Don’t Be Hard on Me!
“As an adult with ADHD, I will always feel child-like and therefore feel like those in positions of authority (bosses, leaders, parents, elders) expect me to “grow out of” some of my symptoms.
I wish they would embrace those qualities in me instead of trying to be “hard” on me- as surely I will be able to meet goals and please them due to my need to succeed, but inside I will feel depressed, angry, anxious, and stressed.
If they knew how difficult it is to put on a happy face and “endure” like I do, especially as an adult woman, I’m sure they would have more compassion in dealing with me.
I don’t know if this makes sense, but when dealing with an ADHD adult, just TALK to them and ask them about their inner world- show compassion and you will be able to better understand their daily and lifelong struggle!”
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