It is my firm #TTRPG head cannon and homebrew staple that goblins are an entire group of people who are predisposed to #ADHD , and have it to an extreme degree. It is untreated because no one has stopped to study it.

They do not lack intelligence, they lack impulse control.
A goblin is hyperactive and always in search of the next bit of dopamine to keep them going. It's why they can come up with creative solutions, but it always seems super dangerous.

Going specifically into #DnD5e you can see a decent example of a few #ADHD types.
Goblins are hyperactive. They can't stay still unless they have to. They lack impulse control. They are startled by loud noises and smells. They have hyperfixations that they obsess over. Their executive dysfunction manifest is opposition to authority. They have anxiety
Bug bears are the inattentive type. They have developed into quieter and reserved people because they had the hyper trained out of them. They sleep for long periods as an unhealthy coping mechanism. Their executive dysfunction is doing nothing when inside they are screaming
Hobgoblins found the military and made it their personality. They get plenty of exercise, which helps them focus. They like the strict order and rules set because it makes decision making easier. The uniform means they never have to choose an outfit.
These guys are overachievers and their executive dysfunction comes from those moments where there isn't a rule to be followed. If you don't give them exact orders they panic.

The also are extremely sensitive to insults, carrying grudges for a long ass time.
Why? Because the past and future don't exist for people with #ADHD . There is only the now. So they have a memory and a half for insults and slights. Wounds are always fresh.

They seem to be the most competent because their hyperfixation is the military
When you put all of these creatures together they form a goblin horde. The hobgoblins act like a first born kid, the bugbears are the muscle and assassin's, and the goblins are the cats that both heard into a terrifyingly violent and effective fighting force of pure chaos.

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