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Old 02-03-11, 06:16 PM
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

Yep, I think there is truth to this concept. In fact, I think it can be a real benefit when dealing with others. On the other hand, sometimes I (unfairly) pre-classify others to the point where I can practically predict what they are going to say to me in conversation & that equates to total boredom.

I much prefer socializing and interacting with people who speak or act in unpredictable ways, to a point at least.....!!
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

I'm also very good at that. I can read people just in a second.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

I'm not that good at "reading" people per se, but I have certain instincts (I call them) that drive me crazy sometimes. Mostly just about whether a person is essentially good or essentially bad or in between. Some have fooled me...like one of my BILs...thought he was okay, but it turned out he was a bad guy. But usually my instincts have served me well.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

This is interesting, that some ADDers find they are better at reading people. Personally, I think that I am far less skilled st reading people than most others are, due to my inattention. I miss a lot of social cues and subtle body language because I get so distracted, either by my own racing thoughts, or by external stimuli like the activities of a pet or small child in the same room. I have had much social grief because people expected me to pick up on some subtle cue or message, and then became angry with me when I missed it and didn’t respond the way they expected me to.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

I think I'm very good at reading people, but I don't think it has anything to do with my ADD. I've recently been doing a lot of research about empathetic people versus highly sensitive people, and while I do seem to notice these traits coming out a little bit more in the ADD Community, I don't think they are absolutely connected. That being said, I think I personally fall somewhere between the two, I have no problem empathizing with people, in fact most times I have more of an issue with feeling too much than not feeling enough. It can be both a gift and a curse, depending on the situation.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

I can do this to an extent but mostly only with people I’ve known for awhile.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

If I am repulsed and the hair on my arms stands up I stay away.

I have not been wrong yet.
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Re: adhd-i and reading people

For me the most difficult part has been maintaining a relationship. For a long time I thought I was just overly paranoid, but after proving my concerns right time after time after time.. Let's just say I have been known to **** off my significant others because they can't hide anything from me. At least not as far as feelings and emotions are concerned. Again, gift and curse all rolled into one.
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