Today, we will finish up this week's blog topic: Signs of adult ADD/ADHD. Impulsivity Impulsivity in adult ADD/ADHD looks like the following: Difficulty in thinking about the consequences before making a decision or having a reaction, or reacting without thinking first. Frequently interrupting others or blurting out comments before thinking. Rushing through tasks without taking the time to read the directions and ensure that the task is completed properly. Addictive tendencies. Impulsivity with sitting still during important functions or meetings, which comes across as socially inappropriate or rude to others. Overall poor self-control.
Adults who struggle with ADD/ADHD often struggle with handling negative emotions. Particularly if they are mad or feeling a lot of frustration. It can cause a lot of anxiety for them, often coming out as an angry outburst. Many times under that frustration lies feelings that they aren't aware of that can lead to challenging behaviors. Here are some common emotional struggles you may see with ADD.
Trouble Staying on Task Individuals with ADD get bored very easily and will jump from one task to another without finishing the task before changing to the other one. If this person is involved in a task that seems boring to them, they can be easily distracted by any type of outer-stimuli such as noises, items within touchable reach and anything visual/moving objects.