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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you autistic and gifted?

Posted: Today, 9:59 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 441


Yes. It occurred from a brain injury when I was around 3 years old. Normally the left side of the brain is dominant and the right side of the brain lives in our REM and NREM sleep state. But because my left side was damaged and died at around 3, the two sides of my brain switched places so that my b...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: asperger's syndrome = aphasia

Posted: Yesterday, 12:01 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 213


I dont have any of these symptoms though. Someone else posted and said that brains of dead aspies were examined and found to be child-like in structure. Many of the symptoms that you wrote describe what I experienced immediately after my stroke. I lost my ability to read (bur I retained my ability ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Group Think

 Post subject: Group Think
Posted: Yesterday, 7:55 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 47


People tend to think like a herd of animals. One animal goes off in one direction and they all join the group. Aspies are a different type of people. One of our skills (if we develop it possible) is to make decisions on our own. We spend more time analyzing information and this can make our decision...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Soul Fatigue

 Post subject: Re: Soul Fatigue
Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 415


Many people are very different than Aspies. Rather than look at someone speaking honestly, they feel they can lie, tell half truths and many things in between. Sometimes it is done because they feel you do not have a need to know. Generally I would say that if she is going through hard times at the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Appearing on a TV game show

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 8:36 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 352


About 50 years ago, I was working in a warehouse and one of the people I met was in a game show. It had 3 men and one woman. She asked questions and then picked one of them for a date. He was a nice guy but had one defect. He was blind in one eye. After several rounds of running through preliminary ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Anyone Else Look Away From Things You're Doing?

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 190


One of the problems many Aspies have is that they avoid EYE TO EYE CONTACT. I do not know why I do this but I do. As a result most NTs automatically consider that I am false, Keep away from him, He is evil. This is an automatic judgement on their part. But this is true. I do not make eye to eye cont...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Driving Anxiety and "Peer Pressure"

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 123


usagibryan wrote:
That story is hilarious.


And it is a true story.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Driving Anxiety and "Peer Pressure"

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 12:10 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 123


Driving can be difficult but there are some steps that can help. To begin with, I have driven most of my life. I probably have driven over 1 million miles thus far. I am a fairly safe driver. That was not the case when I first started out. When I was young one time I received a speeding ticket. Rath...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: The Construct of Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: 01 Dec 2022, 8:29 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,816


I woke up this morning and was thinking about the construct of the human brain. (At least my sleep side of my brain was hard at work on the subject.) The main point is how human brains work. In general, most NTs operate on a parallel structure. But I tend to operate on a serial structure. In order t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Research Study

Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 12:19 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 214


Stephanie Soukar and Ariel Cascio. Welcome to the site and as far as I am concerned, this is an open online site and free to both Aspies and non-Aspies alike. In my personal opinion, Asperger's Syndrome is a unique personality type and lumping it together with other groups will lose the ability to u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Broad terms confuse me.

 Post subject: Re: Broad terms confuse me.
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 11:46 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 235


Best solution is to give them a call and ask.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Soul Fatigue

 Post subject: Re: Soul Fatigue
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 10:49 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 415


When you go to sleep, your body will enter many different sleep states. These include REM and NREM sleep. Your heart will begin to race and beat faster. If you wake during these sleep states, the cause may be because your mind is in turmoil. In other words the stress is just too much and your body c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stuck among normies

 Post subject: Re: Stuck among normies
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 9:45 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 268


You are an INTROVERT . You gain your strength and energy when you are alone. It lets you recharge your internal batteries. About half of the people in the world are INTROVERTS. The other half of the people are EXTROVERTS . Extroverts recharge their internal batteries when they are in a group of peop...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Anyone Else Tell People You Are Hard of Hearing?

Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 9:05 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 439


There are hearing aids that can do that? I've never considered hearing aids since I don't have an actual hearing problem per se, but if there is something that can low background noise or background voices and make it easier to hear someone speaking directly to me I would love that. I am old. I am ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: hi

 Post subject: Re: hi
Posted: 30 Nov 2022, 8:45 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 139


Hi welcome. I'm sorry I struggle with things like introducing myself, but I'll do it. § Jimmy m : I read your post. § I avoid going into lengthy explanations, because it would be long. § You are an outstanding person. I see how you think and write, very interesting, you are really special Thanks.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People acting like something's neurologically wrong with you

Posted: 29 Nov 2022, 11:20 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 566


This focus on your thought processes when you see a doctor or nurse is a part of training they receive to assess problems. It is not specifically a degrading attack upon you personally. Doctors and nurses treat a wide variety of people with a full range of problems and they have to make important de...
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