Children will develop skills that they are taught, and are encouraged to follow, and a teacher is the perfect guide to make an ADHDer into a winner in life. Alongside the multiple difficulties that ADHD brings, there are also many positive qualities!
Most people consider children with ADHD as a liability, as people who have disorders that have the potential to separate them from society and make coping difficult. However, in spite of an ADHD diagnosis, teachers and parents can enable their kids to flourish and avoid the potential damage of shame, fear, and diminished dreams.
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The connection between creativity and ADHD is very strong. Creative thinking is in more demand around the world than at any other time in history. Have you ever met an ADHDer who wasn’t creative? They tend not to play by the rules, preferring to create their own ‘projects’. They have a unique ability to take ideas and make sense of them by organising them into new thinking spaces and are often great at thinking-outside-the-box. Some of the most famous artists, writers, musicians and designers have tapped into their ADHD trait of abundant creativity and turned it into a career path.
Good Sense of Humour
Need a laugh? ADHD is common among comedians. Talk to an ADHDer and more often than not, they will definitely be able to find something funny to put a smile on your face! They have a natural flair for the comic side of life and seem to have a knack for understanding others and making connections – all important to a well developed sense of humour.
Problem Solving Abilities
Give a puzzle to an ADHDer and you will see how involved they become in finding the answer and solving the puzzle. Having a unique and ‘out of the box’ thinking, people with ADHD can often find solutions that others cannot. They can make connections between different concepts with more ease than most. This is why many inventors are also said to have been ADHDers 🙂
Extreme Focus and Concentration
When hyperactivity is reduced and toned down into hyper-focus on a lifelong goal or dream, it is wonderful to see the results that ADHDers can achieve. They will truly take the task to its successful completion if they are focused enough.
Drive and Determination
If you think people with ADHD can’t concentrate on one thing for too long, you have another thing coming! Give them something they love to do, and you will see miraculous results that last until the task is finished. They have an indomitable spirit! They persevere and are determined – both are great keys to success!
People with ADHD generally have a great sense of perception and sharp intuitive skills that allow them to see through people’s facades and understand them in a better way. Their intuition is often accurate, insightful, intelligent and sometimes quite surprising. They realise that they know something, feel a particular way or have a particular view without being aware of ever having previously thought about it. This often let’s them see straight to the heart of a matter instead of having to think it through methodically.
The ADHDer is often able to relate to other people’s lives and stories in a better manner. They can easily put themselves in another person’s shoes and truly feel for the person, showing genuine compassion and empathy. People with ADHD have a unique way of seeing the world. They can view and understand it on a wavelength that others cannot hence they can often look past what is, and see what can be.
Strong and Resilient
As difficult as it is to overcome the challenges of ADHD, these people have a ‘bounce back’ ability that is truly remarkable and commendable, no matter what happens, they will be strong and resilient enough to overcome it and move on once again.
Edward Hallowell suggests “reframing” the ADHDer’s symptoms to reflect the positive Mirror Trait
|ADHD Trait||The "PLUS" side 🙂|
|Forgetful||Totally involved in what he/she is doing|
|Can’t stay on point||Sees connections others miss|
|Stubborn||Persistant, won’t give up|
|Inconsistent||Shows flashes of brilliance|
It is only when time and effort is made to shift the unfocused ADHD mind towards creative tasks, and convert hyperactivity into extreme productivity that ADHD can become a gift; not only for the person themselves, but also for those around them.