A bit about me
Being a neuro-divergent, I have a bit of quirk and weirdness (from a Neuro Typical person's eyes). I will describe those here (at least those I'm aware of / made aware of by my friends and colleagues).
By profession, I'm a Developer, predominantly worked with Android Apps for the better part of my life, and if you're someone from India or South-East Asia, there's a good chance you've used one or more apps I've worked with.
I consider myself quite successful career-wise; as I mentioned earlier, if you're from India or South-East Asia, there's a good chance you've used one or more apps I've worked with. Moreover, I'm a more-or-less known figure in dev communities; wrote multiple technical and/or professional books; and I'm a recognized Expert from Google on Kotlin ( a programming language from Jetbrains, mostly famous for Android, but IMO it's really good for backend and other things as well).
I've ADHD, and I might be on the Autistic spectrum as well. Being neuro-divergent, I have a bit of quirk and weirdness (from a Neuro Typical person's eyes). I will describe those here (at least those I'm aware of / made aware of by my friends and colleagues).
- Get Excited too Quickly: Although I learned to mask my excitement nowadays. Earlier in my career, I wasn't quite good at it. Especially while I was working for a service-based company in Kolkata named Codezin, for every challenging problem I solved, I used to jump up, saying "yay". I didn't realize it was weird until one of my coworkers pointed it out.
- Can't work if I'm not excited: There's a saying, "do what you love"; fortunately/unfortunately, this is the only option for me. I literally can't work on anything unless I'm excited about the tech or the product. That's why I've had so many changes in my career and one of the reasons I stayed at Byju's for a long time (I got to work with interesting projects there, both in terms of tech and product).
This might sound like an excuse to a neurotypical, but most ADHDers face this issue. Unless we're not interested in something, no matter how hard we try, it's almost impossible to work on that, even if we consider rewards. The way I generally work around this in my day-to-day work is by finding some small things that are interesting in what I'm doing.
...There are more; I'll keep adding them here, eventually.