It's like systematic ingestion for me sorta? Something sparkly (new concept, idea, cause, whatever...) grabs my eye... I lunge for its jugular and grapple it to the bitter end until I discover something else that must be completely absorbed and conquered.
Yay for determination!
"There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
I can be very obsessive to the point where I feel completely drunk on the thing, person, whatever... But I can't stop it completely takes over my life and my consciousness there is no switching it off so I just have to wait until something else comes along. (I am being to get more breathing space now though, a little down time of like a minute!)
Yikes! That makes for an easy loophole.
what about being obsessed for half a minute every time and a new obsession comes along?
I tend to have a obsession that usually lasts about 1-3 months that I research and think about constantly, then I drop it and move on to something new or go back to an old one.
It makes it really hard to stick with anything long enough to become good, which sort of sucks. I have a dusty guitar sitting in the corner, unfinished drawings and paintings, half read books, and plenty of other projects left uncompleted.
I guess it has made me a pretty well rounded person though, so it's not all bad.