- Social awkwardness - Repetitive behaviors or routines- Difficulty with social interactions- Sensory related sensitivities and overloads- Difficulty with subtleties of communication- Exceptional focus and attention to detail - Strong memory and recall abilities- Original thinking and creativity- Intense interests and passions- Exceptional analytical skills- A strong sense of justice and fairness- A tendency to think and communicate in a literal and logical manner
Neurodivergence is not an excuse for avoiding self-improvement work, avoiding medication, taking support.
“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.” - Dr. Hans Asperger
Famous people likely to have Asperger’s Syndrome1. Charles Darwin 2. Albert Einstein 3. Elon Musk 4. Sir Anthony Hopkins 5. Bill Gates7. Steve Jobs8. Winston Churchill
Fictional characters likely to have Asperger’s Syndrome1. Raymond Babbitt (Dustin Hoffman) in Rain Man2. Forest Gump (Tom Hanks) in Forest Gump3. Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) in Big Bang Theory4. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Click here to know Vinod Nair's neurodivergence.
Some advantages of having ADHD include:1. Creativity2. High energy and enthusiasm3. Flexibility and adaptability4. Focus and hyperfocus5. Impulsivity
DyslexiaDyslexia is a learning condition that affects reading and related language-based processing skills. While dyslexia can present challenges in some areas, many individuals with dyslexia also possess unique strengths and abilities.
Advantages of having dyslexia:1. Strong visual-spatial skills2. Strong problem-solving skills3. Strong memory4. Strong verbal skills5. Strong sense of empathy
People with dyslexia may also have conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning challenges.
If someone you know maybe neurodivergent a. A neurodivergent adult or child may not show obvious signs but could struggle in social situations. b. They can be suspicious of new people so making friends and starting new relationships maybe hard for them, but bonds once made tend to be intense and lifelong. c. Be gentle, honest and kind. d. Stick with plans once made, sudden changes in plan can be traumatic for neurodivergent people. e. Refer them to Vinod Nair
If you are neurodivergent a. Stay functional, it matters. b. Use noise cancelling headsets c. Be aware of your sensory capacity and avoid overloadsd. Stick to routine. e. Check in regularly with Vinod Nair. f. When you travel, bring with you your favorite music, clothes and food to limit travel trauma
Neurodivergence at the workplaceIf you are neurodivergent, you probably don't know it. Have Vinod meet with all your team members to understand their uniqueness then caliberate systems and environment to increase productivity and happiness. See Vinod Nair's neurodivergent journey.
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