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7 ADHD Things I Think We May Have In Common

At least, I think we do ...
At least, I think we do …

Symptoms. You’re saying we have symptoms in common, and of course you’re right. I thought the same thing when I first considered this title.

For instance, if you have ADHD – Predominantly Inattentive type, then we possibly share being distracted, forgetful and disorganized. We are likely to have poor concentration and spend more time than we should daydreaming. Oh, and we may also have difficulty completing tasks. Lucky us.

If you have ADHD – Predominantly Hyperactive type, then we possibly share a tendency towards excessive fidgeting, and being restless. We might share hyperactive, and we probably have difficulty waiting in line or staying seated when needs dictate that we should. We might also have a tendency toward , immature and/or destructive behavior. (Who? Me?)

If you have ADHD – Combined type … welcome to the club, you’ve hit the jackpot, you and I and our other kindred spirits share among us, all of the above symptoms. And don’t we do it well?

Wait! There’s more

But then I thought there might be other things. So what my title refers to is some of the oddities that also are common among us. There are those who would deny some of these things. Some of them are good and some of them aren’t. Which is which? I’ll let you decide.

And here we go

  1. We are more likely to have more than one decoration on our key chains. It won’t likely help us find our keys any faster, unless one of those fobs is a remote finder that beeps when it gets the signal. I had one of those once, the damned thing went off at the slightest provocation. Most annoying. I returned it to get my money back.

  2. We are more likely to be left handed or mixed dominant. That’s not ambidextrous. Mixed dominance is when you are right handed for some things and left handed for others. I golf right handed, but play hockey left handed. Odd among NTs, but perfectly acceptable among us.

  3. We are more likely to engage in a physically intimate aspect of a relationship prematurely, or at least sooner than others might.

  4. We are more likely to have unprotected sex when we engage in premature physically intimate aspects of a relationship.

  5. We are more likely to be adopted. If you think about it, this just naturally follows points 3. and 4. … yeah, I knew you’d get it.

  6. Though some say there is no citable proof that we are more creative, I say we are. And so do many other people as well. How exactly does one prove creativity statistically anyway?
    In my opinion, all one needs to be creative is to be impulsive, easily distracted, and able to push the boundaries of appropriate and unique. I think we have this covered. It’s just my opinion, but I’m sticking by it.

  7. We are more likely to over-analyze things. And if you don’t believe that … you haven’t been reading this post very closely.

Had Enough yet?

So, there you have it. The 7 ADHD things I think we may have in common, other than symptoms. How close did you come to my list?

7 ADHD Things I Think We May Have In Common

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2014). 7 ADHD Things I Think We May Have In Common. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 21, 2019, from


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