so i have a habit of referring to myself as ,we’. i picked it up from watching endless gamers as a kid. i subconsciously mimic accents, grammar, mannerisms and the likes. the ,we’ thing wouldn’t be a problem if it didn’t freak people out. but i don’t know how to stop haha? any ideas?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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  • Buggabugga


    I don’t refer to myself as we but I constantly use third person context where I’ll use my name and then explain something be like “L***a did a thing today she went shopping.” Or “L***a you can’t do that. Don’t you dare.” To stop.. honestly.. it’s a thing just let it happen. It can be mentally degrading to try and stop no matter how annoying it gets

  • ChillaxinEskimo


    I don't know of any specific advice that's proven to help change how you address yourself, but I have an idea that might help. Try writing down simple sentences or phrases you might use on a regular basis that use "I" instead of "we" when you're referring to yourself. For example, you could write "I worked on (blank) today" or "I'm doing good, you?". Just simple responses or conversational sentences. Repeat some of these to yourself and you might be able to rewrite that part of your brain.

    • ChillaxinEskimo


      I imagine it won't be easy to adjust mentally, heck it might even feel a little weird or uncomfortable at first, I'm not sure. But like developing any other habit, it'll take time and you'll eventually get the hang of it.

      • Alatna


        thank you for the advice. i think i’ll try that! (also eskimo fist bump)

  • Masscrystal


    I do it too when I play video games pretending I’m streaming probably do it outside of that too but I won’t stop it’s who I am and I love it about myself because I’m different and that’s awesome

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