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Know the Types of ADD - Inattentive ADD | Amen Clinics

Do you have ADD or ADHD? If so, do you know which of the 7 types of ADD you have? There is a way to know for sure.

Here are the signs and symptoms of Type 2 ADD (also known as Inattentive ADD):

Type 2 ADD Core Symptoms

Though each of the ADD subtypes has its own set of symptoms, they all share the same core symptoms.

  • A short attention span for regular, routine, everyday tasks (homework, chores, etc.)
  • Distractibility
  • Organization problems (like having a messy room, always running late, etc.)
  • Procrastination
  • Forgetfulness
  • Problems with follow-through
  • Poor impulse control (saying or doing something before thinking it through)

Type 2 ADD Symptoms

In addition to the core symptoms, the unique characteristics of Type 2/Inattentive ADD include:

  • Difficulty maintaining focus
  • Tendency to lose things
  • Making careless mistakes; poor attention to detail
  • Complaints of being bored
  • Appearing unmotivated or apathetic
  • Being tired, sluggish or slow moving
  • Appearing “spacey” or preoccupied

Type 2 ADD Quick Facts
  • Inattentive ADD is the second most common type of ADD.
  • Those with Inattentive ADD tend to be introverted and may have trouble finding motivation in life.
  • People with Type 2 ADD are frequently found daydreaming or looking out the window.
  • Along with struggling to complete academic tasks, children with Inattentive ADD may have difficulty listening, processing verbal instructions, and following directions.
  • Children with Inattentive ADD are often ignored because they are less likely to cause a disruption in class.
  • Many children with Inattentive ADD are extremely intelligent.
  • While the academic performance of Type 2 students may be satisfactory in elementary and middle school, their tendency to internalize their ADD symptoms and not seek treatment may cause them to hit a wall in high school.
  • Adolescents with Inattentive ADD may struggle with stress, time management, and chronic anxiety.
  • Girls tend to have Type 2 ADD as much if not more than boys.
  • Inattentive ADD is commonly misdiagnosed as a learning disability.
  • People with Type 2 don’t show the impulsive and hyperactive traits that are typically associated with ADD, so, unfortunately, many of them are never diagnosed.

Implementing these six tips will help you manage the symptoms of Type 2 ADD:

Behavior Therapy:

Behavior therapy can equip parents with the tools necessary to help their Type 2 child thrive in school and life. One effective behavioral technique for Type 2 kids is to set up a reward system: reward good behavior and withhold privileges when negative behaviors occur.

Clear Instructions:

Since children with Type 2 ADD often become frustrated when they are unable to attain their goals, giving clear and simple instructions is essential to set them up for success. Children with Inattentive ADD respond better to straightforward directions that establish fair and realistic expectations.

Break It Down:

Children with Inattentive ADD will find smaller tasks (or larger tasks broken down into smaller goals) easier to accomplish. Simply telling your child to clean up their room will not suffice. A child with Inattentive ADD will understand their task better if you say: “Put away the clothes on your bed. Then pick up the toys on the floor and put them in your toy box.”

Write It Down:

Writing down tasks and creating a checklist for your child is even better than breaking down tasks verbally. Your child will feel a sense of accomplishment when they visually see their goals being achieved.

Educate Your Child:

It’s important to educate your child about Type 2 ADD. Parents should inform their child of the positive traits associated with Inattentive ADD and help them learn coping mechanisms and strategies for critical thinking.

Get a Customized Solution:

Like many other mental health conditions, ADD is not just a single and simple disorder; therefore, treatment is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each of the seven types of ADD requires a different treatment plan, including dietary and cultural influences on ADD. What works for one person with ADD may not work for another—or could even make the symptoms worse!

ADD is a neurobiological disorder with serious psychological and social consequences. Amen Clinics is here to help you understand your brain and provide treatment options that address more than just symptoms.

Want more information? Download Amen Clinics’ free Getting to Know the 7 ADD Types eBook.

Healing Type 2 ADD starts with knowing if you have it and then finding out which type you have. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people with ADD from all over the world. If you suspect that you or a loved one might have ADD, don’t wait to get help. Call us today at 888-288-9834 or visit us online to schedule a visit.

Managing ADHD as an Introvert: Symptoms and Coping Tips

Some symptoms of ADHD — like hyperactivity — can come off as extroverted energy. However, people with ADHD often have introvert traits.

