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Clues that Trixi has Asperger's

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HalfFull

It might sound strange but I think I did actually think simple sentences in French that I didn't actually say, e.g., "c'est quoi le mot je cherche?". This is because I was in French mode at the time with being so immersed in it, and actually the only non-French speaker in my environment for hours on end. My love of the language was surely a factor too. During conversation with my Irish friends in France, my thoughts were then in English.

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Myrtonos

Nothing strange about it. Just because you transcribe a thought in a sentence in a language doesn't indeed mean you say it, but it also doesn't mean you think in that language either.

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Myrtonos

I forgot to mention a video she has made on Anxiety.

 

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Sanctuary

Thank you for highlighting this video Myrtonos. It raised a lot of issues that resonated with me such as worrying over how to make contact with friends (or potential friends) and how relationships can fade away as a result. While much of what she said would be familiar to individuals with ASD I think her own experience is more akin to social anxiety. The socially anxious person worries about social contacts and situations and may choose therefore to avoid them (which provide short-term relief but worsens the problem in the long-term). However he or she still tends to be well-received by others whereas the autistic person is more likely to experience social rejection. The socially anxious individual is seen as a good communicator (albeit often an unconfident one) whereas the autistic individual is more likely to be seen as difficult to communicate with, e.g. "not on the same wavelength".

Some of her other videos also suggest introversion and a lesser interest in socialising and while those are also often seen in those with ASD they can apply to neurotypicals as well. A limited interest in socialising and social anxiety can of course be linked - a lack of interest in socialising may make social contact uncomfortable while social anxiety may lead a person to want to withdraw from and even disdain social contact.

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Myrtonos

By the way, some of her videos are in German, but the early ones, before her first video in English, are still without English subtitles. But there is a way to add them. You can try it here. You can try it here.

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HalfFull

I feel sure that in the comments section in one of those videos someone claimed she was Autistic and she disagreed. Social Anxiety is often the product of ones environment, but what's to say that is or isn't true in her case. 

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Myrtonos

As far as I know, Trixi did not dispute that at all, and mentions 'autism tendencies' in her video about making friends.

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