You know, I saw this post earlier but saw only the first, question part, not the link or second paragraph!
I was going to say, haven't heard of it but can guess from the name what it means. (Haven't checked the link, dodgy Internet connection.) I'm constantly daydreaming, "roleplaying" my characters in my head (I write), pondering what they do and think. It's not that maladaptive for me, as I haven't a social life or job for it to interfere with. But I can understand how it could get that way. I feel I wouldn't be so lost in my own head if I had a social life, anyway.
It actually served a purpose when I was younger. If this could count, at least. Whenever I was in difficult situations, I'd place myself in the mind of one of my characters and react emotionally as if I were them. For example, when I had to go wait in the cold for a long time for the bus, I'd put myself in the mind of a soldier character, and it would make the waiting easier. When I was upset and crying, I'd "become" a character of mine, and get over it faster.
Eventually I told myself this was an unhealthy form of escapism, and to stop doing it and live in my own head. So I unlearned how to do it.
Biggest mistake of my life.
I have no other adaptive strategies to fall back on. So while this might not have been the BEST way to go, at least it was coping, and now I don't know how to do it anymore when I could use it most.
If I don't reply to you, it's NOTHING PERSONAL. It's my ANXIETY.
(Devetko's boyfriend Stan Brooks & Det. Reichert are horsing around.)
Det. Kristeva: "If it were legal you'd marry me, right?"
Det. Devetko: "Definitely."
(It's legal now!! But Kristeva's already married. ;_; )
"No canoes...no maple sugar...this place is horribly uncivilized."--Manabozho, Escape From Manitou Island