Introversion and extroversion are personality traits that indicate where you go to recharge your energy levels:

  • Extroverts gain energy from the world around them.
  • Introverts pull energy from their inner world (thoughts and feelings).

Introverts often require alone time to recharge their social batteries, but being introverted doesn’t mean you’re shy or quiet. You can be very outgoing as an introvert — just maybe for a shorter amount of time.

ADHD symptoms like impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention can come off as high-energy extroversion, but these symptoms are independent of whether you’re introverted or extroverted.

Yes — you can have a diagnosis of ADHD and be an introvert.

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that can impact people with any personality trait.

Ryan Bolling, a behavior analyst from Atlanta, Georgia, believes ADHD may be more closely linked to introversion than many people realize.

“In fact, I believe that there is a strong connection between ADHD and introversion,” she says. “Symptoms of ADHD, such as impulsivity and hyperactivity, can often lead to social isolation and withdrawal from activities that are overwhelming or stimulating.

You don’t have to have “quiet ADHD” (ADHD without hyperactivity) to be an introvert.

Hyperactivity in ADHD is not a quality of extroversion. It’s a symptom that presents, in part, due to structural differences in the brain. These differences affect neurotransmitters and brain signals, creating challenges like:

  • inattention
  • disorganization
  • restlessness
  • hyperactivity

“ADHD is commonly misunderstood as being outgoing, when really it is a neurodivergence that affects processing of dopamine,” says Elizabeth Tate, a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate from Charlotte, North Carolina.

“This divergence means that focus is difficult to sustain and the body can become hyperactive, as the brain is running out of dopamine.”

Your personality traits — like introversion — don’t dictate whether you’ll have ADHD hyperactivity, but they can influence how it emerges.

“Hyperactivity is only one small symptom of ADHD, and both introverts and extroverts can struggle with it,” explains Jeremy Schumacher, LMFT, from Milwaukee.

“Introverts may be hyperactive in different ways, such as nerding out over a new idea or a book series, whereas an extrovert may be bouncing off the walls as the life of the party.”

The symptoms of ADHD are not dependent on your personality type. Both introverts and extroverts can experience primary symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, or both. As an introvert, however, you may be more inclined toward certain presentations of symptoms.

Bolling says common ADHD introvert characteristics may include:

  • impulsive behavior
  • difficulty focusing or concentrating
  • feeling easily overwhelmed or overstimulated
  • social isolation

Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW, from Sarasota, Florida, says hyperactivity is a common characteristic even for ADHD introverts.

“Hyperactivity shows up in different ways, especially in adults and in women,” she says. “It could look like fidgeting, being impatient, having racing or nonstop thoughts, always moving (always cleaning, needing to do something and unable to sit still), or social anxiety.

Other characteristics of the ADHD introvert, according to Juliano-Villani, may include:

  • procrastination
  • time blindness
  • lack of motivation for simple tasks

According to 2018 research, introverts with ADHD are at a higher risk for internet gaming addiction than extroverted people with ADHD.

When the symptoms of ADHD are telling the world you’re a social butterfly, it can be difficult to find the “me” time you need to reset your energy.

1. Setting boundaries with others

The people around you may not understand that hyperactivity, restlessness, or conversation jumping aren’t signs of extroversion. Setting boundaries can help prevent your energy from being drained.

“To cope with ADHD as an introvert, remember that you have the right to put boundaries on your time and energy!” says Tate.

It’s okay to set limits on how long you want to engage in activities, how available you are for meetings, and how regularly people can ask for your time.

Hanging a sign on your door at work, updating your calendar, or setting an availability status that says “unavailable between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.,” for example, can help coworkers respect your alone time.

2. Catering to your stimulation needs

Hyperactive ADHD as an introvert doesn’t mean you have to expend energy in social settings.

Juliano-Villania suggests embracing other ways to use energy that don’t tax your social meter, like:

  • home projects
  • arts and crafts
  • learning a new skill
  • cooking
  • designing
  • playing games

3. Stepping away

It’s okay to say no to social events or to limit the time you want to spend somewhere.

If you’re obligated to attend long-format gatherings, taking a few minutes outside as needed can help you escape the sounds and chatter that can cause overstimulation.

4. Using technology

“Some common ADHD techniques like body-doubling (completing mundane tasks with another person at the same time) may not always be available for introverts, so having good structures in place to keep accountability is helpful,” says Schumacher.

