I need to be able to navigate social realms at work! As is, I’m so confused by normal interactions right now. It was one thing to fake being a normie at University–the classes were short and so I never had to keep on acting like permanently…8 to 5 jobs require a level of acting stamina I’m not used to.
My coworker goes “What’s wrong” every time I sigh. This is how I realized I sigh a ton. I also don’t get what people mean when they say things. Should I take it personally, how personally, how do I respond? Working has highlighted my social deficits. A coworker keeps mentioning going to the same gym, but do they mean that or is that just a polite thing to say and not something to act on? Another gets in trouble and tells me about it, how do I respond to them?
I was seeking help from a voc rehab specialist from my university, but was told to learn how to deal with “it” on my own. I had asked how to interpret someone’s behavior because I was afraid of messing up due to my social deficits. I wish there was a voc rehab person who could interpret people’s behavior for me and provide some kind of social training, but alas, there’s no one I’ve found like that.
I’m lonely at work and confused by how to interpret people’s actions, motivations, and behaviors.
…but to not end on a sad note, guess who can afford monthly visits to the local sephora beauty stores!! There, I spend my little heart out in my momentary shopping state of euphoria! I got urban decay x kristen leanne eyeshadow palette yesterday and boom the colors are so pigmented and bold!