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Posted 11/10/16
I don't have ADHD but I have ADD so almost the same but I'm "lazy"
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I don't particularly enjoy reading books, and not being able to focus easily on them is probably the largest reason.

Fiction, non-fiction, journal articles, etc. Anything with an absurd amount of text on one page I generally get lost in thought one or several times and it impedes my reading. I'll either go on a complete tangent and think of something else or I'll stop mid paragraph to put my mind in a similar scenario. Both situations impede reading a large text greatly, and I'll often find myself staring at the same page for long periods of time thinking rather than reading. Other times i'll read pages of text while thinking of something else and literally absorb no information, and have to go back and read it again (sometimes several times).

These issues are something I can force past with enough focus, but it is extremely tedious and strenuous on both my eyes and mind.

Issues like these generally don't happen as much while watching anime, reading manga, etc. My assumption is that it's because of a combination of visuals and relatively low amounts of text being visible at a time.
Posted 11/10/16
I don't have ADHD, but I hate reading books. Maybe it's just your personality, you're not meant to be a bookworm.
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Nah man i'm just too lazy to read
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Yupp its the same for all books for me, I hear a lot of people have that issue with textbooks because theyre uninteresting but I can't focus long enough to read through any long stretch of a book. I'll have read the words but not actually retained what any of them meant. Either that or I get completely swept up into the book and dont notice anything around me, its either no focus or hyper focus lol
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Posted 11/10/16

NyxUlric wrote:

I don't have ADHD, but I hate reading books. Maybe it's just your personality, you're not meant to be a bookworm.


Maybe I'm meant to write.
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I generally don't have issues focusing on stories. My focus is pretty much fully taken in by the world within the book. However there are those times when something I've just read gets my mind racing and I have to put the book down to collect my thoughts. A few other times I don't even bother as I'm just running all over the place on random junk.
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Posted 11/10/16
I fall asleep a couple pages in... So I don't get distracted I just plain stop reading cause I'm sleeping XD

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