I went wayyy off topic there at the end- sorry!!! but yeah no i always distract myself from things if i know it will make me upset and ive seen stimming be that distraction for my neighbor in many occasions.
Don't quote me on any of that; I haven't delved as much into my OCD as I have into my Asperger's.
It's horrible that people stare at you. I don't like being stared at, but unfortunately, I have Schizoaffective Disorder, and it causes me to have extreme paranoia if I'm having symptoms. I have a tendency to stare at people. If a stranger has any kind of visible non-normative characteristic, I can't help but stare. I try so hard not to stare. I don't mean any harm, and the fact that I stare harder usually means I feel even more passionate about not staring at that person. I don't think I should be shown any sympathy for this symptom even though I can't help it. I am very sensitive and hate it when I think someone is making fun of me or showing me any disrespect, so I have no right to think I should be able to do the same to other people.
So if, by some strange coincidence, you see a short, heavyset, pale 26-year-old Chinese American girl with messy long black hair and bangs and a right eye slightly smaller than the left staring at you, know that I don't mean you any harm.
I use to flap my hands . Then it was trying to make that sound that classic cartoon characters do when they shake their head . Now I feel like I don't have it .
If you've watched "The Middle" there's a kid named Brick in it that has his little quirks too .