ADHD and Lying: Telling White Lies at Work

Five white lies that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) adults should avoid telling at work. Plus, when telling the truth ehlsp you succeed on the job.

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White Lie #2: "Anytime is fine."


Respecting your own time is paramount to improving your time management skills. We all want to be liked, but going easy on others at your own expense is not the best way to achieve that. When soliciting the help of a co-worker, agree on a definite deadline.


"Friday afternoon is the latest."

If you forget to assign a deadline or just couldn't gather the courage to do so, follow up with a phone call or e-mail right away.


"I forgot to give you a deadline, but I need the results by Friday. Contact me ASAP if there's a problem, so I can make other arrangements."

White Lie 3: It's coming along just fine!

This article comes from the February/March 2005 issue of ADDitude.

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