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Raven033

838d

How do you feel about masking? Do you stifle it or not?

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    • hotpink23

      832d

      so maybe im not masking technically by that logic

    • hotpink23

      832d

      so maybe im not masking technically by that logic

    • hotpink23

      832d

      I cant control my masking, I just revert when im thinking mid conversation.

    • EchoFox

      832d

      I’ve started to notice stims that I do (I’m only recently diagnosed so I thought this was all normal before now lol) so I feel like I’ve allowed myself to stim more even in public… it really helps my stress

    • Syd.The.Space.Sloth

      832d

      I'm not diagnosed yet (getting closer to a diagnosis though!), but since I've started genuinely considering being on the spectrum, I've realized how much I do mask and I've been trying to stop. Sadly, at this point it's just been engraved into my head every since I was a child that it's really hard to stop

    • Charizard02

      832d

      Idk what masking is, but I've hid myself behind a mental mask because everyone hates me

    • OxyPox

      833d

      I've always been myself, however I have tried to fit in. I think the only times I can remember trying to conform were in 6th grade, however I remember feeling like an outsider to the groups I would hang out with. They weren't mean to me, I just felt like an outsider. I don't mask, because I think I masked when I was younger because I wanted to feel wanted. But I am wanted, and I know that now. I had terrible self confidence issues as a kid (I was a gifted kid). I stim in public, and if people don't like it or stare that's really not my problem.

    • spiceweezle

      837d

      I try not to mask in public just because I am scared I will be treated differently. I dont like masking because when I get home I usually have a meltdown if I was too overstimulated during the day.

    • PurpleSquid

      838d

      I recently got diagnosed at 17 almost 18 and I have been masking (pretty well according to my doctor) my whole life. It is hard to not mask in public and I am working on learning how to take my ‘mask’ off when I am alone. For me, it is my everyday, however exhausting it may be.

    • McNic

      838d

      I only mask at work, I have to work with the general public for the time being. Most people can tell I'm autistic because they can pick out the fakeness of me talking to them.

    • Raven033

      838d

      Same here. I’ve been working on stopping lately

    • JoeyJoestar

      838d

      My personal opinion is that I hate masking and that everyone should never should put on a fake face. But today's society has that all messed up and unfortunately... everyone has to put on a mask. -P You shouldn't have to mask, don't be ashamed of yourself and don't let others tell you who you should be and who you shouldn't be. -☆

    • NatashaRomanoff2021

      838d

      I was not diagnosed until I was 12, and was never in therapy. I have tried to stop masking, but because I did it for soo long I struggle to stop.

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