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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    I constantly do stuff like this. Most of the time it's just interpersonal interactions, but when my real life gets a little boring, this is what I'm doing in my head.

    Please tell me other Ni users do this too.
    I do. It's perfectly normal. I think other people do it to, but perhaps not with the same "enthusiasm" as Ni folks.

    And even if we are messed up, I'd rather be this than not this.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

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    I dont think thats healthy Ni. Its one thing to write crazy stories, its quite another to have anxious and fearful day dreams.
    Ni can be used for much more positive uses, IMO (you may not agree).


    I will admit that I used to have "hero's journey" fantasies ... complete with my own inner soundtrack that comes from nowhere (yes, almost entirely original 'music'). Sometimes revolutions and map expansion occupy my imagination. My imagination in the sense of stories almost feels dead . now I use my N for mostly intellectual or humorous purposes... I guess we all grow up someday.

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    I do both the daydreaming and people-creating as well. The latter I do especially if I'm arguing opposing sides of any given subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babylon Candle View Post
    I dont think thats healthy Ni. Its one thing to write crazy stories, its quite another to have anxious and fearful day dreams.
    Ni can be used for much more positive uses, IMO (you may not agree).


    I will admit that I used to have "hero's journey" fantasies ... complete with my own inner soundtrack that comes from nowhere (yes, almost entirely original 'music'). Sometimes revolutions and map expansion occupy my imagination. My imagination in the sense of stories almost feels dead . now I use my N for mostly intellectual or humorous purposes... I guess we all grow up someday.
    Well, that shows the wisdom of Peter Pan, perhaps. You're right that fantasy is overboard if it halts productive living. On the other hand it can add a lot of fun. I know my life is under control when I have time to work on my fantasy book for children (6 chapters drafted...none during the last 4 years. ).
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    Yeah, but it's more me being shot or stabbed, and the reaction the world would have. Or encountering an opponent.(This is where I make plan A's and Plan B's..) Usually I prefer my more fantasy oriented daydreams. Has anyone imagined their own funeral?
    What a waste of life..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travo7 View Post
    I do both the daydreaming and people-creating as well. The latter I do especially if I'm arguing opposing sides of any given subject.
    character creation is lots of fun. I used to keep imaginary friends. We had deep discussions inside my head... like the possible existence of vampires and werewolves, whether transmission by bites and transformation etc is possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ishida View Post
    Yeah, but it's more me being shot or stabbed, and the reaction the world would have. Or encountering an opponent.(This is where I make plan A's and Plan B's..) Usually I prefer my more fantasy oriented daydreams. Has anyone imagined their own funeral?
    Funny... I just had a discussion with another grad student in the lab about some Japanese businesses have their employees enact their own funeral... He told me besides the funeral ceremony... they also get sealed inside a coffin for about 5-10 minutes in which they're suppose to reflect at the time of their "death" regarding to themselves and the quality of their work.

    Yes... don't ask how we managed to get into that topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usehername View Post
    So I have this little bit of a problem with my daydreaming. I'll illustrate it with the latest example, but it's really just representative of things that happen all the time in my head. (I'm wondering if it's just because I need to engage my Ni and life these past few weeks has been uneventful.)

    I moved back in with my parents this fall; my dad wants to try to go to Cuba as a last family vacation during Christmas break (my sister will be home from another university for Christmas, it's unlikely I'll be living with them next year...). The last family vacation we went away for a few years ago involved SCUBA Diving.
    My Ni takes this information (the potential of going away for Christmas break) and clearly decides that I'm going to go diving, enjoying myself on a coral reef, and an 8 foot bull shark will prey after me, because I'm always the smallest diver in the group. Then when the shark tastes me and drags me for a second like a rag doll (engulfing my tank so that I only get bit across my stomach and legs), blood leaking everywhere in the salty water, he realizes I'm not tasty food, and is scared away by the hissing air tank because he punctured it.
    At this point, I am bloody and he cracked a few of my ribs as well, and I can't shoot up to the surface because I'm far enough below that I'd "get bent" (the different pressure underwater changes the size of the air molecules in your circulatory system, so you have to go up very slowly and equalize or else face potentially lethal consequences).

    So I had like a day of envisioning exactly how it would feel to encounter the shark, and envisioning exactly the stress involved with hearing him puncture my tank; then I envision how to react to the multitude of ways my dad and brother and fellow divers would react to the situation and figure out how to get their "octopus" (secondary breathing mouthpiece in case a fellow diver experiences problems with their breathing apparatus and you suck the same tank through different tubes). All the while, I'm training my brain to constantly blow the air that remains in my lungs out. (As soon as you stop moving air when diving, you're in huge trouble.)

    I constantly do stuff like this. Most of the time it's just interpersonal interactions, but when my real life gets a little boring, this is what I'm doing in my head.

    Please tell me other Ni users do this too.
    Woah can I ever relate. I'll daydream at night so intensely that it will keep me up for 2 hours until I get a headache from lack of sleep. It's rediculous.

    But I love it.
    To die would be an awfully big adventure - Peter Pan

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    Quote Originally Posted by lane777 View Post
    Woah can I ever relate. I'll daydream at night so intensely that it will keep me up for 2 hours until I get a headache from lack of sleep. It's rediculous.

    But I love it.
    Yup, but I do it in the morning too - headache included.

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    I have a whole situation dramedy in my head, with fully developed characters and locations. It's about five people living in the same apartment building. When I'm a bit bored or on my way home from work or something, I 'tune in' and create episodes. I even know the order in which these episodes should be shown and the soundtrack - I actually have a songlist on my iPod designed for this 'show'.

    Okay, now I sound like a lunatic; I can't believe I'm admitting this on a public forum. Oh, well, none of you know who I am!

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