Everyone stims differently, uniquely and sometimes discreetly. But for autistic people, such as myself, stimming can be a vital part of our daily lives. It’s frustrating that my stimming is often misinterpreted for daydreaming, boredom or me being “just plain rude!” But I can promise, however, that I actually can listen without giving you my eyes – in fact, I process what you are saying much more clearly when I look away and stim as you are talking. Often my mind imagines what you are saying in the form of pictures/video. Listening is with the ears and mind after all…not the eyes.
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