Social withdrawal

I did an internet test on austim social masking to see if I had autistic traits and it doesn’t appear to be the case.

But in social situations I feel like I’m just putting on an act.

What gives?

If you have negative symptoms do you “act” in social situations?

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Everyone is.

People put on a mask and very rarely take it off.

That is normality!

If people could see behind people’s masks then the true ugliness and horror would shock you to the core.

If you manage to find people and take down the masks and then like what you see, then in the long run you have won.

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I sometimes try to smile when I look ‘too serious’.

A veneer of happiness.

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Damm I wish I could still post funny gifs but this site don’t allow it. From my phone keyboard idk why.

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200w

You sure about that?

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Maybe your filesize is too big.

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Aw that’s not fair. Just generally none of the gifs work. Before they generally used to work.

https://media.tenor.com/I14NRZRhqFYAAAAM/snoopy-yay.gif

snoopy-yay

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Yours works, very strange.

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I did it both with a link and with an upload. Try it with an upload maybe?

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You have to wait until it uploads to post it. If you post it too early it won’t display the GIF.

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Oh wow this is good.

Thanks @Bowens and @Mars

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I try my best to act as normal as possible I guess. Sometimes I don’t do to well. It’s easier if I’m feeling ok to go about my day without feeling like I’m freaking out. That’s pretty much it. I’m either freaking out or doing pretty good. I try not to let it show when I’m freaking out though. Socializing at day treatment has helped me the most to feel more normal socializing and not feel full of ■■■■.

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At least you can act @everhopeful
I can’t even do that anymore :pensive:

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Yes, I can cover things up. But it’s annoying me that I do it, or feel like I have to do it.

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