35 People With Autism Discuss The Strange Things Non-Autistic People Do

6. HUGGING

“Huggers. Strangers who say ‘I’m a hugger come on,’ and I’ve been trained to hug them but it makes me so friggin’ uncomfortable and unsettled and if you refuse they just insist or think you’re rude and just thinking about it makes me upset.”


7. NEVER SHUTTING UP

“It feels like sometimes I’m the only one who mastered the art of shutting the fuck up.”

CrackedGoggles


8. GETTING ANGRY AT HONESTY

“The way NTs lie and get angry at honesty.”

cyotee


9. TOLERATING THE INTOLERABLE

“Putting up with someone they don’t like or putting up with something shitty because they don’t want to come across as mean. So glad I can’t develop social skills of my own they seem like a hassle.”

envirex


10. CRYING

“The most awkward thing maybe in my entire life is having someone cry around me. I have no idea how to properly comfort them. I haven’t really cried in probably 15 years. Maybe more. I’ve had loved ones die, got married, and watched my daughter’s birth. No movie or song has ever brought me to tears. Just never had that feeling come over me. Trying to explain this to my now wife back when we were dating was like trying to teach her Mandarin. She’s from a big family of criers. Almost every big gathering or holiday someone starts crying after a big announcement or something. I don’t know how to handle it. I try to just get out of their way and let them hug until the tears of joy end.”

turns31

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11. PASSIVE-AGGRESSION
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