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Acting Out Daydreams

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Soleil, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Soleil

    Soleil Well-Known Member

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    I daydream a lot. But sometimes I find myself sort of acting out my daydreams. Like, I imagine myself gesturing a certain way, and I do it in real life too. My facial expressions match what they would be in my daydream. If I imagine myself signing something in ASL, I might sign it in real life too.

    Anyone else get carried away by their daydreams like this, or is it just me?
     
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  2. AprilR

    AprilR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i do that also. Sometimes i talk to myself about my favorite story or tv show and imagine telling someone about it.
     
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    Yep. Then people want to know what I'm smiling/laughing about etc and I never want to tell them. I had letters sent home from school about my "inappropriate" facial expressions too.
     
  4. HeroOfHyrule

    HeroOfHyrule Chicken Chaser

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    I daydream/space out while thinking a lot. Sometimes I unintentionally make facial expressions, gestures, or mumble things and people will ask me if I'm okay. lol
     
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    Acting out my daydreams was my favourite game when I was little. And yes, I still do it from time to time. It's kind of nice, always makes me nostalgic. If I'm deep in thoughts, I won't realise I'm moving or smiling, or scowling. The same happens when I read fiction.
     
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    Nice way to make your dreams come true ;)
     
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    onlything Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Actually, I wasn't aware that other people do it as well. It's kind of a relief, makes you feel less weird for unwinding in this way. I wonder if it could be considered a kind of a stim?