Do You Have ADD? Take The Quiz!

Have you ever taken a quiz to see if you have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)?
There are a bunch of quizzes on the internet. Take this one and see where you are compared to the Queen of ADD….me. I’ve never had a medical diagnosis, but it’d be a waste of time as far as I’m concerned. Here’s a sample of one of the questionnaires I found. I put the ones that apply to me in purple. (Many of those I didn’t turn purple, would still be purple if my sister and I hadn’t gotten organized and written, “Sidetrack Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise.”

Do you feel overwhelmed in stores because there’s too much to look at?

Is it hard for you to shut out sounds and distractions that don’t bother others?

Is time, money, paper, or “stuff” dominating your life and hampering your ability to achieve your goals?

Do you often shut down in the middle of the day feeling exhausted?

Are you clueless as to how others manage to lead consistent, regular lives?

Do requests for “one more thing” put you over the top emotionally?

Are you spending most of your time coping, looking for things, catching up, or covering up?

Have you stopped having people over to your house because of your shame at the mess?

Do you have trouble balancing your checkbook?

Do you often feel as if life is out of control, that it’s impossible to meet demands?

Do you feel like you’re always at one end of a deregulated activity spectrum — either a couch potato or a tornado?

Do you feel that you have better ideas than other people but are unable to organize them or act on them?

Have you watched others of equal intelligence and education pass you by?

Do you despair of ever fulfilling your potential and meeting your goals?

Have you ever been thought of as selfish because you don’t write or send birthday cards or thank you notes?

Are you called “a slob” or “spacey?”

Do you start each day determined to get organized?

Is all your time and energy taken up with coping, staying organized, and holding it together, with no time for fun or relaxation?

When I wrote “The Joy of Being Disorganized,” it was my intention to open the minds of my readers who haven’t quite figured out that they are truly amazing beings, especially if they have ADD. Maybe I should have titled that book, “The Joys of Having ADD.”

So, if you haven’t quite figured out how blessed you are and what a blessing you are in this world that needs you, please read “The Joy of Being Disorganized.” You’ll fall in love with yourself and get organized just enough to please you.

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