Five Reasons You Want ADHD Brains on Your Zombie Apocalypse Team (Part 3)
Third installment of a four part series. Part 2 is here. Part 4 is here.
Disclaimer: Not every person with ADHD will have any or all of these. Displaying anything on this list doesn’t mean a person has ADHD. The things on this list aren’t unique to ADHD.
11. More sensitive than an optical mouse
Because we know what it’s like to be hurt, a lot, (I mean really, all the time) we have no desire to put that on anyone else. We will be very cognizant of other’s feels and needs. Another reason we won’t end up on that pesky “previously on” reel.
12. Creative as all get out
A 2011 study demonstrated what many professionals in the field had suspected for some time: the ADHD brain is actually more likely to be creative. Our solutions might be totally out of left field, but they will probably work and be something nobody else thought of. Ordinary thinking is probably what those zombies had before... Well, you know.
13. Bubbles?! YAY!!!
The delayed maturity in many ADHD people can show up as a fun-loving and lighthearted nature. This is essential for keeping up the morale of the whole team. What’s the point of fighting for the survival of humanity if you can’t laugh?
14. Chaotic survivalist
Since our lives before the apocalypse were probably pretty chaotic, we have learned how to survive and thrive in those conditions. The total collapse of civilization is really no big deal compared to trying to find a clean pair of socks. We got this.
15. I sense a disturbance in the Force...
We have wicked cool imaginations which means we can predict problems before they happen. Now, the likelihood of being attacked by a horde of the shuffling dead dressed exclusively in lolita dresses is admittedly low but... Aren’t you glad we’re prepared?