ADHD and Lying: Telling White Lies at Work

Five white lies that adults with ADHD should avoid telling at work. Plus, when telling the truth helps you succeed on the job.

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White Lie #4: "I'll do it first thing Monday morning."


Monday mornings can be crazy. Our intentions might be good, but sometimes we need to do a reality check before we make promises, even to ourselves. We have to assess just how much we can and cannot do in any given day.


"Which day would be the best day to work on this?" or "I have a lot on my plate early in the week. Would Wednesday work for you?"

White Lie 5: Saying nothing.

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

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