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The Word Da Vinci was coined by Garret LoPorto, author of The Da Vinci Method that has taken the world by storm. He defines Da Vincis as the change agents of society. DaVincis are the world's greatest leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, inventors, revolutionaries,writers, and rock stars. DaVincis are the ones who know first, who sense earliest the disturbances in the fabric of human affairs - the trends, the patterns, the fashions, the revolutions that are afoot, the common ground swells of popular demand.
Da Vincis share a common polymorphism, the DRD4 exon III, 7- repeat allele. This gene supports risk taking, novelty seeking, susceptibility to addictive behaviors, ADHD, bipolar disorder, genius level problem solving, and creativity. It's what makes you a creative individual, an inventor, an artist, an actress,a rock star, a movie producer, a writer, a musician, a rebel billionaire.
Garret LoPorta list these as qualities of a Da Vinci:
- Irrepressible (or not having much repression)
- Holistically Minded - Looks at the big picture
- Hyper-focused and driven at times
- Lazy at other times
- Runs hot and cold
- Sexually driven
- Hot tempered
Following is an assessment tool to determine if you are a DaVinci. Simply circle the Yes or No for each question.
Do you try new things for fun or thrills? Yes......No......
Do you often do things based on how you feel in the moment without worrying about how it was done in the past? Yes......No......
Do you have trouble wrapping up fine details of a project once the interesting and challenging problems have been solved? Yes......No......
When you have a task that requires a lot of thought, do you avoid or delay getting started? (Procrastination) Yes......No......
Do you feel compelled to overdo things just to feel more awake or safe or alive? Yes......No......
Do you have trouble getting organized? Yes......No......
Do you often feel half-asleep while going about your daily routine tasks? Yes......No......
Do you crave adventure, new experiences and/or new ideas?
Do you have a short attention span - that is unless a particular subject has captures your imagination? Yes......No......
Do you act impulsively or dangerously more often than the average person? Yes......No......
Do you have a tendency to let your mind drift away from boring conversation? Yes......No......
Do you have a tendency toward compulsive behavior? Yes......No......
Do you have difficulty in completing one task before starting another? Yes......No......
Do you have several tasks going at once while none are completed? Yes......No......
Do you have broad mood swings from very high to low? Yes......No......
Do you frequently daydream or space out? Yes......No......
If you checked Yes to (10) or more questions, you are a Da Vinci.
It's up to you to choose whether you want to accept and embrace your brilliance or or if you want to continue struggling and to be mediocre. According to LoPorta's Da Vinci Method, ADHD and Depression are the consequences for rejecting yourself and trying to be like the "normal" people.
If you are a Da Vinci you are special. You have the DRD4 gene, the same gene that Leonardo Da Vinci and many other geniuses have. We profiled Leonardo Da Vinci in: http://ladydeonne.hubpages.com/hub/Learn-If-You-Are-A-Davinci
To give you an idea how Davici-hood works, I will use yours truly as my example.
Da Vincis are creative......I sing. I play piano. I am a writer. I am a motivational speaker and orator. I am an actress and do community theater.
Da Vincis are risk takers.......I made a decision in 2009 that I would never work for anyone ever again. I refused to seek employment and went into business for myself. I have been my own boss now for (3) years. I now supplement my income by working as a free lance writer. I am writing a book that will be ready for publication by 01/2014.
Da Vincis are adventuresome......I Moved from Indianapolis, IN to Northern VA in 1998 -- I did not know anybody on the East coast. I bought a town home I saw on the internet. I did not have a job. I love Northern VA and stayed there for (8) years.
I moved to Central VA for retirement purposes. I had never been to Central VA and again, did not have a job lined up .
Da Vincis are impulsive often to a fault......I used to spend money and shop impulsively. I don't anymore. Being homeless for (6) months cured me of that impulse. (Smile)
Da Vincis are leaders.....Throughout my middle and high school years, I was president of my class. I was president of my student body my Jr. and Sr.years in high school. I was president of my Debating Team in College for (3) years. I was president of my sorority chapter for (3) years. I am a community organizer and active in voter registration and community issues.
