Although my brain compensated as I was a baby when I suffered a brain hemorrhage, it doesn’t compensate far enough. I struggle with significant neurological impairments, but with others assuming they know what I deal with, it makes what I deal with worse, not to mention stressful.
I don’t feel. The thought processes I have don’t connect, in other words I can’t feel. Words are just words I don’t have any physical sensations to those words. I can tell myself I’m happy, but I don’t physically feel happy. I can tell myself I’m excited, but I don’t feel excited and so on.
As a consequence, navigating relationships isn’t easy because I have to interpret feelings instead. Through necessity, I have learned to compensate by reading people and situations, which always doesn’t go down well, when the reality is I’m just trying to work out what’s going on.
Without using my intuition, I would fail to have anywhere near a normal life. It is my intuition that allows me to connect to people, to the outside world. My intuition helps me function, without which I’d be stuck in an isolated world.