I seem to get along with the autistics I work with and are friends with.
My last job I had 2 coworkers who were on the spectrum and we became fast friends while I was there.
Then before that job I had an autistic cashier on my shifts and him and I were always shooting the ■■■■ and having good times we were friends on Facebook before I deleted all my socials.
Do you get along with other impaired folks or are you able to get along with neurotypicals unlike me
Well, I guess I can relate to both other than the fact that I may be more privileged than them.
I get along better with the neurodiverse than neurotypicals.
Except, of course, the ones who refuse all responsibility for their actions because they use their diagnosis as a free pass.
Luckily, they are few and far between. But I have met some.
One of my favourite people in the entire world is my autistic cousin. I think I might be one of his favourite people too, at least within the family. I’m the only relative he voluntarily interacts with and seems to take a genuine interest in.
I generally get along well with people who don’t adhere to the whole “follow the arbitrary unspoken social rules” thing, and who don’t veil and sugarcoat things to death.
I am a schizo and autistic and I don’t get on with myself some to a lot of the time
I don’t know about impaired, but neurodivergent vs neurotypical people communicate in very different ways, so it’s common to find yourself more drawn to the group you identify with.
I’m ADHD/autistic, my husband is autistic, my best friend is ADHD. All neurodivergent.
I probably get along better with “neurotypicals”. They’re just easier to be around. But I have friends that struggle with different things too.
I don’t seem to get along too well with anybody, neurodiverse or neurotypical. Unless, of course, I pay them. Examples are my piano and Spanish teachers, and my mental health team workers.
I wish I could have a life of only associating with fellow neurodivergent people. Neurotypical people frustrate me endlessly.
I’m not one of those autistic people who makes friends IRL very easily. Luckily I’m quite asocial, have been from a very young age, but occasionally I feel lonely.Seeing my stepfamily helps with that. After too many failures trying to socialise more I’ve given up trying. How I come over to people due to the autism and schizophrenia is not a good one re forming friendships.
I’m not one of those autistic people who’s good at masking. Indeed I’m not aware of masking at all. Then there is the fact that I’m now too down at heel, due to years of SMI, to mix comfortably with middle class people, but also not regarded as ‘one of us’ by the vast majority of working class people.
I get along better with neurotypicals. They exude an air of confidence and “saneness” that is appealing – something that is generally absent in neurodivergent individuals.
I thought I had asperger’s but don’t know…probably not…it’s probably just a simple mental illness like schizo-affective disorder from a bad drug trip from pot in 2011 and I never recovered…I’m very sensititive to stimuli so I get conflicting dreams and memories, but ya, I think I could have it or could not have Asperger’s and I don’t really care and it doesn’t matter at all. I relate a lot mentally but it’s sort of mild. My family excluding my mom doubts it but I don’t really trust people anymore. I was diagnosed early on but I still don’t know or care. I think it could be similar to negative symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder for sure…
I don’t mix well with middle or upper class neurotypical people at all. Although I am middle class, people always assume I’m of the lower class when they meet and talk to me. And neurotypicals always reject me.
I went to private school from 8-18. My father was a diplomat. Equiv 1-2 * star general. If I’d stayed well I’d probably have been been in the second tier of the leftist metropolitan elite. Most of the boys and girls I knew at public school were a lot more right wing than me.I wouldn’t like to mingle with them nowadays.
Hope you are feeling good today . I am new here .
What exactly did they diagnose you for . It will help you recover if you know.
I get along great with my husband, who is autistic. My best friend and little brother have schizoaffective disorder, like me, and we get along great, as well.
I have a hard time relating to people who have no mental/brain conditions.
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Welcome to the community.
sometimes i wonder if i have autism too… idk why … i just have this hunch that im somewhere on the spectrum
@firemonkey , my S.O. and I are both left leaning, progressives. But both our families are extremely religious, right wing conservatives who are very vocal about it both irl and online. It makes life hell, I tell you.
I’m considered politically centrist where I live. All of my wife’s relatives are far to the right of me and think I’m a commie. I come here and I’m suddenly alt-right.
I can’t win.