It's quite common for Adults with ADHD to automatically think the worst and jump to the wrong conclusions. Some of it is do to impulsivity and some of it is due to past experiences. When Adults with ADHD have a poor self image we automatically think the worst about ourselves and it's quite often not the case.

So when you are thinking the worst about yourself stop for a few moments to ask yourself if you have all the facts. If you don't then it's probably a good idea to try and get them. As adults with ADHD we beat up ourselves enough for real things and we don't need to beat ourselves up for things that may not even be true.

    4 replies to "Adult ADHD and Thinking the Worst"

    • Linda Sang

      Thanks, Tara! I just posted this to my Facebook profile with this comment: [i]Ain’t it the truth! I wish I had a dollar for every time this has happened to me. I’m on several ADD/ADHD e-mail lists and received this in my e-mail today.[/i]

    • Bryan

      Tara: WoW

      That’s one of the best posts I have read in a long while anywhere! Great post and oh so true.

    • Nicki

      This is definitely for me! Partly because I am so used to missing social cues and messing up in other ways, I tend to automatically imagine that I have screwed up in some way! I can play out entire horrible scenes in my head where people in my life are angry at me and are talking about how dumb I am! Sometimes its hard to separate my fears from reality!

    • Klip

      Adult?? Yes it is bad!!

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