TwistedWolf5074

20d

Does anyone else feel very 'pick me' when sharing your experiences?
it makes me not want to share anything.
like...
adhd
autism
anxiety
depression
cptsd
rsd
gender dysphoria

plus i am a furry and therian.

thats a short list compared to some of my friends but i still feel like its very pick me

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Attention-Deficit Disorder

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Symptoms Involving Nervous & Musculoskeletal Systems

Gender Dysphoria

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  • Zellie

    20d

    Yes, I feel like no matter the topic, my experience is different than everyone's else's. I feel like the only way to participate in conversation is to point out how I'm different. Also, whenever someone shares about an illness, my first impulse is to share a similar experience, but mine is always more severe, so I worry that it'll look like one upmanship.

    • TwistedWolf5074

      20d

      Yes!! Exactly!! It feels like Im trying to draw attention to myself but im just trying to engage!

    • serendi

      13d

      yes!! Mine is almost always more severe. But my conversation style is associative, and it’s extremely difficult for me to do the NT kind without being obviously distracted or bored. It’s not that I don’t care about what’s going on with them, but the ADHD/autism combo makes it impulsive and feel urgent to share similar experiences.

  • AtticusLeviathan

    20d

    Well obviously I'm just faking it for attention anyway /j

  • duckling

    20d

    Yeah I feel like, no matter the symptoms, people are gonna laugh and pretty much say I'm faking it, people have it worse, it's not that bad, etc. So for a lot of things I don't say anything until it's really bad because once it's really bad you can't deny that I'm struggling with it, which is not a good thing to do.

    • AtticusLeviathan

      20d

      I got a random DM once from someone who said I was speaking over a marginalized group. The group being people with DID. I literally just posted a story about how it positively affects my life because so many people focus on the bad stuff. It's a disorder, it sucks, but if you don't find the positives you'll go nuts.

      • duckling

        20d

        exactly, I have to find solice in some things or I wouldn't be here. That's not being insensitive, that's surviving

  • minnieee

    13d

    It's ok, we are just people on the internet. Nothing you say here will be traced back to your actual person. Pick me? Who is me?

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