When it comes to communication, especially in the workplace, two things that help me are being transparent about having ADHD and keeping one of the “four agreements” in mind: “What others think or say about you had nothing to do with you.” What people say and think is a reflection of themselves. There are people who believe that there is no such thing as ADHD and others will say that we use it as a crutch. With the knowledge that I’m doing the best I can with what I know to manage my ADHD and its symptoms helps me to focus on me and ignore condescending opinions. It felt weird at first, but I will look into the mirror and talk to myself like I would my friend to remind me of my strengths. I’m in therapy, too. Finding the right therapist, if you go that route, is crucial. I absolutely believe this is ADHD related because we ADHDers think and understand things differently. Be kind and gentle with yourself.