Welcome to the tribe
Indeed. We are a tribe. I include myself as I have ADHD & a fair smattering of High Functioning Autistic markers. I have a lifetime of chaos and survival to show for it. Don't misunderstand me, I don't see any of this as a problem, far from it. LIke all ADHD individuals I have tremendous insight into what that means, and more importantly how to take a positive and life affirming position to make the best of the gifts that ADHD bestows. These gifts allow us to contribute significantly to many areas requiring problem solving and/or creativity.
You'll find us in a wide range of roles in the community - from healthcare, art, design, building, architecture, acting, singing and all forms of engineering - civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical and software. We're your game designers and your friends who talk too much and have weird interests. We're one of those very odd academics who haunted the halls at Uni, and we're the tragic 'died too young' famous faces who showed us their unbridled brilliance and through self medication, depression and anxiety died far too young, often before they were 30. (think the 27 club)
You'll find us on the front line of the demonstration, trying to right an injustice or rescuing abandoned animals or failing at the latest course we've attempted, because we can't get the work started, let alone handed in. That and the latest relationship has also just come to grief, or we've just been fired from our job - again, and we've never felt so abandoned, and it feels like its all our fault. Right? Does this sound like a familiar story?
If this is you. You've come to the right place.
This is your tribe.