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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to mask

 Post subject: Re: How to mask
Posted: Yesterday, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 841


Not trolling, I really feel this way about myself. I just like fitting in and don’t like being different. Being able to have nice things makes me feel more “normal”. I think we all, to an extent, want nice things and social status, we just don’t openly admit it. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs places s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: Yesterday, 3:13 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


I've read so many posts about people doing well until they reach college/uni. Then pure brain power isn't enough , and the bad habits they got away with come home to roost. I have no great achievements , not in the way that such things are usually judged. I do my best to be a good dad,granddad, and...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Might autistic women not be the best match for autistic men?

Posted: Yesterday, 3:11 pm 

Replies: 147
Views: 15,277


Cornflake wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
I take it our new friend from Texas won't be contributing further to any discussions?
Yep - he ran out of rope...

We could take up a collection for the rope fund. /jk

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: 22 May 2024, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


I didn't mean it quite like that.. I apologise for misconstruing what you said. Don't worry about it, it was a valid interpretation. I've not come across many overachievers in the high IQ community. I've come across more than a few underachievers. It took me ages to find a good explanation for the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling shadowbanned from society...

Posted: 22 May 2024, 11:18 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 178


Its been building up for a while. Its really really stressful. I think it's basically latent xenophobia and also just bigotry and prejudice against me being a bit poor. - randomly ghosted repeatedly in different things that should be inclusive and easy like volunteering at a food bank or community ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: 22 May 2024, 11:15 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


and a false sense of how smart you are. Well that certainly put me in my place. If I had a strong sense of self it wouldn't matter, but because I don't the wide ranging views of how intelligent/smart I am aren't easy to cope with. Some see me as no more than a fool. Others see me as a person with '...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: 22 May 2024, 9:55 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


That's very much how it happened to me. The seemingly inconsistent control over focus then made me used to be so confused about it that it frustrated me to no end. Because I've been working with autism only , not autism plus something else. Now I don't have the 'plus something else' and only the au...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: 22 May 2024, 9:48 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


and a false sense of how smart you are. Well that certainly put me in my place. If I had a strong sense of self it wouldn't matter, but because I don't the wide ranging views of how intelligent/smart I am aren't easy to cope with. Some see me as no more than a fool. Others see me as a person with '...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Transgender, not Autistic!

Posted: 22 May 2024, 9:41 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 297


It can be very helpful to separate sexuality from gender. Far too many people conflate or confuse themselves by assuming there is some link between the two! We we are talking about just one person, it makes little sense to delve into satistical data like 10% of the population being gay. Or X number...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to mask

 Post subject: Re: How to mask
Posted: 22 May 2024, 9:24 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 841


Also, next week i'm starting an acting class. That should be fun. That should also give you a sense of just how much work it takes. At some point after that, you'd probably want to take some improv classes. At the end of the day, it's your life and you're free to live it as you wish. Just please do...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to mask

 Post subject: Re: How to mask
Posted: 21 May 2024, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 841


I cope with my life by stuffing my face with fast food and alcohol. I’ve maxed out two credit cards on purchasing things in order to be like the Joneses. Don't do that, the Joneses are broke. Realistically, masking isn't a magic bullet, it's a trade off, the work you put into making is work that ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it wrong to want a cure for myself?

Posted: 21 May 2024, 5:29 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 714


FrostBender wrote:
@Moderators Can we lock this thread? It’s going off topic

If you want it locked, make sure to post over the the appropriate sub forum for the site, it will speed things up a lot as mods don't necessarily read every post in any sort of timely manner.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 14-year old Israeli girl beaten by fellow HSer in NB

Posted: 21 May 2024, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 350


IsabellaLinton wrote:
That's very sad. Why can't her parents get the police involved? You can bet I would.

Yep, if there's video involved, I'd be curious why they can't.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: having a hard time accomplishing anything

Posted: 21 May 2024, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 155


You are 40. You are not old. You can do it. I lost everything I had at age 50. I was able to pick myself and rebuild my life, in no small part because I didn't think I was too old to give up. I could have thrown in the towel and limped through life -- I didn't catch a real break until I was 53 -- b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attention deficit disorder ? Feedback please

Posted: 21 May 2024, 12:39 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 685


^ ^ I was thinking that there was more to ADD than hyper/hypo focussing. ^ You're about as intelligent as I am. One of the quirks of ADHD is that often the less focused you are, the more focused you are. Trying to focus just makes the focusing worse, which can lead to odd things happening like bein...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Whats the cure for adhd?

Posted: 21 May 2024, 12:33 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1,274


So my problem is adhd. I get tasks done very slowly and cant concentrate properly. My focus shifts from something to something else over and over. I cant focus on what im doing at the moment because of worrying about future. Do I need meds for dealing with it? Have any of you treated their adhd and...
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