TADD 2019 – Others-Over-Self Tendency: Hindrance or Help?

We’ve got an excellent “TADD” Talk for you today! As part of ADHD Awareness Month and our special activities, ADDA has created TADD Talks, where we’ll be Talking about ADD every day the entire month of October!

In today’s TADD talk, Barbara Luther, discusses “Others-Over-Self Tendency: Hindrance or Help?


And if you enjoyed today’s TADD Talk, you’ll want to learn more about what Barbara has to offer.

Barbara Luther, MCAC, is director of training for the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and past president of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). She has been coaching inattentive professionals and adults and mentoring young coaches for over 20 years. Luther is prominently featured in the TotallyADD video, ADD & Coaching: You Don’t Have to Go It Alone, and she has spoken on inattentive ADHD at the ADHD Women’s Palooza. She is a regular speaker at ADHD and coaching conferences, and she hosts a community of learning for coaches who want to remain in touch with coaching competencies at www.SoaringCoachesCircle.com.

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      • Lori Talbot
      • October 12, 2019

      Listening to this raised a question for me. Is this definitely a trait of ADHD, or a byproduct of tendency towards neurotypical discrimination against ADHD as lazy? You state that we tend to get taken advantage of, which I definitely agree with, but I don’t remember that trait occurring until I hit middle school and started doing worse in school. After that, I was constantly compensating for my “laziness”, as my mother didn’t believe I had ADHD, and I wasn’t diagnosed til age 31. I would be interested to hear how studies measure up on this trait with an even pool of people who were supported in their diagnosis, and those who weren’t.

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