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Tips For Trust With ADHD


Do you have ADHD?  How do you instill trust?  This article will provide ways for someone with ADHD to instill trust.

Ask People To Clearly Communicate Their Goals

According to, one strategy to instill trust is to ask people to clearly communicate their goals.  Communication and social skills can be a weakness of individuals with ADHD.  This way, asking individuals to clearly communicate their goals is a way to instill trust in individuals.

Have Weekly Meetings

According to, another tip to instill trust in individuals with ADHD is to have weekly meetings.  This also instills communication in individuals and enables individuals to touch base with each other and keep up to date and communicate with one another.

Set Boundaries

In addition, according to, set boundaries and have a limit.  If you have a project due at work.  Have a deadline for your co-workers.  Make it clear to them that the project is due on this deadline and date.  This way, they will know that the project is due on this specific date.  Be direct.  They will get the point and follow through with you.

If Something Is Really Important To Me, Ask Me Not To Respond Right Away

According to, if something is really important to me, ask me not to respond right away.  Why?  Well, individuals with ADHD can be impulsive.  This way, if you think about what you are going to say, you might give a more thorough response and it might make more sense.  This is important especially if this is a work relationship.

Hold Me Accountable For What I Do

According to, it is also essential to hold me accountable for what I do.  This is also essential if it is a working relationship.  Individuals with ADHD also have a tendency to forget to do tasks.  This way, hold me accountable for what I have to do.


To end this article, five strategies have been mentioned to instill trust in individuals, especially if someone has ADHD.  According to, they include but are not limited to: asking people to clearly communicate their goals, having weekly meetings, setting boundaries, if something is really important to me, ask me not to respond right away, in addition hold me accountable for what I do.  These five strategies will enable individuals with ADHD to instill trust with other people at work and in other settings.


Tips For Trust With ADHD

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!

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Walters, L. (2017). Tips For Trust With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 8, 2020, from


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