The adult with an Inner Magical Child lacks attention and is a dreamer who uses that archetype as a form of protection against the adult world. They are trying to stay in their own world of make-believe and magical things as long as possible to avoid dealing with adult issues and that “life is hard”. The downside to that is there is no opportunity for a reality check. As an adult, you can feel permanently frustrated or out of step with reality, unable to ground yourself and feel you haven’t found your place in life. However, people who are too grounded and serious sometimes need more Magical Inner Child traits to bring a sense of magic and wonderment into their lives and the belief that it is safe to believe that magical things can happen.