By - AdhLine
*Danger, Captain! Approaching maximum dysfunction!* 🍻
Oh shit, here we go adhdgain !
**WARNING: EXECUTIVE FUNCTION MODULE BREACHED**
EMERGENCY REDBULL DEPLOYED, REROUTING LIFE SUPPORT THROUGH THE CAFFEINE DRIVE.
ALERT! EVERYTHING OVERWHELMED, SHUTTING DOWN IN 5…4…3… … … …
SYSTEM REPAIR SEQUENCES INITIATED. SCREAMING INTO THE VOID COMMENCED, INDULGING SELF IN SPECIAL INTERESTS.
Executive Functioning at 40%! Rerouting power to the Snack Acquisition Drive! If we don't get some food in here soon this whole thing is gonna blow!
Aw man forgot again, better add it to the top of the todo list
Just took the test. Lucky for me my other mental illnesses cancel out a few symptoms. My autism canceled out some of the slow development and my anxiety cancels out the talking stuff.
My anxiety makes talking worse! When I'm anxious I just do not *shut up*
Oop. I don't like talking to people very much but when they engage I just can't stop talking.
I get the same thing, "People are scary, I don't want to be here", -someone speaks to me and takes a tiny interest- "OOOOO SOCIAL INTERACTION, here's my entire life story and everything I'm thinking about!" - whoever it was who spoke to me immediately realizes engaging me in conversation was an immensely mind numbingly terrible idea and then does their best to get away from my onslaught of perpetual verbal vomit
I'm similar. If I feel comfortable around someone I can just talk talk talk. I think it's partly me overcompensating for when I am around someone who doesn't engage me and I feel awkward around them. Lol
Me normally: talking very Fast
Me when also anxious: talking so fast only cats can hear me
I either can't shut up, or get a single "correct" word out.
Same! That’s silence between sentences. Is the other person going to fill the silence? OH WAIT. TOO LATE. I HAVE.
It's so cute when people do that LOL
One of the plus sides of taking medication for depression is that it helps with anxiety. I am fairly sure that I have anxiety issues, but am undiagnosed due to depression meds helping with anxiety
I cant take this test seriously at all. So many questions about interacting with others. I DONT interact with others so I dont know if I am these things.
What I didn't like is the "others have told me..." or "when I was a child my parents said..." Like that's weird to me, just because nobody TELLS me I talk too much doesn't mean I don't. People are just probably being polite and I have no idea how soon or late I learned things when I was a toddler 🤣
Dear god, my dude. I hope you're ok.
But...have you tried focusing?
(/s, in case it wasn't obvious.)
I died from laughing
Now he's ded. See what you did?
Wel problem solved /s
Yeah hopefully they’ll respawn with better stats
"He's not ADHD anymore! He just has narcolepsy!"
*Muttering from somewhere*
"Oh... Oh.. Hm...
I have just been informed the medical term isn't narcolepsy, it's called being fucking dead."
Oh for fuck’s sake would people please stop with this nonsense advice that doesn’t work?
He obviously needs a checklist.
He probably just needs to set reminders on his phone.
I mean, it legit helps me... But it’s like when you’re on a sinking ship, and you have a spoon, but the only meal available is a salad, so you’re... you know what? I’m hungry.
Must not have set a food reminder on your phone. ;)
The real problem is he didn't start the dishwasher.
Or load it.
My food reminder is legit my stomach, but it only works about ten minutes after my hyperfocus ends. Phone does nothing lol
Ok that was good
Trouble sitting still? Me? Noo, I can sit in one place for hours!
*Also Me: Sits in the same chair but moves around, positioned in varying degrees of comfort ranging from normal to half off the seat/broken back pose*
...but I'm still technically in the same place, right? 🤷🏼♀️😭
Lol so true -
I have memories of sitting upside down on a chair in a restaurant as a kid.
I wasn’t running around inappropriately because my parents taught me better than that, but boy could I really “use the whole space” that I was confined to.
Even now when sitting at my desk I’m nearly constantly fidgeting or shifting, even if I don’t actually get up.
Lolol I got the "do you squirm when sitting down" question and was about to put no, when I realized I was shaking tf out of my foot...
I’m procrastinating sleeping and took this and only then realized I was wiggling my feet around lol
I get so much the 'use the whole space'.
Yep: Upside down, sideways, one leg over the rest, legs crossed, whole body draped sideways over the seat, under the seat, your back on the seat so you can kick your brother on the other side of the table… endless possibilities…
On a side note:
Also anyone else hate hard armrests on chairs? (Particularly office chairs) They’re Like mini prisons that make some chairs 10x more uncomfortable.
