7 ADHD Memes We Can Completely Relate To

Featured image, quickmeme.com

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a meme (pronounced, “meeme”) is “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.” Examples of Internet memes that have been used since the 2010s have included Grumpy Cat, What Are Those? and the Dolly Parton Social Media Challenge.

 

Below are some ADHD memes that we can completely relate to along with their sources:

 

1. Wanted to do something important on his laptop

 

Description: A teenage boy wearing a blue T-shirt has his head in his hand. There is text that reads,” Wanted to do something important on his laptop. Looks at ADHD meme for 25 minutes… what was so important again?!” The boy and the text are on a background in two shades of green.

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: A person with ADHD has good intentions to do something important on their laptop, but they look at a meme for a long time due to their inability to focus and pay attention.

 

 

2. My ADHD – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?-Style

 

A man appears on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Image, Tumgir.com

 

Description: A male contestant is appearing on the quiz show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ He is looking downwards and his eyes look as if they’re about to pop out. Over his head is the text, “My ADHD.” At the bottom are the question, “How to have a conversation?” and the answers, “A: Interrupt them,” “B: Trip over your words,” “C: Zone out,’ and “D: Get really excited about the topic and freak them out.”

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: People who have ADHD can experience the above symptoms during conversations.

 

3. Living with ADHD and OCD is hard, you know?

 

Image, someecards.com

Description: A woman dressed in old fashioned clothing is on a mint green background. The text on the left says, “Living with ADHD and OCD is hard, you know. The ADHD is like, “Oh Look! A Cat” & the OCD is like, “CLEAN IT!”

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: People who have both ADHD and OCD can relate to this meme. The ADHD part focuses on distractions while the OCD part focuses on a fear of something being contaminated by germs.

 4. Share & like if you had ADHD as a child

Image, imgflip.com

 

Description: An angry-looking child is holding onto a piece of playground equipment. The text reads,” Share & like if you had ADHD as a child & survived without medication.”

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: Some children with ADHD do not take medication at all because medication does not work for all people with ADHD.

 

5. Homer Simpson ADHD Meme 

 

Homer Simpson is standing in a library and holding a clipboard.

Image, ADHD Bloom!

Description: Homer Simpson is in a library. He is writing something on a piece of paper that is attached to a clipboard. The top caption reads, “When my ADHD gives me a hard time remembering what someone just said to me.” The bottom caption reads: “Can you repeat the part of the stuff where you said about the things?”

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: People with ADHD can struggle with remembering what someone has said to them.

6. Two Schoolgirls and a Tuba 

One schoolgirl is covering another schoolgirl's head with a tuba.

Image, Researchild

Description: One schoolgirl is covering another schoolgirl’s head with a tuba. The text, “Me trying to be productive,” appears over the girl with the tuba over her head. The text, “A new Hyperfixation,” appears over the tuba. The text, “My brain,” appears over the girl holding the tuba.

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: Similar to the first meme in this post, a person with ADHD tries their best to be productive, but their brain has other ideas by making them hyper-focus on something.

7. Multitasking all day at work

 

Image, imgflip.com

 

Description: A muscular man with long hair appears to be lifting up Earth. The text reads, “Multitasking all day at work. Adderall.”

 

Explanation/Why this meme is relatable: Adderall is a kind of medication that people with ADHD or ADD tend to take. The meme could represent a person with ADHD or ADD taking that medication while they are at work.

 

Our other neurodiversity meme blog posts

 

Dyslexia: https://exceptionalindividuals.com/about-us/blog/7-dyslexia-memes-we-can-completely-relate-to/

 

Autism: https://exceptionalindividuals.com/about-us/blog/7-autism-memes-we-can-completely-relate-to/

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April Slocombe


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