A research on adults having an ADHD condition was developed to define their possibilities to evolve in the business world.
“Professor Michael Fitzgerald, MD, of Dublin’s Trinity College, has examined the lives of notable achievers including Thomas Edison, Kurt Cobain, Oscar Wilde, Lord Byron, Jules Verne, Che Guevara, James Dean, Clark Gable, Pablo Picasso, Mark Twain and Sir Walter Raleigh. Based on his research, the professor believes all these high achievers had or displayed symptoms of ADHD.
People with ADHD have symptoms of inattentiveness, but they often also have a capacity to hyper-focus on a narrow area that is of particular interest to them. Clearly ADHD is not a guarantee of genius, but the focused work rate that it produces may enable creative genius to flourish.”
Three groups participated in the research which was based on the following hypotheses:
The limit between ADHD and focusing problems is an unknown field.
The capacity of focusing is driven by ethical intelligence which allows using the adequate brain waves to define and sustain a focus on a specific aspect of reality.
This condition is extremely functional when it is focused on the use of their core functional intelligence. https://www.unicist.org/talents/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ontointelligence_en.pdf
The condition to expand their possibility of focusing depends on the expansion of their area of interest having the necessary functional intelligence to do so.
Being adults they have great difficulties to enter a new field starting a new learning process if it is beyond their hyper-focus area.
When the syndrome is installed the person rejects any stimulus that fosters the expansion of their present focusing area. They distrust the process and the people who manage it.
They function in an adapted way in their field of hyper-focus and are over-adapted in the rest of the fields of their activity.
They are extremely successful when their functional intelligence is adapted to a specific reality and they have a value adding ethical intelligence.
The groups included:
A) 3 Participants with hypothetical ADHD disorder.
B) 3 Participants with focusing problems.
C) 3 Participants with no focusing problems.
The stimuli provided were centered on dealing with the adaptive aspects of business and the tasks to be developed were:
Understanding the foundations of the unicist approach.
Understanding the homology between unicist business residencies and medical residencies.
Developing a learning contract to start with a learning program on the unicist approach.
These hypotheses have been provisionally validated and we invite non-profit research organizations to access the conclusions if they want to continue with the research. Please contact Peter Belohlavek at The Unicist Research Institute who personally developed the research.
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NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in complexity science research and became a global decentralized world-class research organization in the field of human adaptive systems.