View Full Version : sometimes I wonder why I'm "ADHD"...


baical
06-15-17, 04:17 AM
I've seen people act hyper/active at universities especially during their get-together nights and "party nights" yet those are mostly kids that are undersexed therefore they have the need to "act it out" (histrionic personality disorder) to take out their sexually motivated aggression (i.e. hypersexual disorder). I would think it's a form of attentive (attention seeking) ADHD co-morbid with psychopathic personality disorder with a hint of impulse control disorder.

You should hear the types of conversations they talk about and their intonation...sometimes I think humans are worse than animals!

It's hard for me to believe these kids are actually graduating with narcissistic accolades. Maybe narcissism is the formula to success? Perhaps the professors are as drunk as the kids and both sides are feeding off each other's energies. If teachers fail these kids, it looks like as if the teachers weren't good teachers. It would look bad on the school. Everything is for profit. It's all a form of "exchange". Students pay the big bucks, the school better provide the "key" to the corporate world (aka the diploma). Looks good on both sides.

sarahsweets
06-15-17, 04:54 AM
I dont think I understand.....



I've seen people act hyper/active at universities especially during their get-together nights and "party nights" yet those are mostly kids that are undersexed therefore they have the need to "act it out" (histrionic personality disorder) to take out their sexually motivated aggression (i.e. hypersexual disorder).
How do you know what anyone's sex life is like? And to say they are undersexed and need to act out on it seems like a stretch to me."acting out on it" is not the same thing as someone with histrionic PD and I think its offensive to suggest that it is. And to suggest that a personality disorder is results in sexual aggression isnt cool either.

I would think it's a form of attentive (attention seeking) ADHD co-morbid with psychopathic personality disorder with a hint of impulse control disorder.
Do you even understand what you are saying? You are making sweeping generalizations about real, painful PD's and relating them to attention seeking.

You should hear the types of conversations they talk about and their intonation...sometimes I think humans are worse than animals!
I do not even understand what you mean by this.

It's hard for me to believe these kids are actually graduating with narcissistic accolades. Maybe narcissism is the formula to success? Perhaps the professors are as drunk as the kids and both sides are feeding off each other's energies. If teachers fail these kids, it looks like as if the teachers weren't good teachers. It would look bad on the school.Again, generalizations, judgements and a lack of understanding is evident here.

Everything is for profit. It's all a form of "exchange". Students pay the big bucks, the school better provide the "key" to the corporate world (aka the diploma). Looks good on both sides.Education is not always about the almighty dollar and about getting ahead in the corporate world. And kudos to whoever can graduate with honors and have adhd.

Pilgrim
06-15-17, 12:14 PM
Can't remember what you do. This, I think , is a cultural issue.

Don't think this attitude helps the young.

Johnny Slick
06-15-17, 03:59 PM
I'm completely lost. There isn't a flavor of ADHD that's "attention seeking". People with ADHD can be attention seekers for sure, and you can even make a case that the attention seeking behavior grows out of the ADHD (I could come up with a couple different ways) but that doesn't make it attention seeking ADHD. Histrionic Personality Disorder is, as the name suggests, a personality disorder whereas ADHD is, so far as anyone can tell, an issue with brain chemistry. They're just plain not the same thing.

One thing I would say in general is that in my experience those of us with ADHD do tend to be a bit narcissistic. I don't mean we have full on NPD or anything like that but a lot of us have spent so much time worrying about fixing our own faults that we begin to become a bit inward-facing and have a tendency to take stuff that's happening around us and has nothing at all to do with us personally. I'm wondering if that's what's happening here. At the end of the day, these kids in college... does it really *matter* to how you live your life how they talk, or how they manage to get good enough grades to pass? Some people just find stuff easier to do than other people, and what's more - and as a person who suffers from ADHD, this might be a thing you may want to pay closer attention to in others, because I know we do it *all* the time - a lot of people can act like everything's going smoothly and they don't care when in fact when they're at home or whatever they care deeply and are working their butts off. Just because you don't like the particular tone a person takes does not make that person stupid or lazy or constantly drunk.

(Also, I went to 4 year college relatively late in life - 29 when I got my degree - and it was not my experience that the professors were "drunk" at work at *all*. No, my experience was that the vast majority of them loved what they did and could talk about their subject matter for hours. If they were "drunk" with anything, it was passion for the stuff they were teaching.)

ginniebean
06-15-17, 06:43 PM
I've seen people act hyper/active at universities especially during their get-together nights and "party nights" yet those are mostly kids that are undersexed therefore they have the need to "act it out" (histrionic personality disorder) to take out their sexually motivated aggression (i.e. hypersexual disorder). I would think it's a form of attentive (attention seeking) ADHD co-morbid with psychopathic personality disorder with a hint of impulse control disorder.

You should hear the types of conversations they talk about and their intonation...sometimes I think humans are worse than animals!

It's hard for me to believe these kids are actually graduating with narcissistic accolades. Maybe narcissism is the formula to success? Perhaps the professors are as drunk as the kids and both sides are feeding off each other's energies. If teachers fail these kids, it looks like as if the teachers weren't good teachers. It would look bad on the school. Everything is for profit. It's all a form of "exchange". Students pay the big bucks, the school better provide the "key" to the corporate world (aka the diploma). Looks good on both sides.


HOLY CRAP, judge much??

THIS IS NOT AN ADHD PROBLEM. This is some weird messed up stuff sorry to say.

dvdnvwls
06-15-17, 07:13 PM
I am very very confused by the original post in this thread. Has it been edited by mistake?

[Mod note: yes, original post was combined with a reply by accident -- oops! -- but the original version has now been restored. - Namazu]

dvdnvwls
06-15-17, 07:25 PM
baical:

Kids do the things they do. That fact has nothing to do with any of the disorders you've mentioned.

Disorders are also not related to every action that has a similar name. If I get anxious, that doesn't mean I have an anxiety disorder. If I act in a histrionic way, that doesn't mean I have histrionic personality disorder. And so on. It isn't that simple. Not even close.

Lunacie
06-15-17, 08:01 PM
Baical, do you have a PHD in psychiatry/psycology? I'm guessing not since your
post indicates that you're still in school.

Did you know that PHDs who have experience diagnosing mental disorders
Do Not diagnose one person, let alone a whole group of people, based on
overheard discussions at parties. It takes some serious discussion, generally
one-on-one with doctor and patient over some time.

Just thought you'd already caught enough flak over your post, thought I'd
explain what the problem with your comments is.


As far as the last part of your post, I'd agree with that based on stories in
the news in the last few years concerning some students with green
(money) privilege either get away with or get at most a slap on the wrist.
(re Brock Turner)

TheGreatKing
09-10-17, 06:30 PM
I've seen people act hyper/active at universities especially during their get-together nights and "party nights" yet those are mostly kids that are undersexed therefore they have the need to "act it out" (histrionic personality disorder) to take out their sexually motivated aggression (i.e. hypersexual disorder). I would think it's a form of attentive (attention seeking) ADHD co-morbid with psychopathic personality disorder with a hint of impulse control disorder.

You should hear the types of conversations they talk about and their intonation...sometimes I think humans are worse than animals!

It's hard for me to believe these kids are actually graduating with narcissistic accolades. Maybe narcissism is the formula to success? Perhaps the professors are as drunk as the kids and both sides are feeding off each other's energies. If teachers fail these kids, it looks like as if the teachers weren't good teachers. It would look bad on the school. Everything is for profit. It's all a form of "exchange". Students pay the big bucks, the school better provide the "key" to the corporate world (aka the diploma). Looks good on both sides.

am i missing something here........i am so confused.