Recent comments in /f/NeuroDiversity

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.


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.


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.