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    ps, i really dig your Jung quote!!

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    I have the worst type of focus. So I could use people's advice from here too.

    Do some of you, types aside, find better productivity at night time? People can argue we have our own individual circadian rhythm that manages how we work most effectively, whatever the case I find my inner critic is more relaxed and I'm oddly entranced by the dark and gradually become anxious to start/finish before I "retire in my grave". It's even a disservice to sleep being Ne.

    I will mention when I'm designing on creative suite, having multiple projects open at the same time fuels my inspiration to work. For example, when I get bored designing a logo, I open the next window and touch up on an illustration. And when I get bored of that, I open another design project or return back to the logo and rotate. I basically have to entrench myself with the technical work but keep it interesting by using new angles as a constant muse so that my work can cultivate (because I never actually visualize the final product). I always start with a blueprint on paper or in my head but often doesn't get anywhere after a certain threshold.

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    I have an ENFP friend who was trying to get diagnosed with add.

    I'm an ENFP and Its the same thing.

    Something to be wary of is whether or not you're actually not focusing. I focus on thoughts in my head very well. External stimuli can be boring.

    Taking medical speed will make you concentrate by dulling you down.. and will also eat a hole in your heart. Best bet is to learn good coping mechanisms.

    ENFP's are actually known to overdose on caffeinated beverages to do the same thing. Helps them focus better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melC View Post
    I'm 23 now, and have had lots of difficulty concentrating on school, reading, and even conversations with people because I get distracted and preoccupied so easily. Sometimes, it's by a thought in my own head, other times it's by external stimuli,....but usually it's the former.
    I’m INFP, and hypo-focusing and conversely, hyper-focusing have been issues my whole life. The hypo-focusing – in terms of finding it hard to pay attention to things I’d rather not be paying attention to for whatever reason - has improved substantially… my ability to force myself through sheer will-power has grown but it takes a lot of work. But the hyper-focusing is still an issue. If something is interesting to me, I focus on it to the point of tuning everything else out. This can be an idea, stimuli/appetite, interest, etc. Doesn’t matter – if I find it interesting or want to experience it fully, I completely immerse myself in it and master it. I go overboard.

    I’ve never been diagnosed with ADD but the lack of focus almost got me held back in 3rd grade. My teacher (an SJ… big surprise) recommended I be held back because I never turned my homework in, and she assumed it was because I wasn’t understanding the lessons and was "slow." The summer went by, and before they officially had me repeat the grade they gave me an IQ test as well as a grade-equivalency test to have some sort of documentation that it was in fact my abilities that was the reason for holding me back. The results came back, and they told my parents that rather than being held back I should skip a grade and be put in the “gifted” class (whatever that meant.)

    Here is an interesting link I found that has a lot of material on ADD being connected to Ne: http://www.borntoexplore.org/tempquotes.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by melC View Post
    What helps you to focus?
    This is going to seem a little tangential, but this was one of the (many... many) reasons I went into entrepreneurship. I found that I focused best on tasks that I found challenging and new, engaged me creatively, and that I felt passionate about (Fi), and I wanted creative control of what projects I undertook for those reasons.

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    ENFP's are actually known to overdose on caffeinated beverages to do the same thing. Helps them focus better.
    The amount of caffeine I ingest on a daily basis is insanity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Porcelain Hearts View Post
    Do some of you, types aside, find better productivity at night time? People can argue we have our own individual circadian rhythm that manages how we work most effectively, whatever the case I find my inner critic is more relaxed and I'm oddly entranced by the dark and gradually become anxious to start/finish before I "retire in my grave". It's even a disservice to sleep being Ne.
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    Get out of my head man. I always chalked it up to being super pale.

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    I find my inability to concentrate generally occurs because I get bored quickly.

    Im not an enfp, but I find that having several things 'on the go' helps to alleviate said boredom and allows me to better concentre. Or I distract myself with background noise, so my brain has something else to focus on besides whatever is running through my head and let's me settle on the task at hand.

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    To the OP. I'm distracted very easily too. My mind wonders a lot. I have difficulties in concetrating on details. But I don't have ADHD/ADD.

    The thing is to find a way to do things/to be the way that suits you and that keeps you interested. Another thing that I noticed is that this restlesness is getting better when aging. I'm 35+ and find it much easier to concentrate than when I was younger.

    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    I dont think adhd/add is so common with Ne doms as though generally, i think that they just get easily misdiagnosed due to Ne going all over place and sharing some characteristics with those mental disorders.
    I completely agree. I think the society has a very strong "ideal picture" of how people should be and people with strong Ne aren't just like the "ideal person" should be.

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    i'm distracted very easily and i get bored extremely fast.
    i work best under intense pressure.
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
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    I am an ENFP with ADD. I was talking to a friend who said he often forgot what he was planning to say when I finished my thought because by the time I was done with my sentence or statement, I was miles away from the topic that made him think about his response. I often interrupt myself when talking. And I honestly cannot focus on anything that doesn't consistently hold my attention (like maybe learning lines for a play). My parents simply didn't know what to do with the child who was years behind her class in math and science and years ahead of them in anything creative.

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    Only one thing that works for me: deadlines set by others.

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