The Highly Sensitive Person is Autistic Autistic Autistic

The sooner we admit that HSP is masked autism the better.

The Autlaw

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Most people, if not all people, who identify as HSPs are autistic. They don’t realize it because most people don’t understand what autism is really like. I didn’t until two years ago when I got diagnosed.

People find the stigma around autism to be distasteful so they reject that autistic traits could pertain to them. Autism horrifies them because the unknown is scary and being marginalized is hard.

Those of you who identify with HSP and deny you have social or communication differences are likely so highly masking (hiding your autistic traits) that you think you can’t be autistic because you are social and have a lot of friends. So was I and so did I.

If you look closely, you may find that you aren’t quite as accepted in your social circles as you think you are or you just sort of float from group to group with the appearance that you belong.

If you admit it to yourself, you will realize no one really knows the real you because you keep that person hidden. You may not realize you are autistic, but you know something is off which is why you have latched onto the Highly Sensitive Person label because it fits.

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The Autlaw

Chronically ill, late diagnosed autistic and 1x Top Writer in Mental Health. Topics: autism, disability, eating disorders, gender, & entertainment media