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I seldom daydream. But I can go into trance like phases when I do certain things I enjoy, and besides having a lot of fun, many minor issues I might have resolve during the process.My mind works best when I'm happily daydreaming and I leave it to sort things out by itself.
This was the big issue I had in many workplaces, I work extremely efficiently when I'm in the dream. When people interrupt the dream it shows in my performance and my life becomes more difficult.I seldom daydream. But I can go into trance like phases when I do certain things I enjoy, and besides having a lot of fun, many minor issues I might have resolve during the process.
Yes it's not really picture s after all how can I see a connection to 4 dimensions. Yet I can see the connection.I usually do think in pictures. Although the pictures aren't something you can draw, but "mental colors" so to speak. More like abstract art. Perhaps even more abstract than abstract art, because with abstract art you use real colors and real strokes.
But on occasion I notice something bizzare that differs from all that. I might picture a real location I used to frequent at some point (so that won't be abstract art any more). And what is interesting is that said location might have nothing to do with whatever I am thinking about. For example, one of those times I was thinking about racial issues, I pictured a road by a pond in Moscow. What did it have to do with it? I have no idea.
Then there are other times when my picturing various locations can be more logically explained. For example, I was reading a fiction story about Russian prison, and it said that its windows were pointing northwest. My appartment in Russia also had windows pointing northwest. So I just pictured that whole story as occurring in that appartment.
Even if they didn't say northwest, I would still likely fill it with "something" from my memory. It just perhaps won't be that particular appartment. But some other familiar location.
Incidentally, even now, I notice that parts of that story I picture in my current American house, where windows don't point Northwest. So actually it is sort of jaxposition between (mostly) Russian appartment and a little bit of American house and a little bit of some other places.
I don't mean to say that I always envision things that random. When I think about the substance and I need to picture something to help me think, I would. But other times when I need a picture as a filler, that woul dhappen too.
I do that all the time. I thought it was just me tho. It's just like a question my son asked me awhile back. Do you see just a ball of light or do you see spikes coming off the light as if it was a depiction off of a nativity scene?I do the random word or comment thing as well, usually after a mental roam-around while someone is talking. It makes sense in the context of where my mind went, but that is usually after two or three related subject changes in my mind. I can always piece together the route my mind has taken, though, for my bewildered conversation companion. "Well, you said ___ , which made me think of an article I read last week about ____ , which discussed the same theme as that movie we talked about last night where the main character looked like the neighbor, which reminded me that he came over this morning and borrowed the rake which I really need back because the leaves are a mess and I'd better water the garden." All of this takes a split second.
So you see the paragraph as a whole? You see the culmination of the things in the paragraph, as a picture?I’m in between. Words are my tool, but I think in paragraphs, which are more like pictures than words. Maybe I’m backwards; I have the thought, then deconstruct it.