“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession,—or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
Sherlock Holmes is a classic example of an ADHD sociopath. And he was great.
My husband is the same way. And he’s a genius. But, like all geniuses, if he doesn’t have something useful to use his mindpower for, he can get into trouble with it. I’m glad he’s determined to use it for good instead of bad or useless things.
God uses people with ADHD, too, and they can be amazing when they get on the right path.