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Faerie (March 24, 2010, 09:10:05 AM):
:D

Its fun, maybe I should think about becoming a psychic??? ::)

They do make good money, my mother paid R560 for an hour long session a couple months ago.... :-\
Spike (March 28, 2010, 17:13:19 PM):
I took the quick test and turned out to be a (gasp) INTJ (I previously tested as something else, can't remember what).

The questions show a remarkable lack of sensitivity for conditions such as AADD/AADHD. You can argue that the "condition contributes to the personality" but that is not the whole story; not in the lifetime of a specific individual, let alone situations where you compare whole populations.
Faerie (March 29, 2010, 08:08:43 AM):
ADHD and the rest are conditions, its not related to personality type. In a typical remedial classroom, you'll find a range of personalities with the same condition, you really cannot associate the two at all. And personally speaking, all these conditions are a load of twak anyway, you find a couple kids that are different and now want to shove them into a box so that they can fit together. Its once again society that want conformity. Every single suspected ADD/ADHD child I've come across in the last odd 20 years (and it includes my own two sons)were children that tested highly intelligent in the more obscure areas. Some were at 5 years old on a 12 year old's level of Mathematical ability, other's were language orientated, ALL of them found studying set work completely and utterly boring and uninteresting, which is what causes the problems at school. None of them were "slow" or "stupid" or any of the popular labels, and all of them were considered a "problem" simply because they couldnt (wouldnt) conform.

BoogieMonster (March 29, 2010, 09:06:23 AM):
Long, personal story but, let's say someone close to me was almost (by the skin of his teeth) sent to a remedial school before it was discovered he was actually highly gifted and just couldn't get along with his teacher.

Today he has a master's degree. Not bad for a kid who "belonged in a special school".

There's a rant by Doug Stanhope on the subject as well (one I couldn't find in text on google), I paraphrase it very loosely for you:

"No I don't have ADD! I'm thinking! It's what makes me special! [Speaking as joe soap counting papers] I alphabetize insurance forms for a living and I found that I just couldn't stay focussed on my job during the workday, but then my doctor prescribed me adderall and now I can just fly through my work completely oblivious of my totally meaningless and pointless life."

He also goes on at length about kids just being bored at school, school is just boring, period. ;)
Faerie (March 29, 2010, 09:33:03 AM):
Long, personal story but, let's say someone close to me was almost (by the skin of his teeth) sent to a remedial school before it was discovered he was actually highly gifted and just couldn't get along with his teacher.

Today he has a master's degree. Not bad for a kid who "belonged in a special school".
This was the case with my eldest, I was "professionally" advised that he would do better in a remedial school. I decided to put the decision into his own hands - I told my 8 year old the harsh truth about adults thinking he's not capable and that the choice is his, does he want to prove them wrong or go to a remedial school that would make things easier. He chose the flip the bird to the adults... He's in grade 11 now, gets honours for his science, math, accountancy and IT, he's still horrible in his languages but he passes. He plans to become a chartered accountant.

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There's a rant by Doug Stanhope on the subject as well (one I couldn't find in text on google), I paraphrase it very loosely for you:

"No I don't have ADD! I'm thinking! It's what makes me special! [Speaking as joe soap counting papers] I alphabetize insurance forms for a living and I found that I just couldn't stay focussed on my job during the workday, but then my doctor prescribed me adderall and now I can just fly through my work completely oblivious of my totally meaningless and pointless life."

My youngest is on Ritalin, but instead of taking the full dosage that was prescribed, he takes only half in the mornings to get him through the first 4/5 hours of school, its entirely up to him whether he wants to take it or not (he's 14 and old enough to decide whether he needs it or not).

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He also goes on at length about kids just being bored at school, school is just boring, period. ;)

School IS boring, especially if its not adressing your interests or passions. And if you go look at the curriculum that's currently being presented, you'd be horrified.....

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