Impoverished Fantasy & Imaginal Life


Impoverished Fantasy & Imaginal Life
I scored 152 on the Alexi test and I’ve also been diagnosed with Bipolar II and Schizoid Personality Disorder (SPD). Despite getting 152 on the test, I don’t have an impoverished fantasy and imaginal life. Infact it’s one of the things that people who were diagnosed with SPD (before it disappeared from the DSM-V) have strongly.

I’m a member of and this trait of having a strong fantasy life is prevelant and strong among us. To give you an example, when I walk home from work I often imagine myself in different situations (being held hostage, testify in court to win my freedom) and practice what I would say and how I would react.

Also as a prior avid gamer of Dungeon & Dragons I like to make characters and then imagine how they would react in certain situations and what they would say. Sometimes I do this so much I wonder if I should put pen to paper and try and make a cogent story.

So my question is how many Alexis out there actually have an Impoverished Fantasy & Imaginal Life? What is it like? Also many definitions of Alexi states that Alexi’s have boring routine dreams. Is this so and what are your dreams like?
The idea is the imagination is devoid of emotions for alexithymics.

Anyway I'm far from being a daydreamer, I don't have such a fantasy life you describe, I'm more external in my focus.

Same for most of my dreams. Some of them are different though, then emotions can surface in them.
I hardly ever dream, maybe 5 times a year at the most. The dreams that I do have tend to be of the functional kind.

When I daydream, I usually work out how to do something, solve a problem or I design for example furniture or architectural details in my head.

I have never told a story in my life.

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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personal trait which affects roughly 10% of the population.

Alexithymia describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. Most persons concerned are not aware about this deficit and usually they are just recognizing it in contact with others, especially close friends, within their family or their partner.

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