In my case functioning – low or even high – looks like this: I know tools and techniques to manage everyday duties and appear to be normal in most situations, plus I am able to drag myself to do hard, uncomfortable things.

I can dissociate and push myself to
do stuff that is extremely stressful.

I can drag myself to do the dishes
while I am desperately crying.

I can get into roboter mode to be
able to endure pain and pressure.

I can do necessary tasks with a
calm face, but internally sobbing.