Is it considered regressing if you are not changing your state of mind or role playing? There is something about the word that I don't understand.
To me I understand it's usage in a situation where you force yourself to act in a younger manner.
But for me, I have a question, on whether this is regression or not...
I feel little... on the inside that is who I am. I am always shy, scared, sometime sad sometimes giggly. But I always feel little. I use my paci when on the computer or driving. I don't when I'm in at work or in front of non-accepting others, but this feels like the real me acting the part of a grown up. As soon as no one is looking I put the paci back in, I drive with it etc.
I sleep in diapers, wear them during the day when I can. I wear onesies, footies, what have you, I have my plushies. It all seems normal. I get upset and feel helpless sometimes. I only act my physical age when I have too. If it weren't for work and the public's non understanding of this I don't know if I would ever stop acting like that...
but that's just it, I don't know if I put a specific age on it, I'm just having the personality of someone much younger, but doing them as an adult. I don't think I am regressing back to an age or changing my mindset.
I can put my paci in and put on a diaper and have a conversation on the phone for work, I can be at work in my office with my paci in my mouth (door closed). My mindset doesn't change, I don't have two different personalities, it is always me, and I prefer to be behind my safety nets.
So I don't know if I've explained this correctly, but I don't feel like I'm regressing, I feel like I am just being me. And I don't like doing normal grown up things when I can avoid it. Anyone else get where I am coming from?
This is why I don't like the word regression, to me it sounds like I am going into an RP situation, which I am not.