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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and IQ

 Post subject: Re: Autism and IQ
Posted: 30 minutes ago 

Replies: 125
Views: 5,845

Regarding music, The Swedish system was (is?) like this: You first take a couple of lessons playing the recorder, and depending on how well you do you get to go ahead with the instrument of your choise, second choise, third choise etc. I was so bad, I had to stick to the recorder. I've always had a ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Poll of bullying

 Post subject: Re: Poll of bullying
Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 4:34 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,262

Bullied age 7-17 and from age 50.
I think it's more to do with what kind of people I have around me than with me and how I behave, since I stayed clear of being bullied for such a long time.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and IQ

 Post subject: Re: Autism and IQ
Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 4:17 am 

Replies: 125
Views: 5,845

IQ is one factor why I have always been against the use of Spectrum as a descriptor. I think it gets perceived too easily by all sorts of people as a range or scale, and I think the various diagnoses, while maybe having interconnectivity, belong nowhere on a scale. I'm not sure what I would replace...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How not to be a lonely Misanthrope?

Posted: 25 Jan 2022, 5:48 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 434

I would like to live like that, too. Unfortunately I went from being quite independent to almost unable to organize my life or even do things I enjoy on my own. These last three years have been extremely challenging, and I think that's why I'm not functioning so good anymore. Hope some upcoming cha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and the Covid Vaccination: anyone been vaccinated?

Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 10:47 am 

Replies: 208
Views: 7,608

I'm now eligible for the booster, but I think I'll pass. This may come as a surprise to some, since I've always been very positive to the vaccine. There are two reasons: 1. With Omicron, and with two doses of the vaccine, plus that I'm fairly sure I've had Covid at least once, I'm really not worried...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How did you make friends during childhood?

Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 6:41 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 492

1 - When I was about five I was obsessed with the little girl across the street from me. Her mother told me that she had gone to another girl's house to play. I was so jealous I went marching over to the other girl's house by myself, to bring my friend back. I didn't watch for traffic and I got hit...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Becoming sensitive...

 Post subject: Re: Becoming sensitive...
Posted: 24 Jan 2022, 3:01 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 134

I can relate a bit, I think. I feel that my behaviour has changed a little since my diagnosis, or since a bit before it. I'm still trying to figure out if and when, and why, I'm masking. Some people dislike me, but most don't. Nobody has ever showed any signs of being afraid of me, except for one wo...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Music and sensitivities

 Post subject: Re: Music and sensitivities
Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 9:27 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 207

starrytigress wrote:
I listen to metal. Mostly eclectic metal (like symphonic metal, folk metal, and eve n a cappella metal)

Have you heard Kenny Håkansson/Kebnekajse?
While not quite metal, I think that you may like it.


 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Small talk and social hierarchy

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 9:15 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 393

It's always been puzzling to me why some people don't greet the cleaning staff, or other "low ranking" individuals. Or another example, "high ranks" refuse to empty the dishwasher and expect receptionists or other "low ranks" to do it. I never thought about it being a N...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: question concentration and focusing

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 4:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 383

I can usually focuse quite well on mindless, repetitive tasks. And on more advanced things IF I'M INTERESTED.
It's the things in-between that I have problems with.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you experience pain?

 Post subject: Re: Do you experience pain?
Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 287

I only feel pain if it's sudden, like swallowing to much liquid or piercing myself with a needle. Or being left out socially or similar.
I've come to realize recently that the reason I basically don't have any sick leave isn't because I'm healthier than most, I just don't ralize that I'm ill.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking behaviours by means of alcohol or other medications

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 267

I'm trying to get the docs to prescribe something to me that will work similar to alcohol, reducing anxiety, make me relax IDK. Alcohol helped me back in the day, but I'm on a bit of a roads end with it. It doesn't quite do what it did, and it's not healthy for me. I don't suffer from any illnesses ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wetghted blanket-any of you use one?

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 255

I have a former GF who likes to have another person laying on top of her (not in a sexual way nb, just for sleeping) and I can realate to that, except it would be too warm.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wetghted blanket-any of you use one?

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 255

I have one that's a smidgen lighter than 10% of my BW.
It feels just like any blanket to me, I don't feel the weight at all.
I think I'd need one at least 20% of my BW to have it do anything for me.
Waste of money really.


 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Iron Maiden as the Rush of heavy metal? and your fav songs

Posted: 13 Jan 2022, 3:54 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 456

Aardvarkgoodswimmer are you looking for suggestions of similar bands too? I like how their songs tell stories about folk lore and historical events. Most stuff like that tends to be more mellow. I like the music too, but I very much enjoy the epic journeys in the songs. The only thing I can think o...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Hard to ask for help

 Post subject: Re: Hard to ask for help
Posted: 12 Jan 2022, 9:53 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 289

Got it sorted by emailing everyone at my unit.
I didn't bother renewing my passport earlier due to the pandemic. One lesson learned, I guess.
Anyways, this thread wasn't meant to be about this specific event. It's more of an example of situations I sometimes get into.

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