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Basil342
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15 Jun 2020, 6:18 pm

Hello, I'm not really sure if I am on the spectrum. I suspect I am which is why I'm reaching out to people who are. I don't really know where to go from here. I feel a bit lost to be honest. I want to be as open and honest as I can be here aside from protecting my identity.

I'm a 36-year-old male. I've always felt different and very detached from the world around me. I typically tell people I'm a people watcher. I prefer to observe people rather than get involved. I'm very quiet. Prefer to be by myself. Avoid people and social events. Speaking on the phone causes me a great deal of anxiety. Some years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Depression, Social Anxiety Disorder & PTSD. I behave differently when I'm by myself as opposed to having people around me. I've always referred to it as wearing a mask when I'm around people. I absolutely hate and fear change. Sometimes I feel like I overanalyze a situation to the point of paralysis. These are just a few things about myself.

I'm not seeking diagnosis at the moment. Honestly, I'm afraid of what that will mean. I don't know if I'm ready for it. I am just looking for a place to interact with other people on the spectrum to see if I really fit. Maybe see if my experiences and perception of the world run parallel. I suppose anybody here has felt this way at one time or another.

I want to be as respectful as I can here. If I am offensive in any way please let me know and I will do my best to correct it. Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to ask or let me know. I will get back to you as soon as I can.



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16 Jun 2020, 3:34 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)


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16 Jun 2020, 10:53 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! By the way, I think there's a lot of people that are on here for the same reasons you are. :mrgreen: I hope being here is helpful for you, whether you figure out that you might be on the spectrum or not.



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17 Jun 2020, 10:50 am

Hello and welcome.


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17 Jun 2020, 10:52 am

Welcome to WP!



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18 Jun 2020, 10:03 am

Welcome the Wrong Planet :D.


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19 Jun 2020, 8:05 pm

Welcome