ADHD Impulsivity
"Why Can't You Wait Your Turn?"

Does this question sound familiar? Anyone with ADHD Impulsivity symptoms may have a problem waiting their turn. We are impulsive.

We just have to do it quickly. We don't know any better.

Many times we know we will forget things so the information just rushes out. It also seems that the restraint that many people have is gone. We receive information in our brain and it shoots out of our mouth. The guard who stops the information, that may not be appropriate, is MIA (missing in action).

There are times there is so much information, it all tries to come out at one time. This may make it seem like we have communication difficulties.

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It is a common ADHD symptom that we have a hard time paying attention. Since we don't focus well, we don't pay attention that someone is talking and we start our own conversation in the middle of others.

This can cause anxiety and depression. Imagine others seeing this happen a lot and they decide to reject this individual. It is heart breakening to have a condition that puts us on the outside looking in.

Mood swings can also be very common. Depression and anxiety can also result from them.

I will share many ways to help through out my site.

Continue to read on to learn as much as you can. You can print this page out if you would like and make notes or check marks near each item.


It says that 6 or more of these (hyperactivity and impulsivity) ADHD symptoms in each of the two sections should be seen for at least six months. These symptoms are the same for children and adults. Also the same for men, women, girls and boys.

They should be disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level.

Section 2:

  • Often blurts out answers before questions have been finished.
  • Often has trouble waiting one's turn.
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others (e.g., butts into conversations (speaking and communication problems) or games).

Are any of these ADHD Impulsivity symptoms hitting close to home? There is only three and not many to choose from. As I mentioned in the hyperactivity section, I had problems waiting my turn and blurting out answers in different settings.

How Often is Often?

It is up to the individual professionals to determine how often, often is. I may say, Often is at least 20 times a day but another might say 7 times a day. Because of this discrepancy, some have problems with using these criteria for diagnosing ADHD.

This is also one of many reasons why people say ADHD is a fraud and doesn't exist. It can be said that everyone has these problems often.

The problem is that it is very easy to pick out the child or adult that has ADHD from everyone else. (Most of the time)

I hope that my ADHD Impulsivity page has helped you.

I would like to share with you some stories of ADHD hyperactivity experiences in my life. You will find some in the hyperactivity section and the inattention section.

If you have any questions or comments about ADHD Impulsivity fill out the form below.

TJ Chambers

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