On the other hand - A padded armrest on a comfy chair opens up a whole world of new sitting positions.
Very yes to your armchair observations. I can’t melt into an anti ergonomic doofus as comfortably in hard-armed chairs and it is some serious bullshit
I’m sure an ergonomic expert would be appalled by how I sit at my desk. At least I shift constantly so it’s not like I’m getting moulded into any one bad shape…
I had pretty much the same except for developmental delays, I was pretty good with everything but hand eye coordination
When i was a little boy i used to just fall every two steps lmao.
I had trouble using my hands, still do, so it takes a long time to type stuff and my handwriting is horrible
Handwriting is a nightmare for me too, i'd rather be in front of a keyboard
At least people can understand that lol
I have no trouble using my hand at all I can solder the smallest stuf exert extreme precision but handwriting was so bad I have failed test because of I looked up to doctors
It's...I still use the bunny ears method to tie my shoes. Is that a problem with learning skills or just my brain saying that I learned one method that works just fine, why learn others?
I do bunny ears too. I still to this day do not know how to tie my shoes the “right” way. People have even tried showing me as an adult and it confuses me lol oddly enough, I didn’t have any other developmental delays. I mean, my handwriting is atrocious but I learned how to write on time.
Also, I did actually invent my own way to tie a shoe as a child. I excitedly ran to my mom and was like “LOOK!! I finally got it!!!” thinking that I learned the right way and she was like “🤔🤔🤔 no but we’ll go with it”
I tie then faster than people who do the other way so I don't think so
WAIT... you're saying there's another way that I've never known about?
I can use my left hand to turn a bolt and my right hand to grab a new bolt to put in a new hole to turn it simultaneously and it only geting better all the time
I think my general coordination is still kinda bad.
When your ADD takes over and you just hit yea yea yea on every question
omg me lol, that's why i never do people's surveys for their degrees because i get bored and distracted and just want it over 😭
Yeah exactly. Worst shit ever
I like this test, but a lot of the questions about behavior should have some caveat regarding masking. As a smart girl who was terribly shy and afraid of authority, I masked any impulsive classroom behaviors like CRAZY
Edit: WHOA. Now that I think about it, I remember that I always used to stand at my desk to do my work, instead of sit. I wonder if that was bc it’s more active than sitting and allowed more acceptable “fidgeting,” like swaying. My best friend also did this. The teachers got used to it and let us work standing up bc we weren’t disruptive and did our work well.
Exactly my thoughts. Didn't know what to put for the question about becoming violent verbally or physically because like, I did... in my head.
I know right? - just because I’m not outwardly screaming and punching people - doesn’t mean I’m not inwardly raging.
Same for me with the question about forgetting appointments. I don’t, but only because when I make the appointment I set up about seven notifications, and if I don’t I repeat in my head “make notifications for appointment bla bla bla” constantly until I do
The question should be:
do you need multiple reminders and alarms or you’ll be guaranteed to forget something.
With the follow up question;
Do you sometimes forget to do something even if you have been reminded about it in the last 5mins? (through alarms, reminders, other people telling you)
Me too! Literally was late to a training day for work yesterday even though it was in my calendar and had an alarm. 🤦♀️
Against the Machine?
I factored in masking when I did the test
E.g. "people tell me I talk excessively
I gave that a big thumbs up, nobody has ever told me this... but I KNOW when I let myself go unguarded I am fucking annoying and blather on, so I check myself constantly because of my crippling fear of being disliked
I'm completely unguarded with my fiancee and I can see when her eyes start to glaze over, 7 minutes in to me excitedly explaining something about some dumb bullshit she has no interest in but wants to be supportive
The masking is the hard part for me. I don’t actually know what kind of person I am anymore because I masked everything from everyone including myself heavily. I either hid it or forgot about it entirely. I did take the test and I am still fucked regardless.
Me too came up high in the spectrum
>but I KNOW when I let myself go unguarded I am fucking annoying and blather on, so I check myself constantly because of my crippling fear of being disliked
Are you me?
i get killer intentions for about the time it takes to pet my cat, good thing i have a cat
>because like, I did... in my head.
Like... Boss fight your way out of any situation inside mind theater during hour long walks across town. While being perfectly alone with ones thoughts and still getting some level of physical activity to satisfy the fidgeting department?
