Published on 12, July, 2020
I’d say one of the most damaging things my ASD does to my life is my struggle to smile at/with people.
ive heard that when some people with ASD experience eye contact the flight or fight response centre in our brains is overly active compared with a neuro-typical person... making things like eye contact, smiling, listening, anxiety very difficult.
any one else?
I tend to be rather ironical a lot of the time, but with my lack of facial expression, it's not always clear to people, and it happens often that they just think I'm making fun at their expense.…
I have a flattened affect, according to my diagnosis report. I had to look that one up. Basically it means I don't smile, I do but not easily, basically I can be enjoying myself but showing no actual sign…
i dont try to smile anymore i just let it come naturally. Ive found when I try it looks weird and when I dont it looks okay
I only realised in my 30s that I wasent smiling when I thought I was. Someone said I never smile, I was cross as o thought I smile all of the time. So I looked in a mirror lol