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I wonder if there’s anyone with ADHD who doesn’t struggle with low self-esteem?

What works best for me is building skills, which happens when I’m obsessed with an activity. In hyper-focus, I feel powerful.

Low self-esteem is an ingrained aspect of my personality that I don’t think I will ever shake. Knowing the issues common to ADHDers helps. I don’t blame myself as much. I recognize what my strengths and limitations are more easily. But I still feel like hell most of the time. Another thing I can’t fix. (And please, don’t anyone tell me to try medication – been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and no it doesn’t).