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Old 04-25-17, 09:16 AM
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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

This is how i came out of the closet on FB that i have ADD. I even encoded the message in my picture: it is two dopamine molecule crossed. My chemistry engineering fren already figured it out i suspect.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sd9zwwrh4x...191_n.jpg?dl=0

.Some 2600 years ago, an individual in India named Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened, who became known as Buddha. The dot on his forehead signifies the enlightenment.
Jump back to current timeline where human race had advanced unconceivably:where there is fMRI machines and cutting-edge neuroscience.The dot on Buddha's forehead could imply a very thick Prefrontal Cortex(that thickens with meditation).And, a full cocktail of neurotransmitters working in harmony:dopamine, acetylcholine,
epinephrine,serotonin to power that frontal core so that it can control and watch(in Buddha's own words) the primal, reptilian
parts of the human brain.
Now,lets jump back to when Buddha became enlightened. One day, Buddha was making his rounds in the village to impart his teachings to others. It was then that Buddha noticed something strange.There was this group of elite hunters born with a cross mark on their foreheads. They seemed to be always looking out for novel signs in their environment.Any anomalous sound,or twitch in their visual field will perk up their antennae instantly. They seemed to listen to Buddha's talking intermittently while other villagers listened attentively.Though,Buddha found out later that when he could draw thir attention using intriguing stories, they will listen with ferocious laser-like focus. Like they were in the zone, in hyperfocused mode.I think that this could be likened to Byakugan eye holders in anime Naruto,where,when they activate their Byakugan eyes they are in this hyperfocused zone and are able to see every miniscule details that others cannot.These elite hunters, allow me to call them Byakugan holders,were kings of their times due to their unique traits.
Let us jump back to current timeline,somehow,up until now,the Byakugan holder ancient set of genes are still present in the world's
populace,surviving the relentless test of Darwinian Laws. It is estimated that from 7.2 to 13 percent of any country's population,are Byakugan holders. Though, the Old Kings became zebras among the horses.
Somehow,if there is any nucleus for Byakugan holders, it is Los Angeles(LA). Those of us peculiarly flock to LA as if it were a giant tree that houses the nests for us.It is as if, we know in our subconcious in some distant primal instinctive way, that, she is where we belong.
I am Justin Timberlake. I am Cat Marnell. I am Nigahiga. I am Michael Phelps. I am Michelle Rodriguez. I am Wolfgang Mozart.
I am 7.2 percent.
I am a Byakugan holder. I am LA's 4th Guard.

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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

Another thing I wanted to add is in my personal life, and maybe because I am in recovery I believe that thinking about how unique I am is more of a dividing way of looking at things. IMO it means that my ego is allowing me to separate myself from others in a way that can alienate me from them, and it almost elevates me from those around me, as if I am better than- or so unique that no one could possible be as special as I am. I have found much more strength in identifying with others, and have experienced more growth because of it.
I see no need to look for ways I am different. Being adhd is different enough compared to my none-adhd peers- which is why being adhd here or in other groups of my like-minded kind is more uniting then dividing. I am a big believer in coming together rather then moving apart. Yes, everyone has something special about them, its called being human. But to start peeling away the layers of same-ness to look for that uniqueness is a waste of my time.
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Old 04-25-17, 09:51 AM
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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

I think my thinking is very unique( or warped). But my friends totally get what i am saying. I made this gate thing up in my own mind when i was in love.

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Spain Gate ( Spain 門 )

門 is a Sino-Japanese character, signifying Gate, entrance, group, family or division of something.

Spain Gate is deep red. Spain Gate is concrete. Spain Gate is volcano. Spain Gate is severe,strongest sexual love.

The guitar that we use to serenade in front of our girlfriend's dorm was given birth in Spain. Spain added 5 strings to the modern,classical 6 strings guitar.

According to recent world-wide poll asking women to rate each country based on how the men are good lovers.Spainish men came in first, followed by French at 4th. German came in last.

If we search in Google 'how to say i love you' ,'how to say i love you in spanish' will come up in the suggestion top list. However, be careful using spanish to say i love you. Many non-native spanish speakers commit major lingual crime, without knowing Spain's cultural nuances and contextual cues.

There are two ways to say i love you in Spanish:
Te quiero(literally means I want you) is a sexual love_called 1500 Love in Burmese language_ that one uses with friends, cousins, boyfriend or girlfriends.

Te amo(I love you) is much more strong and severe, It is the unconditional, biological kind of love_called 528 Love in Burmese_ a mother has for her child.
We can use it with our spouse, or with our parents.

Spain Gate is strong,stern and severe. A person cannot open it or close it easily as one so wishes. It can be quite punishing. Zaw has 23 April Taurus Gate and 7.2 LA Gate, so he has Spain Gate tucked somewhere.

Aye Myat Thu sensed it, Chong Jia Ling felt it, Babaa opened it.

My Babaa, may you be happy and blessed at the Spain Gate of Love.

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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

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This makes sense. I've had some element of this also.

My brother in law is a jerk, and while a very smart guy, he has a VERY strong pension to be very industrious at my in laws to begin tile (unfinished), stairs (begging for handrails for months), plus porch stairs in the front awaiting completion. He's untreated, successful and likely has "combined". He's arrogant and disrespectful of his sister and is someone that I would at least LIKE to punch..hard. He underscores how different we all are, regardless of any given diagnosis.

I'm not a fan of thinking everything falls neatly into a container (I often hate the implication), however I find the "leaky filter theory" interesting but understand CLEARLY this is not remotely universal.

My "filter", I'm sure, could be implicated, perhaps, from everything to creativity and anxiety. These articles are interesting viewed as a subset of add folks rather than a testament to their universality.

