Friends & Relationships

Dear Aspie: How to Stop Being Interrupted?

By alex on March 27, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?I have a really big problem with commanding attention in a conversation. When I start talking, people talk over me, or they'll interrupt me to say something they want to say. What can I do??

--Aaron_Mason


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Dear Aspie: How Do I Keep Small Talk Going?

By alex on March 20, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?I?ve read your articles on small talk, but I can?t seem to make it keep going. It always seems to die out after a little while, even though I want to make it work. What am I doing wrong!??

--anonymous


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Dear Aspie: What Are the Rules for Changing Lines?

By alex on March 19, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?If one is waiting in a long line and they open up a new register is there a rule as to how one gets into the new line? e.g., are we supposed to let someone who has waited longer in the previous line in before us? I have had some problems. What is the norm??

--quietangel


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Dear Aspie: How Do I Repond Quickly in Conversation?

By alex on March 13, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?When someone bullies you, teases you in public, gives you a compliment in public, or some other situation where you have to respond or defend yourself, how does one respond quickly? Are there any tips for this, or ways to train this??

--hybrid


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Dear Aspie: Why Are Unusual People Bullied?

By alex on March 3, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?What is it about humans that makes them want to tease/mock/exclude those who are different??

--jman


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Dear Aspie: Are Pretty Aspies More Socially Accepted?

By alex on February 23, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?Are NTs [Neurologically Typical poeple] more likely to accept an aspie if he or she is "fit": i.e., good looking, good dress sense, six-pack, big breasts, etc??

--patrickRD



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Dear Aspie: How to Handle Unexpected Conversation?

By alex on February 9, 2006

Dear Aspie:
?How do you cope with unknown people talking to you? I find all this very stressful. How do you know how to respond??

--androidbeing



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Dear Aspie: How to Handle People Touching Me?

By alex on February 5, 2006

Dear Aspie:
“What is the best way to handle people touching you? For example, a handshake, high-five or shoulder pat, or when you accidentally touch arms on the couch? Also, how does one initiate these things?”

--hybrid



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Dear Aspie: Awkward Silences in Conversation

By alex on January 25, 2006

Dear Aspie:
"How do you work around the inevitable awkward silences that happen to all aspies? When flirting or otherwise?"

--AbominableSnoCone


More often than not, awkward silences are the result of awkward questions. Aspies often have a hard time understanding this, but it is true.

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Introducing our new Weekly Column, Dear Aspie

By alex on January 15, 2006

All WrongPlanet members are invited to submit their questions to GroovyDruid's new feature column, "Dear Aspie" for publishing. GroovyDruid, who brought you the "Secrets of..." series of articles, will select questions for reply in his new weekly column to be featured on the home page of WrongPlanet.net.

Submission is easy. Put your question in a Personal Message (PM), and send it to GroovyDruid or send an email to...

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