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What Type of Friend Are You? How ADHD Influences Friendships

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how their ADHD influences those relationships. Share your friendship style and relationship stories in the Comments section below.“I fall in the Selectively Acquisitive Friendship Style category; I am very careful and particular about who I label a ‘friend.’ Anybody who I don’t refer to as a friend is my ‘acquaintance.’ My ex used to laugh at this distinction, but it’s super important because it helps me decide how much time I spend with these people, and if I make an emotional investment in them.

Yes, I help everyone when in need, but I will do it much more for my designated ‘friends.’” — BAT“I’ve always migrated toward long-term friendships that can tolerate long gaps in communication, as well as friendships where we can talk for hours about things we’ve read or learned, or be just as happy sitting on the same couch each immersed in our own hyperfocuses.” — Anonymous“My husband says I’m like a semi-truck with an engine that’s too small.

I genuinely want to be friends with everyone, but I have difficulty keeping up with the logistics of maintaining friendships (due to my executive function weaknesses and anxiety).

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