Why are some people with ADD / ADHD so successful?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Isaac Phillips



Why are some people with ADD / ADHD so successful?

These are nice and delicate answers, but they do not explain why a group of people with ADHD are able to perform an executive task and are able to do this for years and at the same time be consistent, but they seem to show ADHD traits like they do. ADHD. -PI. I don't care what those here say, this is impossible according to the literature and what we know about ADHD-PI. ADHD-PI is one of the most studied psychiatric disorders in the world, which is why we have thousands upon thousands of scholarly articles that confirm dopamine and executive abnormalities in the brain. However, it seems to be a privilege

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These are nice and delicate answers, but they do not explain why a group of people with ADHD are able to perform an executive task and are able to do this for years and at the same time be consistent, but they seem to show ADHD traits like they do. ADHD. -PI. I don't care what those here say, this is impossible according to the literature and what we know about ADHD-PI. ADHD-PI is one of the most studied psychiatric disorders in the world, which is why we have thousands upon thousands of scholarly articles that confirm dopamine and executive abnormalities in the brain. However, it seems to be a privileged group of people who defy these characteristics, they are dispersed, but they have characteristics of neurotypicals. I have never been truly consistent in my entire life and I only became consistent with drugs, without my drugs, I am consistently inconsistent no matter what I do. So the only way to explain this is that there must be separate disorders under the ADHD umbrella, why does one group seem to have too much energy and another group to have too little? However, in executive tests we do exactly the same. It is very simple, there are two types of people with ADHD, whom I can Dsylexic ADHD who do not have Tourette syndrome but other learning abnormalities. While Tourett-ADHD-PI people seem to have executive function problems, inability to prioritize, inability to filter information, have coordination problems, have problems integrating information into the environment, they are chronically underrated, etc. This is what I have and I get tired very quickly. I have NEVER been consistent or emulated ANYTHING that these hyperactive people with ADHD have managed to do. People with ADHD-PI are biologically incapable of maintaining behavior patterns because their ability to self-modulate and their state of arousal depends on the emotional regulation that allows them to maintain the behavior in the future. Without my medications, my behaviors are limited to a few months rather than a few years. Keep in mind that these hyperactive guys do what I do and do better and can maintain the DRUG-free behavior and get superior results. This means that your executive functions are somehow intact, or maybe a part of your executive portion is not in place, Which explains their overabundance of energy, they are generally known as workacholics. They have been known to work 12-14 hours a day, do too many things at once, and get depressed or bored very quickly. This is a symptom that they have too much energy and an inability to prioritize as we do. They are also what is called "frank, too honest or abbrasive", like people with ADHD-PI. If we had a way to scan the brain for these 2 different types of ADHD, it would likely damage different areas of the brain that could mimic the same symptoms, so it is possible that ADD-PI and Dsylexic-ADHD are two different things. they do too many things at once and become depressed or bored very quickly. This is a symptom that they have too much energy and an inability to prioritize as we do. They are also what is called "frank, too honest or abbrasive", like people with ADHD-PI. If we had a way to scan the brain for these 2 different types of ADHD, it would likely damage different areas of the brain that could mimic the same symptoms, so it is possible that ADD-PI and Dsylexic-ADHD are two different things. they do too many things at once and become depressed or bored very quickly. This is a symptom that they have too much energy and an inability to prioritize as we do. They are also what is called "frank, too honest or abbrasive", like people with ADHD-PI. If we had a way to scan the brain for these 2 different types of ADHD, it would likely damage different areas of the brain that could mimic the same symptoms, so it is possible that ADD-PI and Dsylexic-ADHD are two different things.

