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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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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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glitter_v0id wrote

Does anywhere have more detail about what can be crudely summarized as the "autistic look"? it's pretty apparent that NTs can identify a ND person regularly (but not always, some def 'pass as nt) but I've never really heard anyone explain why beyond "that [rword] just looks fucking weird"

I know I walk funny (but I also have other leg issues), and I've noticed other people I know are ND do too, but that's the only solid thing I can pick out.

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