ADD can impact your work experience, it is so important to look for a career path that you fit into, but most importantly, that fits who you are. You can’t force a square peg into a round hole, as the saying goes. Based on the self analysis tool The Wheel of Life, I came up with a quick evaluation to help understand the workplace, and look closer at the toxic job. I call it The Wheel of Work.
People with ADD need to evaluate and take stock in what works and what doesn’t work in their lives. Being self aware is very important. Personally, I have discovered what was toxic in my work environment and I will look differently at what a boss is like in my future. Hey, I may even be the boss again in the future, so this exercise will help me either way.
I did an informal study by reaching out to friends and working professionals I know. I asked them what four criteria were the most important factors that would impact the work place negatively. Based on my own personal thoughts and the feedback I received, the four most important factors that contribute to workplace negativity or the toxic job are as follows: