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4 Things You May Not Realize You’re Doing to Mask Your ADHD

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While those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are likely not the only ones who mask their disorders, this is definitely one that is often socialized into us.

To the point we didn’t even know it was masking. Or that we even had ADHD! At least, that was the case for me. When you grew up with certain expectations of behavior, and when those around you had similar expectations, you often think it’s normal.

For example, I went to a small religious school and we were expected to act and behave exactly how you would imagine: calm, well-mannered, obedient, taking directions well.

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