~Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria- is an extreme emotional sensitivity and emotional pain triggered by the perception that one is being rejected, teased, or criticized. The emotional response is complete with suicidal ideation and people suffering from RSD often get misdiagnosed with serious personality disorders. RSD is only seen in people with ADHD and the emotional sensitivity/reaction is much more severe than that of a neurotypical person.
✦Some other “fun” ADHD things!
~inability to regulate emotions
~no concept of time
~noticeable public stimming (resulting in stares from neurotypicals)
~no impulse control
~listen but cannot absorb what is being said
~no volume control
~increased inability to focus when emotional
~difficulty stopping a task and transitioning to the next
~higher levels on generalized anxiety
~”all or nothing” mentality
@ neurotypicals- some things to be aware of:
- you cannothyperfixate. only people who are neurodivergent can hyperfixate. please don’t use that word when describing your latest obsession :-)
- please don’t stare at neurodivergent people who are stimming in public
- be respectful of those who actually need fidget toys so they can subtly stim in public
- if we forget something you tell us it is not because we don’t care, we just have a million other thoughts racing through our mind and no way to filter through them.
- please be gentle with us. no don’t tip toe around us and treat us like we aren’t human, but be aware that even offhand comments can trigger RSD. no we aren’t being too sensitive, our brains are wired differently than yours.
Does anyone else with ADHD have to vocalize their thoughts in order to keep them from slipping out of your reach? I feel ridiculous for doing this but especially when I’m inspired or especially distracted speaking my train of thought out loud helps me stay on track and make sense of the swirling typhoon of ideas in my brain.
sure, being neurotypical might be fun and all but you haven’t experienced the pure delight of finding a chocolate bar that your adhd brain believed you already ate and that the wrapper was just holding its shape
Okay, but concept: shout out to the ADHD/ADD kids that don’t try harder than everyone else anymore.
Everybody always shouts out the kids trying harder than everyone else, but you deserve a cheering section too.
I don’t know who made you feel like your best wasn’t good enough, but they’re wrong.
That was my older brother. Everybody told him he was stupid despite his best efforts and then he just gave up and nearly flunked out of senior year. While I know one post isn’t gonna change that for somebody, I just want you all to know how valuable you are: That you’re smarter than your 6th grade math teacher said, and you’re working harder than your 10th grade history teacher could understand.
Keep trying your best. That’s all anybody can ask of you.
y’know I fucking love to get into arguments but my ADD makes it so damn hard.
Like, I love to argue and debate with people but the points I have in my head don’t get worded right and what makes sense in my head makes no sense when it leaves my mouth and the way I think is different from the ways other people think so when I make what I think is a good/smart point comes across as totally fucking dumb to other people and I’m just bad at explaining my point of view and things that I think are easy to understand aren’t easy for other people to understand and agghhhhh
like when dots connect in my head, they don’t connect in their head and when dots connect in their head, they don’t connect in my head and ADD sucks