Many autistic people go through life with low self-esteem and feeling as though they do not fit in. This can cause them to question their identity because they feel as though they must fit in with others and not the other way round. Some autistic people conform so much to other people’s views and ways that they might actually feel they ‘lose’ their identity.
Having your own identity, and feeling comfortable with who you are, are vitally important for good mental health. Here are 5 ways to find (or to gain back) the sense of who you truly are: