Person: So are you a sensory seeker or sensory avoider?
Me: ……. um what does that mean exactly?
Them: Well do you like squishing things in your hands?
Me: Like raw meat? No.
Them: How about babies?
Me: I don’t think you’re supposed to squish babies.
Them: But do you like them?
Me: On a case my case basis. I’m not sure what this has to do with anything…
Them: Do you like wind?
Me: There are people who like wind? What do they like about it?
Them: Do you like loud music?
Me (five minutes later): I’m going to need to know what people like about wind before I can concentrate on any more questions. And in case you were wondering, I don’t like these questions.
Also me: Where’s my fluffy blanket? WHO MOVED MY FLUFFY BLANKET?
(because the whole time I’m just thinking other things like am I supposed to just be one thing or another? Are you planning on torturing me later and you’re trying to figure out the best way? Will you be running this survey with every autistic person you meet or am I the token chosen one and you’re going to write an article about why we are all weird based on my answers? Can I still like my blanket if you decide I am a sensory avoider?)