rrrebelrobbie

462d

What are your personal most common autistic traits?

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    • Ender318

      453d

      @Cloudlight same for me. I wear socks all the time because I hate how it feels having things touch my feet.

    • Manoela

      462d

      Eye contact 🙌 everyone talks about it, but they don't understand how truly awful maintaining eye contact is with those you don't know. I can with my loved ones, but that's after a lot of love and trust

      • SpaceEggy

        453d

        @Manoela same here! i find that i need to be doing something else to actually engage in a conversation with someone, but a lot of people think it’s rude so i end up forcing eye contact. super uncomfortable and i’m always trying to focus on how much eye contact i’m making and if it’s a “normal” amount while also trying to keep up the conversation and have appropriate responses

    • Cloudlight

      462d

      I am extremely sensitive to touch and texture. Clothes, blankets, towels, ect. can't be certain textures like fleece and denim or I can't touch them without getting overwhelmed. There are a lot of foods that I think taste great, but if the texture isn't good then I gag no matter how much I want to eat it. Unexpected touch, or any kind of light touch is awful and I have to rub the lingering tingly sensation away. I wear socks at the very least in houses I'm not certain have been swept, and I can't use any bathroom but my own because the potential for unexpected sensations (hairspray residue on the counter, hairs on the floor, soap on the shower floor) is too high. I use no products on my hair or skin that aren't meant to be washed off and I can't put nail polish on without being hyper aware that my nails feel heavy.

      • ybjl

        462d

        @Cloudlight I'm the same way with fingernails

      • Ender318

        453d

        @Cloudlight same for me. I wear socks all the time because I hate how it feels having things touch my feet.

    • mearbearz

      462d

      I would say struggle to let something drop in a conversation. Like there’s a part of me that just cannot shut up about something once something I’m interested in pops up in a conversation or I have something to say about it. It’s just so hard just to move on. Errrgh always struggled with that

    • AnimalBoy

      462d

      Issues with tone, emotional regulation/understanding my own emotions, and no eye contact

    • CedarBear

      460d

      eye contact, stimming, being overstimulated !!

    • IrisesInJuly

      460d

      Overstimulation is huge! Sometimes if my partner rubs my arm too much in one spot it physically hurts! Also I could never figure out how to do conversations with multiple people, it seems like everyone knows exactly when it's their turn to talk but I don't, I always interrupt everyone. I also can't stand it when people feel the need to stand so darn close to me! There's plenty of space back up a few feet please 🙏. Also I have to bring my earbuds with me to the store because people are too loud!

    • ElizabethJune

      460d

      Change in my normal routine and uncertainty really stresses me out. I desperately long for positive changes in my life but then I procrastinate on taking those next steps or my anxiety takes over. It takes me a lot longer to adjust to change than it would someone without autism spectrum disorder too. Plus I get overstimulated very easily around people and have social anxiety really bad. The good aspects of my most autistic traits are my creativity, artistic abilities and freakishly good memory. Also I am very smart and wise beyond my years in some areas of life but in other areas I'm very immature and naive. I have asbergers syndrome which is very mild high and functioning autism.

    • Blurrie

      459d

      my most prominent is definitely eye contact, which causes more issues than you'd think to be fully honest. I always feel the need to look away/close my eyes and I tend to do a mix of both at once and a lot of people think I'm rolling my eyes at them... which makes people assume I'm annoyed/not listening. I also have bad introception and auditory sensitivity.

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