Appearing intimidating when you don't mean to be

Be quite tall and well built . Add a loud voice that gets louder when you’re passionate about something( my voice just seems normal to me in terms of loudness)

This is ASD related I think . I’m not sure whether it also can apply to sz or sz-a .

My voice is generally loud. But I get timid when I’m not sure.
People have said that I get really competitive when I’m passionate.

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If I’m honest the voice thing perplexes me . I’ve had quite a few times when I’ve been asked to repeat things or people have misheard what I’ve said . Were they all hard of hearing? Was I talking too softly ? Perhaps my diction is bad ?

I think of a MILLION things and overthink and overthink and overthink when someone say something.
Exactly as you have said, I’m like “What did I do wrong? Oh my goodness! What did I do wrong? Do I need to speak up?”

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I always get the feedback that I’m judging critically. It’s this flat affect. That and half the time I can’t breathe through my nose so I’m a mouth breather and I have my mouth slightly open to breathe and it gives me a pissed off, judgey, blank stare, mouth agape, appearance I think. idk people always say I’m judging them when I’m not, I’m just listening politely.

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I hate the mouth breather thing . When I was a child my parents were frequently commenting about my mouth being open . When I consciously put my lips together I go into something of a panic mode after a few seconds . It’s hard to breath .

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Me, too. I always go into panic mode when my father commands me to close my mouth.
If I don’t close it, he gets mad.

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@firemonkey and @anon10648258 we have to breathe, people are so rude sometimes.

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My dad used to reach over and (gently) push my chin up so my mouth closed. It was mildly amusing to him.

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