How To Prove I'm Smart

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  1. Ebeth199

    Ebeth199 Active Member

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    I'm 52 so back when i was diagnossed at age 6 most doctors didn't really think girls had this. But i was a very obvious case
     
  2. GalaxyDreamer90

    GalaxyDreamer90 Senior Member

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    So ADHD isn't real? I've heard that it may not and that people with ADHD might actually be indigos but I'm not entirely sure about that. What if the doctor is right and I am ADHD. But then again I can't have adhd I'm too successful to have it.
     
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    KenJ Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm not going to comment further about the APA or DMSP, they are what they are. Being "hyper" is a point on an imaginary line between slow-moving and constantly agitated mental states in my opinion where we have selected to be in this lifetime for some specific reason, or brought about by what is in their diet.

    My remark was intended to be toward the labels that we accept and "wear", like "oppressed", "Disabled", "Rich", "Poor", etc. all being in contrast to some other norm.
     
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    GalaxyDreamer90 Senior Member

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    Okay but I still kind of think I'm too successful to have Adhd. But still the doctor thinks I'm adhd and has me on medication for it like it's a bad thing. That I understand adhd means having a lot of energy what's so wrong with that. Most people don't have a lot of energy and wish they had more. So why should having a lot of energy be considered a disability especially if that energy can be controlled and put to good use.
     
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    KenJ Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm not sure what answer that you think would be acceptable from this board about your concern. You have a physician that has prescribed you medication that you are taking, the result is satisfactory to you, you believe it to be a good thing, so what else do you want? It sounds as though it gets into areas that are to be excluded and I do not want to get into them. Be at peace with your "Blessing" and use it to the best of your ability to get beyond your current impasse.
     
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    Li-la Senior Member

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    Hi, just wanna say that from my experience of knowing several people who have been given the diagnose ADHD there is no link between level of intelligence and ADHD. You can make stupid decisions if you have ADHD and great ones if you have ADHD and so on. I mean, you are no smarter if you run or if you walk. I hope I make sense and hope that with what ever diagnose you have or have not you will find peace and confident in who you are, and not struggle with this.
     
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    Do you think you will be happy with yourself regardless of the results from a adhd or autism diagnosis.? I wouldn't change myself if i could! (Adhd) I love how creative my brain is and how visual i am. And my daughter is Aspergers and is an amazing artist and we are both super smart.
     
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    There is a difference between ignorance and stupidity: ignorance is not knowing, stupidity is knowing, but doing it anyway.
    You sound like an empath to me: desire to please, emotional, worried about what other's think.
    I've had therapy and my therapist told me that the surest sign of sanity is worrying that you are going crazy. The very fact that you are questioning your sanity, aka being "mental", is a sign that you are indeed NOT "mental". You only really need to worry if you think you are the only sane person in an insane world.
    Is there someone in your life that is telling you that you are "too emotional", "mental" and/or "stupid"? If so, that person doesn't have your best interest at heart and has their own issues.
     
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    fireflydancing just a fly in the sky Staff Member Super Moderator

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    LOL. I've heard this phrase from several people. Now I start worrying about their sanity... :eek:

    :):)
     
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    Adhd can feel like a race car brain with bad brakes. I can only speak for myself but some of my main strugles have been being really Impulsive, i have a hard time switching from one activity to another, It's hard to shift gears. I have learned that not everyone has almost constant videos/audio that play in their minds like me. Adhd has been described as unable to focus but i would disagree with that. I am often so focused it can feel like tunnel vision, like im so hyper focused and into what im doing that the outside is fuzzy including sound and everything that isnt what im focused on falls away. Like when im into my art. Feels like mediation for me. But yea depending on the task i definately have attention and focus issues. I can read something and not know what ive read because of all the internal stuff that seems constant in my head. It distracts me if im not into what im reading or doing. Hope this helpes
     
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    Much of what you say about your tendencies are things that fit within me as well, our main difference is in small differences and my abhorrent rejection of "labels". Notice how much importance you place on Labels that others place on you and which of them you accept, they limit you like putting a fence around you as if you are merely "livestock". My physicians, that I unfortunately now need, are having a hard time in being reduced as "helpers" rather than "God" with the exception of a few that get-it.
     
