9 Reasons Why Being Neurodivergent is Awesome

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May 2nd, 2024 01:09 pm

Being neurodivergent means having a different neurological wiring than the rest of the world. It means that, just like everyone else, you experience joys and sorrows, happiness and sadness; you have good days and bad days. This doesn’t mean that being neurodivergent is always great – just as with any other neurological difference, it can also present challenges. However, some people find that they are more comfortable with their neurodiversity than others do.

That might sound daunting at first or even annoying to those who don’t understand why you would choose to be different from so many others – but the truth is that being neurodiverse can actually be an incredibly freeing experience if you know how to harness its benefits and work with what makes you unique rather than against it. Here are Nine reasons why being neurodivergent is awesome!

You’re a walking neurodiversity encyclopedia.

Being neurodiverse means that you have a lot of different experiences to draw on. You’re always learning more about the world around you, and this means that your mind is constantly evolving. Plus, you’ll have a deeper understanding than most people just because what you experience is so different.

You’re a source of diversity for others too.

Some people might feel that they are unique and that others don’t understand them. But, when you embrace your neurodiversity and accept it as part of who you are, you become a source of diversity for those around you. As someone who is different from the norm, you will help to break down any feelings of isolation or inadequacy that other people might be experiencing. Instead of struggling with the idea that they are different, they will see someone like them who has found their own way to live life.

Being neurodiverse is an important part of who you are.

Neurodiversity is an important part of who you are as a person. Just like every other facet of our personality, it’s something that we carry with us every day and that shapes the way we act and react in the world. It’s not something that you can change or anything that you can “fix,” but it’s something you have to be aware of and work with rather than against.

Neurodiversity doesn’t mean that you have to be the same as everyone else.

It can be difficult to find a community of people who understand and accept your different neurological wiring. But being neurodiverse doesn’t mean that you have to be the same as everyone else. It just means that you are different, not better or worse.

People with different neurological differences can still work together and support each other.

Those with different neurological differences can still work together and support each other. The truth is that there are many who fight against neurodiversity – but this just means the work to make it a better, more inclusive place for all of us is that much more important. For example, if you’re autistic, you might find that your empathy is heightened. This means you might be able to understand someone else’s perspective and empathize with them, which creates a powerful sense of connection between people.

Neurodiverse people are more likely to be introverted.

Many people with neurodiversity prefer being close to others and spending time with them. They also prefer being alone and concentrating on their own interests rather than those of others.
Being introverted is much more common in neurodivergent people than in the general population, with 49% of people with a first-degree relative who has a mental disorder reporting that they are introverted and 41% reporting that they are extroverted.
A lot of times, the most difficult part about being an introvert is finding social places where you can have fun without feeling pressured or uncomfortable. This is one reason why it’s not easy to build friendships as an introverted person: you need space, but most places don’t provide it for you. However, many other places – such as video games, online social networking sites, and eSports – offer a way for introverts to meet like-minded people who share their interests and hobbies.

People with different neurological differences are often better in some ways than others.

People with different neurological differences are often better in some ways than others. For example, people who have ADHD tend to be even more distractible than their peers and find that it’s hard for them to focus on a task and maintain attention. But they also have other strengths like creativity, excellent decision-making skills, and analytical thinking.
Narcissists often have traits that are very similar to those of people without narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). They might have high self-esteem and confidence, but they also may lack empathy or ability to connect emotionally with others. Some people with ADHD may struggle more socially because the condition makes it difficult for them to understand social cues or read facial expressions well.
Neurodivergent people often find it easier to learn new things when they identify as neurodiverse rather than just as having ADHD or autism. It’s easier for them to focus on their strengths and take what works best from each of the features of their condition rather than seeing themselves as one thing or another.
Certain kinds of disabilities can actually provide a greater understanding of how privilege impacts society. People who don’t identify as neurodivergent will likely never understand the experience of being disabled unless they are disabled themselves. If you don’t see yourself as disabled, there is an increased chance that you will ignore how your privilege impacts those who do not share your experience.>>>

There are numerous ways to be neurodiverse that aren’t just about having special skills or talents.

There are plenty of opportunities for those who are neurodivergent. Neurodiversity is not just about having a specific skill or talent, it’s about having the ability to adapt and change when the situation calls for it.
#1 You don’t always have to conform
If you’re neurodivergent and people expect you to do something because of your neurological wiring, you can choose not to conform.
#2 You can try many things without worrying about being a failure
Because you don’t have to worry about failing at something that doesn’t come natural to you, you can try as many things as possible without fear of regret.
#3 You’re more likely than ever before to meet like-minded individuals
As your population grows, so does the likelihood that someone else out there has exactly the same neurological wiring as you do! This means that those with similar wiring will be easier to find and connect with than they otherwise would if they were rarer – which means more social support and friendships (and potential romantic relationships) in your life.
#4 You’ll have an increased understanding of yourself
The more time you spend thinking critically about your own experiences and what makes them unique, the better equipped you are to understand yourself on a deeper level. It also helps develop empathy for others around you who are neurodivergent too!

Wrapping up

#1 – You’re not trying to be anyone else
You don’t want to be like everyone else. There’s no reason to try to imitate someone else when you can just be yourself.
#2 – You know how you feel in your gut
No one knows exactly what it’s like to feel the way you do on any given day, but if being neurodiverse is anything like it is for me, it means that you know when something feels wrong or good before other people do. In a world of opinions and percentages, this can really help with decision making.
#4 – You have a unique perspective
Neurodiversity can help you see things in a different light and offer perspective that would otherwise have been impossible without it. It also helps make life much more interesting!
#6 – You’re hyperaware of your body
When I’m in an emotional state, my whole body reacts to everything, which makes it easier for me to figure out what I need or want. This awareness can help with self-care and knowing what triggers certain emotions, too.
#7 – Your brain is wired differently than others
This means that there are probably some holes in your view and some things that you’ve never experienced before – but those are the things that will make your life exciting!

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30-Something Millennial with ADHD and suspected Autistic and Dyspraxic. Thought leader behind this website. Big visions of a better future for everyone, but forgets where he is half the time.Loves Rugby, his kids, and anything silly. Hates U2 and Marmite.

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