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August 11, 2017 at 4:15 pm in reply to: What are your favorite traits that ADHD has given you? #57071revelderknightParticipant
I also wanted to add. Even if I don’t know a topic or subject, I’ve found I’m able to teach it to others is such a way that they have clarity, understanding and new knowledge and skills. As an example, I do not know a thing about speaking and reading Spanish. I was asked to try and tutor a high school student with learning Spanish I. The student was a full semester behind the others in Spanish I. After I was done helping them for a few short weeks, they were not only caught up, but passed with flying colors the final exam of the Spanish II. I still only know a hand full of words and their English meanings. I can’t speak or read Spanish.August 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm in reply to: What are your favorite traits that ADHD has given you? #57070revelderknightParticipant
Besides all of the traits listed previously, I have found others that people have commented about me. Of those are my empathy to others; my ability to understand what others want or need when they have difficulty describing it. For example; a customer will come into The Home Depot, where I’m employed, I am able to assist and problem solve when others can’t. My peers and management have noticed my ability to find a solution or answer when others fail. When an associate or customer doesn’t know if we have a product/ or not, and where it might be located, I can direct them to the exact aisle, bay, and shelf. When a customer comes in needing a part, but has trouble knowing what its called, or describing what it looks like, and how it works, I instantly know the answers. I take the cryptic pieces of their description, and assemble a visual of what it is in my mind.
This is only one, of the many gifts that my ADHD has given me.