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Old 10-27-11, 08:58 AM
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Good things about ADD/ADHD

There might already be a thread on this, but I would like to say the good points about my ADD (^ v ^)v
(Sorry my points are a bit lame, but please write some of yours.)


1) Can be involved in a 3 minute conversation by just saying " uh huh, yeah that's true, I see" at the pauses, not knowing anything that was said and with the other person leaving satisfied.

2) Can have about 20 different addventures (day dreams) in a meeting, while everyone else is looking at the watches waiting for time to pass.

3) Can forget about the totally crappy day 2 days ago without even trying.

4) Can keep meeting new people, even if it's the same person 3 different times.

5) Can get great exercise by running back and forth to keep getting forgotten things.

6) Can have a treasure hunt every time I need something.

7) Have an original organizing system that no one else can figure out.

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Re: Good things about ADD/ADHD

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There might already be a thread on this, but I would like to say the good points about my ADD (^ v ^)v
(Sorry my points are a bit lame, but please write some of yours.)


1) Can be involved in a 3 minute conversation by just saying " uh huh, yeah that's true, I see" at the pauses, not knowing anything that was said and with the other person leaving satisfied.

2) Can have about 20 different addventures (day dreams) in a meeting, while everyone else is looking at the watches waiting for time to pass.

3) Can forget about the totally crappy day 2 days ago without even trying.

4) Can keep meeting new people, even if it's the same person 3 different times.

5) Can get great exercise by running back and forth to keep getting forgotten things.

6) Can have a treasure hunt every time I need something.

7) Have an original organizing system that no one else can figure out.

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I was expecting another "gifter" post, but this was hilarious.

* Can reread books because I've forgotten I read them before.

* Can watch movies a second time without remembering much about them
from the first viewing.
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I never have to worry about bearing grudges, or forgiving people, i always forget what people did wrong to me.... even when i try not to
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Re: Good things about ADD/ADHD

1. If I want to make sure I won't give in to temptation, all I have to do is put temptation out of my line of sight.

e.g.:

If I have a bag of cookies anywhere visible, they will be eaten. If they are in the kitchen cupboard behind the cereal, I will completely forget about them.

2. I know a million things about a million things. Some people are an expert in one area, but if you put them in an unfamiliar situation, they have nothing to say. I always have something to say and at least a few semi-intelligent questions to ask. There is no guarantee that it won't be something they find offensive, though...

e.g.:

"Oh, you're a Mormon? Sorry, you prefer LDS, don't you? No, thanks, I've read the Book of Mormon, in fact I have a copy. What did I think? Well, let me begin with the first chapters..."

3. I know some awesome organizational tips and tricks that even NTs find handy. In fact, when I share these tips with my NT acquaintances, I often find that they find them even more useful than I do, because they can actually implement them. If they could see the inside of my house, they might think twice about taking my advice though...
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Re: Good things about ADD/ADHD

* Movies and books are great, but the daydream machine in my head is often better.

* I can tune out pretty much anyone I want to with very little effort.
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1. If I want to make sure I won't give in to temptation, all I have to do is put temptation out of my line of sight.

e.g.:

If I have a bag of cookies anywhere visible, they will be eaten. If they are in the kitchen cupboard behind the cereal, I will completely forget about them.

...
... Ditto!
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i always notice the darnedest things...
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* Movies and books are great, but the daydream machine in my head is often better.
Heck yeah.

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* I can tune out pretty much anyone I want to with very little effort.
Same. Especially if it's given in stern lecture form and I disagree. Just rolls right over the top of my head and nothing is absorbed. HA!


Also, I am very good at quickly locating an item out of a messy room. Due to the clutter in my mind, this comes natural to me, because I locate a thought in my head in pretty much the same way. Always have, I've never known different.

I use the order in the disorder, as I have explained to my mom.

The items I use most will be on the surface of the pile of the desk and/or floor clutter, and the items I use least will gravitate toward the bottom of the pile, and the things I use semi-regularly will be in a middle entanglement, but still parts will be visible. It's like a law of nature. So of course, my sunglasses will be floating atop the desk clutter because I use them often. Where as my notes from 2 months ago containing directions to that restaurant I like will be buried somewhere beneath my wooden frog box and empty orange-extract bottle next to the lake stones....it's all very simple.

Unless someone decides to clean my room. Then my whole system will be thrown off and I won't find anything.

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When I'm hyper I make people laugh haha
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Everyday is a birthday or holiday!

I always shop for gifts early to avoid crowds or because there's a sale. Then I hide gifts from the recipient, totally forgetting that I bought them until I find them months later.
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My high school chemistry teacher always loved that I was such an original, creative, truly out-of-the-box thinker. Little did he know that was because I could never remember the conventional methods he'd taught in class; I had to make up some never-before-seen way to get the answer from first principles each time since I had zero recollection of what the actual calculation was. I say it makes me a better problem-solver, if only because ADHD gives me that many more problems to solve.
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ADD makes me a wonderful trouble shooter. I keep having to shoot the trouble which I caused in the first place.
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Re: Good things about ADD/ADHD

I see all the pretty/shiny/weird/interesting things around me and then share them with those I'm with (who are usually seeing the sidewalk/road signs/... I don't know what they see?)
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i always have stuff to do, my list is endless, so im never really bored
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