Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hamlet Was Really Focused

Hamlet was really focused in the play by the same name by William Shakespeare. He was so focused on the death of his father that it became an obsession with him. This obsession was a "fatal flaw" in his character.

This intense focusing is called 'hyper focus'. That is one of the main symptoms of ADD in adults. The person becomes so intensely focused on one idea or thing that he has problems concentrating on other stuff, has difficulty communicating with others about other stuff, forgets and has memory problems about other stuff, has problems keeping track where his other stuff is, and has problems with relationships with others. It is sometimes called a "one track mind" or having their "head up their ass" and like that.

ADD is not a disease or a mental disorder in most cases. Just being aware of your problem you can find the solution simply in most cases with adults. But there are advantages to ADD in adults, which are: great imagination, creativity, humor, ahead of established thinking, problem solving, spontaneity, and a great passion for their interests. These largely result from intense focusing and the shutting off of impulses and other thoughts and other stuff. I think, but I'm not really sure.

5 comments:

ariel said...

it must suck to have ADD without the advantages added.

weirsdo said...

Lammy, that's an interesting possible symptom of the disorder, but if your uncle might have butchered your father and tupped your mother, and the old ram's ghost told you this was true, but you weren't sure because it was a ghost, then I think you'd be a shade preoccupied, even if you did not have "hyperfocus."

cheesemeister said...

Maybe that's my problem! Although it could be one of the myriad of other problems that I have.

Lammy said...

Wow, Weirsdo! I never thought about that. I guess a mother tupping uncle would piss someone off especially if they were an actor who had to play Hamlet but really was wanting to be Oedipus! Ewe, that's gross. And I didn't realize that Cheesemeister had any problems. Hi Ariel, that was a cool sentence!

weirsdo said...

Some might say that in both cases it was just the yarns the fates spun them.