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The Positive Aspects of AD/HD

Most descriptions of AD/HD focus on the negative aspects and neglect to mention the advantages to having AD/HD. They include:

  • Creativity
  • High Energy
  • Intuitiveness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Tenacity
  • Warm-heartedness
  • Trusting Attitude (sometimes too much so)
  • Forgiving attitude (sometimes too much so)
  • Sensitivity
  • Ability to take risks (sometimes too risky)
  • Flexibility
  • Loyalty
  • Good sense of humor

Not all persons with AD/HD have all these traits, but to the extent that there is such a thing as the AD/HD personality this list of positive qualities describes the advantageous side of the AD/HD personality. It should be noted that the problems AD/HD causes can be so severe that these positive qualities never gain full expression or recognition.


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