Why Am I So Sensitive? Why ADHD Brains Can’t Just Ignore Unfairness
Do you become overwhelmed or enraged by life’s unfairness and attacks on social justice? You may be experiencing the impact of a little-known ADHD trait called justice sensitivity.
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3 Comments: Why Am I So Sensitive? Why ADHD Brains Can’t Just Ignore Unfairness
I agree with all of the points about how we need to protect ourselves and be vigilant in picking carefully that hill upon which we are willing to fight and die for. And, yes, the news and social media can drive anyone crazy these days. But, I do not think this article does enough to pay tribute to what a wonderful and beautiful trait this is…it doesn’t do us the proper justice.
I’ll end it with this quote from John Staurt Mill: “A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
This is certainly a trait I have recognised clinically and I have my own theories about why this might be. I would love to see your reference list could post links that would be fantastic
I find this claim to be suspicious, Dr. Caldwell. You say “several studies have found” in the article, yet don’t cite any of those studies in the literature. As a Psy.D, you have demonstrated ability, and as a Psy.D should feel a certain ethical duty to adhere to, really, the most basic standards you were held to along the way. If you make a claim (i.e. “several studies have found”) you should cite those studies. Leave the “several studies have found” BS to those with a B.S.