Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which can feature inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, is another form of neurodivergence. In some cases, it may be referred to as ADD, as people with ADD have all the traits of ADHD with the exception of hyperactivity.
Those with this learning difference can create unique advantages by bringing energy and new approaches to the work environment. Unlike other neurodiverse conditions, the strengths of people with ADHD have are usually a result of their “hard wiring” and not developed through the challenges they face.
It is also synonymous with some of the most unique skills and characteristics of any neurodivergence with respect to ‘hyperfocus’ and ‘hyperactivity.’
COMMON ADHD CHALLENGES
- Time Management
- Staying on Topic
“If I’m interested in what I’m doing, I can be super focused. If I’m not interested, I’ll put it off.”
“I hate seeing the same patterns in games. If a pattern repeats I’ll stop playing that game immediately.”
COMMON ADHD STRENGTHS
When interested, people with this condition can be very focused on and committed to specific projects and tasks, making them super efficient!
The imaginative and busy minds of those with this allow for original ideas and novel solutions to problems, time after time!
Despite periods of low energy, people with this neurodivergence also have bursts of speed, enthusiasm, and determination!
The fearless and sometimes irrational approach that those with ADHD can often exhibit leads to bold, innovative ideas!