My brother almost certainly has ADHD, he self-medicates with alcohol, smoking, marijuana and he doesn't even realize WHY he's doing it. I never told him, but he has ADHD, he just doesn't know. I doubt he cares anyway. He's got the hyperactive type, I think, he's a classic dysylexic, who works an INCREDIBLE amount of hours and can do things that I probably never will. Basically he is more successful than I am in every day and, above all, he is able to continue with things, this is a difference between people with ADHD-PI and hyperactive people, they can endure and persevere in failures and frustrations probably because they have more energy than us. The more energy you have, the more things you can. He worked 1 full-time job, went to school full-time, and is saving for a house. While I'm in a lot of debt, I'm still single and still basically failing most of my goals. We think alike in many ways, but see how different the results are. I will probably buy a house in a few years and settle down, while I will probably work for a decade to pay off my loans and will be renting perpetually. He started dating at 16, because he was very good at making money, I'm terrible at making money. People with hyperactivity seem to be good at making money, therefore they can make up for their deficits through monetary means. He is very good at DOING, I am good at WHY. You see the difference? You are valued for what you can DO, not for what you KNOW. I KNOW A LOT, I DO A LOT. The differences are the distance between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. Note that I thought I was better than him in most ways from a young age. however, the opposite happened, coincidence? I do not think so. I don't hate him, I'm happy for him, but I want to show you a point. Hyperactive people have VERY different life outcomes, because they have a different but similar cognitive impairment to people with IP-ADHD. The answer is that they have some intact executive functions or possibly a milder ADHD-PI, this last answer could be easily demonstrated with a scientific study of hyperactives through CAT-SCANS looking for predictable irregularities of cognition and then we would compare and contrast it. to the ADHD-PI group. Don't compare yourself to them or neurotypicals or you will be disappointed. because they have a different cognitive impairment but similar to that of people with ADHD-PI. The answer is that they have some intact executive functions or possibly a milder ADHD-PI, this last answer could be easily demonstrated with a scientific study of hyperactives through CAT-SCANS looking for predictable irregularities of cognition and then we would compare and contrast it. to the ADHD-PI group. Don't compare yourself to them or neurotypicals or you will be disappointed. because they have a different cognitive impairment but similar to that of people with ADHD-PI. The answer is that they have some intact executive functions or possibly milder ADHD-PI, This last answer could easily be demonstrated with a scientific study of hyperactives through CAT-SCANS looking for predictable irregularities of cognition and then we would compare and contrast it. to the ADHD-PI group. Don't compare yourself to them or neurotypicals or you will be disappointed.

Many people with ADHD are successful and include entrepreneurs, comedians, and a host of actors. These are the people who have found their niche, where their inability to focus on small details doesn't matter as much (or where they can focus on extremely interesting and vibrant details), and where they can use the creativity that often arises. Having varied and brilliant thoughts works to your advantage.

However, there are many more people with ADHD who have not found their niche. These are people who generally float from job to job, in many cases because they are fired or bored.

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Many people with ADHD are successful and include entrepreneurs, comedians, and a host of actors. These are the people who have found their niche, where their inability to focus on small details doesn't matter as much (or where they can focus on extremely interesting and vibrant details), and where they can use the creativity that often arises. Having varied and brilliant thoughts works to your advantage.

However, there are many more people with ADHD who have not found their niche. These are people who generally float from job to job, in many cases because they are fired or bored. Many have trouble with their marriages or end up putting themselves in jeopardy due to the need for the adrenaline rush that often comes from ADHD. Many self-medicate with drugs or alcohol.

Personally, having been diagnosed late in life, I had no idea what career I should pursue, so I ended up doing something that didn't fit my ADHD needs. It's a job that I started to hate, just because there were delicate projects and details to worry about. Fortunately (and again, this was before I realized I had ADHD) I had learned to avoid many of the annoying details that I cannot track down. It helps that I can delegate some of those things to people who have the gift of organization, while I focus on the big picture. However, for many years I felt that I was a failure, because others could easily do things that were simply not achievable for me. Having met many other people who were diagnosed only as adults,

Now I label myself a writer, because that's the world I'm moving into. I've already done a lot of paid freelance work, so the dream for me is to become big and achievable. Feed my need for creativity.

Because there are only 2 types of ADD / ADHDers:

The low-yields and the high-yields.

We are an ALL or NOTHING breed type. There is no middle ground.

When we fail… WE FAIL.

But when we do… WE HAVE INCREDIBLE SUCCESS!

Most neurotypicals succeed by putting great effort and discipline into whatever they are trying to achieve ...

On the other hand, when ADD / ADHDers succeed ... it's not because we put a lot of effort and discipline into what we do ...

We succeed because we are "obsessively passionate!"

That is the only "discipline" we know and understand. It is not a choice ... It is an innate inner drive to pur

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Because there are only 2 types of ADD / ADHDers:

The low-yields and the high-yields.

We are an ALL or NOTHING breed type. There is no middle ground.

When we fail… WE FAIL.

But when we do… WE HAVE INCREDIBLE SUCCESS!

Most neurotypicals succeed by putting great effort and discipline into whatever they are trying to achieve ...

On the other hand, when ADD / ADHDers succeed ... it's not because we put a lot of effort and discipline into what we do ...

We succeed because we are "obsessively passionate!"

That is the only "discipline" we know and understand. It is not a choice ... It is an innate inner urge to pursue that specific thing regardless of its outcome ...

And yes ... it is beyond our conscious control. We don't do it because we can or have to or because there is some kind of reward. We do it because we need it, just like we need air to breathe, otherwise we suffocate and die.

So instead of just giving us a pill… for which we are so grateful… thank you! It helps us a lot to "fit in" and do things "your way", in addition to motivating us to do mediocrely what we don't want to do ...

