Saw someone other than stepfamily or a dr,council official etc- question at the end

Yesterday was the first day for over a year that I saw someone who 's neither stepfamily or someone like a doctor,council official etc. He's a parish councillor I follow on Twitter. I had tweeted about a constantly dripping washbasin tap, and he'd kindly offered to help. He couldn't fix it but was able to shut off the tap instead.

I discussed politics with him as we're both members of the Labour party. I didn't feel anxious or socially anxious . Indeed I felt quite confident . I wonder how many other autistic people are like that where the social anxiety etc takes a backseat when talking about a special interest/topic of interest.

Is that true for some of you?


  • AmityAmity Administrator, Citizen
    Oh wow yes, for me its gardening, I wouldn't notice 2 hours passing by.
    It makes the other person very relatable, a shared passion for something dwarfs any social challenges I might feel in this specific situation
  • verityverity Administrator, Citizen
    edited June 18
    Done  lot of work on social anxiety but still struggle with official interactions and phone calls. I'm sometimes do ok if I'm in control of the timing and questions.  It is more spontaneous stuff.
  • HylianHylian Citizen, Mentor
    I have severe social anxiety and am too anxious to talk to anyone except the people in my family, including talking about my special interests.
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