Poll is anonymous, but feel free to leave a comment if you’d like
Do You Have Trouble Understanding Social Cues?
Yes, I have issues with this
No, it comes naturally to me
Sometimes I do, other times I don’t
Hope all is well
I’ve been doing a tiny bit of research on “social cues and Schizophrenia,” and apparently there are a bunch of studies regarding the social difficulties those of us on the SZ spectrum face when communicating with others.
Wikipedia defines social cues as “verbal or non-verbal signals expressed through the face, body, voice, motion (and more) and guide conversations as well as other social interactions by influencing our impressions of and responses to others.”
So yea, just wondering if y’all have difficulties interpreting and understanding others.
I would believe in psychology that social cues can be broken down into 2 main categories which are positive & negative cues. Positive and negative cues would be similar to that of positive & negative symptoms of the various mental health diagnoses such as schizophrenia.
Positive cues would be those social cues where the subject being you or I would be receptive or not to a social cue initiated by another person.
Negative cues would be a social cue where the subject is another person would be receptive or not to a social cue initiated by the experimenter meaning (myself or you).
It’s not so bad now, but when I was on 10mg zyprexa it was really bad.
To illustrate a colleague of mine screamed out because she was physically attacked by two hophead customers. When I heard the scream I just dismissed it as nothing worth checking out. I didn’t actually see it happen, but I was in a neighbouring room.
Luckily there was another customer who stepped in and defended her.
It’s a bit shameful, because people who don’t take psych drugs themselves can’t understand it really.
I’m a bit odd with this one, I think. I use “social queues” probably using the term incorrectly here… to figure out what’s really going on around me. What am I seeing that others aren’t and what should I likely be doing if I’m not supposed to be seeing these things? It’s a rare day where I’m not seeing or hearing something that I shouldn’t be. I’m probably not getting the intention behind this thread, I think.
this might be slightly on a tangent but when i am feeling nervous, especially at work, i have a difficult time fully ACTIVELY listening. I am fine with this but not when I am anxious, which is the general trend at work when i do encounter people.