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anonymous asked:

I can't tell if I have schizoid PD comorbid with other disorders, or if I have autism. I can't remember enough of my childhood to say if my symptom were present then, and I don't have anyone who knew me then who would remember. Can you explain the differences between schizoid and autism?

[schizoid ask] also, I tried looking up the differences and everything Google gives me is wrong and ableist. It all says that the difference is that autistic people have low empathy and that schizoid people are uninterested in social interaction. (aside from repetitive behaviors, sensory issues, etc.) also, I tried searching your tags to see if this was answered and couldn’t find anything, but Tumblr is really confusing for me.

I don’t think we’ve done a comparison of autism and schizotypal yet, so this is a great question! I’m going to start by listing the traits of Schizotypal Personality Disorder (STPD) as they are in the DSM-5. The bolded items overlap with autism and the italicized items may be confused with autistic traits. After, I will discuss these traits in more detail. (Hang on, this might be a long one)

Schizotypal Traits according to the DSM-5:

  • Confused boundaries between self and others
  • Distorted self-concept
  • Emotional expression often not congruent with context or internal experience
  • Unrealistic or incoherent goals
  • No clear set of internal standards
  • Pronounced difficulty understanding impact of own behaviors on others
  • Frequent misinterpretations of others’ motivations and behaviors
  • Marked impairments in developing close relationships, associated with mistrust and anxiety
  • Odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance
  • Saying unusual or inappropriate things
  • Odd or unusual thought processes
  • Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, over-elaborate, or stereotyped thought or speech
  • Odd sensations in various sensory modalities
  • Thought content and views of reality that are viewed by others as bizarre or idiosyncratic
  • Unusual experiences of reality
  • Little reaction to emotionally arousing situations
  • Constricted emotional experience and expression 
  • Indifference or coldness
  • Preference for being alone to being with others
  • Reticence in social situations
  • Avoidance of social contacts and activity
  • Lack of initiation of social contact
  • Expectations of - and heightened sensitivity to - signs of interpersonal ill-intent or harm
  • Doubts about loyalty and fidelity of others
  • Feelings of persecution

Ok. So, as we can see, there’s actually quite a bit of overlap and confusion between these two diagnoses. So let’s dive into examining these aspects. 

Traits shared between Autism and Schizotypal:

  • Emotional expression often not congruent with context or internal experience
  • Pronounced difficulty understanding impact of own behaviors on others
  • Frequent misinterpretations of others’ motivations and behaviors
  • Odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance
  • Saying unusual or inappropriate things
  • Vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, over-elaborate, or stereotyped thought or speech
  • Reticence in social situations
  • Lack of initiation of social contact

So, let’s explore these shared traits. Both autistic people and people with STPD may have emotional expression that does not match the situation or our internal experiences. This is a trait shared amongst several diagnoses including schizo-spectrum diagnoses. 

Autistic people often have difficulty understanding the impact of our actions upon others due to impaired theory of mind. From the research I’ve done, it seems that theory of mind is also the root of this difficulty in STPD. 

Autistic people often misinterpret others’ motivations and behaviors due to a combination of difficulty reading nonverbal cues and impaired theory of mind. In STPD, this difficulty is the result of impaired theory of mind and paranoia. 

Both autistic people and people with STPD may have odd, unusual, or bizarre behavior or appearance. For autistic people, this often relates to not understanding the social rules that govern behavior and appearance.  With STPD, this relates to a disregard for social norms rather than a lack of understanding. 

Saying unusual or inappropriate things is similar to unusual behavior/appearance. With autism, this generally relates to not understanding social norms while, with STPD, it’s associated with a disregard for social norms. 

Autistic people often engage in stereotyped thought or speech (echologia/echolalia), but do not generally have vague, circumstantial, metaphorical, or over-elaborate speech, though it could be construed that way by others at times. 

So, I actually had to look up reticence and apparently reticent means “not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.” This is a pretty common thing with autism (reduced social sharing). 

And, finally, we come to a lack of initiation of social contact. Autistic people often don’t initiate social interaction because of difficulty with the social rules surrounding this matter. With STPD, this seems to be more related to paranoia. 

Traits of Schizotypal that may be confused with Autistic traits

  • Marked impairments in developing close relationships, associated with mistrust and anxiety
  • Odd sensations in various sensory modalities
  • Little reaction to emotionally arousing situations
  • Preference for being alone to being with others
  • Avoidance of social contacts and activity

The first trait listed above is similar to autism, except for the reasoning. Difficulty developing close relationships for autistic people tends to stem from our difficulties with social rules, nonverbal cues, etc. However, with STPD, it is specified that these difficulties are associated with mistrust and anxiety. While autistic people may be mistrusting or anxious about developing close relationships, this is generally due to either a comorbidity or our experiences as autistic people in a neurotypical world.

