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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get overly affected by peoples emotions

Posted: 24 Dec 2020, 10:19 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,848


Being around people showing negative emotions makes me uncomfortable, but I don't think I'm all that empathetic.

The one exception is when others are embarrassed--I'll often feel more embarrassed than they do.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Favourite Alcoholic Beverage?

Posted: 23 Dec 2020, 8:53 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 969


A nearby restaurant used to serve a Meyer lemon martini that was excellent. Some years ago the bartender moved on and I've never seen that on a drink list since. There is another restaurant that does a good gin sour though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My IQ Scores Make Me Feel Confused About My Life

Posted: 23 Dec 2020, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,246


naturalplastic wrote:
Thats one of my complaints. That folks talk about "being good at math" as if it were one skill, when in fact there must be a dozen very different aptitudes that fall under the rubric of "math".


Absolutely. People don’t get it when I say I’m good at math but bad at arithmetic.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Whats with the steryotype of us liking trains?

Posted: 22 Dec 2020, 9:23 pm 

Replies: 124
Views: 27,739


A while back a friend pointed out the overlap between people interested in astronomy, amateur radio, and trains. It's like if you have the nerve receptors for one of those, you have a good chance on getting hooked on one of the others. I've been very active in the first two and, while I've never con...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is people didn't have big ego's, could brutal honesty work?

Posted: 16 Dec 2020, 11:31 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,325


...but people with massive egos often get hurt so easily... I don't think it's necessarily an ego thing. It may be a side effect of the way their brains are wired. Being able to notice and interpret subtle non-verbal clues may make communication more efficient most of the time, but anyone good at t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does my bum look big in this?

Posted: 16 Dec 2020, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 7,220


Mountain Goat wrote:
I did not know that. With questions like that I feel that whichever answer I give will be a wrong one.


That's when you avoid the question entirely saying something like "That looks great!"

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Saying Hi

 Post subject: Re: Saying Hi
Posted: 15 Dec 2020, 9:31 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,965


CarlM wrote:
Are you a IP attorney, as my friend is now?


No, but the field of law is broad enough I bet a lot of aspies can find a niche.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Saying Hi

 Post subject: Saying Hi
Posted: 12 Dec 2020, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,965


Hi, I'm a male in my early 50's and, while I've recognized that I fit the pop culture stereotype of an aspie, it never clicked how much of my life that explains until I started reading about peoples' experiences with ASD. I'm currently a lawyer, but my first career was in a niche field with a lot of...
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