3 thoughts on “When People Misinterpret Your ADHD Symptoms

  • October 11, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    It’s exhausting to always feel like you need to apologise for or explain yourself. So many articles talk about correcting misinterpretations quickly, and it does defuse a situation, but I have also found it to be so hard on my self esteem. And the non-ADHD person never reciprocates with an apology for being so judgemental.

    • October 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm

      You’re right that it’s important to be careful not to put so much work into correcting misinterpretations that we sacrifice our self-esteem or end up apologizing for everything we do. I think part of this is just accepting that people are often going to misinterpret our symptoms — sometimes it’s worth trying to clarify things, and sometimes we have to accept that other people don’t get it and move on. Thanks for commenting!

      • October 12, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        Thanks Neil. And I should have mentioned, I really love your blog and your perspective…thanks for your efforts! I often bookmark your articles and read them several times.


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