*whapsh* TOP OF THE MORNIN’ TO YA LADDIES MY NAME IS JACKSepticeye and welcome back to more quizzes. As I was browsing around and I was looking at the personality ones one of them that came up, that I was really interested in was an ADD quiz which is Attention Def-ficit, ATTENTION Deficit Disorder or ADHD, which is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. And, I’ve always wondered if I have it, because there’s alot of times when I’m doing something like I can’t focus on a book, or I be doing something and I get REALLY distacted, or, you’ve seen me play games. A lot of people say that I’m bad at games because I get distracted often, and it’s only ’cause I’m-I’m, like Let’s Play-ing and I’m talking, and then I have a lot of thoughts goin on and I start sayin’ something and then I get distracted and I- something happens in the game and then I forget to go back to what I was saying, so Normally when I’m playing games I’m fine *Jackaboy chuckle* Um But I thought that this would be fun, so What are the signs and what is ADD? ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is somewhat difficult to diagnose.’ ‘Why?’ ‘Well, for one thing the ‘symptoms’ are common problems that everyone faces.’ ‘We are all “forgetful, distracted, restless, overwhelmed, and losing track of things,” now and then.’ So what makes you ADHD? And that’s the thing, ’cause I’ve always wondered if I have some mild form of it or if it’s just that thing that everybody has, like everyone’s, like, “I have ADD because I forgot where I left my phone.” It’s like that doesn’t really make you ADD, it’s bit more than that. It’s a bit of a – a broader, like more complex thing Um- broad and complex. I just said contradicting things in the same sentence. Um and I’ve never had it, like, professionally diagnosed, so I-I’m curious Uh, ‘What Are The Signs?’ Again, take this with a fucking massive pinch of salt because this is just a-a random quiz online ‘Unlike being pregnant or being Belgian-‘ *Jackaboy chuckle* ‘- ADHD is a matter of degree.’ ‘When inattention, procrastination, overwhelm, and restlessness are constant frustrating problems ‘that undermine many areas of your life… it’s a disorder.’ ‘NOTE!’ ‘This quiz has been approved by 2 independent ADHD specialists.’ OH! ‘It WILL give you a sense of whether or not you have this mindset,’ ‘but it will not replace a proper assessment by a doctor who understands ADHD.’ ‘This quiz is NOT intended to give you a definitive medical diagnosis.’ ‘Understand?’ I think I understand, so *claps hands* Let’s get to it! ‘Does Not Give Close Attention To Detail. Makes Careless Mistakes:.’ ‘Do you make small mistakes in your work? Do you skim read, or rush things?’ Oooh… ‘Do you mess up dates or get numbers wrong? Fail to notice typos?’ ‘Often overlook details in filling out forms, or forget to add attachments to emails?’ Okay, so sometimes I do skim read and I do rush some things a lot of the time. but if I’m- if I’m doing something with writing I will notice my typos. Uh And I don’t get dates and numbers wrong, I’m actually pretty fucking good at those. So No. I wouldn’t say so, I’d say there’s more NO than YES there Because whenever it comes to numbers, or dates, or anything like that I have – Well, I don’t have an eidetic memory – But I have a pretty good memory. Especially, like, recalling stuff that’s happened ‘Do you find it difficult to stick with things? Even leisure activities?’ ‘Do you get distracted, perhaps going off to do something else.’ ‘Or do you end up doing several things at once?’ I think this is just the Internet Age. I think that’s what we do, we go to do stuff here and we procrastinate. ‘Do you struggle following through on longer, complex tasks? Perhaps shorter deadlines work better for you.’ Yeah. Yeah- yes if ANY of them do. Not just if all of these go true But if ANY of them do. Yeah. Shorter deadlines work better for me, ’cause the longer something drags out I either lose interest or I can’t put my complete focus into it. I’m-I’m-I get I get a lot of shit done… but it’s more short-focus. It’s like I get so much shit done every single day, but it’s all like yeah, by the end of the day, that’s it, it’s done, POWERFUL. Videos done, everythin g ‘Do you seem distracted during conversations? Do you tune out or zone out?’ Uh-oh ‘You’re looking right at someone, but you’re lost in thought or distracted by video scree- No. Okay. ‘Your mind often wanders, jumping around and missing what is being said.’ *getting defensive* That depends on the conversation. If it’s something that doesn’t interest me, then of course my minds gonna wander. That’s the way everybody does. If somebody’s talking to you about fucking taxes You’re just kind of sittin’ there goin, “Uh-huh.” “Sure.” “Uh-huh.” But if someone’s telling you something really interesting, like, If I’m talking to my friends I usually am very, very attentive, because I like listening to what they have to say, and I like pe- I don’t like I- ’cause I hate when I’m talking to somebody, and it looks like they’re not listening. I hate that so much. So whenever somebody’s talking to me I make sure, like, I kno- they know that I’m listening to what they’re saying So “Your mind often wander’- So no. Well I don’t know… ‘You may often lose track of what you were saying, or go off on tangents.’ Okay, Yes. When it comes to friends, I’m very attentive in conversations, but some other conversations I kinda zone out. Especially business-y ones. And I do go off on tangents- You’ve seen me play games. You’ve seen me go off on tangents and start saying something then get completely distracted by something in the game and then forget what I was talking about.
*Jackaboy chuckle* I ALMOST DID IT JUST NOW! JESUS! ‘Doesn’t Follow Instructions. and Fail to Finish:’ ‘You don’t bother to read instructions.’ *nods head* ‘You don’t follow regular routines, even in getting ready for work. You struggle to stick to a schedule or plan.’ No. I s- I stick to a plan all the time, because my- the way that YouTube has me set up is that everything is scheduled, everything is regimented, everything is very strict because if I don’t do things strictly, and if I don’t do things on schedule, then the whole of my YouTube channel gets messed up. And I start missing videos, I start missing upload times… And you guys know me. Consistency is key when it comes to YouTube. It’s the exact same time everyday, 2 videos all the time. And I-I try not to miss that, so, I- I am very regimented in that. ‘You’re not being obstinate. You know what to do, but you just don’t do it.’ ‘Lots of things start – started, lots on the go, but not much finished.’ *sharp inhale* Okay, so when it comes to YouTube I am very w- hugely passionate about it, so everything is on track. But when it comes to other things Sometimes it does spiral out of control But I do like the start stuff – I do like to finish stuff that I start. See, that’s the thing! I’m really doing a whole lot.. Uh-um No. ‘Do you have trouble organizing your schedule at work, social events, or hobbies?’ ‘Do you create long To-Do lists that you then find overwhelming?’ No. I don’t. ‘Does planning a big project, even a fun vacation, feel daunting’- No ‘Avoiding Tasks That Require Sustained Mental Effort:’ Oooh… ‘Do you struggle to finish things that require a lot of concentration over a long period of time? Even things you enjoy?’ Okay, no, if it’s things I enjoy, no. I-I love doing them. ‘Yet other times you get in the zone and hyper-focus?’ ‘Do you avoid routine tasks that feel monotonous, repetitive, and boring?’ See this is different. Even things you enjoy are feeling monotonous, repetitive, or boring. No. If it’s something I enjoy, I get fucking stuck-in, again, the YouTube example. But if it’s something that’s monog- monotonous, repetitive, or boring No, I usually give up. ‘Dread paperwork?’ Yes. ‘You cannot find your phone, keys, purse, or glasses? You often misplace a TV remote or tool. ‘I had it in my hand a minute ago…’ You often misplace important paperwork, or can’t find something you just bought.’ Yeeaah. *Jackaboy giggle* ‘Easily Distracted:’ I- That’s a fuckin’ yes already. ‘Does your attention get pulled away by noises outside your window, conversations, or something happening across the room?’ ‘You’re often distracted by your own thoughts, or conversations.’ Oh god yeah That’s a fuck- That’s a thing that- I can’t even sleep sometimes because my brain makes up its own conversations. Or my thoughts are just a million miles an hour, and I just can’t switch off and go to sleep. It’s soo annoying. ‘You can zone out, and get lost in thought, imagining situations and conversations.’ Yeeeaaah ‘Forgetful:’ ‘You often lose track of what you’re supposed to be doing, or forget that- what you’ve done already.’ ‘You forget to pack something and have to go back. You’re terrible with names.’ No. I’m-I’m reeally good with names. If I’m- ’cause – I-I go to a lot of conventions and I go and I meet a lot of people. And a lot of people, like, – if you go to a set for something, or if you go to a shoot for something, or, like, a live-stream, or something There’s-a – There’s usually a lot of people working there, like engineers, and uh staff, and everything, and usually if I’m told their name, I remember it fairly well. UHM ‘You often lose trac-‘ No. SUBMIT ‘Are You Totally ADD?’ Go to part 2?! ‘That’s the 9 inattention symptoms – you’ve finished part 1! Your total is 5 OUT OF 9 A score of 5 or higher suggests INATTENTION is a problem for you.’ FUCK! I’M INATTENTIVE! ‘While some people struggle with some of these symptoms, that doesn’t mean they have ADHD.’ ‘They could be stressed by major life events or any number of medical issues.’ ‘But your score suggests that a full assessment by a specialist who understands ADHD might be in order.’ oooOOOOOooooh, that didn’t help ANYTHING Let’s take a loke – closer look at hyperactivity, then. Since Part 1 didn’t really give me a definitive answer, so maybe part 2 will. umm ‘Physically Restless. and Fidgety:.’ ‘Do you grow fidgety during meeting, classes, or church’- Oh god yeah. Whenever I have, like, meetings with like Whenever I have to do, like, business-y meeting type things for YouTube I-I’m always sitting there, and I’m like I’m like biting my nails, or picking at the skin on my fingers, or, like, playing with my beard, or something – I always have to fidget at stuff. ‘Do You Feel The Need To Get Up And Move?’ ‘Do you pace while you’re on the phone?’ Oh, yeah I do. ‘Wish you could pace during meetings?’ I d- Well I don’t hav- like many meetings. ‘Do you walk faster than other and have to wait for them?’ Yep. I like to be in action, on the move. Okay, yah… That’s me *Jackaboy chuckle* ‘Restless:’ ‘Are you impatient or agitated when things are quiet?’ Not really. ‘Do you feel rushed, pressured, or driven, even doing something that isn’t urgent?’ ‘Have you had frequent job changes, or moved frequent-‘ No. I-I When it- When the time comes I can usually sit back, relax, and like play a game or watch a movie or somthing like that so – I don’t get agitated when things are quiet. I get agitated when I know something needs to be done and I’m sitting down. and things are quiet. ‘Difficulty Enjoying Leisure Activities Quietly:’ Well I guess this would be that then! ‘You find it hard to relax or work quietly. Small talk is boring’- I fUCking hate small talk. If you come up and ask me about the weather, I’m just gonna be like, *Jackaboy groan with a hint of voice crack* *Jackaboy chuckle* ‘You always have to be trying new things or changing them up.’ ‘You’re always pushing the envelope, tweaking, and adjusting.’ ‘What if we do it this way instead?’ ‘Do you find yourself stirring things up and teasing?’ Nah, that’s not really me. Sometimes I have trouble, like, sitting down and relaxing if I know something needs to be done. Like I know a video needs to be done, or if I know, something needs to be added to a video, or a video’s not good enough and I feel like I have to go re-record it, or something like that. THEN I have a problem, but otherwise Nah. ‘Always On The Go and Driven:’ ‘Do you often seem…’ ‘DOES IT often seem like you’re always on the go or driven by a motor?’ ‘Are you drawn to one hobby after another?’ ‘You have more stamina and enthusiasm than anyone else if it’s something you find interesting.’ ‘You dive in whole hog, like a whirling dervish’- YEP that’s me. I’m the one that never stops goin’ and everyone gets annoyed at me. It’s like the-the end of a convention, and everyone’s like, “*groan* Yeah, can’t wait to go home and got to se-sleep.” And I’m like, “No, c’mon! Let’s all go out to an arcade and play games together!” Uhm… Uhh, ‘Not Rude, But Talkative:’ ‘You always have lots to say-‘ Oh god.. ‘-but you’re not so great at listening.’ I’m pretty good at listening! ‘You can be an enthusiastic chatter box who just can’t stop.’- Oh we ALL know that that’s true -‘If someone else tries to speak do you get louder because you feel pressured to get it out?’ No.. I’m usually fairly respectful is other people are talking I – There are times when I’m talking and I talk to much, and other people people need to get words in and I forget what I’m saying. But- Or I forget that I’m talking too much But otherwise I-I’m usually pretty good at listening. Uh.. So… *muffled* Feel pressure to get out- No ‘Blurting Out:’ Oh this used to be a real- Oh wait! ‘Congrats! You’ve comepleted the questions on hyperactivity.’ ‘Just 3 more to go, exploring impulsivity.’ Okay… ‘Are you full of ideas – your mind jumps or races ahead?’ ‘You don’t sit quietly and consider, but immediately offer one idea or opinion after another.’ Yeah This used to get me in trouble A LOT when I was in school because I would just blurt something out and then the teacher would catch me saying something awful. Like, I wouldn’t think about it I wo-I would just blurt it out. I’ve gotten a lot better at that but you can see it in my – when I play games like playing ‘No Man’s Sky’ and I was like, “OH I haven’t been in a solar system with a sun before.” It’s like, “solar system with a SUN before? But in my head, it makes sense, like, “I haven’t been to solar system in the game where I could so CLEARLY see the sun beside the planets.” was what I was trying to say, but I just BLURTED it out and didn’t think. And a lot of people hold that against me, like, “Man, Jack. You can be really DUMB sometimes.” I’m like “NO! I’m a pretty smart dude, just at a lot of different things I just blurt out what comes to mind first instead of sitting down and tryin’ to-” ‘Cause I’m not the type of person to sit and think, and be like, “Okay, What way can I say this that makes me sound the smartest?” I just say stuff and it makes me s- If it makes me sound dumb, I’m like, “Oh wait, no that’s not what I meant!” And then I clarify, rather th- and sometimes people THINK I’m dumb, but I’m NOT I’m fucking- I’m smart at a lot of things… It’s just that I don’t make it obviously apparent all the time because I dunno, I don’t like- I don’t like doing that, I don’t like making myself try and seem smart and then trying to put down other people, or make comparisons or anything like that, like – My-My smartness will show if it needs to show, if it comes into action. But normally I’m just sitting there, and I’m like, “Okay, I-I say dumb shit all the time.” and then I dunno know. It gives a false perception of who I actually am, I think, to a lot of people. Uhm… ‘You may seem impatient or dominating, always adding your two cents having to contribute your ideas and you have LOTS of them.’ I DO have lots of ideas and I do like contributing but not in way that feels dominating It- uh I dunno. ‘You’re instantly enthusiastic-‘ I KNOW a lot of people who are dominating I have friends who are very dominating. Umm… And if they need to say something, I’m – I just kinda like sit back and le-let them go and THEN I’ll add my thoughts, but I don’t try and, like, dictate a conversation. *rushing* ‘You’re instantly enthusiastic and interested in new challenges.’ “You say yes to everything’- ‘Not all of these may resonate, but if you – YES Yeah, okay. If I answer yes to any of them… I didn’t answer yes to THIS, but the first and third one… kay. Almost there!! ‘Waiting Your Turn Is Frustrating:’ ‘Hate line-up? Or waiting for other people to arrive?’ No. Because I’m Irish like – like, The Brits, The UK people. Its- Fucking waiting is built in. ‘DO YOU NOT’- ‘DO YOU’- I probably should read the rest of these… But I feel like Ehh, whatever *Jackaboy chuckle* ‘Do You Interrupt or Intrude On Others?’ ‘Do you interrupt, chime-in, or intrude into other people’s conversations?’ ‘Do you feel the need to top someone’s story?’ ‘Or add your two cents?’ ‘Do you always have an opinion?’ ‘Or an idea you feel you need to share?’ ‘Answer YES if these are familiar challenges.’ ‘Perhaps you don’t see it, but others have mentioned it to you.’ Sometimes I do interrupt. And sometimes I do cut people off Not i- Not in a bad way. It’s usually just – I don’t realize that it’s after happening. If someone calls me on it, I’m like, “Oh. God, sorry yeah, continue, Please…” And it doesn’t happen that often, But I don’t fee- I -I don’t feel the need to top people’s story, Usually I have something that I can add to it. And if that FEELS like “topping a story”, I clarify that that’s not my intention. Um, Soo… No. I don’t think so… Okay. DON’T tell me there’s a part 3. ‘Your total Hyperactivity and Impulsivenuh-‘ ‘4 OUT OF 9’ ‘For Hyperactivity and Impulsivity, the threshold is 5 or more’ SO I DON’T- WEell I d-I don’t know yet because I I haven’t actually answered like- I didn’t get a full assessment from someone, and some of them I was like “Eeuh, Idunno…” So one or two more of them, answered a different way, could’ve given me 5 or 6. and then I would’ve been. ‘Some people have argued that 5 is too high a threshold.’ ‘By adulthood you may have developed strategies to manage some of your challenges.’ ‘If you said yes to 3 or 4 symptoms but they are truly sabotaging your life it’s worth seeking a diagnosis.’ Yeah. So a lot of these things, you could’ve answered ‘yes’ to them and they could’ve been completely crippling to wha-to your type of personality, and then you could’ve answered ‘no’ to the rest of them. But, like, 3 or 4 of those that are like really ingrained in your life and are really affecting your life that could be a bigger deal than what this quiz could let on ‘If you scored 4 or less in Part 2 of this quiz this may suggest that you don’t have the Hyperactivity-‘ Okay. So I don’t have that. ‘But since you scored 5 or more on Part 1 of this quiz, which mean you may qualify as having the Predominately Inattentive Subtype of ADHD Some kin- Sometimes called ADD.’ Yeah So that’s what I always kind of figured. That I had some mild form of ADD, but I wasn’t full-blown ADHD. ‘You may be quieter’- – ‘day-dreamy, lost in thought.’ ‘this type of ADHD/ADD is often missed. Instead teachers,family, and colleagues focused on the dispruptive, hyperactive kids, and dismissed you as being “flaky”, a “day-dreamer”, or “not very bright.” ‘ ‘Intelligence and creativity may be high, but you struggle.’ I think that that would probably – as much as I would say that I’m this fantastic person, who’s super smart and intelligent – and s- oh so great – It’s not the case. We’re all human. We all have our flaws. And I’m not above being able to call out my own flaws. I-I am intelligent, and I am creative in my own ways It’s not always completely apparent, straight-off-the-bat – like, when it comes to computer stuff and it comes to video game-y stuff, like I can talk about the mechanics of video games I can talk about narratives I can talk about pacing I can talk about movies all day. I REALLY know what I’m talking about. But when it comes to, like, logic puzzles, or math and stuff like that, my brain kinda lets me down because I get distracted and I wanna tr- er- kinda get it over with because it starts making me feel paranoid. and insecure ’cause I’m like, “Oh god. It’s making me feel dumb. It’s making me look dumb.” Ahmm.. And that’s what always bothers me when it comes to YouTube, as well, because Uh-Especially with games, some people figure stuff out faster than others. and that’s fine! But when it comes to YouTube Let’s Plays then people start coming into the comments like, “Jack you’re so fucking dumb”, “How did you know get this so quick?” And I’m like, “I’m sorry that I didn’t get it so fast like some people.” and again Let’s Play-ing like completely divides your attention in soo many different ways. You have to be You have to wonder about how long you’re recording how attentive your audience are how boring your video might be, so you have to, like, speed things up You have to wonder about what’s actually going on in the game. You have to remember what’s going on You have to remember to TALK You have to remember to address the audience You have to remember ALL these different types of things. So it’s not the same as just playing a game Uhm And then like when it comes to – like I, like, build my own computers I know a LOT about how computers work. Ummm. Not like *Jackaboy chuckle* how to make a processor, or anything like that… But I know the in’s and out’s of electronics. And I know the in’s and out’s of software I know sound engineering I know a lot of that stuff Ummm… So it doesn’t often become apparent in my videos Or what I’m doing, or in day-to-day life. But it-it’s very NICHE stuff that I’m smart at, sooo Again, a lot of people ahm didn- can dismiss me flaky or a day-dreamer or not smart but I-I’m smart in my own ways An-I- And I will FIGHT for that, as well, so But it’s also in case if people say that I’m dumb, it’s like sometimes it gets to me Um.. especially when comparisons are made. Uhm… But normally I’m just like, “You know what? Who cares?” If people like to see me as just the yell-y, shout-y, happy-go-lucky dude who’s always trying to find a smile in something, then that’s fine. At the end of the day I know who I am and that’s all that matters It doesn’t really matter what other people think. But sometimes I kind of have to fight for the fact that I’m like “No, that’s not how I am.” Uhm.. So I dunno, I guess I kinda learned some stuff in this a-and it’s nice to be able to just sit down and do something like this and talk, and get thoughts out there. I r- I really liked that! I’m glad I did this video *Jackaboy chuckle* ANYWAY I’ll leave a link in the for this one, as well, so you guys can tell me what score you got out of 9. Or ev- Or if you even had to go onto part 2 I dunno I think everybody might have to go on to part 2 I dunno BUT ANYWAY THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR WATCHING THIS VIDEO IF YOU LIKED IT PUNCH THAT LIKE BUTTON IN THE FACE LIKE A BOSS! ANd *closer to mic* High fives all around *whapsh* *whapsh* but tHANK YOU GUYS AND I WILL SEE ALL YOU DUDES IN THE NEXT VIDEO I just realized, as well, that sometimes when I’m recording and I see my phone light up I’m completely distracted by it. OOOohh