Submitted by AutisticAction in NeuroDiversity

Hey everybody. This is my first post here. I'm glad to be part of this community.

As someone who is autistic/aspie, I always felt this self-hatred for myself in that I felt that who I am limited me developmentally and that I am not as capable of some things unlike other people. Does anyone here feel self-hatred for who they are? And how do you combat it?

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froop wrote

I don't have that. I do sometimes believe bad things about myself. I address that by intentionally laughing at criticism and writing down any affirming things people say about me.

Learning how to examine/question your thoughts and beliefs is the way. And learning about how the mind projects guilt onto everything. If you're really serious about this, there are books you can read.

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AutisticAction OP wrote

For me, I guess it's more about wishing I was like everyone else so that I can save myself the pain of underachievement. But then I tell myself that even neurotypical people struggle with underachievement and that I shouldn't wish to be someone else and that there are plusses with me being me.

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