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spaceygaymer

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(rant) i just got in trouble for repeating other peoples words. i like to repeat what people say a lot, often in a funny or more dramatic way because its stimulating and fun. i usually dont even do it on purpose but recently ive been doing it a lot more because i have a lot going on and its very self-soothing. ive also been comfortable enough around my family to not mask it, but unfortunately i got in trouble again. ive even explained it before, why i do it, that im not trying to be mean, its just stimulating to me and all that but they dont really care :/ they think im making excuses, but i really am not trying to be mean at all. i thought they understood too but i guess not, and i dont know how else to explain without them thinking im just making excuses or them telling me i just shouldnt do it anyway. its not like a huge deal, but it really made me feel misunderstood and embarrassed and hurt so it just sucks...

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    • Anura

      457d

      @spaceygaymer I'm glad I could help! It definitely sounds like echolalia to me. I quote videos and shows constantly because the cadence of something said was just right or because it sums up the feeling or situation perfectly

    • Anura

      460d

      Not sure if you're aware but echolalia is the word for this behavior. Maybe having a name for it will help you find resources that can explain it to them? That way, they can see the science saying it's not about mocking, it's just a difference in our brains.

      • spaceygaymer

        460d

        @Anura yeah i couldn't remember the word yesterday and then when i figured it out i wasnt sure if that's what this actually was, but hearing someone else say it makes me feel more confident that it is echolalia. so thank you! i will definitely use this to try and explain it to them better

        • Anura

          457d

          @spaceygaymer I'm glad I could help! It definitely sounds like echolalia to me. I quote videos and shows constantly because the cadence of something said was just right or because it sums up the feeling or situation perfectly

    • dandelion_flower

      461d

      Are they aware of your autism? If they are and they're just being ignorant, you should either try explaining it in further detail or tell them how it makes you feel. Otherwise the best thing might be to cut off contact if they're like this all the time.

      • spaceygaymer

        461d

        @dandelion_flower yes ive told them but im not officially diagnosed so they dont always take me super seriously, mostly my dad. he is not very understanding at all, but it was my mom that brought it up so it hurt more because she usually understands and ive talked to her about it before, but its been awhile so i will take your advice and try to explain it more. thank you for replying :)

        • dandelion_flower

          461d

          @spaceygaymer Of course! I'm always open to talk more if you need to. Hope that goes well for you ❤️

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