Pathological Demand Avoidance

As promised…

THIS is my son!

A family member said that my eldest was behaving in a particular way to be controlling. They were correct but I want to explain that this is not meant in the way most people take it.

He has a need to control. But, he is often not aware of what he is doing. He is not being consciously manipulative.

He is reactive to his environment and feelings, experiences compulsion, and controlling his world helps him feel stable and secure. He gets upset when he can’t because he doesn’t really have the understanding that other people will not, and should not, bend to his will. He is mainly focused on his own emotions and objectives.

Check out the link. It’s a great read!

Autism. It really is a spectrum!

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