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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What kind of woman would think Asperger's is sexy?

Posted: 06 May 2019, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 13,016


Both me and my boyfriend have autism. All of my exes have had autism. So .. me. I guess.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Having Male Friends in a Relationship

Posted: 04 Apr 2019, 10:35 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 432


You absolutely can have as many male friends as you want in a relationship, as long as you don't engage in romantic or sexual activity with them, which I assume you don't. If your man is trying to control who you can be friends with, that's abusive and you need to either tell him it's not okay or le...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am suddenly good at reading body language.

Posted: 04 Apr 2019, 10:31 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 452


I have learned some body langauge over the years too. It doesn't mean you aren't autistic, it just means you laerned to compensate.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High IQ and masking

 Post subject: Re: High IQ and masking
Posted: 01 Apr 2019, 11:52 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 895


I could see if both ways - the higher IQ would mean another layer of "masking" to interact with an average IQ NT person, but perhaps the high IQ means more brain power to work with when masking and making all those quick social decisions. Like having a faster processor in your computer so...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High IQ and masking

 Post subject: Re: High IQ and masking
Posted: 01 Apr 2019, 11:34 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 895


I have an IQ in the 99th percentile and I am good at masking. Also the other high IQ aspies I've met, especially women, are excellent at seeming neurotypical, to the level that some of them actually seem very socially intelligent. Highly intelligent men are less good at masking I've noticed, but the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Profile of a Neurotypical?

Posted: 11 Mar 2019, 11:43 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 762


Other people have already said this, but you are talking about a deep, academic study of psychology. You might also find it helpful to study one of my main interest areas, symbolic interactionism, which is a “dead” or little used area of sociology. It’s basically the study of face to face communica...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Profile of a Neurotypical?

Posted: 11 Mar 2019, 10:45 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 762


I think all of the replies have made interesting points. I agree with Fnord's points and also littlebee, although I'd like to see more evidence for the serotonin/autism link. I find it interesting because have been on SSRI's in the past and still am to some degree and it has not improved many sympto...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How do you deal with feeling excluded?

Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 775


I don't really care if people exclude me on forums. I don't know them in real life and they have a right to respond or not. I care a lot more if I'm excluded in real life, which happens pretty often. I either break down completely and get upset with myself and think I'm a failure, or I just get more...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: FDA approves Ketamine, a potential autism treatment.

Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 563


uhhh isnt this an animal tranquilizer... no thank you

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Sephora: Enabling a Workforce with Disabilities

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 485


This is amazing! I like makeup and I've been to a Sephora before and they were very nice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic Excitability?

 Post subject: Re: Autistic Excitability?
Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 159


I'm excitable but it's a side effect of my medications.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you asocial?

 Post subject: Re: Are you asocial?
Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 750


I used to be almost asocial, but recently I have upped my passing for neurotypical game, and now I'm actually quite social, at least I seem that way. I have also managed to highly increase my empathy (emotional and cognitive) with practice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What was your experience with home-schooling?

Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 1:08 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 332


I was homeschooled for elementary school. It helped me to learn better I think because I could do whatever I wanted learning-wise. I wasn't lazy; I studied my special interest at the time in great detail. I did lag behind in some other subjects though, but ultimately it was a positive experience for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Profile of a Neurotypical?

 Post subject: Profile of a Neurotypical?
Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 762


There is so much information online and in psychology about how autistic people think, because they are the minority, so they are studied more. I find that I am very good at relating to and analyzing fellow autistic people, and they make up most of my close friends. However, I get very very confused...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Physical affection

 Post subject: Physical affection
Posted: 16 Feb 2019, 2:36 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 275


I am dating another autistic person right now but he is not very physically affectionate at all and it tends to frustrate me. We do love each other and he expresses his love in other ways but I still find this annoying and am confused as to what to do. I don’t want to leave him because I do love him...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why would any Aspie pretend to be NT or non Aspie/Autistic?

Posted: 22 Oct 2018, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 898


Plenty of reasons: to fit in better, to gain any respect in life, to appear to have more social skills, to make friends and actually be able to connect with people. I'm not saying masking is necessarily a good thing, but it can certainly make life easier and there are many reasons that autistic peop...
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