But it would also be very kind of you ... if you could help us find a way to create a less hostile environment in which we are allowed to prosper rather than wasting all of our precious time and energy working on our weaknesses rather than our strengths. ... plus, it's also cheaper than our monthly prescription. Ask our fellow ADHD Michael Phelps who exactly did this. Instead of just taking a pill and changing his behavior… He swam! Not only was he able to do what he loves ... he also became the most decorated Olympian of all time by doing it!

After 10 years of depression and GAD after retirement, 10 years ago it started for no apparent reason. A wonderful moment for me when I finally found the right psychologist diagnosed the fact that I was a gifted adult. And that? So what is it that all my life I believed that I was not the brightest star in the sky because of the opinion of teachers, parents and everyone else who influences us in our childhood? ADHD and ADHD had not even been thought about in my youth, but if it had, I would have been diagnosed with ADHD because of my behavior. The fact that I was very creative with my hands and ar

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After 10 years of depression and GAD after retirement, 10 years ago it started for no apparent reason. A wonderful moment for me when I finally found the right psychologist diagnosed the fact that I was a gifted adult. And that? So what is it that all my life I believed that I was not the brightest star in the sky because of the opinion of teachers, parents and everyone else who influences us in our childhood? ADHD and ADHD had not even been thought about in my youth, but if it had, I would have been diagnosed with ADHD because of my behavior. The fact that I was very creative with my hands and my art meant little back then. The bottom line is MYDIAGNOSTIC. No ADD / ADHD just a gifted child or adult, But even today there is such a fine line between the symptoms of the two and so little research done that many children and adults today are still misdiagnosed. My mission now is to preach this to anyone who cares to listen, especially to school teachers, of which my sister-in-law is one of them who is quick to label a child who is disruptive and slow in class just to support school psychologists and then he's on Ritalin or whatever. When I ask if the child shows any special talents, the answer is invariably yes, but…. That is enough for me to defend my case. especially to the school teachers, of which my sister-in-law is one of them who is quick to label a child who is disruptive and slow in class just to back the school psychologists and then on the Ritalin or whatever. be. When I ask if the child shows any special talents, the answer is invariably yes, but…. That is enough for me to defend my case. especially to the school teachers, of which my sister-in-law is one of them who is quick to label a child who is disruptive and slow in class just to back the school psychologists and then on the Ritalin or whatever. be. When I ask if the child shows any special talents, the answer is invariably yes, but…. That is enough for me to defend my case.

This discovery has not been an immediate cure for me because I had built myself a "spacesuit" to survive in a world that saw very differently and how people saw me differently. At least I know who I am now and what the characteristics of a gifted adult are and now I can redesign my "spacesuit" for this new me. In many aspects it is already working for me and it also explains many things such as discussions and / or people's estrangement because they did not see or understand the world like I did.

It's a set of symptoms and each of us has a slightly different combination. In my humble opinion, the most likely symptom that separates the "incredibly successful" from others is the ability to initiate non-routine tasks. Seriously, to me, that's kind of like a superpower. I can, with difficulty, form habits to do tasks from memory: housework and the like. I can respond in immediate terms. I can do all kinds of complex and difficult things right now, on impulse or when a real person (not just a calendar) reminds me. But make a plan to start something new in the future, even a day in advance, and then carry it out, without

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It's a set of symptoms and each of us has a slightly different combination. In my humble opinion, the most likely symptom that separates the "incredibly successful" from others is the ability to initiate non-routine tasks. Seriously, to me, that's kind of like a superpower. I can, with difficulty, form habits to do tasks from memory: housework and the like. I can respond in immediate terms. I can do all kinds of complex and difficult things right now, on impulse or when a real person (not just a calendar) reminds me. But make a plan to start something new in the future, even a day in advance, and then go through with it, without that kind of immediate encouragement: BWOOOOOP. Unbelievably difficult. It's like, I don't know what compares to this for normal people, eat something you hate, maybe? Even if homework is clearly important. Even if it is easy.

A really good, organized and patient personal assistant is a reasonable substitute for this executive function, but finding that person and allowing it, oy gevalt.

From what I sow, people with ADHD / ADD are by default successful, have a hunter's mind, tribal leaders, army captains, entrepreneurs and innovators, etc.
But generally these people suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. success rate.
These sufferings are influenced by poor parenting, our old and rigid educational systems, the work environment, etc.

