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ADHD Benefits

What are your favorite traits that ADHD has given you ??

My favorite traits from my ADHD are creativity and a bent sense of humor, and well as perseverance. What are your favorite traits you have been given by your ADHD??????


Fortunate ADHD’s often describe Creativity, Sense of Humour and Extra kick of energy as their gifts but
Generally I don’t like anything about ADHD however
Creativity is something I like the most but not so helpful if I have no opportunity in hand to use it,
Sense of humour without understanding social cues and people psychology often brought embarrassment

Pardon me I may go off topic but these extra gifts are not so helpful in our quest to survival

Posted by Burraak on Jan 05, 2014 at 5:08pm

My creativity and quirkiness. I’m school for early childhood so I’m excited that I’ll be able to incorporate my creativity in the classroom.

Posted by _ashlynnicole on Jan 05, 2014 at 8:38pm

I’m a serious pessimist and am able to see the contribution my ADHD brings to my life. Unlike my non-ADHD wife, I am more conscious of surroundings. I can see a car that may pull out a little too far into the road, she never does. As I’m watching the kids on the playground I notice a rose bush in full bloom, while she’s only seeing the group of kids playing. Yes, I am bouncing my focus around. That’s what allows me to be aware of more than two things. I’m able to pick what I want to focus on. When I need to be hyperfocused I can be. At times I do wish I my brain functioned normally, like on projects at work, college, chores at home. I’ve become comfortable in who I am since I accepted these differences as benefits, not burdens. The final benefit is being able to talk to my 8yr old daughter about her ADHD and honestly understand her, unfortunately my wife will never have that experience.

Posted by Eddie on Jan 07, 2014 at 3:33am

I have to second Eddie’s “Yes, I am bouncing my focus around. That’s what allows me to be aware of more than two things.”  Now that I think about it - this may be why I can’t ride in a car when someone else is driving - I see everything.

Posted by SuzieSubie on Jan 07, 2014 at 6:38am

I agree with everyone else on creativity & sense of humor.

I also am very curious about many things, and show more emphathy toward other. No doubt that is needed in this world!

I am also musically and artistically gifted…which I am not sure is caused by ADD or not. But it surely helps!

Posted by hildawg037 on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:33am

The ‘bouncing focus’ is a real gift for me. I’m an elementary school teacher and I have excellent classroom management skills for that very reason. I can’t NOT pay attention to everything that is going on, a true advantage in a very rambunctious grade 5 classroom. Lol, the kids always ask me, “how do you always see/hear us?”
Me: it’s my super power!

Posted by Jenn0428 on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:18pm

i am also a very visual person. i tend to learn by seeing, and i also learn by doing. I love being a visual person, bc it helps me visualize jewelry befor e i make it, how it will look with certain colors

Posted by Lilapsophile on Mar 05, 2014 at 9:38pm

IF there is a last minute something to be done I can get it done without panic or freaking out!  I can do some of best work under the gun, However I do not like to let that happen and do my best to avoid that situation at all cost!  Strange sense of humor!  I visualize everything!  I have a thing with numbers!  I am like 411!  I can remember phone numbers from way way back!

Posted by Keaton04 on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:28pm

I like how I can have so many interests at once.  I also wickedly enjoy when people comment that they can’t keep up with me!

Posted by Nettiepoo on Oct 05, 2014 at 11:40pm

The ability to solve Math equations in my head. the problem is (possibly due to a life long short term memory problem) I can never, though the answer is always correct, give the proof.

Posted by Papa Joe on Nov 22, 2014 at 11:00am

Directly my ADHD has caused me severe difficulty and lifelong struggles, but such difficulty and struggling has given me insight and empathy into other people, especially those with complex behavioral and emotional difficulties.

I have a lot of empathy for others who have not had the most fortunate circumstances in life, this is without a doubt due to the disadvantage that i have suffered.

For some reason also, I am very good at interacting with younger people and children.

Posted by Michael Freeman on Sep 04, 2015 at 11:04am

I have the ability to take a simple conversation to a whole new level.  In 15 min I can hit about 20 different subjects.  This also makes me socially awkward.. But I just consider myself eccentric

Posted by jennybunk29 on Jan 06, 2016 at 4:33pm

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