There is an upside to ADHD symptoms – know more to turn your weakness into your strength!
Spotting ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms in kids is not difficult. The challenging bit is to isolate ADHD symptoms in adults because they tend to be a whole lot more subtle in adults. In effect, this means that many adults may actually be struggling with ADHD symptoms and not even know about it. Having undue trouble with staying organized, performing executive functions, and being on time may be signs of ADHD. In general, adults who suffer from ADHD have had these symptoms since childhood. However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot turn your weaknesses into your strengths. There is an upside to ADHD symptoms!
First, here’s a look at the three sub-types of ADHD and their symptoms:
Adults with primarily inattentive type of ADHD tend to make careless mistakes, have difficulty paying attention to details, are easily distracted and have too much trouble following instructions. Any project or task that requires continuous mental effort presents a mental hell for this type. Organization in any aspect of life is an insurmountable task to them, and most of the time primarily inattentive types look like they aren’t even listening to anything being said.
Think of a tightly wound spring being let out in the open. Primarily hyperactive people are fidgety, constantly squirming, and move around relentlessly as if driven by an internal motor. They have difficulty waiting for their turn to speak, to answer questions and while partaking in activities. Primarily hyperactive people are impulsive, talk excessively and are known to answer even before hearing the whole question clearly.
The combined type show symptoms of both the other types, presenting a challenging combination of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
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