ADHD'ers and ADD'ers think outside the box. They think outside the box because they have had to problem solve their entire lives to fit into society. I know because I have ADD.
One author said they think in pictures rather than words as the "normal" person does.
My granddaughter has ADHD. I told her when she was little that her childhood would suck but once she reached adulthood she would have learned coping skills that would remain with her the rest of her life.
And her childhood sucked. And now she is a vibrant, beautiful young woman who conquers her corner of the world on a daily basis.
If you hit rock bottom, start picking up rocks.
By embracing my imperfections I am becoming perfect.