Posted by Kristen (22.214.171.124) on June 21, 2003 at 19:29:11:
In Reply to: ADHD 5s? posted by schrips (126.96.36.199) on June 15, 2003 at 19:32:37:
> I was wondering if there are any other 5s with ADD/ADHD out there? ADD is always typified as a very 7ish quality, but I'm definitely ADHD and definitely not a 7. However, I am more scattered and distractable when I'm under a lot of stress (which jives with disintegrating to 7). But on the other hand, I'm a lot less depressed and happier with who I am when I just learn to work with my ADD and stop trying to change it. for example, I just let my room be a mess now, and stop thinking that it is somehow wrong.
I am also a 5/1 who is an ADD-not ADHD. I am also a ENTP/INTP-which is VERY common among typical ADDers. The most common MBTI types that have ADD are Intuitive and Perceiving. 7s sound like they would be ADHD-rather than the daydreaming ADD. I think it is very healthy of you to view ADD as a part of you, rather than a negative habit that you can change. ADD is too often viewed as something negative, but actually some of the most brilliant and creative people have ADD-Albert Enstien, John Nash, Thomas Jefferson. I think people with ADD/ADHD have to accept it and apply themselves as best as they can. So good luck!
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