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View Poll Results: Did you have imaginary friend(s) when you were a child?

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  • I am an INTROVERT and I DID

    13 27.08%
  • I am an INTROVERT and I DID NOT

    23 47.92%
  • I am an EXTRAVERT and I DID

    1 2.08%
  • I am an EXTRAVERT and I DID NOT

    7 14.58%
  • I am a SENSOR and I DID

    3 6.25%
  • I am an SENSOR and I DID NOT

    5 10.42%
  • I am an INTUITIVE and I DID

    10 20.83%
  • I am an INTUITIVE and I DID NOT

    26 54.17%
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Thread: Imaginary friends as children

  1. #21
    Senior Member Array INTP's Avatar
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    nope, i have pretty much always been too rational about things like that
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  2. #22
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    Oh yeah. And an imaginary boyfriend.
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    I read " making imaginary friends as chickens"

  4. #24
    Away with the fairies Array Southern Kross's Avatar
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    I had (have) a really strong imagination and found it a little strange that I never had proper imaginary friends. Maybe its that I was so good at conjuring my own world in my head that I didn't need to externalise it.
    INFP 4w5 so/sp

    I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
    they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.

    - Emily Bronte

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    Yes, she was a magical girl. And yes, she did have a name. She cooperated in imaginary play with me during the lonely hours.

    After my family became aware of this, and kept on mentioning it out loud, she began to diminish and eventually the relationship was no more. I couldn't conjure her if I tried.

    I also had security blankets when I was small. Somehow, I felt they kept trouble away. I cared about their well-being, but I could also neglect them. Yet, they had infinite understanding for me. Until the day, too, that magic just didn't exist for me anymore.

    There is an idea that these imaginary friends (or blankets or toys or whatever it is that children are attached to) are like our first artwork. This special kind of aliveness (neither alive like animals, nor dead) is what transports us, be it in literature, music, dance or the imaginary playthings of children.

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    Depends what you consider imaginary friends.

    I did make believe certain people to try to get myself asleep when I was little. In this case, however, it seemed so much more like I was acting. I knew what I conjured up was not real. Heck, I couldn't even see my own "imaginary friend." All in all, it is like an actor practicing his/her role with an imagined person just to get the role done correctly.

    So much for imaginary?

    I think the keyword here is make believe.

  7. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    nope, i have pretty much always been too rational about things like that
    I think it's still pretty rational if you know they're imaginary...unlike some choices of imaginary friend people somehow retain into adulthood...
    Strychnine is all-natural,
    So strychnine is all good.
    It's Godly and righteous,
    So eat it, you should.
    Who are you to refuse nature's will?

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  8. #28
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    No, I didn't.
    "...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce

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    I imagined having an imaginary friend

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  10. #30
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    I remember trying the whole imaginary friend thing a couple times and thinking it was stupid. It took way too much effort and I couldn't remember the things I had already decided for them. haha

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