ADHD Tips for Managing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria

ADHD Tips for Managing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria

ADHD Tips for Managing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria


ADHD Tips for Managing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria


Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria Is Tough


Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria is challenging for many folks with ADHD. 


Last month, I talked with you about what Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria is, and how it impacts folks with ADHD.


Check it out HERE.


Here are some tips for managing Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria.



Fact Check Your Thoughts

Having RSD means that we folks with ADHD are sensitive to the perception of rejection. When you start feeling this way, look for the facts and question your thoughts. Is there evidence of rejection or is there only your perception of rejection?


Have A Good Support System

Surrounding yourself with a good support system will build you up, provide you with a sounding board, and help you determine perception from reality. Lean into them.


Self Awareness

Reflecting regularly about who you are, what you know to be true about yourself, and what your strengths and challenges are will help you manage RSD. When you perceive rejection or criticism, leaning into the things you know about yourself to be true provides you with a powerful tool for getting unstuck from the RSD. Ask me about the tool I created for myself to help with this!



Open, kind, and direct communication fosters an environment of safety. When feeling the tell-tale signs of RSD sneaking up, be direct and talk to the other person about your concerns and how you are perceiving things. This can alleviate a lot of anxiety when you can just ask the other person directly when you feel a bit anxious.


Tools and Techniques

Mindfulness techniques, grounding techniques, somatic exercises, CBT therapy, gratitude practices – all of these are just some ways that might help you stay in touch with your inner soul in ways that create security and soothe your nervous system. Find what works for you and go all in on it.


Reach Out For Help

If you are struggling with Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria and it is impacting your daily life, find some professional help. Therapy, Coaching, counseling, and other professional services are great ways to to actively battle the monster that can be RSD.

I can help

I’m an ADHD Coach who has ADHD. I can help you if you are struggling with RSD.

We can partner together to:

  • Challenge your thoughts
  • Uncover your strengths
  • Strengthen your weaknesses
  • Discover your interests
  • Understand what is real and true about you
  • Build the confidence
  • Tame your insecurities
  • And More!

If you’d like to talk about how I can help, please contact me by:

  • leaving me a message or DM
  • sending me an email to,
  • texting me at 585-601-0088.
  • Book a free, no obligation Discovery Session with me
  • Let’s get started today!


Book Your Discovery Call


Thank you, as always, for spending your time with me today.


I hope you have a wonderful day today.


Remember – you are amazing!



Kat Sweeney, MCLC


🌻 Don’t Delay Joy ⁠⁠🌻

Kat Sweeney, MCLC



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