This reply was originally posted by user John Tucker, PhD, ACG. ADHD Coach in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
They do not think any less of you they are simply afraid that disclosing the diagnoses will cause problems.
Having ADHD can be a huge advantage in your work. You can think rapidly, feel deeply and empathetically.
I suspect it would not be an issue in your work, but, just to honour their caution, you can ask around at work about the views of ADHD. If there is a need for caution you can take caution. If not you can brazen it out at work. These days ADHD is very commonplace. If and when you disclose you’ll discover 7 others who have the diagnoses.