Many descriptions of ADHD focus on the negative aspects and neglect to mention the real advantages of having ADHD.
Be assured there are plenty of highly successful adults with ADHD who direct their boundless energies, enthusiasm and creativity to make extraordinary contributions to society.
The advantages and strengths of ADHD are also now much better understood by researchers. The brain is an incredible part of the human body that helps you to adjust and adapt in areas that are challenging for you. This means that despite your challenges, you also have immense strengths!
It's well known among researchers that in having ADHD you might also have significantly higher levels of intuition, the ability to "super focus" on areas of interest and reach expert-level knowledge, lateral thinking, creativity (in thought or action) and a more pronounced level of energetic and fun (to name a few).
Positive ADHD attributes include:
How people with ADHD find success:
A true story:
I am 34 and have ADHD + Anxiety + Hyperventilation syndrome and as a teenager extreme ODD & substance abuse. I was a lifelong textbook for most traits and behaviours, teachers didn’t like me, drinking/sex 13, reckless driving, criminal behaviour, average/low academic achievement, extremely poor maths, difficulty with friendships, alcoholic at 20, then drugs, victim of domestic violence and so on.
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