The Positive Side


Positive Aspects of AD/HD

Most descriptions of AD/HD focus on the negative aspects and neglect to mention the advantages to having AD/HD. At ADD-NI we believe that young people with AD/HD should focus on the below list, bursting with AD/HD’s advantages:

  • Creativity
  • High energy
  • Intuitiveness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Tenacity
  • Warm-heartedness
  • Trusting attitude (sometimes too much so)
  • Forgiving attitude (sometimes too much so)
  • Sensitivity
  • Ability to take risks (sometimes too risky)
  • Flexibility
  • Loyalty
  • Compassionate       
  • Excellent long term memory       
  • Charming                                     
  • Adventurous                                
  • Good conversationalist                
  • Excellent sense of humour           
  • Optimistic                                     
  • Spontaneous                                 
  • Highly observant                          
  • Passionate                                    
  • Artistic                                                                       
  • Enthusiastic
  • Warm hearted 
  • Protective of family
  • Inquisitive
  • Enterprising
  • Quick to forgive
  • Genuine
  • Never boring
  • Eager to make friends
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Innovative

Not every young person with AD/HD will have all  these traits, but to an extent there is such a thing as the AD/HD personality. This list of positive qualities describes the advantageous side of the AD/HD personality.