Fight or Flight
I heard something somewhere (let me know if you know where this comes from) that people on the spectrum are constantly in a state of ‘fight or flight.’ We get so overloaded with sensory or emotional information that subconscious says either “Get out of here!” or “You wanna fight? Let’s go, I can take you.” [...]
Names and Faces
Names and faces cause me all sorts of problems. Not only do I have trouble recognizing faces, but also when meeting someone for the first time, I am so focused on smiling and eye contact and speaking clearly and my handshake, etc. that I often forget to listen to the person’s name. This can, obviously [...]
On Being Invisible
I had always been good at avoiding attention. Starting around middle school, I avoided most social situations, whether due to my AS or BP or both. I was often the kid in class that no one remembered, or no one noticed was around. I did my thing and everyone else did theirs with little need [...]
A little background on my work.
First, some quick background on what I do at work. I work mainly in a lab. It’s unofficially ‘my’ lab; I’m usually the only person using it and I’m in charge of maintaining equipment, ordering supplies, managing work that comes in etc. As I mentioned before, I’m the only metallurgist in the company, so I [...]