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 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: HyperEmpathy and High Functioning Autistic?

Posted: 01 Aug 2016, 12:20 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 7,070


There was an interesting article posted on this forum a while ago which posits that ASD people have a (relative) deficit in, what the author terms, cognitive empathy and a (relative) surfeit of, what the author terms, emotional empathy. That the deficit related to difficulties in the intuitive soci...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: You ever sort of "refuse" to believe that THIS is real life?

Posted: 31 Jul 2016, 11:54 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,624


Yeah I remember the first time I felt it. I basically came up with the theory of the Matrix when I was in 2nd grade (hadn't seen the movie, still haven't actually). I was in class one day and we were all sitting on the floor in front of the teacher. We were talking about the "Six Pillars of Cha...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: People with OCD -Are you offended by jokes about OCD?

Posted: 31 Jul 2016, 11:43 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,565


It kind of bugs me because people don't know what OCD really is. They think it's all compulsive tidiness and making sure their foods don't touch. They don't understand how I can be OCD when my room and my life are constantly in disarray. They don't understand how I avoid it because when I DO start c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else never been clubbing before?

Posted: 31 Jul 2016, 11:12 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 2,382


Well for me its not much about the noise. If i know im going into a loud situation, im fine with it. I may need to get ouside and pace for awhile every now and then but its ok. its just that i dont understand the whole clubbing thing at all. I really like festivals, because its not about the whole ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you Have an "Autistic Gait"?

Posted: 25 Jul 2016, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 2,673


First time I realized I walk strangely is when I was bowling when I was seventeen. After I got up to take one of my turns, a woman from another table walked over, dropped a tray of fries on my table and said "You want some fries with that shake?" Apparently I shake my ass when I walk. I al...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else never been clubbing before?

Posted: 25 Jul 2016, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 2,382


I'm 23, been clubbing plenty of times. Been to a few music festivals too. But I happen to love loud music and dancing, sooo... sometimes the people get a bit overwhelming if it's really crowded, or if people are trying to talk to me and I can't hear over the music - I often take frequent breaks to s...
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