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ADHD & Perfectionism. You don’t have to be perfect to be amazing!

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It may be difficult to comprehend that ADHD and perfectionism can go hand in hand.  However, a recent article by Psych Central, ADHD With a Side of Perfectionism, discusses how the two can not only be found together, but the combinations can also be debilitating. Petersen states in his article, “What makes ADHD and perfectionism a disastrous duo is that perfectionism can exacerbate many negative side effects of ADHD symptoms.” He lists some common symptoms of ADHD that may include;

  • Taking longer to complete a task
  • Procrastination
  • Ineffective time management
  • Starting projects and not finishing them
  • Inability to plan and organize

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