I was just talking about this with my boyfriend last night and it really did strike me how intensely I am stuck upon details in order to gain a perfect understanding of some whole. This came up while we finished watching a movie and it's weird how much we differed on the fact that I HATE when I don't understand a plot point, even when he finds it irrelevant to the "bigger" picture of the movie. He asked me why I didn't see the that bigger picture and it's not like I don't -- I do understand, but it REALLY bothers me when I don't understand even the tiniest detail of things. When I rewatch things, it's so satisfying for me when little things make sense! After every movie I watch, I always read about it (a little quirk) and try to understand anything that I didn't.
I have that problem, not only with movies, but with basically everything. I need a perfect explanation of anything that happens in life. I am always the one to ask for details of why, why, why... especially personally relevant emotional issues. I can't seem to 'let things go' like a lot of people and just accept things for what they are. I need to know the whole story, every reasoning behind someone's actions/feelings, etc. I know it's a lot to ask of people because I know so many that can't really elucidate their thoughts and emotions well and just leave it at that, and that is something that reaaaally bugs me. I just don't understand how someone can't even verbalize or write down their true thoughts and feelings. I mean, is it really a jumble inside, or what?
Actually I think it's not that details are the issue... it's that I need to make sense of everything in such a whole, entire, complete way that may annoy some people. Hmm..