Because I have NLD, it takes longer for me to “move on” from experiences. One reason is this: I have delayed reactions to social events. After a conversation, I need to replay the other person’s comments and try to put them together. If I didn’t have NLD (or a related LD), I’m pretty sure the conversation’s theme(s) would more easily hit me, perhaps during the conversation, which would give me needed clues to best respond. Since it takes longer for me to get to that point (and I have insecure motor skills–i.e., I’m trying not to fall down, tip over, or knock something over, et cetera), I tend to have very flat responses. I’m not animated or sparkly in most settings. I can be more talkative as I get comfortable, but I’m usually restrained. I may look distressed, but I’m just trying to process things, to compensate as best I can for my social perception troubles. I’m also trying to avoid immersing myself too much because a) it’s overstimulating and b) I’d rather distance myself than risk making a social mistake, since it’s tricky for me to identify and make up for the mistake on the spot. More soon.