It may be difficult to comprehend that ADHD and perfectionism can go hand in hand. However, a recent article by Psych Central, ADHD With a Side of Perfectionism, discusses how the two can not only be found together, but the combinations can also be debilitating. Petersen states in his article, “What makes ADHD and perfectionism a disastrous duo is that perfectionism can exacerbate many negative side effects of ADHD symptoms.” He lists some common symptoms of ADHD that may include;
- Taking longer to complete a task
- Ineffective time management
- Starting projects and not finishing them
- Inability to plan and organize
All these symptoms relate to weak executive function which can also result in deficits of attention, motivation, and self-regulation. But how does perfectionism play into these symptoms to make it more even difficult for people with ADHD to...