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16 Mar 2024, 3:58 am

i initially didn't want to make an account for this website because i'm not the best at keeping up with this kind of thing, but my therapist really encouraged me to reach out so this is what i'm doing now.

i don't have a solid name yet but people call me vee, it or they works fine. i was recently diagnosed with asd as well as adhd, with alexithymia and low empathy levels. i'm moreso hoping to get insight on the stuff i feel (or lack thereof) and just validation, since i've only just started to join into communities like these. thanks and bye



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16 Mar 2024, 5:17 am

Welcome to WP! I hope you will find some of what you are looking for here.



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16 Mar 2024, 6:05 am

one of the best things about my late diagnosis is that I was able to understand that there are many others out there with similar experiences, this group is full of others "like me" who can relate, who can give insights, who can explain in ways that the "real world" in general can not. Glad you are with us. Check out the threads, use the search feature, glad you are with us! Welcome!


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16 Mar 2024, 6:51 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet.



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16 Mar 2024, 8:13 am

Welcome to Wrong Planet.

I dug a little deeper and noted that you identified your condition as Asperger (Asperger's syndrome or an Aspie for short). I have this condition also.

Since you are 18, you still have a lot of time to develop your unique skill set. Use your time wisely.

You also said that you have alexithymia and low empathy levels.

According to the internet - Alexithymia is a term to describe problems with feeling emotions. In Greek, it loosely translates to “no words for emotion.” It is estimated that 1 in 10 people has alexithymia, but it is much more common in those with depression and in autistic people. 1 in 5 autistic people have alexithymia.

That is not necessarily a bad characteristic. You are like Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek series on TV.


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16 Mar 2024, 12:11 pm

Welcome to WP! I hope you find it worth frequenting.


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16 Mar 2024, 12:58 pm

Welcome to WP!

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16 Mar 2024, 3:35 pm

welcome



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16 Mar 2024, 3:37 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :)


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16 Mar 2024, 8:53 pm

Welcome to WP!


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16 Mar 2024, 9:16 pm

Welcome. Feel free to join in. All is good!


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16 Mar 2024, 10:01 pm

Glad you took the advice of your therapist. Hello and welcome



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19 Mar 2024, 10:21 am

Welcome to WPea :mrgreen:


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21 Mar 2024, 2:01 pm

Welcome if you want feel free to message me


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