Autism and Extreme Emotion

I’ve often been called cold or unemotional, kind of a female Spock. I tend to analyze every situation to death, and I’m very slow to act, the opposite of impulsive. So other people perceived me in my childhood to be strangely mature. One of my nicknames in my early teens was “mature Mette,” because I was much less interested in dating and didn’t particularly like romantic movies. I didn’t ever go through a “boy crazy phase” and I remember…

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