5 Tips For Improving Your Listening Skills
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5 Tips For Improving Your Listening Skills

How ADHD Affects A Person’s Ability To Listen Listening legend Dr. Ralph G. Nichols famously said, “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” Unfortunately, people in general do not listen effectively. Listening in Business Statistics show that the…

How Emotional Hyperarousal Causes People With ADHD Major Problems
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How Emotional Hyperarousal Causes People With ADHD Major Problems

5 Ways to help people with ADHD reign in their runaway emotions  Emotional hyperarousal is one of the characteristics common in ADHD. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked in diagnosis because it does not present with hyperactivity. In children and adults, it is often misdiagnosed as a mood disorder, as in Dennis’s case.     Dennis and Gracie…

What is Inattentive ADHD and How to Help Someone Who Has It
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What is Inattentive ADHD and How to Help Someone Who Has It

Workarounds to help minimize Inattentive ADHD Problems Dennis and Gracie, a young married couple, had been best friends during high school but found themselves in uncharted territory when Dennis revealed that he had been diagnosed with ADHD as a teenager. This information explained to Gracie why dealing with him was often very difficult. Sometimes, what…

How to Manipulate a Conversation by Not Listening
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How to Manipulate a Conversation by Not Listening

Are you hearing instead of really listening Hearing vs. Listening Many people, men more than women, but women too, don’t listen to what’s being said. They might be able to tell you the words that were said for a few seconds, maybe a couple of minutes, but they definitely couldn’t tell you the meaning. I…

3 Steps to Begin Renewing Your Mind for Better Communications 

3 Steps to Begin Renewing Your Mind for Better Communications 

Ways to slow down the ADHD Fast Brain for better personal interaction  People, in general, think faster than they talk. For all of us, it’s hard to listen, especially if the speaker is a little slower than average in finishing what he has to say. ADHD adults have even more difficulty being patient while others…

6 Breakthrough Tips to Improve Toxic Communications
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6 Breakthrough Tips to Improve Toxic Communications

Avoid injured feelings and devastating conflicts Conversations can go from a peaceful discussion to a hurtful argument in seconds when one partner has ADHD. ADHDers often find it difficult to keep their emotions in check and under control during intense interactions. Anger, resentment, and arguing are common when ADHD is present. Both the ADHDer and…

Another Side of Adult ADHD
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Another Side of Adult ADHD

Rejection Sensitivity In my last post, “What does ADHD have to do with Anger,” Gracie thought she and Dennis had finally turned a corner in being able to communicate effectively.  Dennis finally revealed that he had been diagnosed with ADHD. Even though they were neighbors and friends during childhood, Dennis had never revealed this to…

What Does Anger Have To Do With ADHD
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What Does Anger Have To Do With ADHD

“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.” — Proverbs 16:32 ESV In my last post, Do You Play Defense, Dennis was very easily offended, but wouldn’t talk to Gracie about why. They found an article about how to resolve conflict according…

Finding Gold In Your Shadow Side

Finding Gold In Your Shadow Side

The ‘shadow’ is the side of your personality that contains all the parts of yourself that you don’t want to admit to having. Dark World Jeremy thought about his discussion with his counselor while sitting on the bench in the school courtyard. She had brought a little light into his seemingly very dark shadow world….

They Keep Telling Me I’m Not Normal

They Keep Telling Me I’m Not Normal

The hardest thing about ADHD and other Personality Disorders is that it’s ‘invisible’ to outsiders. “I’m so tired of everyone telling me that I’m not normal just because I have ADHD. Who do they think they are? God.” Jeremy said. “I’ve been like this my whole life. Of course, it’s normal. It’s normal for me….