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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Does anyone else find reading dialogue to be tiring?

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 8:58 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 789


Jib wrote:
Why would it?

I don't understand why you would ask this given that I posted three possible reasons why it would be tiring in the OP.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hearing and seeing everything at once?

Posted: 08 Aug 2021, 12:47 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 183


Yes, it's called sensory overload.

If it's something that happens after a long period of stress, and you become unable to function as you previously functioned (like go to work or school, clean your home, or handle relationships) it might be a burnout.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Not Communicating

Posted: 08 Aug 2021, 12:23 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,108


Because of the social/communication deficits I guess. Maybe someone would not pick up on how much attention the other person wants. Maybe someone responds only when asked a direct question. Or maybe someone doesn't have the executive functioning skills to balance multiple emails and texts with other...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 08 Aug 2021, 12:16 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 896


Prayer has a very specific religious purpose, so people talking about it as if it's just distraction or another form of meditation are being ridiculous. Yes, it can serve similar purposes to meditation or distraction, but those are not it's primary purposes: It is primarily a religious ritual. Someo...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: How we deal with racism and hate speech on Wrong Planet

Posted: 07 Aug 2021, 3:31 am 

Replies: 292
Views: 30,310


Wow, first time reading this thread. People calling an accusation of racism something as bad as actual racism is BS. Actual racism destroys people's lives and is much worse than just getting your feelings hurt over an internet discussion. A racism accusation on this little corner of the Internet isn...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: have you constructively criticised an NT's communication?

Posted: 07 Aug 2021, 2:05 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 879


Jayo wrote:
I couldn't tell if they were being sincere - maybe they were just "being Japanese" about it, as I derisively call fake-agreeing responses :roll: )

I suggest you not say that sort of thing unless you want to be considered a racist.

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Request to have no gender on profile

Posted: 07 Aug 2021, 1:41 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 290


The_Walrus wrote:
Yes, I think an “agender” option would be good along with other nonbinary identities.

No, that's not what I'm asking for. I mean no text, completely empty gender field.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Does anyone else find reading dialogue to be tiring?

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 9:54 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 789


When there's a lot of dialogue in novels, reading it fatigues me. I sometimes get confused about who is talking, so I have to do more processing and sometimes re-read to keep track. Also I feel like my eyes have to jump from line to line on the page because the lines of dialogue are often shorter th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 896


Prayer is an inconsiderate thing to suggest because not everyone is religious. Also the OP clearly said the problem is sensory; prayer doesn't fix sensory issues.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Why a NT "Would benefit by hiring somebody neurodiverted?

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 9:40 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,023


Neurodivergence is so broad that giving a specific answer to this question is impossible. Autistic, ADHD, and other conditions have different characteristics, which lead to different kinds of skills. And there will be different skills among autistic people because autism is defined so heterogeneously.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why is cleaning so difficult?

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 4:48 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 1,205


I don't know why it's difficult for you, but it's difficult for me because I tend to see every task as multiple smaller tasks. For example, instead of "pick paper up the off floor," I see my dirty floor and think "pick up this flyer, then pick up that torn envelope, then pick up that ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 4:39 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 896


I have a lot of sensory issues at bedtime too. To manage them, I created a routine that I follow every night, and I bought the things I needed to make me comfortable. It's best to create the routine during the day, when you are not tired and sleepy. Write down the steps if you need to. Here are some...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Why a NT "Would benefit by hiring somebody neurodiverted?

Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 4:20 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,023


There are no general benefits of hiring neurodivergent people. There are benefits of hiring some individual neurodivergent people, for the same reasons that hiring individual non-neurodivergent people is beneficial: they're great at the job, they are loyal to the company, they get along well with co...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: The difference between a good career and a good hobby...

Posted: 03 Aug 2021, 10:31 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,248


The difference between the two depends on individual abilities, preferences, and circumstances. Some people do not even have hobbies that could be careers.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exactly what are social skills?

Posted: 03 Aug 2021, 6:33 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,725


"Social skills" refers to a very broad range of abilities. It basically refers to knowing how to think and behave in a way that allows one to reach one's goals in social situations without unintentionally harming the other people involved in the social situations. "Unintentionally har...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lacking Empathy Isn't Terrible

Posted: 03 Aug 2021, 2:53 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 1,772


cyberdad wrote:
I know this is true, my post was more directed to selling the idea that empathy is useful to have to the OP

You don't have to sell it to me; it's obvious that it's useful. But the usefulness has nothing to do with the point of this thread: even though empathy is useful, lacking it is not terrible.
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