Do any of you feel your condition holds you back?

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12 Sep 2022, 8:52 pm

I have a triple triple diagnosis of autism, ADHD and borderline personality disorder, I'm disabled and mentally ill at the same time so I don't really fit in any paid job. And if I wasn't so ill, I would do more volunteer work that would help the lgbtq community and travel by myself. How do any of you try to do what makes you happy if your condition prevents you?



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13 Sep 2022, 9:39 am

I don't know what mine is except it's called "executive dysfunction".
Why not autism? Because it wasn't there in the first place like autism did.

And there are actually states that I do not have executive dysfunction.
So whatever it was holding me back, it could've been treatable. Curable. Preventable.


But sure.
Autism is the reason why I cannot play those stupid mind games. A very dark and malevolent part of me is very pissed off about that.


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14 Sep 2022, 12:57 pm

Yes. It takes me longer to learn and a lot of employers don't like that.


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14 Sep 2022, 1:10 pm

Yeah. I used to get down about people telling me if there's anyone that could get so and so job, do well, blah blah, it's me.

Looking the part does not always mean one can play the part.

Edit: sorry, I didn't answer the question in the OP. I work part-time now....this gives me time and the money to do some of the things that make me happy.


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14 Sep 2022, 1:45 pm

I also have bowel issues.


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14 Sep 2022, 1:48 pm

Yes. (Not sure if I am on the spectrum).