I find at moments where I'm trying to be creative, such as with writing, I cannot do it with other people around me as well. Even their mere presence is enough to distract me from what I'm doing, that might be the whole me being diagnosed with ADD thing, but it still stands true. Hell I can have headphones on with music playing and they will still distract me to no end to the point that even if I manage a post later, I look at it and wonder what the hell I was thinking when I posted it.
Inversely, I can't post in pure silence, because the smallest sound in the silence distracts me and my brain peters off into random things and I never get the post done. I have to have music playing or something in order to post most of the time, even now as I'm typing this, I have my Mp3 on and playing in my ears. It wasn't until I was going to type that that I even noticed it was actually playing something and now I can't stop paying attention to it >.>
Sleep is a pain in the ass for me too, I seriously need a white noise machine or fan or something because I can only fall asleep when the furnace kicks on and that won't work when the warmer weather comes in and stays. Too much noise and I can't block it out and too little and my brain fills the void of some noise and runs away from me.
I've also noticed that with how my brain works, I make weird connections to things, thankfully I'm surrounded by people who generally tend to get that. Though I've noticed some people like for instance my father, will look at me even when I try to explain why I said what I said, like I'm insane. A good chunk of my family is like that in all reality, at least my grandmother and sister seem to get it when I do that. Dunno, something about the sensory input makes my brain go into overdrive and think over it all and see what can connect with what whenever it can, and sometimes I'll say it out loud, or half a sentence, a word, or even my reaction to the thought and it makes no sense to other people around me, though when I try to explain it, it doesn't work.
Again, damn brain.
Also, I wonder. I wonder if creative people are more affected by scarier movies and thrillers than non-creative people, because I've always been the guy who's imagination runs away with him after certain movies. Thank you Child's Play 2 for making me permenanetly freaked out by dolls, I appreciate that. Also for the frickin' Final Destination movies for generating paranoid death fantasies that always end in me being eviscerated in some form or another.
As (once again) another idea...anyone else ever suffer from hearing something (usually something you don't want to) and immediately getting at the very least, a visual depiction of it? Usually something powerful to the mind like something emotionally strong, sexually or violently driven. Again, almost tripping and it ending in you somehow being destroyed brutally, or even something involving someone else doing something sexual? I get that all the time and it really can be quite distracting to me at times. Especially when it's someone attractive making a comment off hand about something sexual and immediately I see it in my head, and goddamn if I don't hear them too. >.> Things will constantly pop in my head like that, just visuals of sometimes the oddest things and I wonder if that's common or just a creative thing.
To be fair, the only thing I can do creatively is right much to my ire as I'd love to be able to draw, paint or play music. >.<
Also, sound off if you still have fantasies that resemble so much the imagination games you had as a kid, imagining you're an awesome mage, a skilled sword wielder, secret agent, zombie survivor, sound off please so I don't feel so friggin' weird. Haha.