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I Have An Overactive Imagination

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    Learning to Control My Imagination

    I get caught up with images whenever an idea, emotion, thought, etc. passes through my mind when I was younger I was bad with it; so much so that I allowed myself to treat it like it was reality or really possible. I've grown up a lot since then but still find myself...
    Zoftig689 Zoftig689 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    It keeps me up at night.

    Not "it", the clown from the Stephen King novel, which scare the hell out of me because I'm afraid of clowns, but my imagination. I always let in run wild like a three legged dog. Except after a while the dog has nowhere to run because it has bit the ocean, and due to its...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 28

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    I have quite the imagination,

    I always have. It sounds like most have their's for uses of good; I do as well. However, I've always thought of a million scenarios in which things can go bad. I'll think of different ways in which I, or other people could die at this very second. I also have a childish mind, so...
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F Feb 12

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    RasinBoy RasinBoy 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    This Is Getting To Be Too Much To Handle-.-

    I tend to get really freaked out about minor things and sometimes I get so freaked out about them I get sick, like have you ever heard a scary story and you told yourself it's not true but somewhere in your brain your still freaking out because you think somehow it could be...
    8jd20qh080 8jd20qh080 13-15 1 Response May 20, 2010

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    Imagination Ruled By Emotions In Music

    It has been this way since I can remember, I have an reguler imagination when I am not listening to music. But when I listen to music my imagination explodes dependng on the type of emotion of the song. I can listen to "He lives in you" I feel like I am with my dad who died 10...
    Pikachu246 Pikachu246 18-21, F Aug 2, 2012

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    KoalaBatBear KoalaBatBear 18-21, F May 7

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    I Like It!!

    I really like my overactive imagination. It it the way i express myslfe or helps me express myself in my art.
    tomtombear tomtombear 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    A Bad Combination

    I have a hyper-active imagination along with excessive curiosity, OCD, and a sensation seeking personality.It's a frustrating combination. First my hyper-active imagination makes me wonder about a lot of similar things that all share a common theme because of my OCD. For the past...
    chrysalid chrysalid 18-21, F Aug 20, 2012

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    A Biscuit Is Never Just A Biscuit; A Lotr Fanboy's Story

    Earlier today I found myself struck by a memory from my childhood. A memory of biscuits. See, I've always abso-freakin'-lutely loved rich tea biscuits. Some people say they're boring and too plain; I ignore these poor misguided souls. Anyway. Moving on to the purpose of...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M 1 Response May 12, 2013

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    What If...?

    If I have a tiny worry, or something even remotely bad happens, before long I will have obsessed over all the "what ifs". I over-think everything and tend to believe that others opinions about me are much harsher than reality. I heard once somewhere that 90% of our...
    flyingintherain flyingintherain 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    Eccentric Daydreaming

    I bet every member of this group can relate to this somewhat. Maybe not the exact same thing because I often worry if I have some kind of disorder when I think of this but most people here are probably very spacey. Spaciness can be quite eccentric on it's own if you space out at...
    chrysalid chrysalid 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    An Idea

    Lately, I have been exercising my imagination by roleplaying with a friend. I run Dungeons & Dragons games for whoever wants to play or whoever wants to learn how. It has got to be one of the greatest ways that I have found to give my imagination an outlet and my players have...
    NegaHeliX NegaHeliX 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    It Never Stops........

    really, it just never stops, even in a a conversation or watching tv, it just never stops should i be worried?
    halfsane halfsane 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    I Kinda Love It :3

    I love my imagination - because when I daydream I can be anyone I want to be, and do whatever I want without breaking the law (gravity included). If I'm having a rough day there's nothing I love more than putting on my Ipod; picking a song and then just letting my mind wander...
    ClosedBook ClosedBook 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2010

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    Overactive Imagination!!!!!!!!

    First Of All I'm A Girl. I can make up a COMPLETELY unique person in my mind.Can you do it? Try This:Picture a Girl with waist length jet black hair,HUGE big neon green eyes,Long Dark eyelashes,peach skin,4'8,slim build,wide hips,hot pink plump lips Or A guy with Jet Black Hair...
    nonofya nonofya 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    It Gets Overactive

    when i know I have to go through a certain situation. Say go to a party, ask a professor something. Anything that i know is coming up soon;; i always have to over analyze the whole situation. It wouldnt be me if i didn't.
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    I Have An Overactive Imagination

    Its cute when your little and awesome when your job requires it. Im 21 and sometimes i feel like my imagination just takes  hold of me and runs my life. I know it makes me who I am and shapes the way i think... but im tired of the odd looks and the "that girl is weird" snickers...
    applescruffs applescruffs 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    Picture This

    I am Ryan. My imagination is my favorite part of me. It is a weapon against this world. It is a shield that protects me from the people who attempt to poison me with their lies and cruelty. I wield my imagination like a sword, striking blows against the ignorance of the so-called...
    NegaHeliX NegaHeliX 26-30, M Nov 4, 2012

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    My Imagination

    i have a very overactive imagination, always have and i'm pretty sure i always will. i write stories and when i do i let my imagination run to the fulled! it has always been with me. i can make up a story about anyone or anything as soon as you say the word. i once did it in...
    foreverandalways13 foreverandalways13 70+, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    Is It Just Me?

    i've been told many times over that i think to much, but seriously, do i think to much or do others think to little. it seems like every three seconds of the day i'm plotting on how to take over the planet or get back at the evil ***** that pissed me off. Like the other day i had...
    hypnoticallure hypnoticallure 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2008

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    I Only Heard Of This Problem Today, So Scard Now!

