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Never discredit your gut instinct. You’re not being paranoid. Your body can pick up vibrations, some better than others, and if something deep inside you says something’s not right about a person or situation, trust it and keep it pushing.
This is often good advice. Except for the times when you misread someone horribly. A lot of my least-pleasant experiences have involved non-autistics reading me horrendously badly and being absolutely convinced that they had to trust their “gut instinct” about me. I know too many people who have had random people spend months slandering them because, hey, gotta trust those gut instincts.
That said, don’t disregard your intuition. But check your fucking work.
yeah, like seebs said.
your gut instincts are there to protect you, yeah, but gut instincts are also what cause racism, transphobia, ableism, etc — a lot of people will get an instinctive revulsion/fear feeling from someone who’s different from what they’re used to, and this can cause incredible cruelty.
so please be aware that you WILL experience false alarms. take your gut as a cue to investigate, but let your head make the decisions.