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Hi all,

I'm a 26-year-old from the UK and I had an aspergers diagnosis at age 5, so I've had a relatively long history of ameliorating problematic personality traits and nurturing coping mechanisms for external factors.

I don't seem to have 'special interests' in any particular topic anymore. But I have a lot of knowledge in topics that used to be interests, and I strive to use it to aid problem solving with very high attention to detail. Since a young age, these have included 'domino art', Windows CE HPCs, traffic (as in highway) engineering, SOX streetlights, Unix-like computer software, media formats in audio engineering. For some reason I liked synchronising music to sped-up road videos, I think the idea was the music theme or topic would somehow fit the journey or the politics of the featured road, this is a prime example. These days a large fraction of drivers use dashcams so it's not a novelty anymore. I have perfect/absolute pitch and a 'serviceable' singing voice, so when I have an idea that I think is special, I make an electronic music arrangement for it.

I have a long history of distrusting people and judging people on their perceived 'professionalism'. I also seem to be unable to have emotional or intimate connections with people. Cats yes, people, no. I feel uncomfortable when other people engage in it because I know this isn't a space that can mean anything to me. In an online community for instance, I can give words of comfort, and others might like me for it, but I don't feel any satisfaction from the exchange, or when anyone tries to comfort me. I am constantly aware that everything I do in front of people is a performance. If someone tells me a family relative of theirs died, I don't feel any repent for them. I get personally upset very rarely, one was when a family dog was put down in my presence, another was when I realised I'm non-binary.

Has anyone tried to get therapy for this kind of thing? Just to clarify, I'm not interested in curing my autism, my feeling is that I've locked away a kind of 'inner-child' that could do with being unleashed. I'm also aware that therapies made for neurotypicals might not have the desired effect on me.

Thanks for reading


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Hello and welcome! I hope you find what you are looking for here. Maybe you can finally unleash whatever has been locked inside. I have been to therapy and it has been helpful to me.


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Welcome! I enjoy driving videos set to music as well but not usually sped up. That video was nice though. I've gone to therapy for years and it really has helped me. You could try finding someone who specializes in or helps other neurodivergent individuals.

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