Linus discusses the interplay between emotions and expections that complicates things for people with Aspergers.
The above video is a great introduction to Linus and his InjuredMinds YouTube channel. Linus is a real-life Swedish chef who has Aspergers. In this video, he discusses several experiences that are, I think, common for people with autism dealing majoring emotions:
-- feeling bad for not feeling bad enough
-- being uncomfortable with neurotypical displays of emotion
-- being unable to put aside longstanding feelings for an event like a family funeral
-- feeling surprised at the intensity of one's one emotions
I used to torture myself to make make myself feel bad because I often have emotional responses to things that are more muted or spread out longer through time than other people expected from me. Accepting my real emotional experiences has been hard for me. I often deal with them at secondhand, through things like songs and TV shows.
So I'm going to share a couple of my dumb responses to Linus' moving video.