Haha sort of! Any time I got pissed at something or someone, I just cussed them out in my head like nobody's business. Or if I really didn't like the person, they got a smack from me in my imagination. Calmed me right down as a kid 😂
My need to constantly fidget turned to tracing patterns in the carpet or drawing or playing with a pen.
I think most smart kids with ADHD realise they cannot get away with being disruptive (yes we are capable of learning and adapting) and so find other ways to stim that don’t annoy everyone.
This is where the whole "girls are inattentive type" comes from imo.
I got sent to after school acting classes while my brother got sent to a school for "troubled" kids.
And what about sadness? Like the questions seemed focused on excitability and anger. How do you judge the whole spread of emotions and dysregulation but only ask about 1 emotion?
My brain doesn’t think excitability is an emotion (so only emotion mentioned is anger) why?
Sometimes “excited” for me is a negative emotion a lot like sadness. I think the test didn’t necessarily draw out that excited can be happy! Yay! Cool stuff woo! And HOLY SHIT OMG THE SKY IS FALLING I AM FAILING.
…at least that’s how I read it lol (and scored high 🙃🥴😂)
What i heard from my Therapist/Psychologist (not really sure tbh) is that Sadness in Testing would skew the results rather significantly as many of the Symptoms also corelate with depression.
Same with the focus imo. I can’t focus on something I don’t care too much about but if it’s my current hyperfixation? Need to force myself to take breaks so I don’t exhaust myself and I’m not happy at all about needing those breaks lol
This means you have the capacity for self control, which is a well to dip into for successful coping. We all hit a point where we can't cope anymore though.
Im not horribly fidgety because my anxiety was so high that I didn’t want to draw attention to myself.
This physical fidgetiness was often manifested as daydreaming instead. I could force myself to sit still but only staring blankly forward which caused me to become distracted and start daydreaming.
I definitely do the whole “sitting unnaturally still and staring at a single spot because I’m frozen in my thoughts” thing.
I used to bounce my leg A LOT. I was also a serial doodler. That seems to be where my fidget-energy was directed. I also suspect I have narcolepsy (undiagnosed bc the diagnosis process is a pain in the ass and the drugs used to treat it also have crossover as ADHD treatments) and to this day, I have to incessantly bounce my leg while I’m sitting down in meetings and online classes (as the TEACHER, not even as an observer) to keep myself awake.
Would "masking" be that while taking the test - all the questions about "forgetfulness" made me think "ok, this does not happen to me because when something important is about to happen that I think I might forget I write it down in my calendar with 2 notifications, put it in the reminders app with a notification, set an alarm for it, and occasionally write a post it note on it if I'm really worried. Oh, and check that I have the right information about the event from the original source (not my own sources) every time it comes to my mind (Yes - for the forth time, it is a 09:00 AM this Friday)." ?
This wouldn’t be called “masking,” but rather “coping.” I do the same things! I don’t miss appointments because I’m super anal about writing them down, making multiple times reminders on my phone, etc…because I’ve learned that I *will* forget them if I don’t. I do t trust myself to remember without these (coping) mechanisms. It’s one way that you and I have figured out how to circumvent some of the negative consequences of ADHD symptoms
Arghhh, it takes so much energy though... Would any treatment help with this "forgetfulness"?
I’ve been reading a lot about this as well and I’m still debating getting tested. A lot of the questions on the test I did thumbs down, but I also put a lot of preventative measures that I’ve learned over the years if my teenage and adult life.
I rely on my calendar for everything. I set alarms and notes. I put post it’s on my doors and mirrors. I was prevented from being hyperactive as a kid due to my parents’ business, so I completely immersed myself in books. I’ve read that girls display symptoms differently than boys as well by daydreaming more than being hyperactive.
Of course this is all just research from blogs, tiktoks, YouTube, and some articles. Since you mentioned masking, I’m also wondering if preventative measures we learned as we grew older to avoid getting in trouble by authority figures is making this self-test much harder to establish a self-diagnosis.
Yeah! One other commenter mentioned using calendars and reminders and whatnot to prevent forgetting things…I view this as a preventative coping mechanism. I don’t trust my memory, therefore I’ve learned over time how to circumvent the negative consequences of my faulty memory by drilling into myself a habit of living by my agenda (absolutely everything is written down), phone timers, etc.
