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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever forget what you did right after you did it?

Posted: 02 Dec 2023, 8:53 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,332


justanotherpersonsomewhere23124 wrote:
Why might this happen?


ADHD.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Depth of 'The Story'

 Post subject: Re: Depth of 'The Story'
Posted: 02 Dec 2023, 8:51 am 

Replies: 1,399
Views: 211,295


Too many posts in this thread are a grievous affront to the English language.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fitting in

 Post subject: Re: Fitting in
Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,000


Sometimes I really wonder whether I truly fit in with the autistic community. Much of that is due to the issue of whether or not ASD is a disability. I see it as being one, and struggle to identify with those that don't. No matter how hard I try I can't see the reasons for wanting a diagnosis ,if y...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dyscalculia and Derealization

Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 9:58 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4,302


I failed most math during school years and I don't understand how people invented complex math equations. I don't understand how complex technology was invented. I genuinely believe that nothing is real. I just don't understand, I am sorry! I had an existential crisis in my elementary school doing ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: “Be yourself and you’ll attract the right friends”

Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 9:45 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 12,935


Being yourself is usually a good way to avoid attracting the wrong friends, but attracting the right friends is a bit of luck - especially if the kind of people you like are very rare. I've spent much of my life frustrated that the people who partake in hobbies I enjoy are usually very much not like...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Can't conceive of serial monogamy

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,758


I'm still friends with most of my 'attempted exes' and actual exes. Admittedly, none of them involved years of cohabitation, much less marriage or kids. Also, I'm demisexual, which means just about all my attempt relationships are layered on top of strong friendships. There are two exes I'm not frie...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Can't conceive of serial monogamy

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 10:45 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,758


Females in a group synchronise their cycle. Or in other words, some female's cycle changes, while one will not. The one who doesn't is the alpha female. When the alpha female is ovulating, all the other females have to be ready to mate. So by nature's design, the alpha female chooses the alpha male...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Can't conceive of serial monogamy

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,758


I have multiple children. I never loved my oldest less when my next child came along and so on. Care for one person doesn't somehow take away or deplete my ability to care for another. I think it's crazy that people seem to think it does. What happens when you have to choose between one or the othe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Authentic Autistic Self: How to find it?

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 10:28 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 14,846


They consider full on masking to be pretending to be something you aren't, and full on masking is not only tiring, but exhausting. Keep in mind that you can be exhausted without masking, especially based on introversion and extroversion. I give a lot of presentations as part of my job. I enjoy prep...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Authentic Autistic Self: How to find it?

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 10:15 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 14,846


BTDT wrote:
Watch your stress levels. If you become stressed that may be a sign of masking.


I think this is bad advice, or at least badly-worded advice. Your advice sounds to me like "Don't do anything stressful!"

NTs get stressed and they don't mask.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Probably going to drop out of college

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 10:12 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 27,350


Sounds like the problem might be a poorly structured and/or poorly led course. I am not sure we can jump to that conclusion based on the testimony of one student? That's why I said "might be." I was specifically referring to the OP's comment about "a poorly planned online class with ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Did you decide not to get evaluated?

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 4:07 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,088


I got a professional evaluation by a specialist. Fortunately, I could afford it and lucked into a good referral. I'm middle-aged and high-functioning so I didn't need the diagnosis for accommodations. I simply wanted to finally, definitively define why I am the way I am. I also wanted to be able to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Probably going to drop out of college

Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 3:54 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 27,350


Communication and Psychology are important things for anyone to understand. Sounds like the problem might be a poorly structured and/or poorly led course. Those unfortunately happen. If you need more structure online courses are probably not a good idea. Consider taking general education courses at ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dyscalculia and excuse

 Post subject: Re: Dyscalculia and excuse
Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 2:10 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 9,320


I don't want to just work with animals, I want to be a vet and if that never happens I would or will probably kill myself. I can't see myself doing anything else and it offends me when people suggest it. This right here is a giant example of why autism is disability and not a difference. How is it ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dyscalculia and excuse

 Post subject: Re: Dyscalculia and excuse
Posted: 27 Nov 2023, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 9,320


MagicMeerkat wrote:
I don't want to just work with animals, I want to be a vet and if that never happens I would or will probably kill myself. I can't see myself doing anything else and it offends me when people suggest it.


This right here is a giant example of why autism is disability and not a difference.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: All Or Nothing!

 Post subject: Re: All Or Nothing!
Posted: 27 Nov 2023, 11:23 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 2,256


I believe in all or nothing. Do or do not. If I'm not good at it I don't usually enjoy it.

Someone told me they liked how I'm not a black-and-white thinker. I was a bit taken aback. I explained I do recognize shades of gray, and I resent their existence. I want a world of nothing but absolutes.
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