This thread had a few comments by Ni dominants re: the Fake Nap.
So, what consists of your fake nap? What do you do? What do you seek? Do other, non Ni-dominants have their fake naps?
My INFP bro and I have discussed how we actively create daydreams; without it we get really cranky. But clearly he is not Ni dominant, so do Fi dominant types do this as well? Do other types?
My Fake Nap:
*I have an assortment of probably 3 dozen "main daydream" situations; I resort to one of them depending on my mood, what I want out of my daydream, etc.
Sort of like how you have such a knowledge base of character interactions with a television sitcom, you could easily create a new "episode" and just fall into the pre-formed characters to explore their interactions.
*I have integrated real life friends into my fantasy world (which actually isn't very fantasy-oriented; it's always "normal". Just extraordinary, unlikely circumstances happening to "normal" people.) I have also stolen movie/TV characters, given them new identities and allowed them to fill a role in my daydreaming situation.
*I have an alter-reality family. Their character traits were laboriously selected (although the labor was pleasurable) and well-thought out so that I can best find my identity in this alter-reality. The good parts of my identity. This helps me figure out how to behave as myself without it being a reaction to the character flaws in my real family. (I do love my real family. But I think the other Ni dominants will know what I mean?)
*I explore how I feel in situations, and "live out" how I would process things before they actually happen.
(the basics being death, marriage, etc. but also including trivial reactions to weird circumstances.)...
Perhaps this is why the Ni dominant NT is so calm in stress situations? We've all "lived it out" before in our heads, so we just run the program IRL?
How are INFJs in stressful situations? I really haven't read enough about them and don't know any IRL to include/exclude them from that.