Temperament and ADD
the sum total of characteristics that are innate or inherent and the result of one's
physical or nervous organization."
"Disorder - Sickness, ailment; to disturb the natural
functions of body or mind; to derange." (Webster's Dictionary)
Streaker Bees: A
short example of how temperament variation in a social species helps a population thrive.
ADHD as a
Disorder of Adaptation. My summary of a
technical paper published in 1997 which validates many of Thom Hartmann's
"radical" ideas about ADDers being "Hunters in a Farmer's World."
MBTI Temperament Types: An introduction into the Jungian
temperament classification system, and a link to the Keirsey on-line temperament test.
Many ADDers visiting this site have been astounded at the description of their
temperament, and the majority have tested out as one of four minority temperament types,
which collectively represent only 8% of the population.
The DSM IV Diagnostic
Criteria - A Closer Look. A comparison between the diagnostic criteria for ADD
and temperament traits of certain MBTI types.
Definitions: A quick reference
to Jungian/MBTI temperament typing
Quotes Part I - Most Common ADD Types on the Internet, ENTP, ENFP, INFP, INTP: Quotes are from the book "Nuture by
Nature." These are the
easily the most common temperaments on the internet for adults who say they are ADD
although they make up a total of less than 10 percent of the general population
Explorers by MBTI Type: Most career lists for ADDers are seriously flawed because they
treat ADDers as if they are all the same. We're not! This page focuses on your MBTI
type as well as taking ADD traits into consideration.
MBTI Prayers (humor): Look at the prayers for INFP and ENFP, the
most common ADD types at this site. Revealing!
Temperament Debate: My argument as to why the assumption that ADD is a
"defect" or disorder is wrong.
Comparison of ENTP,
ADD, and Creative Traits: I started comparing the traits of one of the MBTI
temperament types (mine) to traits associated with ADD and the highly creative.