29 Positive Aspects of ADD

1.  Sensitive

2.  Empathatic with the feelings of others

3.  Feels things deeply

4.  Creative in nature (incl:  in problem solving)

5.  Inventive

6.  Often sees things from a unique perspective

7.  Great at finding things that are lost (incl:  money on the ground or people in a crowd)

8.  Perpetually acute

9.  Stand-up comic

10.  Spontaneous

11.  Fun

12.  Energetic

13.  Open and un-secretive

14.  Eager for acceptance and willing to work for it

15.  Responsive to positive reinforcement

16.  Doesn’t harbor resentment

17.  More likely to do things because they want to than because they should, thus wholehearted in efforts

18.  Difficult to fool

19.  Looks past surface appearance to the core of people, situations, and issues

20.  Down to earth

21.  Good networker

22.  Sees unique relationships between people and things

23.  Cross disciplinary and interdisciplinary

24.  Less likely to get in a rut or go stale

25.  Original, with a sense of humor

26.  Observant

27.  Loyal

28.  Intense when interested in something

29.  Quick if they like what they are doing

Famous People with ADD/LD

With Perseverance They made It — So Can You


Hans Christian Anderson Handel Rodin
Ann Bancroft Stephen Hawkins Eleanor Roosevelt
Beethovan Ernest and Mariel Hemmingway Pete Rose
Harry Belafonte William Randolph Hearst Babe Ruth
Alexander Graham Bell Dustin Hoffman Nolan Ryan
Gregory Boyington Bruce Jenner Anwar Sadat
Wright Brothers “Magic” Johnson Pierre Salinger
Sir Richard Francis Burton Michael Jordon Charles Schwab
George Bush’s Children John F. Kennedy George C. Scott
Admiral Richard Byrd Robert Kennedy George Bernard Shaw
Thomas Carlyle Jason Kidd Tom Smothers
Andrew Carnegie John Lennon Socrates
Lewis Carroll Carl Lewis Suzanne Somers
Prince Charles Abraham Lincoln Sylvester Stallone
Cher Greg Louganis Jackie Stewart
Agathie Christie James Clerk Maxwell James Stewart
Winston Churchill Steve McQueen Thomas Thoreau
John Corcoran Mozart Henry David Thoreau
Tom Cruise David H. Murdock Leo Tolstoy
Leonardo da Vinci Napoleon Alberto Tomba
Salvador Dali Nasser Van Gogh
Walt Disney Isaac Newton Russell Varian
Thomas Edison Jack Nicholson Jules Verne
Albert Einstein Nostradamus Werner von Braun
Dwight D. Eisenhower Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Lindsay Wagner
Michael Faraday Louis Pasteur General Westmoreland
F. Scott Fitzgerald Gen. George Patton Weyerhauser Family
Malcom Forbes Picasso Russell White
Henry Ford Edgar Allan Poe Robin Williams
Benjamin Franklin Puccini Woodrow Wilson
Zsa Zsa Gabor Sergei Rachmanioff Henry Winkler
Galileo Buddy Rich Stevie Wonder
Danny Glover Eddie Richenbacker F.W. Woolworth
Tracy Gold John Rivers Wrigley
Whoopi Goldberg Nelson and John D. Rockefeller William Butler Yeats