- You ask someone to repeat their question then finish processing and respond halfway through they’re finished repeating it.
- You somewhat processed what someone said but your brain won’t take it.
- You mishear what people say wildly wrong. Like, wildly wrong. Then you process it and it makes wayyyy more sense than whatever you thought someone originally said.
- “Wait, what?”
- Default face is a perplexed, confused look.
- You have to deal with rude people who refuse to repeat themselves and act exasperated at the suggestion, than proceed to get angry when you won’t respond to them and/or remember what they just said.
- You can hear a car door open down the street but you can’t hear someone talking to you in the same room.
- Talking is weird.
- You’re constantly seen as a bad listener (which, maybe isn’t that far from the truth- but they assume you’re not trying), unfocused (which I tend to be, but it’s unrelated), and so on. Nobody stops to consider that maybe you have processing issues.
- You were tested for hearing issues as a kid because you didn’t respond to people or talk much, but every test came back negative and your parents were told you have perfect hearing.
- The idea of talking to two people at once is terrifying beyond imagining.
- Responding to something someone said ages ago, even with a different conversation still going, the topic has moved on, and everyone forgot about it.
•"hey, y'see the red thing at the top of the shelf, will you get it?“ "Sorry, what?” “On the sh-” “oh yeah sure, I’ll get it.”
•*doesn’t hear teacher because someone’s pen is making a scratchy sound at the back of the room*
•*replays video 10 ten times to figure out what they’re saying*
•teachers asking, “why do you always stop writing in the middle of a sentence, just write down whatever I’m saying,” followed by the response, “I’m just processing it,” rebuked by, “we’ll stop processing it and just write.”
•*gets really focused on staring out the window and goes through four songs without hearing a single on*
Being an autistic who passes as a neurotypical feels like being a war spy with a well-kept secret…one infiltrating a foreign country with a culture you, although understanding it, still find it somewhat strange.
I guess you can call it
Nice to know our supports are more appreciated than we are. 🙄
I was initially excited that stim toys were going mainstream. It meant I could get awesome new ones much cheaper than before. For example, my Thinket (still my best stim toy) was $150. My fidget cube from the kick-starter was $40. Last week, I bought a fidget spinner at the mall for $7. That part is awesome.
Now, though, non-autistics are using them when they shouldn’t and schools across the country are banning stim toys.
Leave it to the “normals” to ruin something special again. 😢
Does anyone else get the thing where if you’re watching a TV show you genuinely can’t handle any chaos or drama, like if a character messes something up I find it so frustrating, even though I know it’s written for comedy purposes or plot development
It means I’ve skipped scenes, episodes, or even a full season of shows to avoid having to rewatch all the chaos