Greetings anyone. Anyone who knows Me on here, may recall that I often say that although I am here, I know little about Social Media and The Internet. This Thread asks a simple question, and I hope for a simple(-ish) answer...
Please do not Quote or reference anything/anyone outside of this Thread, or else it might wind up being deleted!
I Myself sometimes "Shutdown" (I quit interaction when I can neither Reason nor 'Run away'.). But I have never to My memory had a "Meltdown", so I know less about that... I have read other Threads about it on here. ...But as I say, I have never connected the two together - Meltdown + While Using The Internet...??
I keep this OP short in hope again that it does not go off topic, much if at all. As usual, I offer apology in advance for any misunderstandings, and I try to present reasonable explanation for anything if possible... but I cannot do that if I know nothing about the subject, which is why I am asking this here. Try to Stay Well, anyone reading.
Do you find it less easy to see/judge how people are feeling on the internet as opposed to face to face? Personally I’m quite rubbish at judging what people are feeling face-to-face unless they are giving very obvious cues such as laughing/crying/shouting then I would assume that they are happy/sad/angry or unless they actually tell me how they are feeling. So for me, in some ways talking to people on the internet is easier because usually people are more inclined to state how they are feeling, as otherwise how would anyone know? I’m female btw.
A closet autistic are you!! Shaking hands etc... Yes
Verbal meltdown - the most common type of meltdown that goes unrecognised. Anything at all where you loose control is a meltdown.
Meltdowns don’t usually look like meltdowns. The typical idea of a meltdown is a NT idea - Raging uncontrollably. That’s an NT meltdown. Yes - they can meltdown too but they can’t mask it
No not a closet autistic, I do have an abi which has caused areas of changed signal patterns in my brain, I think this is what triggers the extreme fight/flight response. Although I will admit I look ridiculous when it happens, I try and pick things up and I drop or spill them. Simply put I got hit in the head to much! Oh well never mind
Greetings Miss Kitsun... I feel I owe an reply to this, though this Thread has helped enough (for Me) towards understanding a thing that I could not know.
Kitsune said:Do you find it less easy to see/judge how people are feeling on the internet as opposed to face to face?
I could write a lot more, but for Myself, one simple fact was explained right there: I did not know if You were Male or Female, for a start. (!) & YES I know that in many ways this should not matter... but this is just ME. I could cite false Posts, Chatbots, Grooming... that sort of thing... but I do not want to discuss that here. Including Hacking, Trojans, Falsifications... I only say such things because I know a bit about how they work (technically)... as I say, this is ME, and these things occur constantly when I use the Internet.
You are correct in all that You say, there. I take people at "face value", but then I consult My own Experience. I cannot do much else (Experience means My own and what I observe happening to others in a pertinant situation. I cannot really say more than that.) As You see, if reasonable opposition is presented, then I can reasonably present support or arguments.
Thank You again, but I am now uncertain of the direction of conversation now and so I close this Post. I always try to be neutral, but cannot do so without all of the facts, basically. ...Also, in case You or anyone missed My often Posting this... I am not good at "chit chat" and become VERY nervous at it. So, Thanks again anyway, though, certainly...!
...I forgot to say... I go by deeds more than words, as the saying goes. That is, what a person does rather than what they say they will do. Also I pay attention to contradictions a lot. But if there is no starting point, or the starting point is false, then I try to leave off. I really mean that. And I also really mean... Thank You, again!
It’s the fantastic Mrs Fox actually :-) I’ve actually changed my avatar today, largely because I’d been planning to change it anyway but also partly because yes, I can see how it is difficult on here to even know the gender of the person that you are communicating with.
Yes I find that my own experience and also probability are my most useful tools for determining other people’s mood or intentions. It has limited scope though.
You’re welcome. I’m glad that I was able to help with your understanding.
...Me again. I was going to let this Thread go (so to speak), but then You put some off-topic things here. More Thanks... I was indeed also wondering about Your UserName, but now it is easier for Me to remember, and, I prefer, to remember how You helped Me just here.
KITSUNE (キツネ) The Japanese Word for "Fox" ! Arigatou Gozaimasu, Kore, Kitusne-San! ("Thank You Very Much, here, Kitsune! ) (I am trying to learn Japanese, but it is not easy just for Me & just Now.) This Thread was not about Meltdowns in general, but Meltdowns + Typing-on-the-Internet both. And so I Thank You for the Education...!