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Why do adults with ADD have temper tantrums?

If you have adult attention deficit disorder (ADD), your emotional sensitivity allows you to get your own needs met. The emblem of emotional sensitivity gone bad is the temper tantrum. If tantrums didn't cause so many problems, they would actually be a highly effective way of getting needs met -- with a tantrum, no one is ever left wondering, "Now what does she really want here?" The challenge for you is to communicate your needs tastefully rather than through tantrums.

Your needs are signposts to your destiny; your ability to have a tantrum may be important for keeping you on the path of this destiny. (Now you only need to learn to get what you want without losing face in the process!)
The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges and Build on Your Strengths

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