It is well known that people with ASD have problems regulating their emotions. One thing that affects me greatly in my day to day living is that, I feel angry often. I feel angry more often than I feel frustrated.
Frustration is probably one of the most common emotions felt by people with ASD. It is easy to understand why. People with ASD may:
- struggle to conceptualise and disclose how they are feeling to others
- struggle to recognise their own feelings
- feel either over or under-stimulated very easily
- be perfectionists or have a very good eye for detail which others don’t have
- have logical, linear thought processes and need things to be done a certain way