Now, if you check out the biography of successful people with ADHD, you will find that they usually had very supportive parents, who helped them maintain high self-esteem no matter what happens in school, college, or work. And who did not

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From what I sow, people with ADHD / ADD are by default successful, have a hunter's mind, tribal leaders, army captains, entrepreneurs and innovators, etc.
But generally these people suffer from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc. success rate.
These sufferings are influenced by poor parenting, our old and rigid educational systems, the work environment, etc.

Now, if you check out the biography of successful people with ADHD, you will find that they usually had very supportive parents, who helped them maintain high self-esteem no matter what happens in school, college, or work. And who did not push them to fit into ... something "normal".

And if we go through the history of all those successful people, I don't think we can fit them into our modern standards as a good worker, student, etc., who can still work 9 to 5.

P.S. I think Seth Godin said something like, if you have ADHD, congratulations! You have a hunter's mind. You complain about your life, stop farming, go hunting!
That is why I believe that people with ADHD, who struggle, initially need to fix mental health problems first and boost self-esteem.

When you live with an atypical condition like ADHD, you have to have a say, try to hide or hug it, and use it to your advantage.

Living with ADHD for only 18 years, I have already found many ways to use ADHD to advantage, I often have things to take notes on, so that when I get an idea out of nowhere, I can record it to use later. When I'm interested in a topic, I can spend hours working on it without being distracted.

I have also managed to find ways to combat its disadvantages, I found that if I work with some background music, I will be less distracted by

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When you live with an atypical condition like ADHD, you have to have a say, try to hide or hug it, and use it to your advantage.

Living with ADHD for only 18 years, I have already found many ways to use ADHD to advantage, I often have things to take notes on, so that when I get an idea out of nowhere, I can record it to use later. When I'm interested in a topic, I can spend hours working on it without being distracted.

I have also managed to find ways to combat its disadvantages, I found that if I work with some background music, I will be less distracted by the millions of background noises, and that I should work in short intervals of 15 to 45 minutes. when not medicated, with a 5 to 15 minute break between each interval to avoid fatigue.

And I'm just an average 18 year old who up to 15 was completely dependent on my medication to do any work, imagine what people who never took medication would have to think, and how people with ADHD are the most creative. People, according to a former graduate member of my high school debate team, find ways to cheat ADHD and use it to enhance their other existing skills.

ADHD is not just a burden, if given to the right person, it is a gift that can pave the way to success.

They were lucky to have parents who went one step further for them. I taught my son the basics before he went to school because these kids do so much better individually. He would ask his teacher to send all unfinished school work home, and I would sit at the kitchen table with him every day and he was his "teacher." I would advocate for him at school and elsewhere. If the doctor prescribed something for you that had too many side effects or side effects that interfered with your childhood, they would advocate for it through research. I became a stay at home mom and volunteered at my son's school.

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They were lucky to have parents who went one step further for them. I taught my son the basics before he went to school because these kids do so much better individually. He would ask his teacher to send all unfinished school work home, and I would sit at the kitchen table with him every day and he was his "teacher." I would advocate for him at school and elsewhere. If the doctor prescribed something for you that had too many side effects or side effects that interfered with your childhood, they would advocate for it through research. I became a stay-at-home mom and volunteered at my son's school to be around if he needed me.

Albert Einstein also had ADHD and his mother helped him too.

Incalculable successes with ADHD have aligned their innate talents with their careers, have learned to overcome obstacles (or have hired someone to do their unpleasant tasks), and continue to manage their lives on a daily basis.

ADHD can be a super power when you learn to use it. Most people with ADHD experience intense passion when they do something they love. The key to success is just that: do something you love, and then hire people to do the unpleasant tasks that are difficult for you.

Successful people know how to surround themselves with strong support.

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Incalculable successes with ADHD have aligned their innate talents with their careers, have learned to overcome obstacles (or have hired someone to do their unpleasant tasks), and continue to manage their lives on a daily basis.

ADHD can be a super power when you learn to use it. Most people with ADHD experience intense passion when they do something they love. The key to success is just that: do something you love, and then hire people to do the unpleasant tasks that are difficult for you.

Successful people know how to surround themselves with a strong support team so that they can focus on what they do best.

As David Neeleman (JetBlue founder) says, "I can easily manage a fleet of 20 planes, but I can't pay my electricity bill.

Best of luck!

Because everyone else can be successful. Is ADHD a good obstacle to not reaching goals? Consider a drug that can return a person to the baseline of the general population.

A medicated ADHD is almost like a normal adult.

I'm glad if it's good for you.

It depends on what part of the executive function is carried out and if the issues of one's interest merge with those desired by society.

If yes, ADHD is better at studying things that interest them and breaking down isolated thinking in the brain to apply theories and learn from subject area to subject area and in crwativity.

If not, or if the part of your executive function that doesn't work is key, the chances of success are unfortunately diminished.

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