He says introverts may need to rely on technology, such as setting alarms or virtual assistants, whereas extroverts will accumulate people to help with that accountability.

5. Maintaining self-boundaries

Schumacher adds that an ADHD introvert may not be out all night partying, but they may find themselves caught up in endless link-following online, or powering through content that snags their interest.

For this reason, he recommends having boundaries for yourself, such as a regular sleep schedule and hydration schedule so these important aspects of wellness don’t fall by the wayside.

The treatment for ADHD is similar for introverts and extroverts.

There are various ADHD treatment options, including behavioral therapies and medication, depending on your symptoms and how much ADHD symptoms impact your life.

A mental health professional can help you find management strategies that cater to introversion, such as technology use over group support.

Looking for a therapist, but not sure where to start? Psych Central’s How to Find Mental Health Support resource can help.

It’s possible to live with ADHD and be an introvert — even if you experience symptoms of hyperactivity.

Maintaining boundaries for yourself and others, as well as finding non-social ways to expend energy, can be helpful ways of preventing burnout as an introvert.

12 Introvert Thoughts You Didn't Know

February 3, 2017 Relationship

Do you feel like your friend or acquaintance is constantly avoiding you? Or just don't like it? Do not rush to conclusions. Maybe he's just an introvert.

Introverts are not hermits who hate everyone around them. In fact, they really like to chat with close friends or people who share their interests (but the art of small talk is clearly not for them). Introverts also like to seek adventure on their own head, they just don’t always need company for this. They can be great leaders, good listeners, and devoted friends. After all, introverts are people too. But sometimes they can be very difficult to understand ... and forgive. nine0003

If, when interacting with introverts, you are increasingly asking yourself the questions “Why is he acting so strangely?”, “What is wrong with me?”, “Am I a bad conversationalist?”, “Is he bored with me?”, “Am I annoying? ”,“ Hey, where did he run away to? ”, It’s better to immediately discard self-digging and read about what strange thoughts sometimes come to the mind of representatives of this psychotype. And if you are an introvert ... well, you yourself know everything.

1. I hope no one tries to drag me out of the house tonight.

We all need to get under the covers sometimes, turn off the phone and spend the whole day in blissful doing nothing. But for introverts, this desire comes much more often. nine0003

Therefore, don't be surprised that sometimes your introverted friend or acquaintance will refuse to go to the movies and fun parties, explaining this by a headache, a bunch of things to do, the need to celebrate the cat's birthday, and so on. Just be prepared to hear "no".

And don't try to surprise an introvert and disturb his self-imposed seclusion. Otherwise, from your own experience, make sure that shyness has nothing to do with introversion.

2. If I quickly run from the bathroom to my room, then maybe the neighbor will not notice me

Sometimes introverts feel the need to hide from their roommates. If you are the neighbor, don't worry. Most likely, it's not about you. It's just that sometimes introverts hide from even the nicest people, just to avoid having to exchange a few words with them. So if you see your neighbor running, be understanding and don't show it.

3. I hope someone from the audience took a pet with them

Yes, introverts do not hate others (at least not more often than everyone else). But sometimes they feel much more comfortable in the company of our smaller brothers. The dog will not judge you for not going to university, will not force you to talk about the weather and politics or take pictures with her. Sometimes this is exactly what an introvert's ideal companion should be. nine0003

4. Who is calling me from this number? Everyone who knows me knows that I hate talking on the phone

Usually introverts don't like talking on the phone, so calls from unknown numbers send them into a panic. If they do not wait for a call from someone specific, then most likely they simply will not answer. And even if you call from your previous number, it is unlikely that they will talk to you for more than five minutes. Unless you are on the other side of the planet.

This item also has a positive side. If your introvert buddy finally decided to call you, you really mean a lot to him. Rejoice: this is indeed an achievement.

5. I need people around right now, but I don't want to talk to anyone.

It is because of this thought that introverts are very careful in choosing people to communicate with. Yes, being friends with or dating an introvert can sometimes be difficult, especially if you're an extrovert.

There are days when introverts want to do something alone: ​​read a book or watch TV. But at the same time they want to feel the presence of another person. This is a special type of loneliness that is unlikely to be understood by extroverts. nine0003

If you are an introvert, we wish you to always have someone to call to you in such cases.

