Using behaviors I've learned from therapy and deep introspection, I've started to reframe my experience with mental illness into testing super powers that help me achieve my goals.
Hi there - *wave* - I’m neurodivergent! That means my brain works in, let’s just say…interesting ways…compared to what some people would call baseline or average. Don’t get me started on how weird the idea of NORMAL is…we’ll be here all day.
Brains are weird, neat, squishy things. Mine has been diagnosed with conditions like ADHD, anxiety, and depression, with a list of common behaviors that go along with it. To some people, this might sound like terrible news. But, I have a different take on my particular collection of mental conditions. To me, they’re my Super Powers!
When looking at the challenges that we face as testers, I want to present you with some examples of how neurodivergence can be harnessed to work for you - instead of against you.
Come listen to a few stories of how these super powers help boost my curiosity, empathy, and effectiveness. You may just learn something about your own brain along the way.