The Creative Gifts of ADHD by Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American

Are People with ADHD More Creative? by Kenny Handelman

http://disinfo.com/2014/11/creative-gifts-adhd/

Attention Deficit Disorder is Actually Correlated with Creativity and Achievement from Washington's Blog
Ugh, I HATE those articles and others like them. When you actually read the studies they're citing, it turns out it's not even "a subset of ADD folks"--the studies that actually check for creative achievement are researching a nonclinical population that has a trait associated with ADHD stereotypes. I think those people didn't even take an ADHD screening test much less get an actual diagnosis. (Is "leaky attention" even a common problem for us? It doesn't sound like my problems. It's like the exact opposite of my problem. Regardless, the research was on people who did not have the problem enough to be disabled by it.)

Sometimes ADHD is legitimately correlated with divergent thinking, but divergent thinking by itself is fairly useless. It does not automatically entail creative achievement.

I found a study that linked creative achievement to inflexible attention, which sounds more relevant, but again, it's a study on a nonclinical population. (That study is here, but I'll try to find the free version again in case anyone is interested.)

While I hate most things about the school system for a variety of reasons, I also hate this attitude:

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It is not a child's life purpose to provide amusement for adults. Just because someone thinks their kid's disability symptoms are SOOOO cute or funny or creative or interesting is no reason to deny them treatment.
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Old 04-25-17, 05:59 PM
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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

No. I feel like an ***.
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Old 04-25-17, 09:14 PM
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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

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Ugh, I HATE those articles and others like them. When you actually read the studies they're citing, it turns out it's not even "a subset of ADD folks"--the studies that actually check for creative achievement are researching a nonclinical population that has a trait associated with ADHD stereotypes.
Why the vitriol? You seem convinced there is nothing to the connection and quibble (seemingly) with the methodology and give the impression that associating creativity in some with ADD is a bad thing.

For the interested, I know I can't post commercial links, but a University of Memphis study writes "adults with ADHD perform better on some measures of creativity than non-ADHD adults" conferring diagnosis rather than traits.

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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

Chiefbandit: Very interesting, rich posts.

"Many non-native spanish speakers commit major lingual crime, without knowing Spain's cultural nuances and contextual cues."

Lingual crimes: the only crime whose punishment is embarrassment. Speaking of embarrassment, "Estoy embarazada", might intuitively seem correct, but (as you probably know) this is not so =>D

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Te amo(I love you) is much more strong and severe, It is the unconditional, biological kind
I like this. My wife says it to me.
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Another thing I wanted to add is in my personal life, and maybe because I am in recovery I believe that thinking about how unique I am is more of a dividing way of looking at things. IMO it means that my ego is allowing me to separate myself from others in a way that can alienate me from them, and it almost elevates me from those around me, as if I am better than- or so unique that no one could possible be as special as I am.
As someone who has ADHD, bipolar 2, anxiety, and addiction (in and out of recovery), I really do understand what you're saying. This forum does allow a place for unity, being able to relate to others. I think the question posed is one that is seeking similarities rather than differences. We are all unique in our own ways, there's no way around that. But the question asks if you feel different in some way from others not (at least to our knowledge) diagnosed with ADHD. Aur462 has honest interest in this question, from what I can see. Some of us have very unique characteristics that hold us together, unite us. And some of us may feel we are no different from any other person walking this earth. I, personally, have always felt so different from almost everyone I've ever known that it has kept me from expressing my innermost thoughts and feelings from even my most intimate partners and friends. My expression is poetry that I have only ever shared with one person. We are united here, not divided in any way. You joined an ADHD forum to feel connected. In that connection, we are all as different as grains of sand.
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As someone who has ADHD, bipolar 2, anxiety, and addiction (in and out of recovery), I really do understand what you're saying.
Wow, we are 'twinsies" I have the exact same issues!

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This forum does allow a place for unity, being able to relate to others. I think the question posed is one that is seeking similarities rather than differences. We are all unique in our own ways, there's no way around that. But the question asks if you feel different in some way from others not (at least to our knowledge) diagnosed with ADHD. Aur462 has honest interest in this question, from what I can see.
I understand what you mean and I was coming from a place of knowing I am different vs celebrating how unique I am.
I love being a unique person. I think my personality is unique, and that I have a very awesome view of the universe, I just dont believe that its part of adhd.

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Some of us have very unique characteristics that hold us together, unite us. And some of us may feel we are no different from any other person walking this earth. I, personally, have always felt so different from almost everyone I've ever known that it has kept me from expressing my innermost thoughts and feelings from even my most intimate partners and friends. My expression is poetry that I have only ever shared with one person. We are united here, not divided in any way.
I didnt mean to imply we should be divided. What a boring earth it would be if we were all the same.

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I am 100% behind people being unique and bringing unique things to the table. But as it specifically relates to adhd, I dont think we are all that unique. I think the differences and uniqueness comes from who we are as individuals and our personalities, not so much the adhd.
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Re: Do you feel especially unique and distinguished from your nonADHD counterparts?

Hi Sarahsweets, I thought I remembered your "profile" being similar to my wife's. That's interesting She's working the next couple of nights, but I'm sure she'd like to respond.

A note on the "individuality" context. I recall you mentioning some with ADHD try to establish themselves as "special"/better, whatnot than others with ADHD; I'm pretty new to this diagnosis - understanding anyway - but I can imagine there's some insecure folks marginalizing others - implicitly or otherwise. If I sounded like one of these blow-hards, and I think I unintentionally gave this impression judging from the ire (passive mostly) I've gotten from many, I want to make clear there was no spirit of alienation. People that diminish others in a desperate attempt to salvage their own ego are pathetic.
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