I tend to obsess. Like REALLY obsess. When I know it's getting bad and there's no way it's going to be requited I start tuning out every word the person says. No matter what they mention I will freaking grasp onto that word so I have to actually not hear it. They like a certain author? Oh, well suddenly I'm reading every book they ever wrote. They like a certain type of perfume? Why am I buying women's perfume?? Obviously it's extremely unhealthy and unfortunately being super rude and ignoring them is the only way I can exist semi-normally. Once while I was doing a public presentation my dream person asked me a question and all I could do is stare blankly because I was doing everything I could to not hear anything. Anyway, I survived.