Adult ADHD: How to Succeed as a Hunter in a Farmer's World
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With our structured public schools, office workplaces, and factories those who inherit a surplus of hunter skills are often left frustrated in a world that doesnt understand or support them. However, the author does not give teachers or caregivers credit in how they go about treating hunter children. During the Covid isolation she wrote a book about her life with inattentive ADHD which should be published by the end of this year. The second half of the book is a bit more generic, and you’ll probably find that your interest correlates negatively depending on how many other adhd type books you’ve read.
for instance, if adhd is as useful as she proclaims then their would be a minimalistic need to self medicate for it to semi adapt in a farmer world of delay gratification. Providing a supportive survival guide to help fine tune your natural skill set, rather than suppress it, Hartmann shows that each mind--whether hunter, farmer, or somewhere in between--has value and great potential waiting to be tapped.The current understanding of ADHD not necessarily meaning you're bouncing off the walls but that your brain might be the hyperactive part, is so relatable for me.
My speculation even has an explanation for the minority of women with hyperactivity and high energy. this book is a wonderful, joyful educator and extreme tear jerker, be prepared to hear some very painful stories that you will likely empathise with and have possibly experienced. I agree that those with hyperactivity and high energy would be the hunters, but what about those of us with inattentive ADHD? These questions and some possible answers are woven through this book, providing basic factual information about ADHD with a twist that helps readers recognize the value—sometimes quite special—of people who have it.In some ways this child is acting like a Hunter, hunting for a “yes” with an awareness of everything that is in his environment, yet in today’s world he would be considered a problem. About the time I got diagnosed with ADHD, Thom Hartmann produced the first edition of ADHD: Hunters in a Farmer’s World. And then it occurred to me, the women who predominantly have inattentive ADHD, married the men with predominantly hyperactive ADHD. This opposite has been considered normal in our culture, but there is a disadvantage to this ability, i.
In considering ADHD in an evolutionary context, Thom was the first to point out the survival advantages of ADHD in hunter-gatherer societies and also the first to identify the link between ADHD and creativity. He then goes on to describe the related characteristics, strategies for overcoming or embracing them and gives us some perspective on very successful historical figures who took advantage of ADHD to thrive. This discovery caused some psychologists to initially postulate that ADHD was the result of growing up in a dysfunctional family; they suggested that ADHD may follow the same pattern as child or spousal abuse. Over many years, most humans adapted to farming cultures, but Hartmann speculates that people with ADHD retained some of the older hunter characteristics. Providing a supportive “survival” guide to help fine tune your natural skill set, rather than suppress it, Hartmann shows that each mind—whether hunter, farmer, or somewhere in between—has value and great potential waiting to be tapped.I stumbled upon this book when looking for information that could help me better understand the depths of the condition, and it seemingly came to me at the exact time I needed it. it was a decent audiobook but the arguments werent conclusive for me on ADHD and it seemed as if she backpedaled on some arguments of the hunter vs farmer dichotomy. If you or you know of someone who has ADHD, this book is for you-- it includes an interesting theory about ADHDers being the descendants of the Hunters in our former societies, something about which seems to make sense to me.
Let me start by saying I don’t think this book is necessarily specific to adhd, nor do I prescribe to the black and white labels of ‘hunter’ or ‘farmer’. Hartmann shares valuable advice for both the Hunter entrepreneur and the Hunter within an existing company and for curtailing the aggressive side of the Hunter personality in group situations or manager positions. They gradually moved west across what is now Europe and North Africa, and eventually across the Atlantic into North America. I, however, am not much of an entrepreneur and was mostly looking for ways to prosper in the workplace, as it's phrased in the description. The hunter/farmer metaphor gets a tad overused at times, but the content is really helpful for anyone who may suspect that they or their kids have adhd.
Wish it had more in-text references, perhaps it's the academic in me, but at times it's hard to tell what's theory and what's been proven. These questions and some possible answers are woven through this book, providing basic factual information about ADHD with a twist that helps readers recognize the value - sometimes quite special - of people who have it. A second, and equally important, goal is to provide specific tools to “work around” the dilemma of being an ADHD “Hunter” in a contemporary society that is largely structured for and by non-ADHD “Farmers,” a concept we will explore in detail. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.