sense of humor – (sense?) — ADD Tip o the Day 311

Maybe the creativity and out of the box thinking that blesses ADD and ADHD gives us an extra dose of sense of humor.  I think I have a great sense of humor, crack myself up all the time.   But a lot of my quips seem to go everyone else’s head; I just get blank looks or they don’t even  realize I was joking.  Very subtle, I guess.

And I have a good memory for jokes (and for songs, tho not for much else (???)) But I have to be careful about which jokes I tell, where when and to whom (did you notice the “whom”?) I start off, “There was this guy who —-” and across the table I see my wife’s face – a look of horror, “Oh my God!” –  but I usually plow on and usually get a laff.

Actually,  with age and my wife’s help I have  learned to notice the feeling that what I’m about to say may be inappropriate, and use that as a signal (red flag) to not say it – usually.

doug   add,adhd,adult add, adult adhd, deficit, attention, living with add, living with adhd

Did you notice the “whom” quip above?   It was funny.

Wasn’t it?

and on a related topic, social awkwardness, from lynn- clik here

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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3 Responses to sense of humor – (sense?) — ADD Tip o the Day 311

  1. I get your drift!
    thank you for the comment


  2. I can sympathise – my sense of humour is legendary in the various schools I’ve worked in over the years. Kids love my jokes. Adults…less so… 🙂


  3. Pingback: sense of humor – (sense?) — ADD Tip o the Day 311 | ADDadultstrategies

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