August 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm #88455
AnonymousInactiveAugust 30, 2010 at 1:59 pmPost count: 14413
Blurting things out………..
I can see the words leaving my mouth and I am hopelessly trying to suck them back in like spaghetti before anyone sees or hears them!
Sometimes it’s like there is no brain involved at all!
If I am overstimulated or somewhere really boring…Oh Man! Tape my mouth shut! I can’t stop! It’s almost involuntary!
Anybody else find this?????REPORT ABUSEAugust 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm #94615
Patte RosebankParticipantAugust 30, 2010 at 3:56 pmPost count: 1517
Is that you, Rob Ford???REPORT ABUSEAugust 30, 2010 at 4:03 pm #94616
AnonymousInactiveAugust 30, 2010 at 4:03 pmPost count: 14413
That should be my new nickname!
ROFL!REPORT ABUSEAugust 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm #94617
Patte RosebankParticipantAugust 30, 2010 at 4:33 pmPost count: 1517
It does explain a lot about him, doesn’t it?REPORT ABUSEAugust 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm #94618
AnonymousInactiveAugust 30, 2010 at 7:44 pmPost count: 14413
Methinks we have another one to add to our club! Welcome!
Had to phone a friend today and just check that I had not offended him by our previous conversation. TMI as usual…
I feel like I’m in a twelve-step program for ADHD (heavy on the ‘H’) and have to perpetually keep making amends.REPORT ABUSEAugust 30, 2010 at 10:34 pm #94619
wolfshadesMemberAugust 30, 2010 at 10:34 pmPost count: 211September 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm #94620
Rick Green – Founder of TotallyADDParticipantSeptember 5, 2010 at 5:28 pmPost count: 473
This is the story of my life. Blurting things out. And interrupting.
Part of it is not listening, I think. That’s always a challenge for me.
Cause I figure what I have to say is so interesting. (BLUSH)
I’m so eager to get my thoughts in, my brilliant ideas, that I cut people off.
The blurting things out loud is not nearly as bad as it used to be. Of course for me, it was making a joke at the wrong time. Often cause I was uncomfortable and needed to break the tension. Oh man, did that backfire now and then. Funerals and wedding were the worst.
At Christmas time there are five or six of us, all the guys in the family, who get going and after a while the women are in the other room having an actual conversation about things. And missing out on our brilliant torrent of ideas. Hmm. And yet they don’t seem upset.
The solution for me is to just take a deep breath and actually focus on listening. On asking questions.
If I keep doing that, I’m golden.REPORT ABUSESeptember 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm #94621
AnonymousInactiveSeptember 8, 2010 at 8:50 pmPost count: 14413
My last blurt out experience was yesterday when I told a long lost acquaintance I bumped into that I just found out that I have ADD and so does she and ……. and ……….. and then proceeded to tell her every detail of my life. Afterward I emailed her and apologized for overbabble and saying that she had ADD too. She cant’s, because she remembers every detail of every conversation we ever had and I don’t even remember having the conversation! Like, where was I (like usual?)REPORT ABUSEOctober 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm #94622
AnonymousInactiveOctober 12, 2010 at 6:15 pmPost count: 14413
That is one part that I just can’t stand about myself. Keeping my mouth shut. But the meds are helping with my listening skills.
I decieded the only people that can handle me is another adhd”er. is that how you would spell that.. I ran into a women that told me I needed the lord that he can help if I believe in my lord and me. Well that didn’t go over to well, we were in Tim Horton:s and we had a good talk about it. In the end I told her she didn’t know what she was talking about. And she was an retired shool teacher.REPORT ABUSEOctober 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm #94623
AnonymousInactiveOctober 12, 2010 at 6:29 pmPost count: 14413
Maybe it’s related to the blanking. Something “brilliant” pops into our heads and we need to get it out there before we forget it. When I’m on the phone, I sometimes jot these things down and give it a moment before I say them. That doesn’t work well live and in person socially though.REPORT ABUSEOctober 14, 2010 at 6:38 pm #94624
AnonymousInactiveOctober 14, 2010 at 6:38 pmPost count: 14413
I get flashes of absolute brilliance and then they’re gone! Like lightning through my brain…..
But I MUST blurt them out before these pearls of wisdom are lost forever to the cosmos!!
(Or that’s how I feel, anyway..the other person probably thinks.. ‘There she goes again.blah blah blah..’)
My ADHD friends and I seem to be on the exact wavelength. When we interrupt each other, the coversation zigs and zags and is much more fun!REPORT ABUSEOctober 28, 2010 at 10:44 am #94625
AnonymousInactiveOctober 28, 2010 at 10:44 amPost count: 14413
Well I was trying to keep my mouth shut will the Dr for ADHD was talking about his boating experince and all I could think why is he talking so slow how long is this appointment going to be,how much time will their be left for me to talk to him, by the end of his story I couln’t repeat any of it . Because I sit there with my lips tight together and my eyebrows almost touching p.s my concentration look, at the end of it all he said he said I look like I had a hard time understanding him. But all I could think is why is he talking so slow.REPORT ABUSEOctober 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm #94626
Patte RosebankParticipantOctober 29, 2010 at 4:35 pmPost count: 1517
Maybe he was testing your ability to concentrate and to sit still and listen. He’s a trained specialist, so he knows what to watch for, including ways that a person with ADHD tries to hide it.REPORT ABUSENovember 3, 2010 at 1:10 pm #94627
AnonymousInactiveNovember 3, 2010 at 1:10 pmPost count: 14413
I never thought of it that way, no wonder people think I’m pissed off when there talking to me. I’m going to have to work on a new concetration look I went and looked at myself to see what my concentration look, looked like I’m going to have to work on that one. It wasn’t good . clamdiggerREPORT ABUSENovember 4, 2010 at 10:51 am #94628
trashmanMemberNovember 4, 2010 at 10:51 amPost count: 546
boy i tell all of you with all your post . its like you have all known me all my life .some of the people that i used to work with would ask me how i come up with some of the things i say ,simply brilliant. the problem was that by the time they were asking i had moved on and ofcourse forgoten what i had just said. this one young guy that i worked with most of the time always told me as he put it “he sould be righting this shit down” then go on to say he should right a book. i guess its like open pit mineing with my mouth lots of words coming out but you have to dig the the good stuff. clamdigger peple inclueding my wife and kids allways look at you like some thing is wrong . yet it has taken me along time to learn to read that in my family i do feel sorry for the ones that dont know me so well.REPORT ABUSE
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