I'm really slow. It's got its good sides and its bad.
One of the great things is that stuff stays in my head a long time. I can refer to things that happened months or years ago and refer to them as "the other day" and really mean it. Stuff gets mulled over for a very long while. I can keep things in my head for weeks at a time and resume doing whatever it was that required concentration almost instantly, even after a couple months. Day to day life is but a mere flicker.
I also think really slowly. I can spend an entire day focused on something trivial before coming to a conclusion. Most of it is the old brain being on loop... literally. Just observing the same thing over and over and over again. Again, sometimes it's good, and sometimes it's Hellish. Usually I come to a good conclusion. Other people grow bored at waiting and move on to other things. I can win a standoff by just trying to come up with something good to say.
That's the thing, though. It takes me so long to do things. I have repeatedly exhausted my dad so much by having him wait on me to want to talk to him that he actually falls asleep before I'm ready! A coworker admonished me for being so pedantic. I was so many years behind asking a girl I was good friends with if she wanted to date she got a boyfriend.
I like to say things in my own time, and I feel being pedantic with some things (like programming) is a good thing, and I'm really glad that girl's in a healthy relationship, but MY GOD! Nobody else thinks like this. Every time I finally do something, something else has been done already.
Sorry about the rant and if it wasn't so coherent. I just don't know what to do from here, since the most obvious thing of just going faster won't work... at least not for long. (I've tried.)