiz: Am I A Maladaptive Daydreamer?

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Quiz: Am I A Maladaptive Daydreamer?

This test will let you know if you are a Maladaptive daydreamer or not. It is not a diagnostic test. Please consult with a professional if you have any concerns about your daydreaming. So, without further ado, let's get started.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you ever spend hours doing nothing but daydreaming? 
    • A. 

      Yes, frequently

    • B. 

      Yes, occasionally

    • C. 

      Rarely or 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 distressed.

    • C. 

      I might be a little bothered.

  • 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.

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

      Yes, fairly often.

    • B. 

      No, not usually.

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

      Yes, I my daydreams usually revolve around these themes.

    • B. 

      No, my daydreams vary and do not usually revolve around a theme.

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

      Yes!

    • B. 

      No/ 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.

  • 13. 
    As a child... (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      I was shy/ socially awkward.

    • B. 

      I was often bored.

    • C. 

      I experienced trauma or a traumatic event.

    • D. 

      None of the above.