when you disregard my illness, you disregard me.
people who say they don’t notice my oddness terrify me
What I can’t stand is when people say “But your social skills are fine” and they haven’t even talked to me that long. And they don’t even mean it, they’re just saying it because they feel like it would be rude to acknowledge that my social skills aren’t fine. But what it actually does, is it means that when my social skills inevitably fail me, they will see it as deliberate rudeness rather than a social skills problem. And that’s why it scares me.
oh my god yes
i hate when people who have just met me are all “i don’t notice anything?”
…yet. you don’t notice anything yet. you don’t notice anything yet. yet yet yet yet yet yet yet yet yet yet yeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
The worst part is when sometimes even people who’ve known me for YEARS are with me when I’m verging into shutdown/meltdown mode and ask if I’m “on drugs”
I’ll add to the “but you do so well for yourself,” which I get about my personality all the time. They never see the bad times, which I hide at home. So if I do slip in public, I’m seen as a massive jerk instead of needing genuine help.