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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Feeling low after social interractions?

Posted: 13 Apr 2010, 11:01 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 6,396


I find that any social interaction requires considerable conscious effort on my part.There's a lot of ensuring that I listen, don't talk over other people, maintaining eye contact and appropriate physical posture etc. - things that may come automatically to an NT. So at the end of any social encount...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Birmingham UK -Sat 30th of Jan?

Posted: 21 Jan 2010, 8:28 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,286


I've not been looking at WP for a time, so I've only just noticed this. I could come along for a while, as I may be in the centre of town anyway. Send me a message if you do/don't decide to go ahead.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hire more autists [Wired mag]

Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 6:59 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,092


A very interesting business model. The article does not make it clear whether an employee must be on the autism spectrum to be employed, or whether NTs are rejected for not being on the spectrum. However, many companies would not want to make an investment in their employees of a five month training...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Wanting to Dress Well for Work

Posted: 21 Aug 2009, 7:47 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,038


There are some very interesting points regarding the consequences of dressing/not dressing like your co-workers. To the OP, if you want to smarten up, then go for it. Some of your co-workers may consider that you're getting above yourself (perhaps they're jealous?). Others, however, may be inspired ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Post-Autscape WP London meet up 22nd Aug

Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 7:29 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,672


If you are going to the next London meet-up on 22/08, it may be worth checking whether a tube line that you require will be shut for engineering works. The Transport for London web-site shows which lines will be shut on which particular days: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/tube/de...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Gravitas

Posted: 27 May 2009, 12:03 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 932


I think that the word is 'credibility'. I've worked under many managers who can put forward the most hare-brained ideas and get other people to accept what they say. Furthermore, they were able to brush aside any logical argument that ran counter to their own ideas. It still amazes me how so many pe...

 Forum: Español, Nederlands, Deutsch, Français   Topic: Qualcuno che parla italiano?

Posted: 21 May 2009, 7:23 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 10,277


Ciao agli scrittori sul questo dialogo. Studio la lingua italiana dal 2004. Voglio migliorare la mia conoscenza della grammatica ed anche aumentare il mio vocabolario.

C’è qualcuno che si interessa dell’arte del Rinascimento?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Unpopularity of Critical Thinking outside work

Posted: 06 May 2009, 4:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,390


critical thinking is not all that popular around the workplace either unless you work in engineering. even our tech support guys get criticized by management for being too judgmental with customers. they are supposed to find something more diplomatic than telling a customer that he made a mistake. ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I hate clients so much....

Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 7:14 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,225


:x They don’t have the level of knowledge for me to explain this properly. Nope. They want and CMS, but they don’t want because they are telling me to write individual feature and then loosely string them together, but also so how my magic they will have a CMS. I don’t have the time to explain to t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Do you think The BNP get into power in the UK?

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 8,968


should i worry about them getting to power? By getting into power, do you mean forming a clear Parliamentary majority? Given the ‘First-Past-the-Post’ voting system in the UK, it’s very unlikely unless the voting laws are changed. Neither the Conservatives nor Labour would countenance such a change...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi from Birmingham, Uk

Posted: 03 Apr 2009, 7:22 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 947


Hello, I'm in Birmingham.

Great avatar you've got (although I thought that 'Diamond Dogs' was a better album)!

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Passive aggressive behavior in my dates

Posted: 14 Mar 2009, 8:04 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,301


I had exactly the same experience as Space recently. I went on a couple of dates with a lady that I’d met and I thought that things were going well. At the end of one date, we arranged to see each other again, then nothing – my calls, messages and emails to her went unanswered. OK, you come off too ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: working in a multiple-manager setting

Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 920


I’ve been in a similar situation when I was working on two projects simultaneously and having to report to two project managers. Each project manager both expected me to devote all of my time to their particular project. I got around this by making a list of all my activities on both projects, toget...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: It's just a jump to the left

Posted: 01 Mar 2009, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,012


It was great when it all began I was a regular Frankie fan But it was over when he had a plan To start working on a muscle man It was about 20 years ago, the VHS video of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ was released in Britain. I got my copy signed by Richard O’Brien at the HMV store in London. He ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Meet Up Thread

Posted: 04 Feb 2009, 3:40 am 

Replies: 721
Views: 119,804


If only 3 people turn out to be interested (which is 3 more than present), I could hold the meet in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society members' room (as a member I can sign 3 non-members in). It's certainly not crowded and is quiet during weekday afternoons. And no-one would have to drink any whisky Si...
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