Why Some People with ADHD Refuse to Ask for Help

Refusing help

Why you hate asking for help—and how to overcome your discomfort.

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Key Points:

    • Many adults with ADHD hate asking for help because of a fear of looking incompetent or weak.
    • Perfectionism in combination with ADHD makes it tough to trust others to follow through and meet your standards.
    • Break tasks down so you can be more specific about asking for assistance or delegating some of them.
    • Reframe vulnerability as a strength and acknowledge the courage you need to know you limitations.