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View Poll Results: When I'm studying (traditional academic method of solitary learning), I am:

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  • Fe dom and dislike background noise

    0 0%
  • Te dom and dislike background noise

    2 7.69%
  • Ne dom and dislike background noise

    2 7.69%
  • Se dom and dislike background noise

    0 0%
  • Fi dom and dislike background noise

    0 0%
  • Ti dom and dislike background noise

    3 11.54%
  • Ni dom and dislike background noise

    6 23.08%
  • Si dom and dislike background noise

    0 0%
  • I don't know my type but I dislike background noise

    1 3.85%
  • Fe dom and prefer background noise

    0 0%
  • Te dom and prefer background noise

    0 0%
  • Ne dom and prefer background noise

    5 19.23%
  • Se dom and prefer background noise

    0 0%
  • Fi dom and prefer background noise

    1 3.85%
  • Ti dom and prefer background noise

    4 15.38%
  • Ni dom and prefer background noise

    2 7.69%
  • Si dom and prefer background noise

    0 0%
  • I don't know my type but I prefer background noise

    0 0%
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    On a mission Usehername's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    When there is background noise (ideally soft music) I unconsciously block it out and as a side effect I block out all the background noise in my head so I can focus and concentrate much better.
    Exactly--me too.

    If it's too quiet I daydream way too much. I can't block out a discussion or someone talking, but if it's murmurs or background music my brain works to overcome that and focus, which lets me focus way better on my task.
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    Depends entirely on my mood. Usually quietish. Occasionally so loud my ears bleed.

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    i voted for background noise, but maybe the answer's a bit misleading. i do get sidetracked when i listen to too much music. however, i also hate studying in the abyss of a library. i start thinking about the silence of the atmosphere, the ticking of the clock, the minor rustlings of the other students... etc. ideally i guess i want some background noise, but not something that will sidetrack me. study groups are my friend.

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    I prefer quiet, but sometimes, if the background sound is steady and calming, versus intermittent and jarring, I can tune it out after a while, and then it may help to mask other noises which are unwanted.

    The number of public places where one can go and expect courtesy to allow it to be a "quiet zone" are shrinking today, IMHO. I was in a bookstore, reading, and someone near me kept rattling on, in a loud cell phone conversation. I asked them to be quiet or relocate, and was answered by "What do you think this is ? A library?"

    While at a library later, I noticed someone making a racket, and so I shut them up by asking a surreal question "What do you think this is ? A bookstore?"
    "The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
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