A lot of people tell me I react like a child (I'm 24), but on the other hand I'm always told I have a advanced and mature way of thinking so I'm confused. For example, once someone yells at me when I was having a panic attack, took me by the arm (by force) to make me move and I was literally begging him to stop and not touching me. It was traumatizing, and I know the person was right by saying I was acting like a baby. Could it be linked to autism or was I just being over-sensitive ? Thanks <3
First, no one should be putting their hands on you without your consent and they certainly shouldn’t be using force against you. That person was very much so in the wrong.
Autistic people often experience heightened emotions which can lead to more intense emotional reactions than others would have. This often leads to us being labelled “over-sensitive” as we will react strongly to things that might not bother others.
However, being grabbed when you are having a panic attack and forcibly moved is a completely reasonable thing to get upset about and something that non-autistic people would be upset by. That behavior was completely unacceptable and you were justified in your response.