Social ability-we're not all the same
Not by a long chalk. Some are much more adept at connecting with others.
A middle aged late diagnosed female: 9553 followers
Me:A late middle aged late diagnosed male: 177 followers
I have 1.85% of the followers she has. Even within a community of autistic people I fall way below the average when it comes to connecting with others. Perhaps it's due to the negative double whammy of ASD +severe mental illness(mostly schizophrenia spectrum dxes). Even if I wanted to be more socially connected,on more than just an intermittent basis, I'm on a hiding to nothing. It's therefore not worth the effort.
A woman who joined in March. 363 followers. Already more than twice as many as me. She's accepted far more by the autistic community.