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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Playing with other children?

Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 8:31 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 386


I preferred playing with people older than I was when growing up. I would even skip participating in other children's games in favor of sitting with the adults and listening to their conversations. So no, I was never really into playing with other children.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you read people's expressions in thier eyes?

Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 504


I can read expressions well enough, especially involuntary microexpressions, but I'm better with deciphering tone of voice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you think?

 Post subject: Re: How do you think?
Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 827


It depends on what I'm thinking about, but it's mainly in words and images, coloured by sensations.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How should I socialize with NTs who are like this?

Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 595


It seems to me that NTs like things that I don't really care about: like selfies, food, celebrity gossips, etc And they don't care about what I care about: science and technology. My facebook posts about science and tech get between 1~3 likes. But when I upload food I cooked, or even, a selfie, the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are my parents wrong to tell me to go to my room since Im 34

Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 6:50 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 1,178


It isn't normal for parents to send a 30-something to their room. I think if you act like a child you will be treated like a child, no matter your age.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and metaphors

 Post subject: Re: Autism and metaphors
Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,125


Most Aspies are intelligent enough to understand metaphors, I would assume.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Why do people say mentally ill people are strong?

Posted: 02 Dec 2018, 5:04 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,245


Mental strength means facing adversity every day without succumbing, just as courage is facing your fears. To me, mental strength does not occur in the absence of adversity, just as courage is not possible in the absence of fear -- it would just be stupidity. Given that people who develop mental dis...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: do you feel like your life has a meaning?

Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 6:16 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,181


No. But that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Uncertain about Aspergers

Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 141


I don't know how excessive daydreaming has much to do with Asperger's, but I'm not a doctor or psychologist so take my opinion with a grain of salt. I think it has to do more with a schizoid personality though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things I have noticed about this forum

Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 131
Views: 2,297


Considering that Lost_dragon is not Autistic in any way will explain many of her blatantly antagonistic responses in this subject. It would appear that her only desire for this subject line is simply to stir the pot and to gain a reaction from many of the ASDs here. I'll admit that maybe some of my...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: what was the worst teacher you had in school?

Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 978


An old English teacher, with a funny last name, is undoubtedly one of the worse teachers I ever had the misfortune to meet.

I've met my share of perverted "teachers" (I refuse to give them the label) too. Some criminally so, even.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Have you run into your former bullies later?

Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 6:34 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 389


Yes. They're afraid of me now. :twisted:

One of them is tumour-ridden, so her mind is elsewhere now.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Can people just automatically sense if you are on spectrum?

Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 6:26 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,581


Some people, yes.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Body Language during Confrontation?

Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 108


I've always struggled with this, especially this part. How should I act or behave? I can make eye contact, but I make it too much. That alone seems to work as a defense but then they always come around with more insults. I want to be able to defend myself and fight against unjust criticism. How sho...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Alpha NT

 Post subject: Re: Alpha NT
Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 248


They try to own the space, that's for sure.
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