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RESEARCH FOR A CAUSE

Can ADD/ADHD be predicted?

Our study will look at whether people who experience ADD/ADHD have distinct motivations or cognitive patterns that drive them at work.

Our goal is to help individuals with ADD/ADHD thrive and realize their full potential at work, and to help leaders to provide a supportive workplace that embraces and celebrates cognitive diversity.

How your answers will help

Together (with your help!) we can achieve the following:

  • Advance the global understanding of ADD/ADHD
  • Identify key correlations that may help individuals experiencing ADD/ADHD to thrive and reach their full potential at work
  • Help us create an evidence-based program that will help people who experience ADD/ADHD to achieve their goals

Your benefits for participating:

It will take only 15-25 minutes to answer the two surveys, and in return you’ll get:

  1. Immediate access to free coaching programs with our AI Coach Marlee
  2. Exclusive first access to the findings
  3. A free pass to the coaching program we develop

More about the study

Following Duval’s research in 2013 and 2018 asking the question can entrepreneurial success be predicted, Fingerprint for Success (F4S) has been committed to researching performance, wellbeing and human development in the future of work.

With the increasing levels of ADD/ADHD diagnoses and neurodiverse individuals entering the workforce, F4S has asked the question, can ADD/ADHD be predicted and thrive in the workplace?

Here are some of the latest statistics informing our research:

  • Just in the United States alone, there has been a 42% increase in ADD/ADHD diagnoses over the past 8 years with 6.1 million children aged 2-17yrs diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 2016.
  • Of these 6.1 million, 6 out of every 10 will also experience at least one other mental, emotional or behavioural disorder. Males are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD than females. During their lifetimes, 13% of men will be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Just 4.2% of women will be diagnosed. ADD/ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder. About 4% of American adults over the age of 18 deal with ADHD on a daily basis.
  • A study by Freeman (2021) found that Individuals with ADD/ADHD are highly dopaminergic, resulting in a tendency to explore and engage with possibilities and a propensity for entrepreneurship. Individuals with ADD/ADHD were also found to be 1.7 times more likely to possess entrepreneurial goals. Coplan et al. (2021), conducted a series of interviews with companies who hired neurodiverse individuals including those with ADD/ADHD. With participants quoting them as an "untapped workforce" that can make a tremendous organizational and societal impact. Adding to Freemans study on neurodiverse individuals seeking entrepreneurship and being a force for generating creative capital, driven to innovate and improvise.
  • Len Adler, M.D.,one of the leading researchers in adult ADD/ADHD and a professor of psychiatry at New York University, believes that at least 75 percent of adults who have ADD/ADHD do not know that they have it. Individuals with ADD/ADHD may show a diminished capacity for self-awareness relative to neurotypical individuals resulting in difficulty fulfilling one’s potential in the workplace, establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, and maintaining a generally positive sense of self.

The primary goal of this research is to explore if ADD/ADHD can be predicted in the workplace. If ADD/ADHD at work can be predicted, this research will form the basis for global changes in the workplace and the development of personalised human and AI interventions that help individuals with ADD/ADHD and workplace leaders uncover untapped potential and overcome perceived challenges at work.


Who we are

Fingerprint for Success (F4S) is a human development platform on a mission to empower individuals and teams achieve crazy big goals at work and in life.

Launched in 2016, our platform is used by people in 182 countries, and counting.

Previously, we have partnered with giants like Canva and Startup Genome on global studies that have lead to world-first discoveries and the development of alternative treatments, coaching programs and further research.

For this study, we are partnering with some of the world’s leading communities to ensure our research is as impactful and helpful as possible.

Your answers are 100% confidential.

To participate, you will need to share your email address and create an F4S Account. This is so we can send you the research findings and assess your unique coaching genius!

  • Please use the same email for both surveys (so we know you’re done!)
  • Rest assured all of our research analysis is done with de-identified results. This means your name and email is removed from your data and all of your answers are both anonymized and secured for your privacy.

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