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Short thread; A positive thing happened at work. #ActuallyAutistic

I was trying to pinpoint a very specific piece of info from a few different lists. I had done it incorrectly a few times already, my head started to hurt & I just couldn't do it.

6 mths ago I would've masked./1
I would've forced myself to sit there quietly until I got the task done, no matter how much I knew I needed a break.

3 months ago I would've gone for a walk. I was learning coping techniques by then.

But now, I've spent some time with a boss who knows I'm autistic./2
She's had a chance to see I'm good at detailed work, process documents, troubleshooting.

So I did something my instincts always tell me not to do.

I told her I was having a hard time.

It sounds simple but anyone who's different knows, it's so hard to be that vulnerable. /3
So she talked me through it. The info didn't need to be that precise after all. The person who said it did was being a unreasonable. I never would have spotted that; I don't always know what other people think is reasonable. /4
The task got done, we talked again later, everything was OK.

Just another day at work with my boss who knows I'm autistic. 😶🤯 #Neurodiversity #NeurodiverseSquad
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