I’ve learned a lot since I started this blog and reading/researching ADHD/ADD. There was a lot I didn’t realize about ADHD/ADD.
One thing that I’ve learned is that, despite having standard symptoms, ADHD/ADD affects everyone differently. How my ADHD/ADD affects me is different from how it affects someone else with ADHD/ADD. Yes, we both ADHD/ADD, but our experiences with it and how it affects will differ.
There are so many people in the world that have ADHD/ADD. We are aware how ADHD/ADD affects people, know the symptoms, and such.
However, it’s not a one size fits all kinds of deal. Just because many suffer from ADHD/ADD, it doesn’t mean that we struggle with the same things, or have similar experiences with regards to ADHD/ADD. We can certainly relate, sympathize, and understand that others with ADHD/ADD are going through, even though it may not affect us in the same way.
For a long time after getting my diagnosis, I thought that ADHD/ADD affected everyone pretty much the same way. I thought others struggled in the same ways I did. That’s what I thought at the time.
However over the last few years, I’ve spoken to people with ADHD, followed people with ADHD/ADD on social media, and learned quite a bit about how ADHD/ADD affects us. I realized what I originally thought wasn’t quite true. It doesn’t affect everyone quite the same way. Not 100% the same way or 100% of the time. And it’s been interesting to see how ADHD/ADD affects us differently.