Autism Masking Test
If you think that you might be on the autism spectrum, or you have recently been diagnosed with autism, there can be an enormous amount of questioning what is natural to you and what is "masking". Autism masking or camouflaging is sometimes used by folks with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to disguise or suppress specific autism traits or behaviors in social situations.
I was diagnosed in my early 40's, and everyone in my life was shocked. In fact, there are still many people (including some family members) that don't believe me. This is because I have always been seen by others as capable, successful, well-adjusted, and popular. Of course, nobody knew how much work it took to show up like that every single day, and how exhausted I was of pretending. To me, most of my life has felt like being in survival mode, and I never felt like I had the choice to mask or not mask. Even as an authenticity coach, I still tried to be "normal" out there in the world. Since my diagnosis, I've been working on expanding my definition of authenticity to include unmasking. Coming home to the truth of how I have been masking in my life doesn't mean that I wasn't previously living authentically - of course I was to the best of my current self-awareness at the time. Now that I am more aware, I've had the opportunity to expand even more into how I really am.
Below you'll find a very helpful link to a test written by Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht. If you're curious about the level of masking that you're doing in your life, please follow the link and take the free test.
If you're interested in integrating your results, please feel free to book a free session with me.
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