Having ADHD may not give someone the superpowers we see in comic books, like the ability to fly or read minds, but there are abilities that those with ADHD have that are incredibly beneficial. So, in a sense, those with ADHD have superpowers specific to them, and that’s pretty amazing.
ADHD so often has a negative connotation with it, primarily because most people view the habits of those with ADHD as straying from what is typical for society, and many times they may be seen as distracting in school. Still, there’s so much more to having ADHD than that.
Let’s talk about someof the superpowers those with ADHD have.
Most people feel that those with ADHD have difficulty focusing, but that is not always true. It is common for those with ADHD to reach a state of hyperfocus where they can work on a single task for hours, tuning out everything around them. Many times, it occurs when the individual is working on something that they really enjoy.
Not only can the person stay focused for a long time, but when hyperfocusing, they also work more efficiently than someone without ADHD and produce work that is at an exceptional quality.
It can be challenging growing up with ADHD. In many cases, school, work, and general life expectations can feel as though they are structured against those who have ADHD. This results in many instances where those with ADHD have to work harder against societal expectations, especially if those around them also have this misconception about what they can and can’t accomplish.
Because of these challenges that those with ADHD experience daily, they build up resilience which helps them tackle other challenges they face. In fact, teachers feel that more than half of all children with ADHD are resilient, which then allows them to bounce back from setbacks and obstacles faster than those without ADHD.
Strong Conversational Skills
Those with ADHD are often seen as talkative, and while that may be viewed as a bad thing during school, it is genuinely an excellent skill to have. Those with ADHD have an easier time starting a conversation with someone and may find that they never experience the awkward social lapses that others do because they can easily begin a conversation with anyone.
When it comes to networking, this means that those with ADHD are at an advantage. In addition to strong social skills, those with ADHD also have higher levels of humor, empathy, and social intelligence. This means that someone with ADHD will have powerful social skills and can build strong relationships due to these skills.
The Benefits of ADHD
Many people view these benefits as superpowers because they offer those with ADHD a unique perspective on the world than those without ADHD do not get to experience.
In addition to the above benefits, those with ADHD are also courageous and full of energy. When put in the right situation, those with ADHD can thrive with these qualities that set them apart from others.
If you think you or someone you know may have ADHD, reach out to Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic about scheduling a neuropsychological assessment and learning more about ADHD.