6. I wish my neighbors were a little less friendly

Naturally, introverts don't dream of rude neighbors. But there are very few things that cause them the same anxiety as neighbors who are overly involved. If they constantly ask how things are, or, worse, strive to visit without an invitation, this is a real disaster for an introvert.

7. I will only go there if I can go home at any time.

Introverts always like to have a plan to escape from a party. Therefore, they often go to a meeting in their car. This is especially true for parties that they do not want to go to in advance.

8. I'd rather stay with my cat

Well, everything is clear here. Catching someone else's pet at a party is a success. But for an introvert, no one can be better than their pet. Even people. Especially people. nine0003

Who else will always understand you, never betray you, never disappoint you, and never hurt you (well, except by digging their claws into you)? For an introvert, the answer is more than obvious.

9. It's good that this party is not far from my house

When an introvert is going to a party (unless, of course, it is at his best friend's house and not in his favorite bar), he worries much less when he knows that his house is nearby. It’s easier for introverts to get out of their comfort zone if it doesn’t have to move away from the most comfortable place for them. nine0003

10. Wouldn't it be better to read a book?

Of course, extroverts also love to read. But perhaps only introverts will understand what it's like: in the midst of a party in a noisy bar or any other place where they would have to party to the fullest, start thinking about the book that they left at home.

11. Please don't start a conversation with me just because we're sitting next to each other.

In cafes, cinemas, on airplanes—literally anywhere people can sit next to each other—introverts repeat this mantra over and over again. It's not that they don't like to talk. In fact, most introverts really like to find out something interesting about people they don't know. What they don't like is having to carry on a conversation with a complete stranger. This causes introverts a terrible discomfort. nine0003

12. I could sit in my pajamas now and watch my favorite TV series

Okay, okay. Of course, this thought is not limited to introverts. But introverts are still a little more common.

And finally, one more important thought

Do not confuse introverts with misanthropes. Introverts like to spend time alone with themselves, it charges them with additional energy, and long communication with people, on the contrary, draws strength from them. But they love people, although they do not always express their emotions directly. Therefore, sometimes you can forgive them these cute weaknesses, right? nine0003

Successful introvert career | Rusbase




How to succeed without "stepping on the throat" of your own character

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Are you terribly afraid of having to communicate with strangers, and are you ready to tell yourself sick, just to avoid such a situation? Do you tend to avoid teamwork, and the thought of giving a presentation makes you break into a cold sweat? Don't worry, you are in good company. Among introverts, and these signs are typical for them, there are many successful and famous people - Bill Gates and Albert Einstein, for example.

Who are introverts

Introversion/extraversion is one of Carl Jung's four dichotomous traits that serve to define personality types. If you do not delve into the theory, then introverts draw energy from within themselves, are prone to reflection, are able to calmly do without feedback from others, practically do not need external recognition, prefer a narrow circle of friends (read more in additional material).

The right choice

“An introvert needs an autonomous task, his own area of ​​work. He should be minimally dependent on colleagues, contractors, and the manager, says psychiatrist Alexander Mordovin. - An introvert feels comfortable when he has the opportunity to concentrate on one task, to delve into it. It is important for him to receive information in advance and be able to think before taking action. It is important not to pull such a person over trifles - any question about the progress of work will drive the introvert out of himself, create an additional level of stress. nine0003

Introverts lack a kind of communicative energy. They definitely need time and conditions to recover, and alone.

What professions are suitable for introverts? Meticulous Americans have compiled a list of 200 activities. It is headed by a variety of specialties related to computers, analytics, and finance. And those who are tired of office everyday life can become a truck driver, for example (for more details, see additional material).

Compensation methods

Some features of introverts can be successfully overcome without harming the personality. For example, if it is difficult for you to speak at a meeting, you can carefully consider your ideas and suggestions and send them in writing. And in the case of public events, meetings, careful preparation will help out.

Way up

According to USA TODAY, about 40% of the top management of American companies are introverts or close to them. Of course, many CEOs come from extrovert realms like marketing. But no less - from finance or information technology. Most introverted directors are in software companies, starting with the already mentioned Bill Gates. nine0003

“Introverts succeed because of their inner strength and their tendency to think before they act. When it comes to making a tough decision, introverts care little about what other people think,” says Chris Uhland, CEO of SkyeTec and an introvert.

If you are an introvert, remember that introversion is not a hindrance to your work and career. It is important to choose the right field of activity and organize your life in such a way as not to “step on the throat” of your own character. nine0003

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