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Wilvye

762d

Does anyone else feel like their eye contact is backwards? I usually end up staring at someone in the eyes instead of looking anywhere else. I'm afraid that when I finally get tested they'll say I'm not because of it..

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    • gettingonmynerves

      759d

      I’ve found that i’m not super uncomfortable with eye contact, it’s just that I can’t gauge when to use it. I either stare way too long and intently or not at all. But I’m always thinking about eye contact in one way or another so I can’t pay attention to the conversation anyways.

    • gettingonmynerves

      759d

      I’ve found that i’m not super uncomfortable with eye contact, it’s just that I can’t gauge when to use it. I either stare way too long and intently or not at all. But I’m always thinking about eye contact in one way or another so I can’t pay attention to the conversation anyways.

    • UnluckyUnicorn

      761d

      I find that I personally stare at people as a way to (over) compensate for not wanting to look them in the eyes at all. Either way it makes people uncomfortable so it’s still a social aspect I struggle with. Hopefully you have a knowledgable person who knows how variant the spectrum is and ways we mask. Don’t be afraid to get another opinion

    • Helloworld

      761d

      From my own experience I’ve learned that not all people on the Spectrum have the same symptoms. Additionally, this could also be a result of social conditioning and/or masking. The main thing is to remember that you and I are on a spectrum. A spectrum is defined as a wide range. Meaning that there is plenty of room for varying symptoms. Who knows it could just be an outlier. If one professional questions your diagnosis maybe seek a second opinion. But always remember your feelings are valid and meant to be felt. I wish you the best of luck on your journey.

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