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Life with ADHD – A Talky New Years (I Can’t Stop Talking) – Video

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The impulsivity and restlessness that bedevils ADHD adults often shows up in how they talk and how they listen. Or rather, how they don’t listen. There are reasons for this, and it’s not about bad manners, selfishness, or not caring. Though it sure looks like it. In fact, there are a number of reasons why adults with ADHD blurt out, interrupt, dominate conversations, and motor mouth on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and… Oh, sorry.

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3 Responses to “Life with ADHD – A Talky New Years (I Can’t Stop Talking) – Video”

  1. Rick says:

    I have to say, I’m better at this, but only when I’m aware or reminded ahead of time… before I go into the meeting, or arrive at the party. Otherwise, it’s just not on my radar and it’s only on the way home that I realize that I didn’t learn anything about anyone else. And in a business meeting it means I didn’t ask questions, didn’t get everyone’s ideas or concerns or doubts… Frustrating.

  2. EventHorizon says:

    I always beat myself up for dominating conversations by talking about myself. Mostly I think it’s a hold-over from childhood when I didn’t feel that anyone was paying attention to me. Maybe it is? Or maybe it’s an emotional need in combination with ADHD? Now I’m more confused than ever! But at least I’m aware that I’m not the only guilty one… Need to be mindful that a dialogue means there’s one than one person involved.

  3. bazmeg says:

    Oh no! I can hear the echos of my own voice down through the years! And the speech patterns, taking comfort in the fact that what you are saying is really intelligent or intriguing, so how could the listener be bored. Or looking for sign they want to escape, and not seeing the obvious. Unbelievably, it had not occurred to me until this video that this was an ADD symptom and, worse, how incredibly obnoxious I could sound. Thanks for the eye opener.