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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone who love a bright room?

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,309

I like sunlight, and incandescent light doesn't bother me so long as it's not excessive or right in my face. Bright white fluorescent lights, I hate.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Digit ratios

Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 9:30 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 6,824

I am female. 99% sure I have Asperger's, but not formally diagnosed. Definitely heterosexual, but I've been a tomboy almost from infancy. I would not consider myself an "alpha female" either, I'm far too introverted for that. Scored highest on visual math on most online tests. My ring finger is also...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Visual thinking.

Posted: 01 Mar 2011, 12:55 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,752

Primarily visual. I translate everything I hear or read or think into something visual. Once in awhile I have pretend verbal conversations in my head, though there is usually still some visual element to the thoughts behind the words. To really understand something I have to see it visually in my he...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's mischaracterized as a learning disabilty...

Posted: 23 Feb 2011, 12:28 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,469

As far as i'm concerned i should have equal rights and opportunities with an equivalently intelligent NT. Describing myself as learning disabled hinders my chances of making the most of my intellect. Since it establishes me as "slow" in the eyes of the majority of society. It's a neurological diffe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question for GIRLS on the spectrum

Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 11:42 pm 

Replies: 111
Views: 11,202

Pretty much yeah. Although my hair is very straight and tends to get oily if I don't blowdry. So I usually take a few minutes to blowdry. No styling though, and my mom even does the cutting for me. No layers either. I basically have the hair style of an eight year old girl. Elaborate styles never wo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's mischaracterized as a learning disabilty...

Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 8:26 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,469

I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this (unless I've overlooked it), but many jobs that don't require college degrees do require good social skills. That will no doubt be discovered imediatly during the interview. So we are already hindered in that sense, regardless of our reading or math compr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) test

Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 1:10 am 

Replies: 116
Views: 19,601


The only one I didn't check was the one about pain. It didn't specify what kinds of pain. I can tolerate most physical pain well. My ears are very sensitive, though, and I can't handle too much noise or too much cold wind.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: We Have Facial Similarities

Posted: 22 Feb 2011, 12:37 am 

Replies: 74
Views: 11,165

From the videos I've seen, the only pattern that stands out to me is the expression and the way the eyes move. Almost all autistics look very similar in that sense.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Gender Identity Disorder and Asperger's Syndrnome.

Posted: 20 Feb 2011, 11:04 am 

Replies: 173
Views: 35,239

No. I'm for sure a tomboy, and ever since I was a baby I identified more with boys and boy interests than with girls and girl interests. Yet I've never had a problem with being female myself, just a problem with the way I'm expected to behave as a female. I don't think humans are as hardwired as mos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS/autism and body weight

Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 12:15 pm 

Replies: 106
Views: 12,470

I've been underweight from early childhood to late adolescence. Then I went on Paxil and gained a little weight. 145 pounds was the most I ever weighed, which for being 5'9" is still not that much. I now weigh in the 130s, which I think for my height and small frame size is about right.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: clothing you hate/dislike?

Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 11:42 am 

Replies: 172
Views: 18,527

I dislike most women's clothing, but generally don't wear men's clothing with the exception of small t-shirts that fit well. That makes shopping long and frustrating. However some of the current women's styles have become a little more tolerable. Most men's t-shirts are boxy, have sleeves that are t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your MBTI (Meyer Briggs) Type (Poll)

Posted: 19 Feb 2011, 11:14 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 11,100

I get INTP every time.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you do in group settings?

Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 12:27 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,035

Not so good if there's too many people. If it's a few people, and I find them to be friendly, I do ok. From my point of view, anyway.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you remember obsessive interests as a child?

Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 12:23 am 

Replies: 106
Views: 9,403

(Not diagnosed.) Animals and insects, as far back as I can remember. I can only remember some of my more specific ones showing up when I was around 7 or 8. I had some really repetetive behaviors around my interest in pirates when I was 8. I would draw and redraw the same treasure map, sometimes on a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Childlike?

Posted: 09 Feb 2011, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 8,790

You just described me pretty well. I'm also with you as far as the difference between childish and childlike. I know people who are childish, and I don't see myself that way most of the time. However my interests and priorities still seem like those of a child. Also my relationships with other peopl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you independent?

Posted: 08 Feb 2011, 12:51 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,062

If independent in the sense that I live away from parents, then no. And although I work full time and contribute my fair share, I do admit that I rely on them as if I was a young child. As much shame as I sometimes feel about that, it's not enough to make me want to try and be completely on my own. ...
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