Do you feel like people's expectations of you line up with your abilities and wants?


As a kid, it seemed like nobody expected me to be independent - but at the same time, I was expected to do things I couldn’t due to sensory issues/other autistic-limitations or things that made me miserable. As I’ve gotten older, it seems like people’s expectations aren’t such a pressure. How do you feel?


I think I’ve been really lucky, even before I thought of myself as autistic my family were very understanding about my anxiety and stress around social situations. I think sometimes people overestimate what I’m capable of, there are somethings I’m good at but some things I’m really bad at (poor memory, poor visual processing etc).


I am not really clear what people’s expectations actually are, so it always feels like I am not meeting them, but perhaps it’s just that I don’t understand them.

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