Hyperfocusing on Someone

Autistic people are experts at hyperfocusing, but what should we do when we hyperfocus on… another person! When this happens, all our attention, love, and affection goes toward that other person, and others may perceive this as an obsession. However, it is important for autistic people to realize that hyperfocusing on another person is dangerous; […]

Waiting for a Text Message

Autistic people often wonder, “How can I stop worrying about receiving a text message response?” Whenever I’m texting someone that I’m particularly interested in, I hyperfocus. I feel like I’m just lying in wait, and my thoughts can spiral into negative places: “Does this person dislike me/find me annoying?” “Did the person get hurt?” “Did […]