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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's on your mind right now?

Posted: 30 Jun 2021, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 32,367
Views: 700,065

Beginning to realize I was likely misdiagnosed and have spent a couple of years picking out and magnifying every slight abnormality in my behaviour that might look like autism just to "fit" my diagnosis, because I thought it would lead me to better mental health. Having spent some of those...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sickness after hyper-focus

Posted: 13 Jun 2021, 5:51 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 399

I hate the feeling after prolonged hyper-focus. Headache from dehydration, slightly depressed and anxious mood due to inability/lack of energy to manage thoughts and emotions ... Nowadays I've made it more or less of a rule to not enter hyper-mode at all, to avoid the crash afterwards. It has helped...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Do not get me wrong...

 Post subject: Re: Do not get me wrong...
Posted: 10 Jun 2021, 8:11 am 

Replies: 86
Views: 1,550

Fnord is great because he mostly says things you'd like to say yourself but don't, because you don't have the time or patience to deal with everything online.

At times though, I kind of picture him as Jack Nicholson though.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Careers vs Jobs

 Post subject: Re: Careers vs Jobs
Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 11:46 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 423

I don't know, since I've always worked in the same profession. On one hand, the more experience you gain in a particular field, the more "valuable" you become to your workplace. On the other, in some fields like aforementioned doctor, lawyer, etc. the competition is stiff so it's easy to g...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Careers vs Jobs

 Post subject: Re: Careers vs Jobs
Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 423

Well, I was pushed into a career by my parents since I was a child, and while I'm still there I've kind of made a sideways move in order to have more spare time. While I don't have any passion for the career in itself, at least it has provided me with a clear path in life and a more or less guarante...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What type of stim do you like and why is it a stim for you ?

Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 12:43 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 789

I prefer to just stim at home. I rock back and forth while squatting, or twitch my leg while lying down. Been doing it for as long as I can remember. If you catch me doing it, it usually means I'm feeling fine and in a comfortable situation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tendency to keep interests secret?

Posted: 07 Jun 2021, 12:18 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 3,495

I used to talk a lot about my interests, mainly when those were computer games and architecture. I found communities and universities where I could build an audience for my opinions. Then I realized people viewed me as something of a pitiable clown, and realizing the gap between my self-image and ho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adults: What are your earliest memories?

Posted: 06 Jun 2021, 11:29 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 6,968

I remember riding a toy train with dad when I was about 4. Then I saw a photo of that same toy train for the first time in my 30s, and now that memory is messed up. The earliest I can remember from where there is no photographic evidence (which should make it a bit less likely it's a false memory) i...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Inspiration for so called losers

Posted: 31 May 2021, 6:06 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 552

I've known about Bucky for decades. First I was impressed, then I realized most of his inventions didn't work, and that he was a pathological liar, including fabricating a suicide story. Not exactly a role model. I'm sure he had some good ideas but it's just overshadowed by his colossal ego. I take ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Do you have the six sixes?

Posted: 31 May 2021, 2:57 am 

Replies: 73
Views: 1,519

Six figure salary Seven figure, actually. But it's in yen, hahahaha. Six feet tall Sure. Sixpack Nope. Maybe I can pretend if I suck in my stomach. Six inches you know where And here I was thinking John Holmes was the ideal. 600 horsepower car Don't own a car and if I do, my wife's gonna drive it. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tinnitus (Ears Ringing) and Hypersensitivity

Posted: 31 May 2021, 2:33 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,779

I've got high-pitched tinnitus in both my ears and a low-pitch hum in my left ear. Listened to far too much music on headphones for far too long + medical side effects + pressure changes during a flight. I don't mind it. I just listen to music on low volume with my healthy right ear now, and that's ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Do I have schizotypal disorder or even schizophrenia?

Posted: 26 May 2021, 11:34 pm 

Replies: 181
Views: 12,883

I have something like "poverty of thought" and have "not so much energy". It is likre serious problem with concentration. It looks similar to negative symptoms of schizophrenia. It does sound like a negative symptom, yes. I had that experience too. Sometimes it would come and go...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Liking the idea of sex but not the reality of it

Posted: 26 May 2021, 5:13 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 164

Apart from penetration, is masturbation together with her or just feeling each other's body without going full-on sex an alternative to just masturbating alone? She might lack the intimacy of sex but there's a big grey area there. I know how you feel about the body issue. Men get a lot of criticism ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 25 May 2021, 12:05 am 

Replies: 7,645
Views: 135,792

I can only speak for myself, but the possibility of a lab leak is plausible, as it has happened in the past (not on this scale though) and evidence for the natural transmission hypothesis isn't rock solid. And I think we can agree that the WHO report left much to be asked, not just because one inspe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it true that Aspergers can be good at one thing, not the

Posted: 24 May 2021, 4:50 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 263

In my case, I have (and have been told I have) absolutely zero social skills. Put me in an informal situation with more than one person and I'm done for. I'm decent at technical things like computers. Computers don't change their behaviour and that's a relief! I'm also decent at art, but rubbish at ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Are you too old to do something ?

Posted: 23 May 2021, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 310

Every age has certain widely-shared goals that you are not obliged to follow, but which usually become easier to follow in that particular age. The dating pool is larger in your 20s, opportunities for a career more numerous in your 30s, etc. It's better to do whatever you want to do as soon as possi...
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