I’m ASD2 and ADHD-C with two strokes, but I didn’t miss people even pre-stroke. I love being alone.
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I can go months without any contact with friends and then pick it up again like we were never apart.
I miss people.I heard from an autistic herself that autistics don't miss people. I also saw endless comments in an ADHD Facebook group that they don't miss people either. Like "out of sight out of mind" is a common attitude among us.
I'm PDD-NOS (on the spectrum) and ADHD, but I miss people tremendously. Whenever somebody's absent from work I always miss them, miss talking to them, and miss them just being there. It feels like an empty gap without them. The only time I don't miss someone is if I don't like them or don't really talk to them much. But if I like them and get on with them, I miss them a lot and have to keep telling myself that they need time off too. This usually helps me deal with their absence.
I also miss my family, which is why we phone each other every day. But when I'm with my family and my husband isn't with me, I miss him.
Does anyone else with ASD or ADHD miss people?
I don't think it's safe to say a characteristic isn't rooted in autism just because it isn't universal among autists. When I discovered I was autistic at 68yo, I was first overjoyed that others are like me; within a year or two I was disappointed how little of my nature is common, let alone universal, among autists.Maybe it isn't autism or ADHD-related not to miss people then. But a rather famous and genuine autistic woman herself said on the TV once that autistics don't miss people.
But I think a lot of autistics see every personality trait of their's and assume it's an autism thing. Like on one autism forum someone literally pointed out a completely normal facial feature in humans and said it was an autism facial feature and their proof was that every autistic person they met had this facial feature, and they obviously didn't look close enough at any non-autistic people's facial features, because it was a common fact that this particular facial feature was a normal human feature and the only people who lacked it were downs syndrome people lol.