Imagined misperceptions of me

These misperceptions lead to misunderstanding.

misperception truth[1]
body mind
man enby
worldling noble[2]
abled disabled
neurotypical autistic, ADHD

†I am kinder than most people would even realise is possible; yet we all project: I naively assume everyone is as kind as me and recognises the loving context for everything I say and do, while people with ill will in their hearts and an identity to prove interpret my words and actions as coming from someone like them. So they misunderstand the purpose in everything I do. And I misunderstand in the opposite direction, often being surprised when I finally discover that their entire goal was to hurt me (a motivation I really struggle to wrap my mind around).

Acknowledgement

Thank you Kassie for your good question:

What do you want to be seen as?

which inspired this post.


  1. or at least helpful illusion ↩︎

  2. specifically, Sakadagami ↩︎

Freyr LePage

autistic, nonbinary, white, middle class

United Kingdom