I prefer things quiet too. If I split my attention too much, then I can't focus on anything. If I'm doing something mindless, like knitting or washing dishes, listening to something isn't a big deal. But if I'm trying to write or read, then I need quiet.
Hi, I used to be able to focus (at least I thought I did) with nearly any kind of music or noise going. Now I prefer quiet. Comes with age I suppose
This is how I feel too! Silence, or one thing at a time please! One of my little cousins will be watching a movie on Netflix, playing Minecraft and watching something on his phone all at the same time! He claims he can focus on all of them, but I just don't see how he can.
It depends on the activity that I'd be doing because working out, anime openings/endings are my go-to music. I can't listen to this when studying though so I listen to background noises instead that aren't too intrusive.