    I posted a question on Yahoo Answers concerning with the fact that i keep getting put of certain foods as they remind me of things that make me sick to the stomach to think about, e.g. i cant eat mushrooms as they remind me of slugs. Someone replied to my question saying i think...
    yazzypoop yazzypoop 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I swear I used to be super creative (drawing, writing, poetry) but since I went on antidepressants over 10 years ago all of that creative energy and my imagination has withered...
    Hally2001 Hally2001 31-35, F Sep 2

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    I almost always have them. I panic when I realise in dreaming however, because they quickly turn into nightmares. That's how I met my imaginary friend. I found out the dream was...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    So few realise that the mind is the most erogenous zone. Without capturing the mind the lust can only be of the flesh and not for the person. Capture the mind and the body is...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    Looking at the world from my rearview, Searching for an answer up high, Or is it all wasted time. Everything is crumbling around me, Feels like the ending of the times, Or is...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M Aug 26

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    I've been drug free for three years now and everything is great. The only issue I have I my sex drive..... It's increased massively over the last 18 months. At first I thought it...
    JackHammer4you JackHammer4you 36-40, M Aug 28

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    Nothing exists outside the human imagination. Without imagination there is no love. I have lost my capacity to emulate love. Life now lacks luster.
    LifeLacksLuster LifeLacksLuster 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    My weird imagination comes through my art
    lovemyfantasy lovemyfantasy 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    And my imagination is a little too good. I sometimes make eye contact with women I don't know. I don't try or go out of my way to do this, it just happens. I maintain a neutral...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Sep 12

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    Am I the only one with a weird imagination ? And i mean on sexual aspect ?
    ThibiOwnsYou1 ThibiOwnsYou1 13-15, M Sep 13

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    I have an extremely vivid imagination. Which in my opinion, is the best thing a human could ever have. But sometimes, I get too separated from reality that I have no clue what's...
    KellySweetzz KellySweetzz 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    When I was just a baby my parents have told me that I did this thing we call "flapping", where I would sit in my high chair and flap my arms around and rock back and forth. It...
    pretendingagain pretendingagain 13-15, F Aug 23

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    What if our past had just never really existed? As if all we ever knew was just pure imagination A load of stories made up to brighten up a dark secret That has been around since...
    womanonly womanonly 41-45, F Sep 1

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    Okay, so there's this fly in the house and it is driving me up the wall, so all of a sudden this thought popped in my head.. The day,before, there was a spider in the bathroom and...
    MsRunaway MsRunaway 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 1

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    I can only hope that, things get better, but will they? i must not question, this was for a reason, but what else but to suffer? this is wrong, so wrong and bad, something he must...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F Sep 4

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    I was just silent guy all the time and i never made friends cause i like to be alone and quite with my own thoughts and imaginations.. I am not a fun-person but i did'nt mind if...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 5

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    Yes, give me the truth! No matter how much it hurts, I'm a big girl I can take it...? Lol, half the time I don't even care what people think of me, and it only is really brutal in...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 1 Response Sep 6

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    Okay it's been over a year. A lot has happened. Now all of you are thinking "Wow, one year. See must be HUGE." Sorry. I've actually lost a lot of weight. I had a scare when I had...
    FatTeen11 FatTeen11 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Only he lives in my imagination but he is a sweetheart and incredibly incredible ....;)
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have a dream outfit... Ahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahah..... My imagination made it up and I love it. :3
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ok well basically a couple months ago i was on the train and for not really any good reason apart from the fact that this guy had a big duffle sports bag, and slammed it on the...
    Helloreiko Helloreiko 18-21 1 day ago

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    I changed a lot though out the years. I miss my childhood to be honest... I remember when me and my sister would get our homework done our friends would come over to our backyard...
    DysfunctionalPiano DysfunctionalPiano 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here’s something that I am sure that not most of you would think about. And don’t go saying I have no life now. I just think of things and put them into my own theory about...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    It's been awhile friends... Ive been in no contact for over a year. It's been GREAT. I waited to share this story until I was ok, and then came a period of not wanting to talk...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Since i was a little girl i have had nothing but trouble. I'm 18 now i have issues but if i say i need help my brother tells me there's nothing wrong and i just want something...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Not that i want a relationship with the piece of Sh1t ...but i really wish i could have a father...Any kind of figure that is like a father to me...I have always been without a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a Narcissistic Mother-In-Law who is such a piece of work! My husband and I have endured blatant rejection at her hands. He was the scapegoat in her little manipulative world...
    springstarbaby springstarbaby 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a 44 yr old male who passed my first kidney stone when I was 12 and I was diagnosed with Medullary Sponge Kidney in 2004 when I had to give up my job as an X-Ray Tech because...
    stoner2 stoner2 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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