Am I Neurodivergent

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By: Ira Kurylenko
Updated: 3 months ago
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"Neurodivergent" refers to individuals whose brains function or process information differently from what is considered typical. This is where the sister term arrives - neurotypical. Neurodivergent people may have one cognitive condition but usually encompass several of them. These differences can affect their thinking, learning, attention, social interactions, and sensory experiences.

Being neurodivergent is a natural variation of human neurology. Of course, in certain circumstances, it can be a disadvantage (amplified by the social inaptitude to accommodate a different type of thinking). However, neurodiversity is definitely and advantage in other aspects. It gives you a different perspective. Yes, neurodivergent people often have it hard to adapt in the society where everything is built to accommodate the majority. But, at the same time, neurodivergent people are responsible for some amazing projects, discoveries, and scientific works. 

To get a deeper understanding of the term, let’s discuss some of the most common conditions that fall into this umbrella. 

What Is a Neurodivergent Brain? 

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Some of most commonly diagnosed disorders include: 

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A developmental disorder characterised by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People with ADHD have issues with maintaining focus, organising tasks, following instructions, and regulating their impulses.

Autism - another neurodevelop mental disorder that come with a diverse spectrum of signs and anomalies. In general, it includes differences in social communication skills, social anxiety, difficulty to understand and express one’s feelings, and so on. 

Dyslexia - this is a learning disability that often goes undiagnosed for longer than necessary. Children with dyslexia have difficulties reading, writing, and summarizing information. Unfortunately, their disability often goes unrecognized by teachers. 

Dyspraxia - also a disability that is often hiding in plain sight. People with dyspraxia have difficulties with coordination and balance. Time management as well. They are often considered just clumsy. When, in reality, dyspraxia is a disability that affects your functioning in daily life and society. 

Neurotypical vs Neurodivergent

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As mentioned before, neurotypical and neurodivergent are sister term created to describe two opposites. 
Neurotypical refers to individuals whose neurological development and functioning align with what is considered typical or within the range of norm. This is the “control group.” 

Neurodivergent refers to individuals whose neurological development and functioning deviate from what is considered typical or neurotypical. This, they do have what is called “developmental disorders.” This is just a variation of cognition contrary to mental illness or intellectual disabilities. Thus, the society should slowly be shifting towards inclusivity and recognition of neurodiversity. Adding a range to learning tools in schools to include the peculiarities of neurodivergent cognition would help such people engage with society better. 

Signs of Neurodivergence in Adults

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  • Difficulty with changes and adapting to new environments. 
  • Hyperfocus on new hobbies, activities, work, and so on. Being obsessed with a subject. 
  • Sensory sensitivities including lights, noise, crowds, textures, and even smells. 
  • Difficulty engaging with society. Feeling alienated and not understanding social constructs. 
  • Difficulty maintaining eye contact. 
  • Nonlinear thinking, unique logical patterns and problem-solving mechanisms. 
  • Emotional regulation and response difficulties. 
These are only a few signs of undiagnosed neurodivergence in adults. If some of them seem familiar to you, please, take this quiz to get a deeper understanding of how your brain works. 

Am I Neurodivergent Questions

neurodivergent symptoms When you find something new of interest, how involved are you?
  • if I have a new interest, I'm fully consumed by it for a while

  • I'm highly engaged but for a short period of time

  • my engagements depends on many factors

  • I'm not obsessive about my interests

neurodivergent symptoms In your childhood, did you have difficulties reading?
  • only out load

  • yes, I did and still do

  • a bit, but no more than most children

  • no, I was fine reading

neurodivergent symptoms How are you with foreign languages?
  • I believe I do have a natural affinity for languages

  • I do know one foreign language but it was hard learning it

  • I'm terrible at learning languages

  • I cannot talk any foreign language well

neurodivergent symptoms Time management for you is
  • a disaster, I'm terrible at it

  • a hard task, somewhat difficult to follow

  • my way of staying on top of things

  • it just comes naturally to me, don't have issues

neurodivergent symptoms How about your coordination and balance?
  • I'm super clumsy

  • it's not the best; sometimes better, sometimes worse

  • I think I'm doing okay in this department

  • my balance is actually great

neurodivergent symptoms Are you good at multitasking?
  • yes, I am good!

  • I'm decent

  • I was but not lately

  • no, I'm terrible at multitasking

neurodivergent symptoms How were you making friends at school?
  • I was mainly choosing lonely kids in the corner! (same as me)

  • I was friends with most kids, I'm just friendly

  • I had a group of kids who share my interest/hobby

  • I did not have friends at school

neurodivergent symptoms Do you understand sarcasm well?
  • of course. sarcasm is my personality!

  • in most cases, yes

  • I have difficulties sometimes, but not always

  • no, I'm not that great with sarcasm

neurodivergent symptoms When watching a movie, do you find it easy to relate to the characters?
  • yes

  • no

  • it usually depends on the characters

  • movies - no, but I do relate to book characters

neurodivergent symptoms Have your parents ever taken you to therapy or just a consultation to a psychologist?
  • yes

  • no

neurodivergent symptoms Do you many "quirks" that you don't notice in other people?
  • yes, I do have many quirks others don't seem to have

  • I think I do have a couple but I'm not sure if others do this too

  • I'm not sure

  • no, I know others have these "quirks" as well

neurodivergent symptoms A friend introduces you to their other friend. You exchange pleasantries. And you immediately forget a person's name. Familiar?
  • yes! omg, absolutely! I always forget

  • I do that sometimes, don't know affects it

  • it happened a couple of times, but I'm usually that bad with names to forget IMMEDIATELY!

  • no, I'm good with names

neurodivergent symptoms Do you like listening to load music?
  • no, I'm not good with loud noises

  • on occasion

  • yes, I like it loud

  • I rarely listen to music and not loud at all

neurodivergent symptoms Do you feel overwhelmed in big crowds?
  • absolutely, I often get anxious

  • yes, if the crown is huge and very load

  • it can happen, but I'm usually okay for a quite a while

  • no, I can bare the crowds

neurodivergent symptoms Procrastination?
  • my second name

  • guilty!

  • yeah, I practice sometimes

  • not about me

neurodivergent symptoms Are you easily bored in conversations?
  • yes, I'm bored

  • not really bored, more like distracted

  • sometimes, depends on how engaging a conversation is

  • not really, I'm an attentive listener

neurodivergent symptoms If you had to choose, would you rather spend the rest of your life with humans or animals? (your s.o. is still present)
  • humans

  • animals

neurodivergent symptoms Would you rather/study in an open space or a separate "cubicle"?
  • open space

  • cubicle

  • I'd rather choose a small room for like 4-5 people working in one space.

  • I'm not sure

neurodivergent symptoms Bouncy feet?
  • yes

  • I prefer to bounce something in my hands

  • only when I'm nervous

  • no, I'm rather still

neurodivergent symptoms Be honest, do you believe you understand and can follow all social norms?
  • yes

  • I could but I don't really want to follow all of them

  • most of them

  • hm, I'm not the best at social norms

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