employers will post jobs and say “ we dont discriminate due to gender, disabilities, etc. but thats not true. if a person has lung cancer n coughs alot its accepted, same as someone who has diabetes n has to take breaks to take insulin . etc etc etc. i could give lots of examples but you get the point. But ADHD is an invisible disability- its like all my symptoms are character flaws. i cant walk into an interview n say yea- i need flexible work hours bc i hate waking up in AM, i need everyone to talk faster n be interesting if they approach me or else i will trail off, i also cant dress up because only certain clothes feel acceptable to me, i need a computer that never breaks down bc waiting for IT causes me to be hostile, all meetings must be 20 min max and all ideas need to be relevant, also- no one can chew ice when i am nearby…. 😂😳😂 ADHD sucks bc like I said- to the outside world, It just looks like character flaws. ADHD is so misunderstood. I think being transgender or basically any other “ thing/ issue” that makes a person different would be wayyy easier. alot of info n resources for ADHD is contradictory- its like” love yourself exactly the way you are- and here are tips on organization to help you be more effective n happier. ummm do gay people get professional strategies to be heterosexual and have it be socially acceptable?!? hell no- that would not fly. sooo sick of articles on what i can do to be more socially acceptable n function like a neurotype person. where do i fit in the world being just plain me? i have resigned from my job so that i can figure this out. i know there has to be a balance- i havent struck that balance. im 47 and just spinning my wheels. i can fake it to make it… i have done that my whole life- but damn- what kind of life is that?
anyone stuck in this same type of mindset?
im not looking for well meaning “ life hacks” on how to manage my symptoms. id really like to hear how folks have mastered not having to be less ADHD in a professional work environment( im a social worker/ drug n alcohol counselor) and still thrive in their profession. thanks so very much!!!❤️