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as a result of autism?
I dont mean literally. i mean do you feel unusually empathetic, unusually connected to your mirror neurons, or even more aware of positive and negative correlations associated with human behavior, to the point where you can just look at a picture, and tell what kind of person they are? are you so attentive that you notice micro aggressions while others dont? Can you "sense" when a person is coming from the heart, and they are "good"?
I feel like this is a benefit of autism. I have felt this many times, and read autistic peoples can be more empathetic (ironic and maybe paradoxical since we are also (tend to be rather) not so good at recognizing emotions at the same time)
i had this feeling for a while. i also felt like i was thinkng about it too much. but the way my ex is acting now that we are not together, it is making it more clear what kind of person he is.
I think he is a gaslighter. whenever i have a problem he will deflect. he makes me feel ugly. he said i was too hairy on my face. sorry i am a mammal. he wouldnt kiss me (now of course he wants to) so it made me feel even uglier. when i try to defend myself, he doesnt want to hear it. i really think he wants someone who is just a doll that worships him and ha no feelings besides happy and the desire to worship him. i remember when i tried to defend myself through reasoning he said, why are you attacking me?! Nothing is his fault. We broke up because i was depressed and too dirty for him. i was and am depressed. i am very dirty. i was sad but undrestood that i am overwhelming, even tough i was and am sad about that. still he comes by to try to have sex. i asked him (crying of course)...
I really hate going outside. I try to live close to everything, and i do, but i would rather order groceries than walk 2 minutes and get them myself.
today and yesterday i went outside. i feel accomplished. it was interesting going outside today because i felt sad and unwanted, but by being in isolation for so long, i forgot the affect i have on people.
do you guys struggle with goin outside? the first thing i hate about outside is the sun. i like the heat, but i hate sun damage. then of course its the PEOPLE
I have received my appointment for just under a month's time.
It will be a video call using "attend anywhere"
I have been given an instruction sheet and would like to practice setting it up.
I managed to speak to the assessor this morning and he said I could do that and enter their virtual waiting room, but there is no URL.
I googled it and it says to set up an account but the instruction sheet I got from the assessment centre does not say anything about this, it is all a bit vague. I struggle with vagueness.
I just want to make sure that I am all set up on my computer ready for the day.
Has anyone been assessed using "attend anywhere" if so, please can you help me so I can get to their waiting room on screen?
Here's 2 pictures of the front and back of the form that I feel is a bit vague for me.
My mother and other family members hated my frowns and eyerolls. They are by far my most common facial expressions and I don't get smiling for no reason. I've been told I have an extremely expressive face. Problem is I myself don't communicate that way at all. Faces and body language mean nothing to me, and I communicate in a straightforward verbal way. I say straightforward because I always truthfully say what I mean and mean what I say. I have read that neurotypicals communicate in a way that is about 80 percent non verbal. And that when they do talk it's not honest they never say what they mean and are always hunting for some hidden meaning.
I like to live a quiet life. I have a friend who lives life by the seat of their pants and makes impulsive decisions and looks for meaning in everything. Just listening to them describe their life exhausts me.
Whereas I assess the situation and plan my next move and just do what needs done. How dull.
Does this make sense. What's your perspective?
Can I ask (everyone, not just @MyLifeAsAnAspie): If a person that has autism is severely affected, for example they have very high need for support and their symptoms/traits are such that their quality of life and independence is greatly affected - would you still be inclined to call the affectations 'traits' as opposed to 'symptoms'?
I NEVER EVER EVER EVER did this. It is a 10 on my scale. Even when Church was open I really miss I had a few opportunities but I could not do it.
I seen it happen twice in real life not that fiction you see on TV/Movies. I remember some teenager went and talked to a girl on the subway many years ago. I remember in one Church service I saw a guy do what I could not do. I was depressed for the rest of the week which then I attended a few groups for the week.
Now in small life groups from Church 10 scale does not apply and I have talked them in a group setting. This is how made a few female friends.
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