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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The stigma of stuttering vs. ASD stigma

Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 6:46 pm 

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I just caught a NYT article on the stigma of stuttering, and it mentioned how Joe Biden suffered from stuttering in his younger years but was able to overcome it (for the most part anyway). As I read through the article, I couldn't help but notice some of the parallels between the mistaken assumptio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 29 Aug 2022, 11:59 am 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,616


CockneyRebel wrote:
I think that people on the spectrum are usually more docile than many people.


Well hell YEAH... especially, as a collective; you NEVER hear about a group of autistic young men mobbing and beating an allistic young man to death or to point of hospitalization!!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 27 Aug 2022, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,616


The only time I have ever acted aggressively towards anyone was in self-defence, when the other person thought that it might be "funny" to gaslight, patronise or in some other fashion demean me. I don't tolerate bad behaviour, from anyone, and others shouldn't expect me to put up with abu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What reasons you had to initially deny you might be ASD

Posted: 20 Jul 2022, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,098


Another basis on which my having ASD was more suspect, was that often I would exhibit some emotional state and then someone else (an NT) would pick up on it and call it out, or respond in a way that showed they know what I was thinking and feeling inside. So even though some sources say that "A...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you realize faux pas right after making them?

Posted: 19 Jul 2022, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 336


I guess this is a question to elicit your degree of improvement in mitigating "Aspie errors", or getting to the point of more competently masking. I can honestly say that for me, for the most part, I've caught faux pas based on picking up non-verbal signs from others and I immediately made...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 8:47 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,616


Great and encouraging update!! I just got a call back from the author of the article. He actually feels terrible. He had no intention at all of having that article imply that he thinks that all or that the majority of Aspergian people are the way that the article describes. He is actually a very ni...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,616


I don't misread non-verbal cues, but I can choose to ignore them if my impulses are too much to control (I know I find ignoring things hard but not when impulses are involved). For example if I'm talking to someone who seems distracted and is probably wanting me to shut up or talk about something e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 13 Jul 2022, 7:19 am 

Replies: 90
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kraftiekortie wrote:
No. I don’t believe autistic folks are more aggressive by nature than NTs.


On the whole, probably not.
Certainly not as bellicose and political as their allistic counterparts; not much desire to subjugate "inferior" cultures :roll:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD adults and aggression - thoughts?

Posted: 12 Jul 2022, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 90
Views: 2,616


I'm wondering if anyone has a certain viewpoint on whether ASD/HFA or "Aspie" adults tend to be more aggressive? The article below seems to spell it out well at first, saying they're no more likely than anyone else to have aggressive tendencies, but then due to mistreatment and involuntary...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What reasons you had to initially deny you might be ASD

Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 11:47 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,098


Another ASD behaviour that I shed later in life, but was very present in my teens and more diluted in my 20s, was the "Asperger bouncy walk". I'm sure you all know what that is, and have been mocked before for it... the video below explains it well. Yes, I certainly found it more comfy to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What reasons you had to initially deny you might be ASD

Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 11:43 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,098


Another behaviour that I can recall doing on quite a few occasions (less so today, in my late 40s) is I'd drop passive-aggressive hints about preferences, which my interlocutor actually picked up on (!), and that's a sort of behaviour that's VERY NT. One tactic I'd often use, when someone was bothe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can see autism in people walking down the street?

Posted: 22 Jun 2022, 11:39 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 860


While I was diagnosed with Aspergers in 2001 as a young adult, I can tell you that even prior to that I had some insight into my differences, and I consciously emulated NT body language and walk/gait till it was more "natural" (and felt natural to me). I think a great help towards this, wa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What reasons you had to initially deny you might be ASD

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,098


Another ASD behaviour that I shed later in life, but was very present in my teens and more diluted in my 20s, was the "Asperger bouncy walk". I'm sure you all know what that is, and have been mocked before for it... the video below explains it well. Yes, I certainly found it more comfy to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What reasons you had to initially deny you might be ASD

Posted: 21 Jun 2022, 7:08 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 3,098


Another behaviour that I can recall doing on quite a few occasions (less so today, in my late 40s) is I'd drop passive-aggressive hints about preferences, which my interlocutor actually picked up on (!), and that's a sort of behaviour that's VERY NT. One tactic I'd often use, when someone was bother...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can learning foreign languages benefit Aspies?

Posted: 16 Jun 2022, 7:55 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 678


So I got to thinking about whether the learning of foreign languages, especially during one's early formative years, can have beneficial effects for folks on the spectrum...I mean, it sort of makes sense, in terms of promoting greater cerebral flexibility, "shifting gears" and multitasking...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do NTs think?

 Post subject: Re: How do NTs think?
Posted: 12 Jun 2022, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,296


... and yet they have the unshakable belief that we're supposed to automatically know and understand because apparently we're psychics who can read their mind. Yes. I've observed this various times. I've seen it where they expect you to know their thoughts via nonverbal cues, which would be uniquel...
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