“I’m Overly Emotional, and It’s Straining My Relationships!”

emotional dysregulation — reacting too intensely, too impulsively, and out of proportion to the situation at hand.This emotional intensity takes a toll on relationships with friends, co-workers, family, and romantic partners.

On the positive side, it can make people with ADHD more caring, more loving, and more passionate about things that interest them.

On the negative side, ADHD emotionality makes people more likely to overreact, in ways that can be destructive. The reason this happens is no mystery: Emotional people react emotionally.

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