Well my co-workers think I do.
Apparently I’m ‘overly energetic.’ And ‘fidgety and distracted.’ And now they are claiming there is a source for my behavior: Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder .
Our on air host, Gary, even went so far as to become a faux physician and diagnose me with a test. (Check your score on the test below from the World Health Organization.) I’d love for you to take the test and see how it turns out. Then let me know … if it helps my case. You can listen here to their interrogation.[audio:http://www.susiedavis.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/ADHD.mp3|titles=ADHD]
Though I have never been diagnosed with ADHD, it is a well known fact that I have difficulty seating in meetings. (I am an avowed meeting hater.) And that pretty sights, delicious smells and fabulous sounds distract me … but I don’t think that makes me an ADHD candidate. I just think it makes me sensuous. (Sensuous: Of, relating to, or derived from the senses. 2. Appealing to or gratifying the senses. 3. a. Readily affected through the senses …) And I don’t think that’s such a bad thing.
Here’s the test. See how you do …
Circle the number that best describes how you have felt and conducted yourself over the past six months. Add up your total. A score of 11 points or higher indicates that your symptoms may be consistent with Adult ADHD.
|1. How often do you have difficulty getting things in order when you have to do a task that requires organization?||0||1||2||3||4|
|2. When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, how often do you avoid or delay getting started?||0||1||2||3||4|
|3. How often are you distracted by activity or noise around you?||0||1||2||3||4|
|4. How often do you leave your seat in meetings or other situations in which you are expected to remain seated?||0||1||2||3||4|
|5. How often do you feel restless or fidgety?||0||1||2||3||4|
|6. How often do you have difficulty waiting your turn in situations when turn taking is required?||0||1||2||3||4|