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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: anyone else unintentionally slam doors?

Posted: 20 Nov 2022, 8:02 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,013

Never. I'm extremely gentle and careful with everything. I'm averse to fixing broken things or cleaning up mess, so I try to never create the problem. People say I have the power of preservation. Things around me always last forever. :D Still holding the 50-year record of never having dropped a dish...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you have trouble understanding complex subjects?

Posted: 15 Nov 2022, 10:38 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 627

From what I observed most people aren't able to understand complex stuff. That's why there are specialists and scientists, right? That's totally fine. People can't be good at everything and understand everything. Most have jobs and families and community responsibilities. There's just no time even i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is being quiet a symptom of aspergers?

Posted: 14 Nov 2022, 2:55 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 409

It's common but not a defining characteristic of autism. Almost all introverts are quiet and they are about half of the population. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone use sensory toys?

Posted: 09 Nov 2022, 4:38 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 3,987

I have a huge Squishmallow. Does that count?

Other than that, just my family members. I hug and sniff them everyday and play with their hair. :D Human contact has always been important to me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Clothes that you hate wearing

Posted: 07 Nov 2022, 6:23 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 1,509

Tight fitting clothes bother me. Like bras, underwear, leggings or tights. Socks are OK. I'm very grateful for the loose fitting fashion trend. I did not buy a pair of jeans for over a decade because of the low rise trend, then the skinny jeans trend, then the torn ripped trend. I got by just fine w...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Fake Nails

 Post subject: Re: Fake Nails
Posted: 07 Nov 2022, 5:31 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,404

I've always kept long nails. Not too freaky, about 1/4" long in the "almond" shape. It's not a beauty thing and I never paint them. I just like having a bit of sharp pointy extra length on my fingertips. :D Plus they're very strong and work as multi-tools. I actually don't know how pe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Better word than "Alien"

Posted: 08 Oct 2022, 1:16 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 715

How about "deity"? :D I think alien is a cool word unless the way you said it indicate you hated it. I learned a lot from CBT and breaking the habits of negative thoughts. I think it works for anxiety very well. Your therapist might not be a good one, but it doesn't mean CBT wouldn't work.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I was asked by a teacher if I was planning a shooting

Posted: 05 Oct 2022, 7:55 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,167

I'm sorry that happened to you. It seems kinda silly. Would any shooter told their teacher about their plans? :D It's hard to be different. Still I don't believe most kids even the most oppressed would want to attack others randomly. And I hope that girl wasn't expelled just for carrying a knife. Un...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sitting with your back toward the door

Posted: 05 Oct 2022, 7:42 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 613

Never! In any situation I always fought to get the best spot in a room. Usually the one that gets the fullest view of the area. Surprisingly people usually let me have the best seat. They don't mind sitting with their backs to the open door and facing the wall. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Low Muscle tone and how it affects you

Posted: 05 Oct 2022, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 458

Well. PE was the only class I couldn't get A and I've always put a lot of extra effort in. Everybody could tell I was lean and fit, but I failed at every sport. I never learned to ride a bicycle either. The one time I went roller skating was awful. My balance is rather poor. The only thing I was goo...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Help with finances

 Post subject: Re: Help with finances
Posted: 03 Oct 2022, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 424

I know a few people who use "The Envelope System". You just take some cash out every month and stuff them into different envelopes, for gas, groceries, entertainment...etc. If you run out early then you don't spend any more. I know this might seem a bit outdated with all the online banking...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did your parents ever talk to you about sex?

Posted: 01 Oct 2022, 5:46 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 13,806

They did not specifically tell me anything, because I already knew everything at an early age. Read the 101 Questions about sex book when I was 9. And I was a late bloomer and didn't need to learn too soon anyway. Sex didn't feel like a big deal in my family. It's nice but not all that captivating o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Childhood imaginary friends

Posted: 30 Sep 2022, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 610

I think this might be a cultural thing. I grew up in a busy place and did not have much time or privacy. I never lacked friends, actually they tend to stick to me and wouldn't let go. :D Funny that despite tons of friends and social experience, I'm still autistic. It just doesn't come naturally. :(

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Free online IQ test: What's your score?

Posted: 30 Sep 2022, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,638

I did the one in the first post during lunch and got 179. :D I do know that I'm smart, but probably not that smart. My real IQ is probably closer to 145 - 150. They asked for my age and gender and language. Maybe I got some bonus for being an old woman whose first language isn't English? :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it an autism thing to not like traveling?

Posted: 12 Sep 2022, 5:39 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 993

I don't like traveling. All the inconvenience aside, I just don't see the point. Who still need to go to another place in this day and age? :D I have unlimited access to documentaries and a huge projector screen if I want to experience somewhere, without being packed in with other tourists, craning ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Help! Something very weird happened to me

Posted: 11 Sep 2022, 7:15 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 478

If it goes away then don't worry about it. When I was 14 I felt like I was dead and was viewing the "livings" from a ghost's perspective. 8O It went away after a couple weeks. I think it was just wacky teenage hormones.
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