The ADHD advantage

I found this online at elitedaily.com….not quire a scientific magazine but it’s accurate in describing me and a couple of other people in our family!

” 1. They’re outgoing because they’re curious about the world.

People with ADHD might learn in different ways than others, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a thirst for knowledge. They’re naturally inquisitive, and impatient to know everything they can about something as quickly as possible.
This makes them great with people, because they are genuinely interested in what they have to say and share.

2. They’re tireless, they don’t stop when everyone else does.

It’s no secret that people with ADHD have high energy levels. When other people are fading, they’re getting a second wind. During crunch time, this quality is indispensable.

3. They’re articulate because they’ve had to explain themselves their whole lives.

When you’re not in control of your own behavior, it can get you into trouble. People with ADHD are quite familiar with this sentiment.
They’ve had to explain their disorder to other people, and apologize for their impetuous behavior countless times. This makes them well practiced in the art of communication.

4. They’re good at multi-tasking because there are too many good things happening at once.

People with ADHD see the world as a menu full of amazing food; they want to order everything at once. Obviously, this is impossible, you have to learn to take things slow or you’ll get overwhelmed.
Having ADHD teaches you this lesson, but the thirst for tasting everything simultaneously is never fully eradicated. This is precisely why they’re good at balancing multiple activities at once.

5. They’re sympathetic because they understand what it’s like to be stigmatized.

When you tell people that you have a disorder, they often look at you funny. People with ADHD are conscious of the fact that having a mental disorder does not mean that there is something wrong with a person.
They understand that our brains are exceptionally powerful entities, and difficult to control at times.
Indeed, people with ADHD are understanding, kind and caring because they know what it’s like to be ostracized for something that’s as natural as breathing. This kind of emotional intelligence is invaluable, in all walks of life.

6. They’re risk-takers, they don’t overthink things and love trying new things.

Having ADHD can make a person impulsive. This can lead to trouble, but it also ensures that life isn’t boring. Overthinking can be immobilizing. Sometimes it’s much better to dive in headfirst.
The most successful people in the world had to risk something to get to where they are: money, time and reputation.

7. They’re passionate because the things they love consume their attention.

People with ADHD are often characterized as “scatter-brained,” but that’s not the case 100 percent of the time. Hyper-focus is also a common symptom of ADHD. It’s switched on when something truly captivating crosses their paths.
They shut off the rest of the world and become completely immersed in the task at hand. This tireless passion can lead to greatness.

8. They’re great leaders because they’re no strangers to adversity.

It’s not easy growing up being the kid who always gets in trouble in class for behaviors you constantly struggle to contain.
All the while, you’re compared to the well-behaved child sitting up front, or your agreeable and well-mannered sibling(s).
Overcoming both these behaviors and the obstacles they present is a lifelong endeavor. Yet, this perpetual challenge also breeds the type of character that makes a person a natural leader.
ADHD is not a curse, it’s a gift.”

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