Thanks everyone for your feedback. It almost sounds like many of us don't have clinical ADD/ADHD, but exhibit similar traits due to our minds doing so many things due to our empathy.
I used to have exceptional concentration skills. But as my empathy has grown in recent years I seem to lose my mind at times. And what I mean by that is my mind will unexpectedly get pulled in different directions with many unrelated thoughts to the point where I lose control and ignore the task that I should be doing. Or I just get a lot of noise in my mind where my head just feels heavy and I start feeling anxious and my chest gets tight. This happens most often when I am in crowds. But oddly, I get the ADD distractions at my relatively quiet workplace. But I guess I could be picking up on others in the office complex.
I just posted some questions on narcissists. And as that topic relates to this one, when I run into one I can feel their energy trying to tap into my mind to figure me out (or steal my energy). I also get this with emotional troubled or needy people who can equally be energy vampires. In all these cases I get weakened and foggy-brained while communicating with them. And it takes quite a while to recover. I find myself drinking a lot of coffee throughout the day trying to shake my mind daze and to get my own energy and focus back. Has anyone had any success with herbal supplements that help sharpen focus?
What you said about Narcissist I relate to completely. Even when they show you love, it doesn't feel right, its still feels like a pull or something being taken. Especially when they touch you. When someone loves you, it feels safe, warm, comfortable. It's a balance.. When a narcissist who has decided they love you touches you, it's this pull ... you can literally feel the one-sided-ness from the "Love" they offer...
I would highly recommend calming herbal teas, it takes a while to get off of coffee, but between that and finding time to just sit and work on relaxing and feeling out my body, I have become much more relaxed, and even confident in myself. I just found that coffee would give me anxiety when I was trying to be calm (Maybe you relate in your office setting?) Best of luck either way!
updated by @loconnoro: 04/28/17 01:46:49PM