When being autistic, we often put our needs first without thinking of or being kind to others.
It can be hard for individuals to understand that the world does not revolve around them, or they are the boss.
In an autistic mind, the individuals’ priorities are often the forefront of their mind.
Yet, sometimes, despite common myth, an autistic person can be a caring empathetic soul like no other.
We just show it in other ways. Ways that sometimes are atypical.
Not every day is a walk in the park for sure. There are good and bad moments every day.
Navigating the world as an autistic person can be challenging to pick up on social signals that our neurotypical peers can easily gather.
But there are times when we know that we must be a better person and give a little bit more than we think we want.
Compromise is sometimes a sticky subject for an autistic individual. It sometimes causes them to have to do something they may not agree, want or feel comfortable doing.
Often being regimented, rigid or having trauma can make compromising to others’ needs challenging.
But sometimes, you just have to go for it and make an effort at compromising for the sake of others.
And you know what, you may not realize that you needed to experience something different in order do.
You become proud of yourself that you overcame that obstacle and busted another myth that you never thought you couldn’t do.