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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Misdiagnosis quantification

Posted: 04 Sep 2016, 9:23 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 623


Wow thanks for the interesting analysis, it made me think a lot! (I tried to find a mistake in your logic but I coulddn't :wink: ) One aspect that I wanted to think about more was a notion that some of number of "true autistics" may be unquestionably autistic, i.e. for a certain subset of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I AM making perfect sense !

Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,090


I have problems with all this as well, except that I go to the opposite extreme. I am convinced that people won't understand what I say if its not straightforward or simple, and so I tend to ridiculously over-explain things and make people feel patronised. I also often find myself using ridiculous h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why Are Aspies Suspicious Everyone Is Lying About Autism?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 191
Views: 6,243


To answer the original question: I admit I do get suspicious of people who don't give off the impression of being "damaged by life". You can generally tell people who have had a difficult life, just by the way they are. People who are perhaps a little too well adjusted and confident, I am ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you feel about "invisible" autistics?

Posted: 31 Jul 2016, 11:31 am 

Replies: 155
Views: 8,452


Well I just had a person in my professional life tell me that autism happens when someone steals your soul. And she was NOT KIDDING. I think there is actually a real stereotype that autism portrays itself as emptiness, soulessness and disconnection. "The lights are on but nobody home" sor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Visual stims"... isn't everyone like that?

Posted: 24 Jul 2016, 9:02 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 585


For me its more noticeable when Im in the company of other people than when Im on my own. When Im in a social gathering it becomes quite obvious to me that I focus on certain visual things - such as pictures, or lights on a wall or reflection, or moving objects that no one else seems to finds intere...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An interesting occurrence about personality types

Posted: 18 Jul 2016, 4:53 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 326


For a lot of my childhood my family didn't have a TV (I grew up recently enough for that to be pretty unusual). I think a lot of my teachers and friends thought I was socially odd because of this, the theory being that I'd missed out on learning about social behaviour from TV. Perhaps there is somet...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why does telling NTs I have Asperger's make me feel shame?

Posted: 18 Jul 2016, 4:40 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,769


I'm quite a noticeably odd person - I dress oddly, act oddly, think about things oddly. Been like that my whole life, and I feel not much shame about that at all even when people point, laugh and stare. Strangely though I do feel very ashamed about telling people I have Aspergers. I think its mostly...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Theory about communication.

Posted: 10 Jul 2016, 10:57 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 414


The theory rings very true with me, whether or not it is the whole story. I find I have different values from people time and time again. 1. Material values. My life is very simplistic relative to my income. 2. Moral values. I have unusual moral values that are strongly based on logic. For example, ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Software Development's Future as Asperger's Heaven

Posted: 05 Jul 2016, 4:55 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,759


I see software engineering as similar to the work of a translator. 1. You receive requirements in English 2. Then you convert it into a sort of intermediate language - a sort of visual instinctive understanding of how to problem should be engineered. This is not something than can be expressed verba...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Going to the cinema alone

Posted: 02 Jul 2016, 10:10 am 

Replies: 80
Views: 2,544


Going to the cinema alone is one of my favourite things. I like it a lot less with other people, because they tend to be less punctual so that you end up missing the trailers and adverts (one of my favourite parts of the experience for some strange reason!!) and any scrunching of food and whispering...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are ASD folks good listeners?

Posted: 02 Jul 2016, 9:56 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 464


Yes, because the details are important and Im good at taking account of every little thing the person is saying and building it into an overall picture. I'm good at not stereotyping and not jumping to conclusions I make lots of "mmm hmm" noises to show I am listening. On the other hand Im ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what new things have you learned on this forum?

Posted: 02 Jul 2016, 9:36 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 587


That a large number of people with ASD are articulate, have empathy for others, are interested in making friends, are interested in things beyond their special interest and are able to see things in shades of grey. I apologise for ever doubting this, previous to joining this forum I only understood ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you think British people are obsessed with eccentrics?

Posted: 26 Jun 2016, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 326


UK may soon have a posh, quirky, bumbling eccentric as its prime minister. David Cameron has resigned and Boris Johnson is one of the very possible successors. Theres certainly a lot of hate for Boris at the moment, especially post Brexit referendom. But he obviously has a lot of support as well, an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: POLL: Do you believe that Alan Turing was autistic?

Posted: 26 Jun 2016, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 105
Views: 2,907


It's possible, but we'll likely never know for sure. The same can be applied to many historical figures who died before adult autism diagnoses were a thing. What I find odd about doubting retrospective diagnoses isn't that others disagree with the idea (that is a fair alternative), but, that such d...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The NT Has No Clothes

 Post subject: Re: The NT Has No Clothes
Posted: 22 Jun 2016, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 268
Views: 9,607


Although I often find myself thinking the same things, I don't entirely agree with your argument. A concrete world where children and the elderly are warehoused so the workers can busy themselves, spirituality fulfilled with products and brand affiliation. Empty salutations, selfishness and broken p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism vs Schizoid PD??

 Post subject: Re: Autism vs Schizoid PD??
Posted: 22 Jun 2016, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 417


The key difference is that autism can cause a schizoid personality, but a schizoid personality cant cause autism. Personality disorders usually have some root underlying cause, that can maybe be addressed with therapy. If you have schizoid/avoidant personality traits then this could be brought on be...
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