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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you a Genius?

 Post subject: Re: Are you a Genius?
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 5:59 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 471


That's not a very good question. Probably none but a few of the most conceited people would actually call themselves an actual genius...and even then they might not actually be. Even if someone was and knew they where, it's usually not a good idea to identify yourself as such.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly Diagnosed, friends don't believe me

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 5:51 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 519


Speaking bluntly, it might be worthwhile to question the doubters on the credibility of their info. Speaking practically, you might remind your friends that Autism is a broad and complicated spectrum that is still being researched, and that the things they see in media are often skewed heavily towar...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Woke up Crying

 Post subject: Re: Woke up Crying
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 5:05 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 264


Over my life I've regularly gotten dreams which were a reflection of an [at least] relatively important issue in my life, spaced apart quite distinctly. Sometimes it was even over a year between such dreams. But neverless they keep happening, and they're always quite impactful. Sometimes they'll eve...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking feels like...

 Post subject: Re: Masking feels like...
Posted: 09 Aug 2021, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 337


Maybe it's due to my own unique approach but I don't feel the same way. My default behavioral profile is to be quiet and polite while I observe, analyze and construct behavioral profiles better suited to individual people or groups. Of course, that sounds a lot more clinical than the actual process ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people complain about the way you speak?

Posted: 06 Aug 2021, 10:57 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,601


I sometimes phrase things awkwardly, especially if I'm trying to explain something complex. Same here.. then sometimes I get lost in my rephrasing and either forget where I was up to in my explanation and sometimes I have to let it fly out a million miles an hour to construct what I think would mak...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 06 Aug 2021, 10:43 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 914


The polite way to approach it would have been to first ask if they're religious. Straight up proposing prayer (or any religious solution in general) to a stranger looking for help is a bad idea for many reasons. Proposing superstitious or pseudoscience solutions to people looking for serious help fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 7:10 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 914


In the past year or so I've become very sensitive to certain foods, which wrecks havok on my senses and makes it impossible to sleep. As starkid mentioned, preparation and prevention is huge. That being said, it's not always possible. Sometimes you just end up having to deal with the aftermath. To a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you love yourself?

 Post subject: Re: Do you love yourself?
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 6:48 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,315


I... have a lot of strong feelings about myself. I don't want to bring everyone down so I won't mention the negative stuff. I love my intellectuality. I love my fastidious nature. I love my tenacity. I love my sense of responsibility and integrity. I love the care I feel for those under my guardians...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hand-wringing

 Post subject: Re: Hand-wringing
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 6:24 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 232


Yep, though not strictly just wringing my hands. Seems like its just about evoking senses from my hands in one way or another. For me it's definitely stimming.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: fixation/fascination in Aspergers Syndrome

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 6:15 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 385


IMO it can be tough to separate asperger interests from 'normal' interests...but I also believe that that distinction doesn't really matter too much if it's not leading you down an unhealthy path. Even 'normal' people get all kinds of weird interests. Also, in my experience fixations can get pretty ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people complain about the way you speak?

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 5:50 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,601


Yes-ish. On some rare occasions people will complain about me using complicated words. Sometimes they'll flat out say I'm just trying to sound smart or shove it in their faces. The complaints are typically just from people who hate thinking and learning more than they have to. IMO the complaints are...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

Posted: 02 Aug 2021, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 309


Based on my history I could conclude that age is correlated, to a degree. My complications came about because neither I nor the people around me knew anything about autism, its struggles and its limits, so insufficent care for areas of concern caused proverbial 'festering' until they developed into ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has constructive feedback actually helped you??

Posted: 04 Jul 2021, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 309


Depends who it comes from and how insightful it actually is. Or sometimes it's just dumb luck. I've had two good therapists in my life whose feedback helped me a fair bit. Both of them helped me to temper my judgement of other and respond more constructively. A girl coming from the viewpoint of fema...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Childhood Story and Personal Account of Selective Mutism

Posted: 04 Jul 2021, 3:17 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 553


Hello Cinderash. What got me talking eventually was a very militant teacher who randomly lost it with me one day. He went between shouting furiously / speaking in a quietly threatening manner / painstaking silence. I had every pair of eyes on me and was absolutely terrified. It was very humiliating...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Transgender woman shows herself to other women at a spa

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 2,493


Dicey stuff. I can understand people's reaction since they aren't used to that kind of exposure and it'd definitely take someone by surprise...but calls for segregation is waaaaaaay too far. And yes, that's what you're implying when you say "not here". As something to consider, think about...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Childhood Story and Personal Account of Selective Mutism

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 11:36 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 553


Aye, anxiety is definitely a main component. The reason I specifically wrote 'unexplainable' was because there's also something else behind the anxiety. I've gone through more than a few situations where anxiety wasn't the most significant factor, like with my dog. No one was around but my dog, and ...
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