Gotcha. I wasn’t sure I had ADHD because I can get super focused on stuff. Then I learned that SOME people with ADHD get “hyperfocus”. That was me 100%. I ignore everything else and hyperfocus on something.
Same. With your wife. But really, back when I wore white socks, more than a few were filled with blood because I’d cut my leg and not realized it ’til I took my socks off. I don’t lack feeling in my legs, I just didn’t notice cuts and gashes while I was doing stuff.
yeah. books. uncomfortable. awkward to hold. I have to get REALLY into a book and that’s rare. I love the library though. I treat books like webpages. Flip open to whatever page it falls on. Read a little. Skip to index. Jump to chapter titles. Put it back.
I love reference books like that. Randomly flipping around, always something new to see.
oh same. Causation’s a favorite of mine. I must end up on Online Etymology website a dozen times a week. I never remember any new words but I love looking up where they come from.
Took me a year of talking philosophy with people before I finally ‘got’ the difference between ontology and epistemology and could use them sorta properly in a sentence. Still can’t really define them right but at least I get the ‘gist’ of them.
ADHD sucks but there’s ways to use it to advantage.
Yeah, I don’t have the hyperactive part either but definitely the overactive brain part.
Everything’s interesting all at once, like there’s not enough time to gather it all in but I gotta try.
“You just need to focus more” – felt inadequate because I couldn’t or if I did, I’d go overboard, writing a 10 page essay on an extra credit question worth 5 points. [literally].
“Kenneth has great potential” — I remember seeing that as a positive once and then realized there were two edges to that sword. The unspoken part. The “if only he applied himself more”. “If only he showed an interest”. “If only he had the drive”…. but “great potential”….
So I can definitely relate.
Watching the video now – wow… she brings up “potential” in the first minute.
Yeah I’m also on the cusp of INFP/ENFP (also on the cusp of INFP/INTP).
Knowing you online though, I think this is one of the oceans that you swim really well in. Your posts and comments are engaging, interesting, full of an inner energy that comes through. I automatically smile when I see your name because I know it’s going to be interesting.