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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:29 pm 

Replies: 18
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But you have to remember to write the note, and remember to check it... No seriously, I agree, I'm doing better with work appointments since I've discovered how to use the electronic calendar with the automatic reminders. So it's only when I walk away from the computer and forget to carry my my pho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 387


I have strange kinds of memory problems. As a child, I would often space out staring out the window while riding. My guardians would ask what I was thinking about, and I would honestly tell them "I forgot." Sometimes I didn't and it was too chaotic a style of thought to be able to effecti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 15 May 2019, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 387


Thank you everyone for the responses! Something else that works for me quite often, is to talk my way through a task out loud. I have no idea why, but speaking the words and then hearing them seems to keep me on track better than just thinking it to myself. It's not always practical or socially acce...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: There’s Something Terribly Wrong with my Memory

Posted: 05 May 2019, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 387


I’ve always been very forgetful. Since I was a kid I have been losing important items, leaving things behind at school or work, forgetting to take things with me when I leave my house, forgetting what a teacher or supervisor told me to do, and the list goes on. Ironically, most people I know would s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Telling left from right.

Posted: 08 Aug 2018, 12:46 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 648


I can tell my left from my right. However, I have to pause and think about which way is left or right if the angle has changed. As with all of my visual-spatial deficits, I used to be much more impaired as a child. I think it's a result of visual-spatial deficits in my case as well. I have a hard ti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you draw police officers, security guards to you?

Posted: 20 Jul 2018, 5:06 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 516


Oh my God I sure do. I'm glad others have noticed it. This is the kind of thing I notice but if I talk about it I'm "paranoid." My guess is that like other NTs, police officers target us because of our atypical body language. After all, their job is to notice anything or anyone out of the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good at telling how much time has passed?

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 246


During the day, I'm average, but at night, I am incredible. I can wake myself up at any time of night I want to, and I'll be 15 minutes earlier than the time I needed to wake up. Never set an alarm. I'm the same, I get up at 5 a.m. like clockwork no alarm needed (daylight savings really messes me u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: abstract thinking

 Post subject: Re: abstract thinking
Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 4:14 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 777


Oh wow...Autistic people struggle with abstract thinking? I guess I'm not autistic after all and I have something else entirely. I have no problems with abstract thinking. I am very, very, VERY good at abstract thinking. Not trying to brag or anything, I'm just emphasizing that it's one of my streng...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good at telling how much time has passed?

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 246


Sorry but this is not a serious post , there is a fictional condition called Temporal Dysplasia that a character in Stitchers has , it 'sort' of presents like Aspergers Temporal Dysplasia is a fictional and uncommon medical condition in the Stitchers universe. It causes the person affected to not f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good at telling how much time has passed?

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 246


I have a very poor sense of time, at whatever scale. For example, it would be very common for me to look outside and be surprised that it has got dark, because I don't realise how long I have been engrossed in a special interest, or even to see no leaves on the trees and need to think for a moment ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you good at telling how much time has passed?

Posted: 03 Apr 2018, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 246


For example: Let's say you're waiting at a bus stop with no watch, phone or clock. If someone asks how long you've been waiting for the bus, do you know whether you've been waiting for 15 minutes versus 20 minutes? Can you remember if it's been 4 or 5 months since your last haircut? I have a poor se...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you find weird about neurotypicals?

Posted: 03 Apr 2018, 3:43 pm 

Replies: 203
Views: 6,374


Almost everything. Nothing they do is based on logic, just random unwritten social rules. Here are some weird things they do I find especially irritating: -Hire people based on who they like rather than who can do the job the best -Mirroring. I never understood the whole "yawns are contagious t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am female and have never succeeded. Am I an aberration?

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 1,225


I think I'm "high functioning"(always thought this term was strange). Would I absolutely pass for neurotypical? No way. I'm positive most NTs think I'm odd. Despite me doing what a lot of high functioning autistic women do: dress appropriately, practice good hygiene, understand sarcasm, be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Trump autistic?

 Post subject: Re: Is Trump autistic?
Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 2:34 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 850


Didn't he make billions from negotiating with rich people face to face? I don't understand how anyone could possibly think Trump is autistic. You're judging him based on presidency but he has lived over seventy years so where are the signs in those previous seven decades?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old are you and when were you diagnosed?

Posted: 31 Mar 2018, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 662


I've never been diagnosed with autism. It wasn't until about a year ago that I decided I'm more than likely autistic. My first counselor diagnosed me with anxiety and depression. I'm not sure why none of my counselors ever diagnosed me with autism, but apparently it manifests differently in women or...
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