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Are you a day dreamer?

Do you float in the world of dreams or keep yourself grounded to reality? Find out here.

health-and-fitness Updated: Sep 08, 2012 00:46 IST
Hindustan Times

For each item, choose one of the three options based on how you think, feel and behave across situations.

1 Your favourite pastime is:

A. Watching movies

B. Slipping into fantasies

C. Doing some activity

thinking2 Do people around find you inattentive:

A. Usually

B. Rarely

C. Sometimes

3 After attending a meeting you often:

A. Request others to brief you some detail

B. Go blank

C. Can make a quick summary

4 Given a canvas and colours, you would paint a:

A. Beach

B. Garden

C. House

5 When you are alone, time:

A. Flies away

B. Needs to be structured

C. Seems to kill you

6 In a day, how much time do you spend imagining a bright future:
A. Less than 5 minutes
B. Between 5 to 10 minutes
C. More than 10 minutes

7 The most soothing thing for you is:
A. Music
B. A nap
C. Being with your partner

8 What kind of books do you like:
A. Informative
B. Biographies
C. Fiction

9 Do you slip into fantasies to alter your mood:
A. Often
B. Sometimes
C. No

10 Your concentration:
A. Most of the time is under your control
B. Seems to wander aimlessly
C. Is difficult to maintain sometimes

1) A=2, B=3, C=1
2) A=3, B=1, C=2
3) A=2, B=3, C=1
4) A=3, B=2, C=1
5) A=3, B=2, C=1
6) A=1, B=2, C=3
7) A=2, B=3, C=1
8) A=1, B=2, C=3
9) A=3, B=2, C=1
10) A=1, B=3, C=2

What does your score say:
Between 10- 14: You are person who lives in the reality of here and now. You do not seem to like being in the fantasy land and prefer concrete stuff. Remember, reality at times can be mundane, frustrating and boring and a walk in the clouds can be fun once in a while.

Between 15- 30: You are a daydreamer and love inhabiting the world of colourful fantasies. If you are able to strike a balance between your fantasyland and the real world you are likely to be creative, successful and happy. However, if your daydreaming is so intense that it takes you constantly away from reality then it is likely to land you in trouble.

(by Pulkit Sharma, Clinical Psychologist)

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