i found out that girls with autism go undiagnosed due to the fact that autistic girls feel more emotion and empathy than the typical autistic boy, but what gives us away is being prone to sensory overload and despite understanding others, feeling alienated and misunderstood, also personally i have a hard time maintaing idle chitchat and the like(i find it iritating), and i hate when people are unspecific about how they want to spend time with me. the vast majority of girls who are diagnosed as children to be autistic are low functioning ones(meaning they cant talk and understand others from an early age and dont improve) and my theory is that we are all high functioning autists that are not recognised in having it because we somewhat manage it better.

please let me know if im wrong or if i seem to be right please look at the wide range of autism because a typical test wont be accarate due to how well we understand emotions and people. dont forget to leave a comment :I

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person who is a grill (not verified) says...

i think this is really important so please check if you can .w.

Edge2070 says...

High functioning autism is common among intuitive types.

April Edwards (not verified) says...

I didn't realize the common thread among autism and intuits.

person who is a grill (not verified) says...

thx for your input edge, i only learned about an autism correlation very recently so i dont really have many examples to go off of :]

RaNaye (not verified) says...

I have a son with autsim.  I have been told that I don't have it but I am uncertain as I have ALWAYS felt like a fish out of water.  

Wowdutch (not verified) says...

I tried closing off for stimuli and other persons emotions during puberty (like many i suppose). It just boomeranged on me, teaching me to express myself better. Still not very good at that directly, chosing words wisely, i try. And then it still can come out harsh. Balancing..For example

I have a job in healthcare and developed some coping skills there. Like a glass/mesh bubble to keep too much emotion out, a filter. With a vent for later that day or so;) 

I had to learn to speak to strangers professionally,  (being more of a listener in public and talking alot to friends; people who know me; who i feel safe with at home) for i tend to tune in on someones level when i talk to them to see what i can and cannot say to spare feelings. Because i don't know them. It can be exhausting.  Does that make any sense, haha. 

I don't know if other people talk like that with strangers (patients etc) it doesn't always feels natural, just being professional i guess/hope.

 

 

April Edwards (not verified) says...

Wowdutch

I find it exhasusting when speaking to strangers.  Most of the time I feel pretty awkward because it feels unnatural.  It's been a process that requires laser focus.  I suppose that's why people say I'm intense and serious.  But when I'm around people I'm comfortable with I am goofy, talkative and fullfiled.  I have a small circle of friends that love and care about me and for that I am truely blessed.  I have to take people in doses.  It requires a lot of alone time to decompress.  I am attracted to infjs and have immediate repor. We always have so much in common which helps me let down my guard.  I've been told that I'm standoffish, but I've never been comfortable whith chitchat.

James 1 says...

Not a girl but INFJ plus mild autism. Am 73 so have a lifetime of gristle behind me. I have found that to minimise sensory overload stay off all social media. If you have accounts cancel them.You dont need them and their absense is not life threatening. In responding to posts, selfies etc you are marching to the beat of their drum, not your own. I also find it usefull to have news fasts. Why get wound up by what others do. You cannot help what people do but you can control how you respond. Strip everything down to irs simplest and maintain that. Happy to talk further.

Wojtek (not verified) says...

Congrous with my experience. 

ls0622 (not verified) says...

I believe there is something to your speculation. My experiences with the spoken word have been very difficult for me. I began writing poetry around the age of 8 and always loved to write and was fascinated with words. I would often read the dictionary as a youngster, being very alone most of my life. Although married with children, it has been difficult to say the least trying to live with three other people. My life took many twists and unfortunate events did occur, I struggled at one point even with reading as an adult. Through alternative and highly unconventional life changes, I have recently rediscovered my interest and ability to write poetry. At 56, this very recent gift has brought me new life and understanding. Although I would prefer to stay at my desk reading and writing poetry, I can still interact on a much more reasonable level with my family, staying emotionally self controlled, limited in what I speak and very happy to make descriptive connections in my head without feeling the need to speak them. This has been a truly beautiful thing! My voice is not in what I speak outwardly but what I speak inwardly and then put on paper. I have found great contentment in this after years of bringing my internal chaos out into the open and into the lives of many.

Davidt (not verified) says...

Summary  at the bottom.

I think the reason they seem similar is there are a lot of parallels between autism and the intuitive types. I found (just like one of the signs of autism) it can difficult to look people in the face as it can be a flood of information, which then has to be processed while dealing with all the new emotions from the other person (it definitely interrupts my conversations at times). So more recently I've found that as you become more comfortable sorting what your feelings are and what feelings you are picking up from the person you're talking to (i.e. Frustration, anger, shyness, awkwardness) that you become less effected by everyone's emotions around you. 

TLDR: I think there's are parallel correlations between autism and intuitives but they stem from different places. 

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