Don't Let ADD Ruin Your Work Reputation, Fixes for Four Common Mistakes

Don't let your boss and co-workers jump to negative conclusions about your work ethic and abilities based on ADD-related behavior such as running late, missing a deadline, or interrupting a conversation. Resolve ADD-related issues.

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Interrupting a Conversation

If your ADD/ADHD-related impulsive speech causes you to get excited and blurt things out while someone else is talking, say, “Oh, I’m sorry I interrupted you. I get excited and can’t hold back my thoughts. Stop me if I do that. Now what were you saying before?”

Accepting that you make mistakes is an important lesson. Explaining those shortcomings to others is more important.

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