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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Aspies normally suck at everything?

Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,485


I am the "go-to" guy in my circle on all things business, and news and politics. I am very well regarded among my peers, and assume many leadership positions in areas of interest.

outside of that - yes, I do suck very terribly at most everything else :lol:

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: AS specific investment fund?

Posted: 26 Apr 2013, 7:52 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,764


I think what would be useful is cataloguing the types of special interests people have. Then it would be easier to identify which ones have market potential. I thimk any person with AS would be thrilled to be paid to pursue their special interest (I know I would). It just takes someone with busines...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: AS specific investment fund?

Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,764


I've been thinking about this very thing recently and have been thinking about what it would take to put something like this together. It really depends on what sorts of things people with AS are doing, the potential market for their SI, and what sort of support they need. I've been thinking that a...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Not Reading the Signs.

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 714


It is a constant problem... I'm bad at flirting and detecting flirts. I either try too hard or fail to display my affection entirely. I tell people to just whack me with a 2x4 if they see something that I obviously do not. That hasn't worked yet, lol. I do get lucky when I am desperate, which in my ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What are you wearing right now!

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 2,281
Views: 135,385


chocolate brown lacoste polo, jeans, light brown loafers

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Map for all Earthbound members of WrongPlanet

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 460
Views: 144,806


I did it. can't believe I'm the only one who did this in all of South Florida :?

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: howdy

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 529


That's really cool you have a professional job. To what extent did you leverage networking to secure your financial analyst position? Do you work for a private firm or for a government agency / university / etc.? I used careerbuilder, actually... Networking helped me find OTHER people jobs :roll: T...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Visual Thinkers: How can visual skills be applied to maths?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 11:41 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,450


I do math visually, and am great at mental math. I use a "sum of the parts" approach to almost everything I do, and the basic idea I explain to people is when I calculate tips and am accurate to the penny (most times...) Bill is $100 tip is 20% I see a diamond shape in my head with the $100 on top $...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: self employed - to do list overwhelm suggestions?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 11:02 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 846


hire a freelancer to do the things you don't want to do or have little economic benefit. That way, you are free to do the more rewarding activities.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Anyone regret getting a diagnosis?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 10:03 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 10,324


But what if they say you don't have it??????? To me this is a very important reason to get the diagnosis. If they say you don't have it, then there must be another explanation for the Asperger's-like symptoms and this could be relatively benign or very dangerous. You probably want to know with cert...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: AS specific investment fund?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 9:57 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,764


I'd bet a lot of the quant funds have aspies on staff or are run by aspies.

Finance and investments in general is my SI, by the way. Feel free to PM me about it and I can data dump if you like.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Anyone Else VERY Afraid of Work?

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 9:55 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,373


I have been under employed or unemployed for the past 4 years due to the economy and going back to school. I have a job now but I can't shake the fear of getting fired again. Every day is a torture to sit here. Every time someone walks by, I think they are going to come in and fire me. I am a great ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and being touched

Posted: 23 Apr 2013, 9:34 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 5,829


I do not like people touching me, not even family. I'm not very good at cuddling and would prefer that I didn't have to do that with girlfriends all the time. Sex is fine; no issues there. I've learned to tolerate handshakes although I try to get away with a polite nod if I can. My sisters knew that...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: "We kill threads"; Threadkiller Society

Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 3:56 pm 

Replies: 21,809
Views: 1,185,625


Sorry bamboo, but actually the thread was waiting for me. You can all go home now :lol:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do I explain my aversion to telephone conversations?

Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 1:33 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 5,603


When I was a teenager I hated making phone calls. My mom would always ask me to call someone and ask a question and I would instead try to find the answer in an alternative way (the internet, like when a business opens or not) I am waaaay better about using the phone but my family knows this much: t...
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