One of my worst “flaws” is the fact that I cannot read people. I mean I really can’t always tell what someone is feeling based on their words or actions. This makes having relationships extremely difficult. Most people may have this issue when they first meet someone, until they get to know them, that is. I, for example, misinterpreted my own mother quite often. I was always asking her if she was mad at me, most of the time, she wasn’t.
I know I’m not the only ADDer that misinterprets verbal and non-verbal signals. But, I always seem to be the one left with hurt feelings and confusion. Like, I’m the only one who didn’t get the joke; a very vulnerable place to be. I’m certain that I’ve screwed up many, if not all potential friendships, due to my oversensitivity and inability to “read” into perspective.
“If behavior is judged by intentions, then we ADDers are blameless, we didn’t mean it ” -Unknown