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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: are you drawn to water?

Posted: 01 Dec 2013, 5:47 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 11,547


If you are lost in the woods, its only logical to go towards a river. You can't go for long without water. That aside, watching water whirl, bubble, bend, engulf, etc, is relaxing to me. I grew up on an island, connected to mainland with a two bridges. I have been in a boat 6 hours a day, 45 days p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 30 Jun 2013, 5:22 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


A small update about me and my obsession, namely World of Warcraft. I deleted 11x chars at lvl85 or higher. I deleted all gear on all my chars, deleted them, gave away all items of value, gave away all my gold, and cancelled my subscription. If I divide all the hours I spent ingame over 8 hour days ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you wear the same clothes over and over?

Posted: 12 May 2013, 4:34 am 

Replies: 89
Views: 13,129


I was (un)fortunate enough to get 20-30 promotional t-shirts of one kind a year ago, and because of a tight economic situation I have been wearing the same type of t-shirt more or less 97% of the time over the last year. However, I do enjoy black t-shirts, and these are mainly black, so its all good...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are people with aspergers creative or uncreative in general?

Posted: 12 May 2013, 4:04 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 8,445


Create ..destruct ..creative ..destructive ..uncreative = destructive?

I would say they are not destructive, but in general it could be said people are destructive and/or creative and therefore also people with aspergers. :wink:

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: So... I don't have Aspergers

Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 12:26 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,097


may i ask..how you went about getting evaluated? Did you bring it up to the doctor? Or did they(doctor or family) mention about you getting evaluated? Of course you may. It started with my wife repeatedly asking me to take a personality test, Myer-briggs. I ended up with "INTJ", I checked out an IN...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 3:50 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


DSM-IV-TR says: "Often these are primarily manifest in the development of encompassing preoccupations about a circumscribed topic or interest , (...)" ICD-10 puts it as: "The individual exhibits an unusual intense, circumscribed interest (...)" Ahh, thanks for pointing this out for me. I was royall...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 26 Oct 2012, 3:15 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


DSM-IV-TR says: "the preoccupations are all-encompassing and interfere with the acquisition of basic skills" "Often these are primarily manifest in the development of encompassing preoccupations about a circumscribed topic or interest, about which the individual can amass a great deal of facts and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


Funny thing, I just realized my Aspergers obsession for 6 months is well documented on these forums in the form of 800 posts. If thats not talking about it, I don't know what is. However, whatever I do or say now won't change their mind, I think. For them I will forever be the guy who tried too hard...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 7:27 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


I scheduled a meeting with them to elaborate on these things, so I will see how that turns out in a few days. Well, I got some answers. At first, they said those interests didnt count because they were too popular, too many have those interests. Too many people play wow excessivly. My interests was...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: [Diagnosis] Should i stop the process?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 4:34 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,042


I will tell you what I tell anyone that is considering getting a diagnosis: (...) Want to move to another country in the future? That diagnosis in your file (which must be disclosed as part of your medical history for the residency application) = instant denial. Really? My wife and I are planning t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Delayed reactions?

Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 4:19 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 16,707


yes, I do this too. I believe it is part of CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder... All these co morbid things that are so prevailant should not be separate things I think as so many of us experience them.. anyhow... mini side track aside, I think that is what causes it... (...) Hope that he...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 2:51 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


On addiction vs. aspie obsession... Have you almost always had an obsession with something, even before WoW was around? Ye, during my childhood, I was VERY into Donald Duck from age ~6 to ~14, infact I still dig up, from memory, information from those stories that I can use in daily life. Fun facts...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 6:31 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


Hope that helps! It does :) thanks Did you tell them the extreme amount of time you spend with World Of Warcraft? I did tell them 8-9 hours on average each day, my wife told them a higher number, so ye, they should know. My wife is thinking that they may have misunderstood what I do at the computer...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Delayed reactions?

Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 6:13 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 16,707


I have had a tendancy to ask people what they said, even when I did hear it. I remember doing it as a child, and I even remember peope catching me in doing so. They could say something, I would ask them to repeat, and they would refuse and say they think I heard them, and then when I understand it t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Define "Aspergers obsessions" please

Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 14,757


I ask because during my assessment for Aspergers, they wrote in the conclusion that I had no obsession with any special interest/topic. And it seems that was a big part of their decision to not diagnose me with Aspergers. How do you define an obsession? I feel that spending 8-14 hours a day with one...
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