Part of #ExplainAdultADHD. A campaign to reduce the ignorance, misinformation, and stigma against adults with ADHD.
Aim For The Stars. Avoid The Black Holes.
“ADHD gifts and potential can contribute positively towards meeting team requirements, where managers are trusted and ADHD aware.
I openly speak to line managers about my strengths and sometimes my challenges (ummm….such as taking breaks). I very much appreciate that these managers have spotted my potential to ‘deep dive’ into transformative projects and I have been actively encouraged to take on related responsibilities.
As a rule, where line managers have recognised and supported my need for routine, balanced with opportunities to hyper-focus – we have all done well out of it.
I am extremely task-focused and not great on the personal/social relationship side of the equation. I know that this impacts, but ‘like a scratch that cannot be itched’, I am compulsively drawn to the task at hand.
I know that it is not always what colleagues expect but my mind maps and continues to focus on the most critical issue – in multi-layer. I am always distracted from the niceties.
ADHD is well and truly a constant battle to achieve and maintain balance!”
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