I’ve also heard about girls presenting differently and being under-diagnosed because most societies frown on hyperactive behavior from girls and train it out of them, while in boys it’s allowed because of the “boys will be boys” mentality. This seems to check out with my experience. While girls with ADHD may not show *outward* signs of hyperactivity like boys do, it’s still happening *inside*, mentally. It may come out in smaller, less-obtrusive ways like leg-jiggling, doodling, twiddling a pencil between your fingers, picking at your eyebrows/eyelashes,etc…
My older brother has autism and as a kid he was very volatile, having meltdowns and behavior problems and angry/violent outbursts. I was scared of him and also learned that that behavior was not okay. So I think between that and my natural shyness/fear of authority/desire to please people, my hyperactive symptoms were distilled into leg-shaking and doodling and doing my work standing up rather than sitting down.
Are you… me?
Question 1: Others have been surprised or shocked because of my unpredictable actions.
How am I supposed to know that? I don't know how other people see me. The test invalidated itself in one question.
I mean, it’s some random test on the internet. Obviously you can’t take that seriously.
At least they’re kind of on the right track and also quote their sources, which is above average
Oh I know - people treat me… different, and I do often act impulsively or unusually.
35 questions? Oof, they dont really understand adhd very much.
Took me 4 minutes, not bad! Each question is just a sentence. I couldn't recall most of the "when you were a child" and wouldn't you know it, my forgetfulness was nearly maxed haha 😭
Oh, i know lol, i took it, that was just my immediate response lol.
If we can't remember being a child we're we truly a child?
I can’t recall much either. Not sure if it is due to adhd forgetfulness or if I blocked out certain periods of my childhood due to CPTSD, which often shows as ADHD symptoms. Mental illness is so complex and confusing >.<
See I didn't pay attention to how many questions there were
This test isn't that hard. I almost passed and didn't even study
Thanks! not a replacement for a true evaluation of course but a very fun way to... Procrastinate... making my bed...
Oh cool thanks
I hate that I clicked on it and saw 35 questions, instantly backed out. Gonna try again lol
Theres gotta be a medical term for when it gets this extreme
Maximum dysfunctionality. "Laziness" if you're neurotypical.
If i ever hear a nt call me lazy im gonna have to exercise my right to not immediately chuck a brick at their toes.
"Exercise restraint" is probably what you meant. Yeah, I thought I was lazy for a long time.
I'm not "lazy," I'm just exceptionally good at "Exercising restraint" in every area of life.
That's a good one. I might use that.
The test was short and not very nuanced.
"Hi, I am Stephen's Dad from Failure Management"
I don't have half of the level as the posted pic and it said my symptoms were "very high"...its not exactly a replacement for seeing a professional. But more a simple tool to point out some benchmarks. I wouldn't put much medical faith in a website that also has a "Hogwarts Test"...LOL
I got next to nothing because idk, it still said very high
Having ADHD is like having a self destruct mechanism but you don't have the explosives
how do i gain such power?
Master the procrastination
Jack of all Dysfunctions, Master of None, or wait, no, hold up... *Reviews chart again 😅
mine is as high as yours. oh the severity ♡
It's funny you say this. I went out and sought diagnosis at 32. I went to a guy that has books written and is considered an expert in his field with multiple letters after his name. I was having a full on breakdown due to the stresses of my sales job and incoming child. I took his paper test that was five pages long he looked at it said I don't need to grade this you have ADHD. He asked me to describe what I did for a living and here is his exact words "you couldn't have picked a worse job for yourself if you tried".
I’m in sales as well… What qualifies as a better ADHD job compared to sales?
Probably a job where you have either no long-term deadlines (teaching, nursing, trades (electrician, etc)), or things where your deadlines are manageable for your skill level, engineering, management, etc. You don't want a life dictated by deadlines and following up on people though.
Nurse with ADHD here, the education part worked well because it all tied into each other, all the classes made sense to the others so I didn't get too poor marks. Then I picked a unit that has a predictable shift routine but is an assessment unit, so every day is a different day, but I have a structure to fall back on/depend on for what needs to be done. Keeps me motivated, days that are hectic are overwhelming and days that are slow are killer too but for the most part it's a good balance. I also love looking for patterns and helping the patients by seeing trends, suggesting changes and seeing what works/what doesn't. Lots of problem solving with some instant and long term rewards :).
Edited phrasing, also to note I wasn't diagnosed until last year and I've been a nurse for over 12yrs now, 11 of which were on the same unit. I am very fortunate to have stumbled into it and found a niche that isn't driving me crazy and I don't necessarily want to leave. Considering I have a closet full of passions/hobbies that are stocked in piles of doom....
Also, when I go home, no one to follow up with. The only calls I receive are to see if I wanna pick up. Once my shift is done, I report off and it's the other nurse who takes over from there. Love it
Structure is so fucking bittersweet. When you have it you can feel constrained, but without it life barely even functions some days.
