ADHD is Behind the Idea Visualisation

Finland of Opportunities Demola Mid Pitch from Hasrizal Abdul Jamil on Vimeo.

“Wow, I just want to tell you that you’re very good at visualising ideas. The presentation was really good!” my friends said.

“It’s my strength, and my weakness at the same time,” I replied.

“And how is that?” they asked.

“Writing up for our final pitching next week is not easy for me. I cannot see clearly from essays plus writing them sucks. I need to have a clear picture in my mind how all our work for the past three months looked like when we sum them up into a 5 minutes presentation. So I immediately use Keynote, slide by slide and see how our understanding visually appears. I read all the scripts you guys wrote collaboratively, but I am sorry I didn’t write my piece. It doesn’t work for me. I work better with visual to gain the ‘big picture’ thing,” I explained.

“But it works. Even better!” they said.

“Yes. It is good for this kind of task. But I suffer in my courses where many collaborative essay writings involved. How to write my piece when I don’t know what others wrote before and after my part? And at the same time if I write it individually, most likely it will become a soul-crushing job with zero satisfaction. Exhausting! I guess maybe that has something to do with my ADHD” I stated that ‘keyword’ intentionally.

“Aha…. I see. That’s where the creativity comes in!’ one of them highlighted the nitty-gritty part of it.

It is very rewarding to work with this team. We are given enough room to do our part in our own unique way. Today I will present our entire solution in the final pitching on behalf of our team. Wish me luck!

December 13, 2017 at 3pm Finland time

Oulu, FI