Words matter! When you reframe your negative ADHD self-talk, you banish insecurity and shame from your self image.
It’s common for successful ADHD people to feel like a fraud, living under constant fear of being “found out.” Psychologists call this “Imposter Syndrome.” It can take a toll on your professional and personal life.
When you feel shame, it’s especially tough to ask a question of an intimidating person. Learn 3 rules for asking any question with confidence that you’re NOT looking stupid.
If you have ADD / ADHD and are afflicted with a self-sabotaging toxic shame, you may avoid asking questions for fear of looking stupid. The strategy called “Take It to Court” helps you regain a sense of logic, so you can ask necessary questions to look competent.
Do you sometimes despair that your ADD traits make you a poor role model for your kids?
What if all this forgetfulness, the misplacing of things and your otherwise scatterbrained missteps turned out to not be such a bad thing after all?
Why do we feel so alone? This pervasive feeling of “aloneness” that makes shame such a strong ingredient in the ADD soup. It’s hard not to feel you have a dirty secret when you are afraid to let anyone around you know about your struggles.