ADD and extroversion — ADD Tip o the day 180

At Clafutti’s, our great French bistro, the kids sitting next to us looked like college kids.  I said, “Excuse me, I’m doing some marketing research. May I ask you a question?”  They said yes and I asked them about social networking.  They said that they use Facebook and nothing else, that MySpace is obsolete.  That is good information.  When the book comes out I will try to get it on Facebook as well as all of my E mail addresses ( I hope President Obama buys more than one copy, to help the economy, you know.)

Then one of the guys asked what I was marketing and he was interested in the book, and said he would watch for it, so that was good!

I am a natural introvert, but when the situation calls for it I can fake being an extrovert.  I do this kind of thing occasionally, and my wife is usually a little embarrassed and  uncomfortable with it.   Today she wondered if it is part of the impulsiveness of the ADD.  I think not, because it isn’t impulsive, I think about it before I do it and have to push myself to do it.  It’s not just blurting out.  Still, maybe this is one place where having ADD is helpful, giving me just the bit of less judgement and restraint to enable me.  It has almost always worked out well, like today.   


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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