Most ADHD people struggle with their careers. Not because they are not talented. In fact they are so talented that they can’t fit into regular 9 to 5 setups. Especially they will be breathless if they have to work under rigid corporate structures.
What drives these personalities is FREEDOM !!. Period. How Freedom is linked to ADHD?. I think there is a big link between these two. ADHD type people are typically very creative type (not art type as such). They are outside box thinkers, Innovators and creative problem solvers. Without freedom they won’t be able to express their wild thoughts and implement innovation. And also by nature these are very sensitive nature people (they behave wild but inside very sensitive). So under any kind of bossism and power politics they struggle big time. Hence the bigger need for Freedom.
The core need of Freedom drives them to chose careers areas where they can experience freedom to share their thoughts. Typical and best careers are – mostly self employed nature and where they can get best kick (through problem solving and restoring things). Below are the best areas.
- Entrepreneur ( For Freedom, Creating, Solving, Innovating and Chasing, etc)
- Doctor ( Helping people, solving problems and Emergency kick)
- Writer ( For outside box thinking and expressing wild thoughts)
- Emergency Services (for last min kick)
- Artist (For pure expression)
- Any kind of Self Employment (for Freedom)
List can be any thing but underlying need is Freedom.
Worst careers would be any routine, boring stuff with bosses, structures and procedures. You will be dead !!.
People unaware/un-diagnosed struggle with their careers until they find one that suits them. Then they will rock !!. Career selection so important. Use a career which are meant for you !!