There’s a stereotype that autistic people lack empathy. Some autistic people say they have higher empathy than neurotypical people, some lower, some say no difference. Today we’ll talk about all types of empathy experiences. #AutChat
Q1: What is your experience of empathy like? Feelings, thoughts, sensations? #AutChat
Q2: Are there situations where you try to increase your empathy? Where you try to lower it? If so, what do you do? #AutChat
Q3: Do you think your life would be different if your experience of empathy were different? How so? #AutChat
Q4: Do you think your experiences of empathy are different in degree from neurotypical people? In type? #AutChat
[Alternate plain language Q4: Do you think your experiences of empathy are different from neurotypical people? Are they different by how much empathy you have? Or by what kind of empathy you have? #AutChat]
Questions for this chat were written by @theoriesofminds.