My issues with processing empathy meant that I was absorbing all of my clients’ emotions and carrying them around with me almost constantly.

Source: I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder (p. 166)

I absorb the emotional weather and have difficulty doing customer support because I burnout from the flood of empathy.

Not only do autistics not categorically lack empathy, many of us are hyper-empathetic.

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