Originally Posted by sarahsweets
I think its possible that ones mind is so filled with so many thoughts that it creates head "noise " so that its difficult to listen and then comprehend. If I'm given multi step instructions all at once I will often skip a step without even realizing it. If there's alot of talking around me it's like my ears and mind are drawn to the other side of the room instead of the person I'm listening to.
I am fairly isolated in the shop I work in (great for me). I listen to music cranked all day (again great for me) as long as I don't need to talk to anyone.
My boss comes out to my shop to do paper work sometimes because he won't be bothered as much. But when he does he turns on talk radio. I hate it. It's to mentally engaging. It's just more noise. I can't focus. No real surprise there.
What is kinda odd is that when someone comes out looking for HIM to answer a question I feel compelled to turn down his talk radio so he can hear. He doesn't have ADD. Neither music nor talk radio bother him when he's communicating with someone. But if I don't turn it down while he's talking I can't focus on my work.
ADD Brains. Can't live with them, can't live without them.