Odd sensations in various sensory modalities could be confused with autistic sensory processing differences as autistic people can often sense things that others cannot. However, with autism, these sensations are caused by real sensory input which with STPD, the odd sensations may not be connected to real sensory input. 

Autistic may not appear to be reacting to emotionally arousing situations, but, in general, this is because of how intensely we are feeling things. Thus, with autism, it is due to too much emotion while this trait in STPD is focused on an actual absence of emotion in these situations. 

I’m going to cover the last two together. While autistic people vary greatly in how much social interaction we desire, many of us crave social interaction, but simply have difficulty with social interaction and thus may start to avoid situations that could prove challenging/stressful/confusing. As such, this is not an autistic trait but rather something autistic people may experience, possibly in relation to autistic traits. Whereas, with STPD, avoidance of social interaction/preference is a defined trait in and of itself.  

Traits that are just Schizotypal

  • Confused boundaries between self and others
  • Distorted self-concept
  • Unrealistic or incoherent goals
  • No clear set of internal standards
  • Odd or unusual thought processes
  • Thought content and views of reality that are viewed by others as bizarre or idiosyncratic
  • Unusual experiences of reality
  • Constricted emotional experience and expression
  • Indifference or coldness
  • Expectations of - and heightened sensitivity to - signs of interpersonal ill-intent or harm
  • Doubts about loyalty and fidelity of others
  • Feelings of persecution

This leaves us with the traits of Schizotypal that truly distinguish it from autism. I hope this helps you figure out your diagnosis! 

-Sabrina

anonymous asked:

Hello, I am very new in the fandom, I've discovered BTS less than a week ago and I immediately started to ship JiKook, I don't know why, they just so cute I don't even.... I'd like to know if there are some other good active JiKook tumblr here you can recommend to me? (pictures, video, analysis etc) Sorry for the odd question but I can't get enough of them ^^ thank you I looooove your page <3

WELCOME. HOW UNFORTUNATE WONDERFUL OF YOU TO STUMBLE UPON MY BLOG FIRST :D :D :D

As I receive this question often, I do have a blogs rec tag which I always refer people to. My favs are all on there with full description of what they do and why they’re my favs :)

I also have a rather self-proclaimed well compiled list of favourite YouTube channels where you can go for analyses, fmvs and just a bunch of cute adorable clips and what not.

Anyways, I’m glad you fell for the jikook on first sight and I hope you will have more happy otp moments to come. I assure you you’ll never be bored and it’s only gotten better and better…at least for me. I always hear of people hopping ship to join our armada or just falling in love at first sight, but never abandoning the luxury cruise that is jikook, so you’re in for a good time. I promise ;P

Thank you for all the loveliness and I hope I’ll see you around ^^ 

I’ve been planning this PMV MAP for several weeks, and now is the time!

If you don’t know what a MAP is: basically there’s a song cut in parts, and people choose a part to draw/animate. And it’ll need everyone’s effort to bring this project to completion. Like a pot-pourri made of dozens of art styles! Here’s a really good example of a completed MAP

Even if animation is a big plus, you don’t have to know how to animate to join. But I require at least little tweening on your part, to not make it look static. (If you have good drawing skills but don’t know how to tween, I can do it for you, so don’t hesitate to apply if you think you have the skills!)


  • How to apply:

On October 28th at 7PM EDT I’ll upload the MAP video on my YouTube channel, and you’ll have to post a comment on that video to apply.

Read the description carefully, important rules will be detailed here.

I’ll need to see your art skills. So if you don’t have any videos on your YT channel, link me your artblog/website.

I’ll give 2 parts max per person.

For each part, I’ll pick the person who I think will fill the part the best.  

I’ll wait a day or two before handing out parts, so everyone has a chance to apply even if they can’t be there when the video is posted.



  • Misc info

This is a Picture Music Video (PMV) type of MAP. Animation isn’t required but is really appreciated.

The song is Of Monsters And Men - Mountain Sound

There are 27 parts, ranging from 3 to 9 seconds.

The MAP is slightly scripted: Each part is assigned to an episode from the show. For example if you pick part 1, you’ll have to illustrate Tourist Trapped, for part 2 it’s The Legend of the Gobblewonker, etc. 

The deadline isn’t set yet, but it’ll probably be around February.



Aaand I think that’s it! I really hope this is clear enough. 

Even if you don’t want to participate, please reblog this post so more people can see it! Also, don’t hesitate so send me an ask if you have questions.

I hope to see you all there!