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    Hi GalaxyDreamer90. Reading your recent posts I think you've come on leaps and bounds since this topic. Well done luv.
     
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    GalaxyDreamer90 Senior Member

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    Thanks I have found out that I only think I'm stupid and have a disability to feel sorry about myself and depressed. There are times I still want to feel depressed but I'm able to catch myself when I want to feel that way and stop myself now.
     
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    Eva1942 A Walking Enigma...

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    In my teens, a doctor tried telling my Mum that I had ADHD because I couldn’t keep ‘amused’ long enough and always had to be doing something. He wanted to test me for ADHD and Mum refused. I’m so glad she did, as I found out in my adult life once I discovered a few PL’s, that I’ve always been like this because I am a Indigo child. I believe that after Indigo’s came the Rainbow children (I think it was Rainbow...).

    In my WWII lifetime, I had a lot of responsibilities to keep me occupied (because otherwise I’d feel bored) and this often earned me the displeasure of family members. This also earned me the strange remarks from colleagues, because to them, it looked like I ‘had to know everything and anything’ when in essence, I was keeping myself amused because I felt I had to do everything (classic trait of ADHD). I later burnt myself out in November/December 1941, and recovered in January/February 1942.

    In this current lifetime, I can get very depressed if I’m not continually doing something, but I have learned that rest is important too (one of the reasons I have Fibromyalgia now too).

    There is nothing wrong with having diagnosed/undiagnosed ADD/ADHD or even Autism, because a lot of those souls spend more time in the Astral than in the physical. Souls also come into these bodies with (especially Autism whether it be verbal or non-verbal) as Karmic payback for the parents as a result of long-standing Karmic patterns that exist between both the soul and the parents.

    No one is ‘stupid’, and everyone learns differently and you shouldn’t speak about yourself so lowly.
    All the best,
    Eva x
     
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    There and back again Senior Member

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    This will always be one of those thing I'll be Edited and moaning about probably to the day I kick the bucket when it comes to compulsory conformity in current society where everyone has to think the same things, think the same way, and just be almost the same person rather than as individuals. All in all anyone who isn't in the noise of it all looking from the outside in and clearly see how things really are where it is only suitable for some types while a large majority are only managing leaving the rest to circle the drain till the end of their natural lives.
     
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    In emotional intelligence, you may already be a genius.

    In a nutshell there are things like social IQ, emotional IQ, practical IQ, visual IQ, physical IQ, recall etc, and all IQ tests which focus on just one of these are flawed. If you give me a visual IQ test remotely, i'll be a genius, if you give me a practical IQ test in person i'll be the stupidest person in the room and unless I do overt repetition, my recall is horrendous, which defines things like your maths grade or ability to spell etc. You can also interchange the word awareness for IQ in most of these if it suits.

    Take it from a stranger who was always told he was intelligent, and wrongly given a free pass, when he should have been taught at a young age to work consistently for his place in life. Raw intellect alone is absolutely, totally and utterly useless. It's nice to have like a hobby might be, but it can just as often frustrate you as help you when interacting with others. It can also lead to you over analysing situations rather than enjoying them, or being frustrated at common patterns which others take as normal but you see flaws in.

    I will say worrying over who you are leads to anxiety. When you accept who you are, flaws, warts and all, then your anxiety will probably ease up. Being anxious and worried is also normal, once you understand that its less of an issue, worry about the anxiety itself leads to a worsening of it, like tightening a muscle too much and not letting it (or you) breathe.
     
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    GalaxyDreamer90 Senior Member

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    I'm the exact same way I always got to be occupied and on the go or I get depressed which can make it seem like I have adhd. I'm also starting to believe I might be an indigo myself but not entirely sure yet.
     

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