Aspies tend to have a few heightened senses and a few dulled ones. It can be a major pain when your hearing is super acute and there are loud noises all over the place, but it can be very helpful if you have sensitive eyes and you have to see in the dark. There are ways to compensate for things like oversensitive eyes or ears, like earplugs for the ears or sunglasses for the eyes.
As for myself, I’ve been very lucky with my “sensitivity cocktail”. I’m insensitive to a certain degree of pain, and I have heightened senses of taste and smell. My sensitivities have never been liabilities, and they help me to enjoy life more, as I see it. I enjoy meals more than people with mortal taste buds, though I dislike what I dislike much more strongly than others do. It’s fun.
Leave me a comment telling me about your own sensitivities.