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Are adults with ADD more aware of other people's thoughts and feelings?

In adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD), spaciness can actually be seen as a gift of reading other people's unconscious. By unconscious, I simply mean any feelings, thoughts, or intentions that people don't directly acknowledge or admit, sometimes even to themselves. Sigmund Freud  wrote that the best approach for a therapist to contact the unconscious is to adopt a stance of free-floating attention. I argue that this stance is precisely how an ADD person operates on a daily basis.
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