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Old 01-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #91
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I've been just an observer in this thread because some of it hits too close to home, but I agree with this.

I've dealt with both in my life, true alcoholics and those with true bad habits, sometimes the line is gray... but there is definately a line.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:14 PM   #92
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I thought earworms were the animals.


But I do have music stuck in my head pretty much 24/7, and if I think of a song I can play it in my head up to the smallest detail, separate guitar from bass and piano and such.
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:42 PM   #93
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I cannot remember a time when I didn't have music stuck in my head. It's been constant for years.
Try having this stuck in your head for a couple days

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Old 01-24-2010, 11:56 PM   #94
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For a long time I had no idea it was weird to have that. I just figured everyone always had music stuck in their head. But I always got comments about how I always seemed to be humming, singing or air drumming along to nothing. I didn't put two and two together until I figured out it wasn't something everyone experienced.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #95
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Same here. To be completely honest, I only realized it wasnt normal by reading this thread. Right now? New Gorillaz track
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:06 AM   #96
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I am your borderline superior, high 120s, low 130s. That ad I clicked on freemp3sleakdownload.com to test myself wasn't the most legitimate though, so I'll tack on another 30 points for the hell of it.

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(1) Do you view yourself as having poor EQ (emotional intelligence)?
(2) If yes to (1), have you/are you taking steps to rectify this?
(3) Do you perceive your giftedness as having made you happier than those less gifted, or is the obverse true?
(4) Do you struggle with addictive behaviour patterns?
1. No. I can take FYM jabs in stride.
2. No. But I could improve my direction-taking skills.
3. Yes, I enjoy being superior to most.
4. Yes, but nothing I am comfortable discussing in this venue.

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If you are not in the gifted or genius IQ range but have an SO or someone you know very well that is, your insights would also be valuable.
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Does anyone else here experience earworms?
I've had VCR by The xx stuck in my head all day. Just the riff though, which explains why I'm only borderline superior.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:28 AM   #97
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I never actually knew having music stuck in your head was a strange thing. I've always been unable to sit still and usually move my leg according to the beat in my head and stuff like that... sometimes play some air guitar or bass or air drums.. I just figured most musicians have music in their heads or so.

Anyone got a good clue how to get certain songs OUT of your head? Sometimes I get really annoying songs stuck and I can't stop hearing them.
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The only way to get one song out of your head is to listen to another.

Still hearing the drums. Here come the drums. Spot the reference.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:27 PM   #100
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I cannot remember a time when I didn't have music stuck in my head. It's been constant for years.
Purple Haze & Foxey Lady right now. The worst for me is kids songs and Christmas songs.

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The best way to get rid of them for me is to increase the variety of music I listen to. The earworms then don't last as long. Also increase the complexity of some of the music you listen to because your brain will have trouble remembering it.
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I never actually knew having music stuck in your head was a strange thing.
Same here - when not actually listening to music, it's the only thing that makes some mundane day-to-day activities bearable!

To get a bad loop out of my head I usually pass it on by telling someone it's stuck in my head (out loud only, email, IM etc don't work) - it then leaves me and sticks to them. Works like a charm for me.
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Another thing I wanted to ask is whether other people that are gifted have this tendency - when I've done something, especially at work, it doesn't interest me in the slightest doing it again, I am either on or off, not much inbetween, does anyone know what I'm talking about?
Sort of. I don't like doing anything again which I'm proficient at. That's to say, I can find enjoyment out of doing the same sort of task 10 times if it's something that's complicated and it will take me 10 tries to get it right. Then I'm bored and no longer want to do it. A large part of why I enjoy my career is that you do get a variety of things to do, whereas when I did lab work, it was the same experiments over and over again and that killed my spirit.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:07 PM   #104
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Sort of. I don't like doing anything again which I'm proficient at. That's to say, I can find enjoyment out of doing the same sort of task 10 times if it's something that's complicated and it will take me 10 tries to get it right. Then I'm bored and no longer want to do it. A large part of why I enjoy my career is that you do get a variety of things to do, whereas when I did lab work, it was the same experiments over and over again and that killed my spirit.

Yes I am exactly like that. This is why ultimately I think I will have to change my career.

Boredom is an absolute spirit-killer for people of high IQ, or so I've found.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:36 PM   #105
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There is usually a song running through my head also, currently this one:

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