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Intricate linen masks were central to theater performances in ancient Greece. Credit: Carole Raddato, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/carolemage/

Impersonating Personalities: Camouflaging, “Masking”, and the Masks Worn by Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and ASD

In a world that often values conformity over authenticity, many individuals feel compelled to “mask” their true selves to fit societal norms. This phenomenon, poignantly highlighted by Jean-Paul Sartre’s reflection on impersonating personalities, finds a profound resonance among those with Asperger’s Syndrome and other Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dive into an exploration of the challenges, emotions, and experiences behind the masks worn by these individuals, and understand the deeper implications of what it truly means to fit in.

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