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Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by Jamila, Nov 22, 2021.

  1. Jamila

    Jamila Member

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    My sister told me today that apparently, my intensive interest on different art styles and characters/people were actually intensive interests this whole time and were actually not crushes even tho they felt EXACTLY like it and idek why ...

    Why did my feelings for intensive interests feel like a having a crush ?

    I am Neurodivergent and have GAD
     
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  2. crewlucaa_

    crewlucaa_ ugh idk lol

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    I realized when I was younger that some of the “crushes” I thought I had on people in my real life were actually special interests in the personalities and interests of those people. People/personalities and psychology are some of my special interests. A lot of people find that weird. :confused: But being a very extroverted Aspie, I find my friends really fascinating.
     
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  3. Jamila

    Jamila Member

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    I see, I can kinda relate but they were more fictional characters for me and art styles but I only had a crush on someone twice in my life but a small crush on a couple of amount that I don't remember
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    You don't need to listen to her definition. If you think it's a crush then keep it up. It's a crush. It could definitely also be both.
     
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    crush.jpg Priceless!
     
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    Honestly, to the brain there isn't any difference between a "crush" and a pleasurable interest. In both our brains release a flood of dopamine. We get the same dopamine rush from spending time with our pets and plutonic friends too. Your sister is wrong. :)
     
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    Gerald Wilgus Well-Known Member

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    Bingo.
     
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    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    Because there's no difference between how they feel to you? At least she didn't say they were obsessions.