Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)? (1 Viewer)

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For some people ADHD manifests outwardly, whereas for others it's more mental. (Sometimes called ADD, though there's no official diagnosis with that name) As in, the mental state is hyperactive, while also being unfocussed.

My sister was diagnosed, and I likely have it as well.

Sometimes you'll hear people talk about "hyperfocussing", generally as this supposed sorta super-power that ADHD people can sometimes attain. But this ability is not *at will*. Hyperfocussing only comes when there's intense interest in the subject. Many purple believe ADHD involves a lack of dopamine, which is the "reward neurotransmitter". So it's maybe harder for us to feel rewarded for focus on something that doesn't have us intensely involved.... Or, this is how I've understood it.

My sister thinks that hyperfocussing isn't all super powers though, however. Someone with ADHD might obsessively focus on something that's totally out of their control, or what have you.

Anyway, this is what I've picked up on the subject.
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y so sassy??? i didnt mean anything bad.
nah i didn't mean to sass on you, i might just suck at getting my message across online. i don't mean anything bad either though.

i mean like....i have no faith in ADHD diagnosis... i think probably ADHD and eccentrism mix well though... or they blend often
 

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word ok, well here's my .02

you get distracted and/or depressed easily, you are inclined to move on real fast to the next thing, to fulfill what you quickly lacked which may manifest as a place or situation.

ADHD = wanderlust pretty well in this sense.
 

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Do have something more specific in mind with "eccentric"? Cause the dictionary just says unconventional or strange.

That's everyone on this site. Idk what percentage of us have ADHD, but 100% of us could be called eccentric.

So, Idk, if you wanna tell us what you mean by eccentric, that might help.
 
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I imagine you mean unconventional interests besides the way we travel. Like, I see you're into botany.
Yes, ADHD/ADD manifests differently in every person.

What I mean is that there is a pattern in ADHD that people can be eccentric such as my ADHD biology teacher who was a real weirdo but girls crushed on him, or Aurora the singer, or Bjork or Kate Bush, mad scientists, Albert Einstein, nutty professors/absent-minded professors. (None were diagnosed, but there is consensus Einstein had it by psychologists)
 

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Yes, ADHD/ADD manifests differently in every person.

What I mean is that there is a pattern in ADHD that people can be eccentric such as my ADHD biology teacher who was a real weirdo but girls crushed on him, or Aurora the singer, or Bjork or Kate Bush, mad scientists, Albert Einstein, nutty professors/absent-minded professors. (None were diagnosed, but there is consensus Einstein had it by psychologists)
Maybe Geek is a better word, than eccentric, for what you're describing.
I wish I was a geek. I'm way to unmotivated to qualify.
 

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Depression plus add, or paranoia plus add, anxiety plus add -a whole lot of bad mixers could be come up with, and none of them are gonna turn anyone into a mad scientist.

Oh shit, another crazy thing I came across is that people with ADD can focus better when under stress, and unbeknownst to themselves will end up with habits that lead to stress *so that they can focus*!... Self medicating on stress. Hella weird.
 
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Depression plus add, or paranoia plus add, anxiety plus add -a whole lot of bad mixers could be come up with, and none of them are gonna turn anyone into a mad scientist.

Oh shit, another crazy thing I came across is that people with ADD can focus better when under stress, and unbeknownst to themselves will end up with habits that lead to stress *so that they can focus*!... Self medicating on stress. Hella weird.
Hey that is absolutely true. Also, mad scientists engage crazy out of the box ideas for self stimulation. Others go into high contact sports. Not everybody does the same thing..
 

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