Use an ADHD Dictionary Before Yelling ‘Lazy!’

You’re Lazy

Well, are you?

Before we go any further, let’s look up the meaning of lazy… here it is:

averse or disinclined to work, activity, or exertion; indolent

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But what if the definition read like this:

Lazy: in a state of information processing; may look tired or be reclining; may even have eyes closed while considering the next step in the request; in preparation for a state of exertion, activity or work; not sure how to proceed.

Now, that describes the usual kind of lazy that I’ve experienced or have been confronted with in another person. Or how about:

  • Bewildered, belittled or otherwise berated and in a state of protection.


  • State of being that infuriates someone who wants something from you. This is one of my favorites.

What is your favorite definition of Lazy?

Maureen Nolan, Your Attention Coach, ADD Coach, Atlanta, Ga.