PtxGabbi96

233d

Has rejection sensitivity played a part in your life?

Attention-Deficit Disorder

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  • Grannma

    233d

    Omg yes. I was adopted at birth and my adoptive mother was a sociopath, so I assumed that those two things were the cause of my problem. I wasn't diagnosed with ADD until about a year ago, and had no idea rejection sensitive dysphoria was a symptom of ADD as well. It affects all my social interactions. Any statement made to me or response to what I've said that differs slightly from my viewpoint feels like a personal attack. I can't relax around people who might be coaching me in some way because I have to constantly remind myself that I'm not being personally attacked.

    • Molly_Grace

      233d

      omg that's part of ADD?! I react SO poorly to being told I'm wrong or take everything so personally. I always wondered what happened to me that made me this way - I never once associated it with ADD! Huh! That is mind blowing for me.

  • Celine

    233d

    Absolutely it has, nowadays I’m a 27 year old shut In because I’m agoraphobic now due to sooooo many rejections as a child and adolescent. Now, I’m too scared to keep moving forward...so I stay still in my home to try to calm the madness.😞

    • ProbablyKay

      233d

      I was becoming agoraphobic. I got an ingrown hair and convinced myself it was a spider bite. I almost died from the stress, my skin thinned out to where I get bruises and marks from nothing. I went to the hospital four times. I brought up anxiety on one trip and they gave me an antidepressant. At first I was skeptical, but now I'm able to live life again. I got a subscription to Pandora so I can listen to music where ever I go. I'm comfortable in my skin. It's amazing. I wish you the best on your journey.

      • not_b00bs

        233d

        this feels like a pandora ad

  • not_b00bs

    233d

    YES. my mother always used to ask me why i overreacted so much when she told me i had done something wrong, and then also continue to deny that i had adhd. she would give me a hard time about displaying symptoms, i would get upset because rejection sensitivity, and she would give me a hard time again. it was an endless loop!

  • Erebyssian

    232d

    It definitely has. Thankfully I don't really sulk or hold onto things like that long. I'm pretty upfront and honest about my extreme emotions, but I can recognize that I'm over reacting. So a lot with my partner I'll ask for space temporarily to cool down, and then round back and talk it through that I felt this way even though I know It was not your intentions at all and stuff, and they validate my feelings but both recognize I can still feel a little out of control. I have found a good balance to handle it personally

  • Kei_88

    232d

    Absolutely, but for me rsd was intertwined w trauma so once I started addressing the trauma, I felt less rejection sensitive. But my trauma was around bullying, which often revolved around rejection. One of the biggest things that led to my growth as well was the mentality of fake it til you make it, I faked confidence until I started having actual confidence and confidence led me to stop being as rejection sensitive

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