Audible What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't?: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderAuthor Michele Novotni – Bilb-weil.de

While I m sure this book would be very useful to some people with ADHD or ADHD I ADD , I am not one of them.I personally found it condescending that the book s first chapter outlined a list of social rules that the author learned in Kindergarten , and then used that list to summarise the book s contents While it s one thing to fairly note that social skills are rarely taught above grade school level for those who may have blinked during those years, it s frustrating as an adult with ADHD I While I m sure this book would be very useful to some people with ADHD or ADHD I ADD , I am not one of them.I personally found it condescending that the book s first chapter outlined a list of social rules that the author learned in Kindergarten , and then used that list to summarise the book s contents While it s one thing to fairly note that social skills are rarely taught above grade school level for those who may have blinked during those years, it s frustrating as an adult with ADHD I to be framed by the assumption that my social skills must have stalled aged five in order to feel socially alienated.There is little advice for nagivating or building emotionally complex relationships rather, the author s advice for improving social skills assumes the prexistance of S.O.s or friends who will help you Clearly, the focus is on making a good first impression on acquaintances Again, I m sure some people will find this useful I personally don t.As perhaps can be expected, the book is out of date with social media and the internet It discusses snail mail as a regular method of communication One of my personal ADHD problems is coping with being constantly online , and combined with an inaccurate simplistic explanation of time blindness, I m not getting any help here.I do appreciate the description of blinking in conversation, despite the frame that people with ADHD must get mad at people not telling them things , instead of neurotypical people often getting mad at having to repeat themselves when asked to confirm Awesome This book explained ME and why I am who I am and all about me I recommend this to anyone with ADHD, has a child or family member who has it, or may be suspected of having ADHD Highly recommended for teachers and parents, and even those who work with difficult or somewhat different individuals. Quick read The concepts are explained simply, in a memorable manner that made it easy for me to share the knowledge with friends and family AD HD and otherwise Due to the simple to graspable writing style, I am concerned that folks may not see the information as useful as it truly is I find that some had a tendency to skip over parts that they felt they mistakenly felt they already had a grasp on. With the growing number of people realizing that they too have ADHD, it is a good idea that everyone at some point should read this book Like having a cure for cancer, a better understanding of people in this world we share, can greatly improve human relations Simply being lazy, and exclaiming this person is crazy , dumb, or weird just isn t going to work if we want to continue as a race on this planet Much of who we are can sadly be controled by emotions not in our power to control Therefor With the growing number of people realizing that they too have ADHD, it is a good idea that everyone at some point should read this book Like having a cure for cancer, a better understanding of people in this world we share, can greatly improve human relations Simply being lazy, and exclaiming this person is crazy , dumb, or weird just isn t going to work if we want to continue as a race on this planet Much of who we are can sadly be controled by emotions not in our power to control Therefore, having an understanding society, not prone to say things like being ADHD is no excuse for the way you act , we can edure that which makes us uncomfortable, and move forward in an effort to improve civilization Focusing on social skills training for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders AD HD , this book offers solutions for tackling behavior that is often inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive Advice is given on how to handle common social problems such as manners, etiquette, communication, subtext, listening, and interpersonal relationships The format of the book is designed for AD HD learning styles and includes true stories, practical exercises, and tips that keep those with AD HD reading Adults with AD HD learn how to identify behaviors in themselves that can cause problems in social relationships only on part two but so far very good at pinpointing the areas I need to work on Read to understand the issues faced by some adults to be I know an easy read FULL of fantastic ideas and suggestions for everyone All the things you think everyone should already know but you don t