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Patte Rosebank
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What you’re describing is called “The Imposter Syndrome”, and many people have it, especially those of us with ADHD. I have it, and my mom has it. She deals with it (badly) by over-preparing and over-producing, driving herself and the rest of us to the point of exhaustion and an explosion of frustration. I deal with it (badly) by thinking I can do things without following the instructions. The result is that whatever I make is often okay on the surface, but ultimately not that well put-together, so I know that it’ll eventually fall apart.

Take a look at the video “If Bill Had a Hammer”, in the “Bill’s ADDventures” part of “Videos” on this site. It deals with this, and is quite funny too.

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