Who Says One Kind of Thinking Is Better Than Another?
With ADHD come spontaneity, creativity, and a love of new experiences. If we were naturally judgmental types — which we are not — we could just as easily suggest that people who get anxious at the thought of changing plans suffer from SDD. You know, Spontaneity Deficit Disorder.
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1 Comment: Who Says One Kind of Thinking Is Better Than Another?
Eh, this doesn’t sit well with me. I have ADHD, but with far more inattentive traits than impulsive traits. I do indeed get very anxious about sudden changes in plans—because I am also autistic! My autism means I can find the world very overwhelming. I need stability—surprises are not good for me. Growing up in a family full of impulsive ADHDers who never planned anything, this was hard and I often felt like there was something wrong with me for freaking out over last minute changes.
There’s nothing wrong with my need for stability and routine—or with your need for impulsivity! Our brains just work differently. Both have their pros and cons, but ultimately they’re both perfectly fine ways to be.