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16 Overlooked Autistic Traits in Females / AFAB Individuals

16 Overlooked Autistic Traits in Females / AFAB Individuals

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Mom on the Spectrum

Video Summary

  • The video discusses 16 less commonly talked about characteristics of females on the autism spectrum, based on the speaker’s own experience and input from other autistic adults.
  • The characteristics include difficulties in navigating romantic relationships, internalized anxiety from masking, being labeled as sensitive or gifted, sensory overwhelm after social events, secret stims, preference for written communication, tendency to find oneself in leadership positions, suppressing the need for breaks, feeling like an outsider, excelling in school, awkwardness in flirting, and more.
  • The speaker emphasizes that the list is not a diagnostic tool but encourages further exploration or seeking a diagnosis if the characteristics resonate.
  • Resources such as the Autism Quotient and Aspie Quiz are mentioned as tools for self-assessment.
  • The speaker also mentions their affiliation with Flare Blair, a company that creates uniquely designed earbuds called Flare Calmer, which they personally endorse for their calming effects.

Dr. Kenneth Roberson

Dr. Kenneth Roberson is an Adult Autism Psychologist in San Francisco with over 30 years of experience. Click below to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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