Signs of understimulation (Based on a tiktok by ndwellness, summarized for own reference)

1. Craving something but not knowing what it is, as if you "repeatedly open the fridge but you can't find anything that's satisfying"

2. Thought patterns that rapidly become more unrealistic and pessimistic

3. Physically stuck on the edge of your seat, fidgeting or moving from app to app on your phone

4. Worry about wasting time/ not doing what you're supposed to be doing

5. Impulsiveness

@kawaiipunk @ijyx
Does not surprise me... my personal pet theory is that ASD and ADHD are just the introvert and extrovert variants of the same neurological condition. Which would explain why I (ASD) easily get along with ADHD people.

@anathem @ijyx that's interesting!

Be careful with the introvert/extrovert distinction.

It was originally from Carl Jung but its pretty misapplied.

@anathem @ijyx in reality, studies found most people fit into neither category.

With current understanding, It's more just about the amount of dopamine receptors in the brain.

@anathem @ijyx but yeh I tend to get on super well with ASD folks :blobheartcat:

@anathem @ijyx but this could still fit into your theory!! I wonder if anyone has studied this.


@kawaiipunk @anathem
tbh i think its quite easily disproven by the fact that introverted ADHDers and extroverted autistics exist

but maybe im missing something?

@ijyx @kawaiipunk
Well, apparently I didn't use introvert/extrovert in the narrow definition you seem to be accustomed to... and I certainly didn't mean them to be any absolute. As with most shortened descriptions, I wanted to convey the general direction of my idea; to be expanded by the reader with all the fuzzy fringes of reality.

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