More About Me
My ADHD is reportedly off the far end of the spectrum, combined-type ADHD (i.e., hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive), which Ned Hallowell, M.D. describes as the "holy trinity." And with any of the three types of ADHD, there is the inherent accompaniment of hyper-sensitivity (a.k.a. hyper-sensitive person) and having rejection-sensitive dysphoria (RSD). Thus, my life has certainly not always been, nor is it always now, Forrest Gump's "box of chocolates."
Empathic, highly intuitive, and self-aware; an explorer, a "hardcore" introvert, tomboy, a "why-child" (i.e., inquisitive about everything relative to an insatiable curiosity about the world, people, cultures, etc.), and much more. My determination to leverage these and other personal ADHD strengths is a force with which to be reckoned when those persistent comorbid conditions (e.g., anxiety, overwhelm, dysthymia) are not detaining me. William Dodson, M.D. of Dodson ADHD Center in Colorado once asked me, "Have you ever 'not' been able to do something in which you've been interested or set out to do?" I paused to reflect for a moment. And when I finally arrived at a concrete answer, I was dumbfounded, and humbled...extremely humbled. "Why, no...," I remarked rather unobtrusively.