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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dumbing yourself down to fit in

Posted: 11 May 2012, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,544


See, I don't consider that to be 'dumbing down' at all. You conveyed the same relevant information in a more relaxed manner. Bigger words aren't always better words, and people often think that those who use them are simply trying to show off how smart they are. I know that's usually not the case w...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Overcoming or dispelling the "creep" factor online

Posted: 14 Apr 2012, 4:19 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,142


And some people are just duds, go for the next one. This. Exactly this. That's the general mentality going around, it seems. You make one little mistake in an online conversation, and boom, they move on to the next one. No wonder people are getting very anxious when meeting someone new online.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Laziness and Autism.

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 10:25 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,905


AIUI, this "laziness" is called executive functioning disorder (or something similar) and is a pretty typical trait on the autistic spectrum.

So yeah.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: People making you the odd person out for the fun of it???

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,314


It is far more common to overlook something than to see something that isn't there.

For example: Most bullies, when questioned, state that they were not aware that what they were doing was bullying.

Furthermore, your last statement is a straw man argument.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: People making you the odd person out for the fun of it???

Posted: 08 Apr 2012, 4:38 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,314


In order for an NT group to bond, they need a common enemy, a scapegoat. So that's what you were. If it hadn't been you, it would have been someone else. This not true. While I'm sure there are some people/groups that do this (NT or otherwise!), it's certainly not the norm. I find your generalisati...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Pain of being misunderstood.

Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,613


Everyone plays everyone. Accusing someone of it is a power play. Everyone who is manipulative thinks that everybody else is doing it too, and will read manipulative motives into completely innocent things. They will also view any argument to the contrary to be an attempt at manipulation as well. Th...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: People making you the odd person out for the fun of it???

Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 5:16 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,314


In order for an NT group to bond, they need a common enemy, a scapegoat. So that's what you were. If it hadn't been you, it would have been someone else.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do I describe the term "curebie" to a layman?

Posted: 11 Mar 2012, 10:16 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,770


If you need to claim that your statement is non-biased, and particularly that it is 'the first non-biased answer', then that can only mean that your statement is, in fact, very much biased.

People tend to only recognize bias in others, not in themselves.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Saying "Thanks" / Repeating questions back

Posted: 06 Mar 2012, 5:16 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,009


By telling her about your weekend on each occasion, you have established a pattern. She expects you to volunteer the information, and when you do not, she probably thinks you have good reason not to talk about it, and she will therefore not ask, out of consideration for your feelings. However, she w...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: What does he mean?

Posted: 04 Mar 2012, 11:54 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,621


He probably means something like: Being tall comes with certain health issues that negatively impact life expectancy.

It seems rather strongly worded, just like saying that smoking is like a slow death sentence.

And in that vein, living itself is that as well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Pushing your buttons"

Posted: 26 Feb 2012, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,333


It's quite likely that "I was just pushing your buttons" is a cop-out, because they lost the argument and don't want to lose face. What I would do is call them on that. Simply claim that they are copping out, and are unwilling to admit defeat. Even if they really were pushing your buttons, they can ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Portal Physics

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 5,244


The_Final_Boss wrote:
Here is a video showing exactly what happens in-game


The platform was moving much too slowly to actually eject the box, so it's not really a good test. Although it's obvious the engine flips out bigtime.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Portal Physics

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 5,244


As for your diagram with the barber pole, that appears correct as velocities V1 and V2 remain constant. However, as soon as the one portal, and hence the barber pole, stops moving, I think there will be an inertial force acting on the rat to keep it from flying forward. I guess it can be hard to ge...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Things You Took Literally as a Child

Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 3:31 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 4,806


1) In Health we looked at that taste bud diagram of the tongue. I thought this was fascinating and also that we literally could only taste sweet foods in the sweet section, sour foods in the sour section etc. So I tested this theory by pressing certain foods to the certain areas of my tongue where ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I have a 12 yrs old functioning autistic step daughter

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 6,135


So regardless whether someone is bullying, name calling or not, that will never justify for her to bully back. Autistic or not. That is our rule in our home as far as what's expected. And I don't think it is far fetched regardless what mental state the child has. I understand it may be harder for h...
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