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“You’re Not Listening!” How ADHD Impulsivity and Insecurity Broke (Then Saved) My Relationships

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make everyone around me laugh, no matter the circumstances, and I tend to dominate social situations in order to feel validated.

This became increasingly apparent in my 20s. Somehow, it helped me shore up a subconscious insecurity I felt around silence.

There’s not a story I won’t relate to and unconsciously try to top. In other words, I talk a lot in social settings — and listen only enough to find my springboard.This dominance often comes across as self-centeredness, and it is.

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