I know this is pretty futile musing, although maybe some of the more neurologically typical people on here can help! (I shy away from using the term "NT's" because it feels a bit "them and us" to me).
I've found myself wondering, as I'm accepting, exploring and deepening my understanding of my own atypicalness & ASD diagnosis, about what it's like for others.
For every "aha!" moment I have about e.g. noisy restaurants, eye contact, lack of capability / impetus to maintain friendships, exhaustion in social situations, there is a corresponding "What's it like for others?" moment.
So for example, for typical people:
Diagnosed this year (Autism)
Been a longgggggggg time coming"! And retrospectively explains why ive always felt exhausted by social activities..and shy away!
Of course, the first experience is sheer overload of noise and patterns, objects...
The people ive been with can seem to flow through a conversation..when im still fixating on something said 5 mins away, that to them has no real need to be thought about..
Still trying to get me head round all this,,as its taken 51yrs and theres no way i can undo the zero-intervention beforehand...And I guess I've cemented certain bad habits...
I do the fixating thing. Like crazy ! I call it ruminating ...like a cow chewing the same thing for hours.
I to ruminate on thoughts and things people say and 10 minutes later I coment on that thing and everyone is annoyed that I've brought something irrelevant up in the conversation.