Was browsing as you do, and was looking to see how those of us on the autism spectrum are perceived by the majority of others in society.
I was especially looking to see if we are at times seen as “selfish” or “ ignoring others” ?
I don’t believe that’s correct, and that as I take time to process things I may seem not interested.
I often am so busy processing just about everything I may seem distant or on occasion not listening or taking notice.
When hyper focused on any one particular interest I may as well be in a capsule as nothing outside seems to exist.
Do these few traits give the impression I am only thinking of myself and my wants and needs?
In reality I expect nothing and often reminded that’s just about all I will get.
Oh of coarse if any of my skill sets are needed then straight away I am in big demand.
Then suddenly dropped and forgotten.
The article isn’t specific to that scenario but thought it worth a read as it seeks to dispel many myths and highlight abilities as a great thing.
Take care all. ()