ADHD/Attention Deficit Disorder Test
20 questions, 10 min.
PROGRESS STATUS:
 
1.  You are seated at your desk, busy with an important task, when your instant messenger icon begins to blink, signaling that you have received a message from a friend. You...
 
immediately stop everything you are doing in order to check the message, writing a detailed response in return.
 
check the message, but then get right back to work.
 
make a mental note to check the message during your lunch break, and ignore it until then.
 
Instant Messenger? Only programs necessary for work are installed on my computer. I wouldn't notice the blinking anyway.
 
2.  How would you describe your demeanor at work?
 
Fidgety - I'm up and down from my seat all day.
 
I try to be professional, but I am often distracted by what is going on around me.
 
It depends on the time of day - in the morning I'm very efficient, but by 4:45 I notice that it is hard to get things done because the end of the day is approaching.
 
There's no stopping me! I've broken productivity records, and have been known to skip lunch in order to keep working.
 
3.  What does your desk/work space look like on the average day?
 
It looks like a tornado just rolled through. No matter how much I try, I just can't get organized.
 
It is always messy, and it takes hours to organize all my papers and supplies.
 
It is somewhat messy, but if I have a meeting I can tidy it up nicely within minutes.
 
When I get caught up in a project, it can get a little disorderly, but the rest of the time it is very neat.
 
There it not a pen, paper, or paperclip out of place on my desk.
 
4.  You are at an important meeting, which has run severely overtime. You are...
 
growing increasingly bored, restless and uncomfortable as the meeting drags on, and it's obvious to those around you.
 
eagerly awaiting the end of the meeting, and having some trouble following what is going on.
 
conscious of the time but have little trouble concentrating on the matter at hand.
 
enjoying every minute of it, and having no trouble concentrating! Dinner can wait!
 
5.  It's 4:30 on a Friday afternoon. For months you have been looking forward to a visit from a good friend who lives across the country. She/he is coming in at 5:45. All you have to do is get through the end of the day. The trouble is that you have an important memo to send out before you leave. How do you deal with the situation?
 
I don't. Instead of getting the work done, I find myself making a list of the places that I want to take my friend. I guess it will have to wait until Monday.
 
I write as little as possible, as quickly as possible, while I daydream about where I'll take my friend. At least the memo is done.
 
I dawdle a little bit and I'm slightly distracted, but in the end I get my work done on time.
 
I put my friend's visit out of my mind completely and finish the task at hand, so that I can leave five minutes early to pick up some flowers.