What does hyperactivity look like for adults?WHAT DOES HYPERACTIVITY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
While on my journey to self-identification, one of the aspects of my neurodiversity I was most unsure about was the 'hyperactive' part of ADHD. I think we are so use to seeing a child bouncing all over the place as the main expression of hyperactivity. It wasn't until I started listening to ADHD adults that I could really take notice of some of the things I do myself. Masking also applies to ADHD and so there may be things we have diverted our hyperactivity to that are more 'acceptable' in society.
With that in mind, I think it would be interesting for those who want to, to share how hyperactivity looks for you. Perhaps someone will read your experience and it will help them see beyond the stereotypical views 💜🧠🌈
(I also ask that people don't undermine or invalidate what people share. If you disagree that something is hyperactivity, either listen/learn or scroll.)
*Edit to add: this isn't a checklist for ADHD and these aren't things specific to just ADHD. It's just some of the things I do that I hadn't even realised were how I express my hyperactivity.
[Image Text: "What does hyperactivity look like for adults? For me it's: Impulse spending Making lots of posts, comments, likes, shares etc on social media Being hyper-verbal/info dumping Getting restless and having to move your body Being silly with your kids/pets/friends/spouse Talking in accents Singing songs to communicate. Putting on loud music"] ... See MoreSee Less