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Old 01-07-10, 04:20 PM
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My brain is too fast in conversation

I have noticed that when I am having a conversation and explaining something I am thinking farther ahead than waht I am speaking.

What happens is while I'm explaining something my mind is bombarded with new solutions instead of the one I am talking about. This, in turn, has me babbling out a conversation that probably is hard for the other person to follow b/c I wind up switching my point of view around so much.

Sometimes it's even like that when I am joking too! I iwll be saying something funny and before I get it all out I am laughing so hard that I can't finish what I'm saying - leaving the other person staring at me like 'what's so funny?!' LOL My mind is already jumping ahead to the funny part before I can get it out.

Does this make any sense to anyone else? I wonder if it's an ADD thing or my own quirky-ness
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Old 01-07-10, 04:31 PM
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Re: My brain is too fast in conversation

Yes, I lose the trace of my thoughts if my emotions kick in. In this event, my brain becomes paralyzed and I can't think of anything to say. If a topic takes an unexpected turn, or an emergency arises: paralysis again. Only if I am trained to execute certain actions can I perform in stressful situations well. Sigh.
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Re: My brain is too fast in conversation

Sometimes it's even like that when I am joking too!

Have you heard about abstract jokes? Most humor have an origin or starting point to begin.The initial thought would make sense, but a person who have this kind of humor, will skip to tell the following stages of the thought processes,leaving that behind to the imagination of the other person he is telling the joke to. That happens becoz if you tell the whole entire scenario it will bore you. And if that person is not quick enough to pick up the pieces ,the joke is dead.

They call it abstraact but it is not after all.Its just a mind running concept.
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Re: My brain is too fast in conversation

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I have noticed that when I am having a conversation and explaining something I am thinking farther ahead than waht I am speaking.

What happens is while I'm explaining something my mind is bombarded with new solutions instead of the one I am talking about. This, in turn, has me babbling out a conversation that probably is hard for the other person to follow b/c I wind up switching my point of view around so much.

Sometimes it's even like that when I am joking too! I iwll be saying something funny and before I get it all out I am laughing so hard that I can't finish what I'm saying - leaving the other person staring at me like 'what's so funny?!' LOL My mind is already jumping ahead to the funny part before I can get it out.

Does this make any sense to anyone else? I wonder if it's an ADD thing or my own quirky-ness
I do this all the time..... strangers must think i'm a whack!
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Re: My brain is too fast in conversation

Yes, I recognize this, especially in groups. I find it difficult to make a statement, speak out my opinion. I get the pro's and cons in exact the same moment in my mind... where to start?

Overall we think 4 times as fast as we can speak... and with our random thoughts, and hypercontextual and associative mind... I learned to laugh about it, that helps.
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