Posted 11/24/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -6)
i want to post some things i have read about ADD then i will comment on them. it will be long but i want you to see what i do see.
“zoning out” without realizing it, even in the middle of a conversation.
extreme distractibility; wandering attention makes it hard to stay on track.
difficulty paying attention or focusing, such as when reading or listening to others.
struggling to complete tasks, even ones that seem simple.
tendency to overlook details, leading to errors or incomplete work.
poor listening skills; hard time remembering conversations and following directions
a tendency to become absorbed in tasks that are stimulating and rewarding. This paradoxical symptom is called hyperfocus.
poor organizational skills (home, office, desk, or car is extremely messy and cluttered)
tendency to procrastinate
trouble starting and finishing projects
frequently forgetting appointments, commitments, and deadlines
constantly losing or misplacing things (keys, wallet, phone, documents, bills)
underestimating the time it will take you to complete tasks
frequently interrupt others or talk over them
have poor self-control
blurt out thoughts that are rude or inappropriate without thinking
have addictive tendencies
act recklessly or spontaneously without regard for consequences
have trouble behaving in socially appropriate ways (such as sitting still during a long meeting)
sense of underachievement
doesn’t deal well with frustration
easily flustered and stressed out
irritability or mood swings
trouble staying motivated
hypersensitivity to criticism
short, often explosive, temper
low self-esteem and sense of insecurity
feelings of inner restlessness, agitation
tendency to take risks
getting bored easily
trouble sitting still; constant fidgeting
craving for excitement
doing a million things at once
Adults with ADD/ADHD often experience career difficulties and feel a strong sense of underachievement. You may have trouble keeping a job, following corporate rules, meeting deadlines, and sticking to a 9-to-5 routine. You may be fed up with constant nagging from loved ones to tidy up, listen more closely, or get organized. People may have labeled you “lazy” or “stupid” because of your forgetfulness or difficulty completing tasks, and you may have begun to think of yourself in these negative terms as well.
all of these things are things that i suffer from and have been suffering with for ten years. i am a procrastinator, if i dont set my clocks fast then i am late, i forget things and conversations, my mind wanders alot, i zone out if i am not interested, i have trouble starting and finishing tasks, i dont think before i speak, i often interupt, i cant focus on things that bore me, i talk excessively. i am oversensitive and everything else except the risk taking. dont you see how this fits.
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