My ADHD Forced Me to Listen Actively

In my experience, adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) creates strong impulsivity. For me, that means buying unnecessary items, diving into uncertain situations without proper consideration, and being a poor conversationalist.

Active Listening Helps My ADHD

A number of years ago, I learned to listen actively. That's because I was sick of blowing up at people during arguments and not giving them the time to speak. So, I started to listen actively: no interruptions, attentive engagement, and considered responses. This shift worked wonders for interactions. You can hear more about how active listening helps me with my ADHD in the video below.

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Thomas, M. (2022, July 5). My ADHD Forced Me to Listen Actively, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 25 from

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