Obsessive InterestsAn aspie friend of mine told me how her therapist advised her to use the phrase "I am passionate about..." instead of "obsessive interests".
Unfortunately, it doesn't always work. My friend is "passionate about the Holocaust". Hum, that doesn't ring right.
Me: I am passionate about films and books. OK, that works.
I am passionate about foxes. That's borderline weird.
I am passionate about Norman Reedus. Where did I put my crazy fangirl hat again? Coz that's really not much better than the girls I was ranting about...
(Mind you, "I have an obsessive interest in Norman Reedus" doesn't sound quite right either. Le sigh.)