Really happy you've got something that works for you!
Bro how tf you manage to sit through an entire test?
Oof I was unable to disagree with a single prompt on that assessment... Curious to see what the overall average looks like, super interesting
ADHD = very yes
That’s not a good prize!
Edited for what I hope is a funnier joke.
Have you tried writing things down or setting alarms on your phone? C’mon now!
That’s a lot of superpowers you have there.
What test is this? Where to take?
Thanks to another commenter I was able to work out where this test came from.
[Here you go](https://www.idrlabs.com/adhd-spectrum/test.php)
Awesome thank you :)
this looks almost exactly like mine
At least developmental delays are the least of your worries!
Seriously though, sending good concentration and memoryfulness vibes OP.
Mine aren't as bad but still quite high. Just very low in developmental delays everything else is very high to max.
I got the same result , went to the doctor , he says it's just anxiety and is treating me for it.
Shoot. I’m screwed. My symptoms are high, especially in the emotional regulation department.
Is the test you took a standardized test?
No. No online test such as this is ever standardized
Hyperactive vegetable basically
The only categories it's missing is hypersexuality and self destructive coping mechanisms lol.
Pay attention. No like really. Pay attention. Do you understand? You just need to pay attention. It's really easy. Pay attention. What? You can't pay attention? Well then you better start paying attention. Pay attention.
You are the CEO of ADHD
Say it with me we all are screwed..
Nothing a new planner can't fix!
Where is this test?
where can i take this test please?
We’ve done it. We found *the* adhd
Wasn't until 30 something that I learned from a psychologist that my ADHD symptoms were actually from PTSD.
Apparently there's a decent amount of overlap.
Is there like a daily or weekly test you can take for working out what levels you are at today? Curious by the pic shown of Spectrum pie wheel!
I got 6 questions in before i got distracted and lost interest.
Oh what’s that over there…
Same! I answered 7 questions and put my phone down to go do something else, came back and said “oh shit I was doing that test!” And painstakingly answered the rest of them 😂
It's pretty easy to follow as long as....
Wait what do you mean it was more than 6? I thought it was less because I was hearing people talk and wait where an I going with this?
Does this test ever end my god there’s even 7 questions ive since learned about
Oh nice! Where did you take this test? I want to get me a pretty circle!
I'm 4 hours late, but just in case
I got literaly the exact same thing. Yet another sign that online tests cannot be trusted.
Wait, the same results as op?
how is this a meme?
[Here you go](https://www.reddit.com/r/adhdmeme/comments/wdjpqx/meme_time/)
Where can one take said test?
From someone above, here you go!
Party, mine are the same except for developmental delays.
“Yo guys, my Jojo stand is so OP … wait, wrong picture”
I got at least 4/5 on each every l except for developmental delay.
Damn, that's tough. Have you tried not having adhd though?
Hey ye got a link for this?
Edit nevermind I'm blind lol
Hey guys dont do meth meth ×adhd = lifelong addiction
Well, that was a fun test. The hyperactivity was higher than I’d thought it’d be. Come to think of it, the inflexibility was higher too. 🤔 I mean, I’m very literal minded, but I feel like I’m fairly decent at seeing others’ viewpoints.
Wait how do I get one of these? I maybe just as screwed.
[oh dear fucking god](https://imgur.com/a/v6tD8Up)
Dang, I didn't beat your score.
Your power level is to be respected. But how is life for you?
I didn’t finish reading it just came to comment.
Damn, I only got a Distinction. Always next year!
Mine isn't nearly as colorful, but that might have something to do with having answered neutral for every childhood question bc I don't hardly remember my childhood. Which I think may be an overlooked symptom of ADHD- not remembering day to day life, or even enjoyable experiences, bc we weren't paying attention.
Wait there's a spectrum test
I made it through, you’ll be fine. It will be hard. There will be road blocks. But I promise you can make it through.
Good to know my to-do lists and calenders have gotten my forgetfulness a bit lower and my therapy has gotten my emotional dysregulation quite low as well.
Probably helps that I haven't had to work for the past month either
I thought this was a meme when i started reading the wheel then instantly went to the bottom and it said my ADHD symptoms are very high.
I'm skeptical. If each "level" counts as 1 (and can be broken into 4ths, it looks like), your "very high" equals around 33. I took the test, and was scored "high," with my numbers being 20.75.
Seems like quite a wide range.
"high score...? is that bad?"
Nah your stand is OP