So the really interesting thing I'm finding with this is the diversity of people identifying.
It seems to span age, race, gender, nationality and language - that feels really rare to me, esp when talking about communication which traditionally varies wildly across demos.
Reach on this is relatively low, but engagement is over 20% which is massive (average is 0.5%). The Rt:Like ratio is at 1:2 - social media hat on, this tell me the post is highly 'relatable'.
Like normally, I'm v aware that a lot of my 'this is adhd' musings will be strongly influenced by my whiteness, gender etc.
Like, Hygiene. I know that I, as a white man, have a lot more societal privilege that allows me to get away with, say, forgetting to shower for a few days.
But, wen I look at the RTs and qrts, it might not the case here (anecdotal).
I don't think anything is universal - but I think this might speak to an identifiable trait across everyone with relevant adhd behavioural clusters/developmental experience - regardless of demographic.
Which is to say (as the qt'd jokes) could this *actually* be part of a diagnostic process in some way?

Be super interested to hear from any #adhd psychs/counsellors/coaches/researchers/advocates on their experience with this relating to those they work with. Or indeed themselves. Specifically regarding commonality within specific demos.

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20 Apr
So this is my least favourite kind of response to this. I understand not every person with ADHD (or even anything else) will have the same traits. So if you don't vibe with it that's cool. Not saying 'some' is not the same as saying ' all'. But this super feels like gatekeeping.
See I was diagnosed late, at 34.
Part of that is I don't fit in to some of the typical stereotypes. I'm ADHD-C, and clinically more hyperactive - but, that hyperactivity is mostly internal. I also grew up poor, where adhd kids are more likely to be dismissed as 'naughty'
My mum, almost certainly has it, and I can see traits of ADHD and autism throughout her side of the family. So she would have perceived my behaviour as normal. Also, she had me late. She's in her 70s now. 'hyperkinetic impulse disorder' wasn't recognised until she was 22.
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18 Apr
How ADHD people write VS how we have to write. ImageImage
*Yes I know. Just ignore it yeah? I made it in 5 minutes and I was excited - I proofread as well as I was ever going to in that situation.
Christ the embarrassment I'm feeling over posting this because it actually looks like I've put some effort in rather than just adhd shitposting.
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