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My son is very bright but has executive function disorder. Here's one definition:
The term executive function describes a set of cognitive abilities that control and regulate other abilities and behaviors. Executive functions are necessary for goal-directed behavior. They include the ability to initiate and stop actions, to monitor and change behavior as needed, and to plan future behavior when faced with novel tasks and situations. Executive functions allow us to anticipate outcomes and adapt to changing situations. The ability to form concepts and think abstractly are often considered components of executive function.
People with EF issues don't really sense the passage of time...can't get things started, don't feel the pressure of deadlines, etc. Most careers that involve any degree of responsiblity require the ability to work independently, meet deadlines, etc. My son works part time as a cashier and that type of work is perfect for him...he stands there and checks people out...he doesn't have to figure out how long a task will take, when he should start it...he just shows up and does the work that is there. It's also mind-numbingly dull for a bright person and of course, pays minimum wage.
Are there any careers that have parallels to the cashier position....the employee shows up to do the work assigned, without having to plan or organize things himself?