ADHD Gifted People
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The list of famous ADHD gifted people is quite extensive. So is the list of
childhood stumblings for these famous and gifted people with
Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD.
Yet, we typically only hear about the accomplishments of these
famous people, not their early struggles. Today I would like to
bring attention to the famous ADHD gifted people and some of their early troubles.
Your Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD child may not grow up to
become the most revered voice of the 21st century. Or, he might.
This list of famous people with Attention Deficit Disorder and
ADHD shows that Attention Deficit Disorder people have made and
continue to make immeasurable contributions in this world despite
- or maybe because of - Attention Deficit Disorder.
Attention Deficit Disorder, with or without
hyperactivity, tend to be very intelligent, creative and
inventive. Creativity is not confined to the music, entertainment,
painting and sculpting. Creativity is used by inventors,
entrepreneurs, researchers and others who need to “think outside
the box” to be successful.
Though long on creativity and intelligence, people with Attention
Deficit Disorder typically do not do well in school. Consider
Thomas Edison’s teachers told him he was too stupid to learn
anything. Sir Isaac Newton did poorly in grade school. Albert
Einstein did not speak until he was four years old and could not
read until he was seven years old. Robert Frost was expelled from
school for chronic daydreaming.
The young F.W. Woolworth, while working at a dry goods store, was
not allowed to wait on customers because he “didn't have enough
sense." Abraham Lincoln entered the Black Hawk War as a captain
and finished as a private. A newspaper editor fired Walt Disney.
Disney had, as the editor said, "no good ideas.”
The famous ADHD gifted people typically were not well- rounded, “normal” people who did well in
school but their uniqueness, creativity and inventiveness allowed
them to make a significant mark in this world.
Be open-minded to the fact that difficult behavior may indicate
special abilities. Encourage creativity in your children and
provide ample opportunities to enhance creativity. Don’t worry too
much about early childhood stumblings but instead focus on
developing a rounded individual that is secure enough to let their
imagination run wide.
Famous ADHD Gifted People**
||Alexander Graham Bell
||Hans Christian Anderson
||Dwight D. Eisenhower
||F. Scott Fitzgerald
||Leonardo da Vinci
||Georg Frideric Handel
||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
||Edgar Allan Poe
|Sir Isaac Newton
||General George Patton
||John D. Rockefeller
||Vincent van Gogh
||George Bernard Shaw
||Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
||F. W. Woolworth
||Henry David Thoreau
||William Wrigley, Jr.
||Frank Lloyd Wright
||William Butler Yeats
**These names were collected from various sources as people either
diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder or people who strongly
displayed signs of Attention Deficit Disorder.
Consider these quotes from famous ADHD
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest
his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the
cause and prevention of disease."
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying
to please everybody."
"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your
mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be