So I think that that kind of concentration, and focus, and attentiveness, is hard to come by.
attentiveness and Dignity While we enjoy our friend's sense of humor, we'd suggest a different memo to HR.
late 14c. (implied in attentively), from Old French attentif, from Vulgar Latin *attenditus, from Latin attentus "heedful, observant" (see attend). Sense of "actively ministering to the needs and wants" (of another person) is from early 16c. Related: Attentively.