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Why Am I So Sensitive? Why ADHD Brains Can’t Just Ignore Unfairness

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Does walking past a sidewalk panhandler make you want to weep? Does the guy cutting the mile-long line at airport security send you into a rage?

Do you feel paralyzed by a barrage of negative news?If you answered yes to these questions, you may have the largely overlooked but hugely impactful ADHD trait called justice sensitivity.

Whether it’s triggered by societal injustice or small inequities, justice sensitivity causes you to perceive unfairness and wrongdoing in the world more frequently — and to feel it more acutely — than do neurotypical peers.Several studies have found that ADHD brains (particularly inattentive type) are significantly more justice-sensitive than are neurotypical brains.

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