By Terry Orr
It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. ~ June Silny
“20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD”
- They have an active mind
- They listen but don’t absorb what is being said
- They have difficulty staying on task
- They become anxious easily
- They can’t concentrate when they are emotional
- They concentrate too intensely
- They have difficulty stopping a task when they are in the zone
- They are unable to regulate their emotions
- They have verbal outburst
- They have social anxiety
- They are deeply intuitive
- They think out of the box
- They are impatient and fidgety
- They are physically sensitive
- They are disorganized
- They need space to pace
- They avoid tasks
- They can’t remember simple tasks
- They have many tasks going on at the same time
- They are passionate about everything the do
“12 Reasons Why You Should Love Having ADD”
- You see what others don’t see, you see more
- You’re a champion multi-tasker
- You’re philosophically deeper than most people
- You are an … artist, an actor, a writer, marketing expert, chef, Wall Street trader, a musician, or filmmaker
- When you find something you love, you do it with passion
- Change doesn’t scare you
- You’re an out-of-the-box thinker
- Your awesome sense of humor keeps you optimistic
- You are resilient
- You work great under pressure
- You have a photographic memory
- You are compassionate empathetic, and totally lovable
Who said it’s so terrible to have ADD?
Isn’t it time to start loving your special gifts? Admit it, you’re fabulous!
Thank you June for your words of wisdom!
So you were wondering who were and are some of these people whom had/have ADD/ADHD? Here is a list of some you might know something about.
Socrates, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Steven Spielberg, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe, Nolan Ryan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Whoopi Goldberg, Ernest Hemingway, Dustin Hoffman, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo, William Randolph Hearst, George Bernard Shaw, Ann Bancroft, Nostradamus, John D. Rockafeller, Napoleon, General George Patton, Pablo Picasso, Babe Ruth, Harry Belafonte, George Burns, Andrew Carnegie, Salvador Dali, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Butler Yeats, Prince Charles, Louis Carroll, Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Pasteur, Terry Bradshaw, Richard Branson, Glenn Beck, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Woody Harrelson, Paris Hilton, Adam Levine, Howie Mandel, Ty Pennington, Michael Phelps, Pete Rose, Michele Rodriguez, Will Smith, Justin Timeberlake, Robin Williams, Emma Watson, Bill Gates, Eva Longoria, Steven Tyler, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, John Lennon, Liv Tyler, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo da Vinci, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Magic Johnson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Steve McQueen, Alfred Hitchcock, Babe Ruth, Louis Pasteur, and me.
The last four links are to previous article on ADD/ADHD posted on the Blog site.