Examples of various ADD ADHD symptoms and their bad effects
One of our major symptoms is impulsiveness. That leads to blurting out inappropriately. It also leads to making snap judgments of people, but that’s common with vanillas, too.
And we have trouble controlling our emotions. On rare occasions, I get a brief high, feeling very good, almost silly, and get carried away with myself. I’m pretty sure I’m not bipolar.
When I was a kid, I was in that high state after we won a football game, feeling like a million dollars, ten feet tall. A bowling game wouldn’t work and wouldn’t give me my quarter back, so I stole the disc. That wasn’t like me at all. Got in trouble.
As an adult, I was to be honored at a meeting, and was on a high. I met a woman I liked who was in a position to be very helpful to me. I asked her a very stupid silly joking question and lost any chance of further connection with her.
Similarly, another woman I liked, and who could be helpful, started telling me of a painful situation she was in. I wasn’t high, but I took the opportunity to pour out part of my sad story, on and on. That was the end of the friendship.
I was introduced to a new addition to our family. He made a really stupid inappropriate comment. I wrote him off as a big jerk. But over time, I got to know him better, and it turns out, he is a big jerk.
I was introduced to another guy, and he made a really stupid inappropriate comment. I wrote him off as a big jerk. Much later, I was required to do some work with him. I dreaded it. It turns out, he’s an extremely nice guy.
We have trouble with social skills and relationships
- I need to note when I’m in a high. I need to recognize it’s a red flag, and to be careful of what I do or say. Fortunately, it’s not often.
- Similarly, making a snap judgement of someone is a red flag. I need to not immediately write them off.
Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving.
Niall’s take on ADD ADHD symptoms, especially memory problems and their consequences
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