This post was very interesting. If you give that last response, it can be helpful to relate another time you were unfamiliar with a concept and were then able to master it. I might also INTERPRET the question like you did:  A)  Did you LOSE it (always being doubted does that to you)??? She says this challenge is a processing issue for me. I just wonder if this makes him angry, to ask again. Instead, we’ll make a comment. There are strategies you can use to avoid job interview stress , which can happen to anyone regardless of how practiced you are at interviewing, and stay calm. Transcription Services :(. . But both parties have to be willing to do what they have to communicate. More information is here. Will they work with Mouse? Rarely, if ever can I "recover" on the spot, and the more he DEMANDS that I be rational, go slow, etc (even if it is the RIGHT thing to do). This information has taught me a lot -- I just hope I can use it when the time comes. It turns out that direct questions don’t work well with Mouse either! While the deposing attorney will ask questions that are relevant to the case, they may also repeat questions to make sure your answers are consistent, or ask questions that are meant to embarrass or enrage you. Tracy Stackhouse, MA, OTR By Sarah “Mouse” Scharfenaker and Tracy Stackhouse. I can NOT ride a skateboard now. Practice 17 Direct Interview Questions with professional interview answer examples with advice on how to answer each question. I used to have a great difficulty initiating a verbal response when he would ask a question, either when it was the first words of a conversation, or when my attention was elsewhere. Have you ever sent a text message to the wrong person? A Colorado native, Tracy is president and co-founder of Developmental FX. We provide help for today and hope for tomorrow. Too many direct questions. What would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse? Use a rhetorical direct question as a title to engage your readers or like a soft statement when some diplomacy is required. Submitted by szgrrl on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 00:35. Who Was Responsible for the Flu Pandemic? I guess the ADD just adds an extra layer to keep things interesting and to keep us all working on ourselves, right? . The worst part is, I ask him to "lead" and "help" me and he makes adjustments, and then I FIGHT him on it! How to Respond When You Don’t Know the Answer to…, Innovative Presentations For Dummies Cheat Sheet, Innovative Presentations Model and Process, You created a list of all expected possible questions based upon your innovative presentation. Unsubscribe anytime. I would not hear the question, or miss the comment and she would wait for my response. Fairfax, VA Often, a solid but imperfect interview is sufficient to move you on to the next step in the screening process. You know I hate grocery shopping. I am definitely with needing the answers to Gardner's questions mentioned at the end of her comment: What should we do? (Hyperarousal is the clinical term for: Get all flustered and probably red in the face.). (Physicist Albert Einstein). - like when you are drunk and say things because you aren't inhibited...). I guess what I was trying to say was that navigating to the answer, answering promptly, answering the ACTUAL question, and being sure I'm accurate are not so simple TO ME because I have ADHD. This helps us plan for the future—knowing we have consistent, planned support from you and donors like you. There are some issues, however, where he could not possibly understand me less. There seems to be no logic, no thoughtfulness involved. Resources for coping during this challenging time. Will you consider a monthly, recurring donation? So perhaps Gardner is right, I probably do have some bad coping mechanisms on top of the genuine issues I brought up here. Make a joke of the weird answer? . Numbered answers/comments below correspond to numbered comments/questions above. He’s still mad at me and doesn’t want to hear my explanation. No spam. Before you give me a answer to an entirely different question, wouldn't it make sense to ask me if I really meant X? Alison Doyle is the job search expert for The Balance Careers, and one of the industry's most highly-regarded job search and career experts. These tried-and-true strategies provide the how for getting information and fostering simple conversation. I do all of the things I have detailed here in regard to difficulty answering questions with everyone, not just my husband, but the emotional baggage does cause us more issues.