Are You Maximizing Your “Superhuman” ADHD Strengths?

Most often we focus on the negative aspects of ADHD characteristics.  I am not going to lie, ADHD traits can cause many problems sometimes,PowerPosePost729 but they can also be great strengths. In fact, I’d say they are nearly superhuman strengths.


According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “superhuman” can be defined as, “exceeding normal human power, size, or capability.”

“Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap a tall building in a single bound”–only someone with ADHD has that kind of energy.

Have you ever stopped to consider just how closely ADHD characteristics resemble Superman’s traits? No. I didn’t think so.  Allow me to illuminate them for you.

Here are a few of Superman’s traits that many people with ADHD also possess:

1). Superhuman Strength and Stamina

Hyperactivity anyone?  High energy actually is a positive trait. A person with ADHD can get so much done if they can focus on the task at hand (see hyperfocus) and use their powers for good.  I know many peeps with ADHD who can work circles around neuro-typical folks.

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