Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Aspergers is a disorder many who have suffered complex trauma, develop

In my continual education of trauma and it’s affects, I research a lot. Aspergers is one disorder I know can be developed from complex trauma, and I see how this develops.

It is interesting going through the different challenges those with Aspergers can face and how there will be different levels of insight into these challenges.


From the above website…
-Makes limited eye contact or intense eye contact
-Black and white thinking (fixed focus and thoughts)
-must know purpose for everything
-Interprets language literally
-Visualizes figures of speech, metaphors, idioms, sarcasm
-Uses advanced vocabulary in an overly precise manner
-Odd rhythm and peculiar voice characteristics (voice lacks emotion)
-Lecturing others in monologue instead of conversing
-Difficulty in seeing or understanding the other person’s perspective
-All or nothing behavior and thinking (it is or it isn’t-no maybe)

-Poor appreciation of body language and social cues
-Needs processing time
-Repetitive body movements (twitches, odd gait, spinning)
-Overly sensitive to sensory stimuli
-Perfectionist and/or catastrophic thinking
-Needs answers (tends to over analyze and worry)
-Prone to a combination of : anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation and disturbances
-Does not consider own health or safety

-May not share in the interests or achievements of others
-May not respond to what others are saying (difficulty staying focused)
-Unaware of how his behavior and/or comments affect others
-Seems uninterested in activities that involve competition, fads, trends
-Lacks understanding to interact age appropriately with peers
-Narrow range of interests
-Does not ask others questions, opinions or clarification
-Expects others to understand what he thinks without telling them
-Cannot imagine what others are thinking or intentions
-Does not understand emotions of others
-Extreme reactions to minor upsets or confrontations (emotions may change quickly)
-Needs clarification on instructions, rules or requests
-Fails to modify emotional expressions to match the situation
-Obsessive behavior (ritualistic, may lead to onset of OCDs)
-May exhibit extreme knowledge in certain areas of education
-Sticks to rigid routines or imposes routines on others (difficulty being flexible)
-Needs excessive reassurance when change takes place
-Tend to be vulnerable (gullible or naive) prone to being bullied
-Often prefers to be by themselves-need alone time to recharge

Further reading about why people with aspergers don’t feel empathy and why they can have compulsive lying



Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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