Should I tell my employer about adhd

Disclosure: Should I Keep My ADHD a Secret?

By Rick Green,

People with ADHD are different. Not just from the 96% of the population who are ‘neuro-typical’ but from each other. We are indeed a diverse tribe.

Each of us faces a distinct combo of challenges. We each have our individual buffet of symptoms. Explosive Anger is was never an issue. Rumination, on the other hand…

Some traits may be more. Some less of a problem. Or not there at all.

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Tribal Traits

Emotions get a bad rap. Emotions are associated with weakness, vulnerability and sensitivity; all of the traits we’re told are unsavory, yet the traits that make us most human. What kind of nonsense is that? It makes me crazy when I hear that people consider stuffing their emotions as a sign of strength. I’m sorry…huh? I call that sticking your head in the sand. Have you ever seen what that looks like from behind? Not exactly like a mighty warrior. Unless you ate dairy earlier. In that case, you have a genuine weapon… my sense of smell is supernatural and I have what my dentist calls a “terrific gag reflex”. Let’s just say the combination is lethal when simultaneously triggered….

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