Anonymous asked realsocialskills:I don’t really know how to say this the best way, but apparently I “might” have Aspergers. I had been having some trouble at college, and the woman we spoke to at disabilities services said that…
Hang on, forgetting to eat is an Aspie trait?
It can be, yes.
For a couple of reasons:
- Autistic people have trouble with sensory processing, and noticing hunger relies on accurately interpreting certain sensations
- For some autistic people, this means that it’s actually hard to consistently notice hunger
- Autistic people often have trouble with executive functioning that can make the process of getting food confusing enough that you end up not bothering often enough
- Autistic people also often have trouble identifying things as edible and realizing that it’s possible to eat them and not be hungry anymore
I wrote a post a while back on how to cope when food is too hard.