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What are the gifts of adult attention deficit disorder (ADD)?

The five gifts of adult attention deficit disorder (ADD) are: intense emotional sensitivity, creativity, exuberance, interpersonal intuition, and ecological consciousness. The spaciness, untidiness, and difficulty following instructions typical of ADD may all be related to an intense emotional sensitivity. Similarly, ADD's hyperactivity can be seen as an excess of exuberance or enthusiasm. (A mighty irritant for those resigned to plod through life!)
The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths

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The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths

If you have attention deficit disorder (ADD), you may act impulsively, daydream, and have trouble focusing, but clinical studies suggest that these same symptoms may make you exceptionally creative,...

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