Da Vincis are charismatic......I love people and get along well with them. I am well liked in my community. I never met a stranger.
Some Da Vincis have ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and other conditions.......I have been diagnosed with ADHD and Depression.
Da Vincis think differently. Some individuals call us "weird," "inept," "space cadets", etc. We think out of the box..... I dance to my own drum. I make my own music....my own path. I am not swayed by public opinion. I think what and the way I choose to think. What others think of me does not matter as long as I treat every body right and love my neighbor as myself.
Da Vincis are non-conformists..... I do not break the law but...I don't like too much structure. I don't like being told what to do. I do what I want within legal limits. I don't do anything on a certain designated day. I am a free spirit. For me rules are flexible items, nothing is concrete.
Da Vincis love danger and like to live on the edge...... As an old DaVinci, I no longer do the risky and dangerous things I did as a younger person. I used to love driving on the free ways doing 100+ miles an hour and would race a car in a minute if challenged to. I now drive 75-80. Taking a trip out of space is on my bucket list.
Da Vincis are very energetic, they just keep going and going, just like the energizer bunny , only faster.....I have tons of energy. I have the (H) in ADHD, hyperactivity. I often take long walks at midnight or when I am antsy. I have difficulty sitting down and still unless I'm doing something of great interest or importance to me.
Da Vincis are hot tempered. I used to be very hot tempered. However, after fervently praying to God to help me to "let things go", my prayers were answered when I was around 35. The heat is still there but she tempered it.
Da Vincis are irrepressible...what you see is what you get...we are outspoken and will "tell it like it is." I pride myself on the fact that I am not phony or hypocritical. I don't keep things bottled up inside. I say what I feel the need to say. I jump up and down if it feels good. I laugh...I cry....I scream! The "normals" just hate it. they try to always be "mannerably" correct
Okay! I think you've got it now. Using myself as an example, I could probably go on and on and on....LOL. What you can do is go back to the Garret LoPorta's list of the qualities of a Da Vinci and match your behaviors with items on the list, just as I did.
Being one with ADHD, Depression or Bipolar disorder is not a bad thing. Having the Da Vinci trait (DRD4) is not a bad thing. LoPorta gets it right when he says "our society has not traditionally honored those with this gift. Because 9 out of 10 people do not have the DaVinci trait, popular opinion and culture tends to be intolerant of the DaVinci temperament and the DaVinci s' general approach to life."
The "normals" are just trying to play it safe, to obey the laws and the laws and the rules, to be model citizens...to not challenge authority....to maintain the status quo. DaVincis are just the opposite. They bend or even break the rules, decide for themselves what a good citizen is, constantly take risks, and question authority.
In order to boost the self esteem of individuals with ADHD as well as to make the general population more aware of and knowledgeable about it, celebrities and individuals from all walks of life have come forth to confess that they have ADHD or LD. They are telling the story of their struggles and how they have achieved fame and often fortune despite, or rather because of their ADHD or LD.
As an adult with ADHD, I was over joyed to learn that there are so many accomplished and talented people who have managed or learned to capitalize on their strengths ...to use their God given talents or gifts to achieve success and often fame and fortune while minimizing or down playing their weaknesses.
I read everything I could get my hands on about these individuals so that I could learn their secrets for success. I encourage you to do the same for yourself if you have ADHD or LD, or if your child or other family member does.
Da Vincis are present and thriving in communities all over the world. They can be found in all facets of life...in the arts, in the theatre, in the laboratory, in the sports arena, in the class room, on the run way, in the recording studio, and in the political arena.
Now that you are learning about the up or bright side of ADHD, you are better prepared to empower your self or your child to discover your/their genius and to know that the sky is the limit. You are only limited by your own thoughts and beliefs. Some of you now know that you are a Da Vinci ...that you possess the DRD4 gene...that you have within you the potential for greatness, and that you can turn your positive ADHD symptoms into opportunities and success.