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12/22/18 8:33 P

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I can multi-task but find focusing on one thing makes each project come out better. I've realized, As my son points out, that caffeine and things that usually affect the average person adversely has an almost opposite affect on me. Except as I get older.

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8/19/18 2:50 P

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Energy most of the time! I do have more high powered energy than a lot of peers. I feel amazed that peers take on so little.
My wife needs a day to recuperate from an adventure, and I am on to the next adventure immediately.
Ideas, generating many solutions and courses of action. I seem more capable at this than peers. I also can hyper focus when a course of action is selected and I bring a lot of energy to the task. Frequently this energy and effort has brought results when others thought it was an unrealistic long shot. My philosophy is try everything to make it work, and go all at it, if it is important enough.


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being able to EXTREMELY Multi - Task

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8/26/08 10:41 A

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(behind on emails again but what else is new) anyway, I like that I can multitask! I can be interrupted on one subject and then (maybe) go back and finish the subject I was on before. Also, thinking of new ways to look at stuff - yep, outside the box.

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8/20/08 7:30 P

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When I first read this thread, I thought "you gotta be kiddin' me!" I am newly discovered and right now my entire life is in chaos, which I attribute to the ADD.

The thing that I notice that other people can't/won't/don't do is multitask or have the ability to do many different things in a short period of time. Some many of my friends or family refuse to do things because it's "too much". So the very attribute that gets me into so much trouble is also one that lets me get a lot of enjoyment out of life!

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8/20/08 12:18 A

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I think the point of the thread was to think of something POSITIVE about our condition! There's so much negativity already in this world. How about we keep this particular thread a happpy place, okay?!

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8/19/08 5:55 P

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I am like you , 140, I have add,major depression, and DID. l\I don't like any part of it.

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8/19/08 3:17 P

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Because I feel so imperfect my self, I'm more sensitive to the feelings of other people. I not a judgmental person, and accept people as they are. I also try to be encouraging most of the time. I am a creative person and I think ADD has a lot to do with that.

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8/19/08 8:07 A

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My boyfriend tells me I'll forever be a 6 year old (as far as the playfulness and other things he finds endearing). I didn't think that was part of ADD, but it's certainly fun!

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8/18/08 12:09 P

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What I like about my ADD is my creativity and kid at heart.


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I like that I pick up on things very quickly.

'Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.'

After all, as Zig Ziglar said,"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now."
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8/18/08 8:35 A

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Every day is a brand new adventure!

Even if today is exactly the same as yesterday was...

Do not try and think outside the box. Instead, only try to realize the truth. There is no box.
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8/18/08 2:18 A

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I think that the best thing about it as far as I'm concerned is that it's easy for me to make conversation typically, because there's always something running through my mind. Granted, they aren't always things I SHOULD be talking about or thinking about, but that leads into another good thing - spontaneity! I have a lot of energy and a good sense of humor, and I make a good first impression a lot of the time. (of course, after someone knows me awhile all bets are off...)

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Hi 140 - Mine is ADHD with Depression, so I feel ya! That's why I was glad to see this thread started. It forced me to come up with something positive, even if it was a stretch, and now I get to see other people's ideas and possibly borrow them for my own list. :) That's what this community is all about!!

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Well, I'll keep up with the board and see if someone posts a reason I haven't yet thought of BUT....

Having a combination of Bipolar Disorder and ADD, I really don't like anything about it. One washes out the good in the other. They are very conflicting and as I get older I seem to struggle with it more and more.

But I would love to find something positive in it!

Look forward and hold your head high; don't take the time to look behind.

Who cares where we've been as long as we know where we're going!

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Wish me luck and good luck to you all too!


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8/17/08 8:15 P

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The thing I like best is my ability to approach tough stuff from a different way. That way may not be the answer to the problem, but it's almost always the path to the answer.

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The reason I attribute it to ADHD is because I'll be working on something or reading about something, then either get bored or distracted and switch to something else. I assume that's how I pick up the information about such a variety of things!



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8/17/08 2:10 A

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Funny, I'm answering this question at 2AM.

You know, I have those qualities too, I notice a lot, and I know an awful lot about a lot of different things. It's kind of funny sometimes because when I meet new people they invariably assume that I'm an expert in whatever it is they're talking about, just because I pick up so much stuff. And I'm also very appreciative of things and have a tremendous sense of wonder and awe at the world. But....I've never considered those qualities to have anything to do with my ADD! Do they? If so, then they are definitely the things I like best about having ADD. Because until this question was asked here, I never thought I liked ANYTHING about it!!!

"The reason most people fail instead of succeed is that they trade what they want most for what they want at the moment." ´┐ŻAnon.

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I like this question, focusing on the positive. :)

What I like best is... not sure what's best, BUT one thing is that I know a little bit (or more) about a LOT of topics... it makes it easier to make small talk, which I hate.

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8/16/08 5:03 A

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I like that I am an appreciator and I notice things many others don't.

And I like that I have a sense of wonder and awe and I am good at getting people to find that in themselves.

OMG How did it get to be 2 AM??? It must be only midnight somewhere - lol.

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