- hinder /HIN-der/
- sluggish /SLUHG-ish/
- self-esteem /SELF-i-STEEM/
- stigma /STIG-muh/
- suppress /suh-PRES/
[verb] – to limit the ability of someone to do something, or to limit the development of something
The adverse weather conditions were hindering the progress of the construction project.
[adjective] – moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power
I often feel sluggish in the afternoon after a big meal.
[noun] – belief and confidence in your own ability and value
Students who are work-inhibited use many means to communicate their low self-esteem.
[noun] – a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair
He continued to carry the stigma of being turned down for the army.
[verb] – to prevent something from being seen or expressed or from operating
It’s not a good idea to suppress your anger.
Global data from 2020 estimates the rate of adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at 2.58%. Many people with ADHD face difficulties at work that can hinder success. Some people have trouble keeping appointments or maintaining a messy workspace, for example. Others are usually on time and tidy as a pin, yet they can’t help but jump in on conversations. Because of the norms surrounding behavior and procedures, its consequences can be particularly severe at work, where managers may accuse individuals with ADHD of being sluggish, disinterested, or incompetent. Their job stability, career prospects, professional connections, and even their self-esteem are all impacted by this. One of the unfavorable side effects that might cause people with ADHD to experience bad emotional states is self-judgment. There is still a lot of stigma around ADHD, which can lead people to believe that it is only a problem for kids. Instead, many workers resort to “masking” as a form of compensation, suppressing many of their natural inclinations in order to blend in with their coworkers.
Due to the rise in ADHD diagnoses over the past ten years, more people are now able to ask their employers for assistance. Some managers may also be more forthcoming, especially when they encounter illnesses in their own families.
- Was there a time you procrastinated at school or work? Please share what happened.
- Do you sometimes feel like you have the energy to do one thing but none for another? Please tell me more about it.
- If you were diagnosed with ADHD, how would you inform your manager or employer about it?
- Should employees diagnosed with ADHD have special treatment at work?
- What sort of jobs do you think would fit people diagnosed with ADHD?
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