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My parents, every teacher I ever had, everyone who knew me in my life commented on how scatterbrained and forgetful I was. When I was younger it was passed off as a charming expression of my brilliant scholarly mind and became a part of my identity, even a badge of pride. And then when I grew up and had more responsibilities I was expected to outgrow these tendencies, and my failure to do so was treated as a moral failing.

I (over)compensated by becoming a fanatic about organization, productivity, and lifehacks. I take notes at all meetings because it helps me pay attention and I don't trust my memory. I am the person others turn to for that thing that came up at that one meeting.

So I'm success story right? Not really. No amount of vigilance can catch my attention at the moment it slips, missing some detail. No system can help when I fall off the wagon, as I do at unpredictable times.

Rejection sensitivity & abuse 

Rejection sensitivity & abuse 

Rejection sensitivity & parenting 

@lj_writes

This is me (except I’m working toward getting tested.). It’s incredibly liberating to know that this isn’t a moral failing.

@suetanvil The amount of shame and self-blame we have lived with... is it any wonder ADD/ADHD people are so often diagnosed with depression and anxiety?

ADHD in history, sad 

ADHD in history, sad 

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