I've always thought that I would be more successful in life if I didn't have a problem with hyperfocusing. In my case, what happens is I'll develop an interest in something, study it/do it/or be into it for a limited time - then something else captures my interest. The original interest often comes back in a few months. This makes me fairly inconsistent about many things in my life. THe problem seems to be getting worse as I get older, and the behavior seems to go in phases to some extent - for example I can go for months without hyperfocusing then it comes back. I'm otherwise mentally healthy, don't have any other ADD or autistic symtoms - but I do have some issues with anxiety. I'm really good at hiding it, so I guess it's not a HUGE problem.
I guess what I'm wondering from you all, is this likely a personality thing or something unhealthy that is going on with me?