I have a question about the present perfect. Here's a sample dialogue.
Mary: Hey, John...Are you listening? Hello??
John: Oh hey Mary...I've been occupied with this dreadful thought.
Mary: What might that be?
John: I don't even have the courage to talk about it....
In the dialogue, John says,
"I've been occupied with this dreadful thought."
Am I right in saying that this implies this dreadful thought has been occupying his mind?
I've seen this sentence too.
"I am tired now since I've been running for hours."
Here the effect of the present perfect is the same but it's present perfect continuous.
So, in the above example,"I've been occupied..." should it be
I've been being occupied with this dreadful thought
or are they both the same, but it's that the former is more common?