May 21, 2006

Posititve Traits of ADHD

I recently read a book entitled The ADD/ADHD Checklist written by Sandra Rief, M.A. It was quite informative and I can recommend it highly. The one thing I took away from the book was her list of "positive traits of ADHD." We're all familiar with the negative behaviors associated with ADD & ADHD. So, it was nice to read the positive side of the disorder for a change. Below is a partial list that can be found in the book.

  • Energetic
  • Spontaneous
  • Creative
  • Persistent
  • Innovative
  • Imaginative
  • Warm-hearted
  • Compassionate
  • Forgiving
  • Inquisitive
  • Sensitive to others needs
  • Resourceful
  • Humorous
  • Good at improvising
  • Inventive
  • Observant
  • Caring

So, the next time you're aggravated and discouraged at dealing with your ADHD'er, just think of the positive!

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