- Lots of living in my head, unaware of my surroundings. If I do notice something, it's generally accompanied by the thought, "Oh, that would make a great _____________!" or "They should do __________ with that!" (i.e., seeing potentials).
- Big plans for the future. A lot of them. Every day. My problem is that because everything looks interesting and has potential, I wind up not doing that much at all with my life. I have to be inspired by something REALLY BIG before I will actually try to mobilize my life to obtain that.
- I operate on the principles of inspiration in general. Most of the things I've done with my life have revolved around reading something online, realizing it sounds awesome, then going out to do that.
- The episodes of my life have come in spates, and I quickly forget whatever I was doing prior. For instance, I studied Middle Eastern Affairs and History in college, and here I am in East Asia speculating on the local economy. Not using any of that knowledge I acquired. This doesn't bother me. That other stuff is sooo passe.
- Forgetting things in general. I can eat lunch and go to class, my teacher will say, "What did you eat for lunch?" and I'll be like...Uhhh...What is this "lunch"? I don't remember ANY details by the end of the day--I walk around in a cloud of ether. It happens large- and small-scale.
- You know how conversations are fun because they're unpredictable and interesting? That's what my brain is always doing. I can't always think in depth because each thought is shinier and more interesting than the next. Maybe everyone does that, I don't know. But I basically have to say stuff out loud or write it down if I want to finish the thought, and even then, I can go on a monologue that debars every 5 seconds as I find yet more information to draw in and continually get distracted.
- I read like this, too--everything I read sparks a new series of thoughts, making it hard for me to get the reading done.
- Whenever I go somewhere new, or watch a movie, or whatever, I keep getting flashbacks (Si) and thinking, LOL, this is just like ____________. They should have put that in..." (hence, the random "references" that Ne is famous for).
- Last, inferior Si is shitty (I'm not sure if it's my inferior, but I experience it this way). I feel everything that goes wrong in my body and become convinced I'm dying of cancer, that I have a rare disease, or simply that I'm about to throw up. I get hung up on myself (I can't do _______ because I never have and therefore it's not who I am). I get haunted by my past--sometimes my emotional reactions to a past event are stronger than they were at the time. I can also become increasingly anal about dotting my i's and using correct punctuation as the deadline draws nearer, and go full-Nazi on anyone who tells me I'm being ridiculous.
Surprisingly, I've never been diagnosed with ADD.