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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Do You Feel Like You Can Be Yourself With Other People?

Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 12,509


I am still learning to be myself around others. Usually I am a shadow of myself out of fear of upsetting them or hurting their feelings. Starting yesterday I began trying to be in the world as a more genuine version of myself. So far it feels good, though there are some very confused NTs in my life ...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Gay people: would you date a bisexual?

Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,536


I have heard other lesbians refuse to date bisexuals because there are people who label themselves bisexuals who are not. These include straight people who are just experimenting and don't want to say so. This has lead to hard feelings for some folks who have had their hearts broken. Another issue f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Thinking on trying Abilify or Risperdal for irritability.

Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 10:10 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,585


Abilify is an atypical antipsychotic. I have been prescribed this medication as well as seroquel - another atypical antipsychotic. Be very careful with this family of meds as they can affect people in unexpected ways. When I took seroquel I almost set myself on fire and would have done so if I had b...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Male lesbian, guydyke?

Posted: 05 Apr 2014, 10:14 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 85,492


the term "male lesbian" has nothing whatsoever to do with trans* womyn, if you are female you are female - then as female if you are attracted to other females exclusively you are a lesbian. In this case you are female and lesbian. "male lesbian" is for trolls trying to invade our space and "manspl...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Am I a Simpering Weakling?

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,548


Only you know how much of a toll this will have on you vs. how badly you need the money. If this woman is making it so you can't pay the rent or buy food you need to stand up to her or get someone to help you do so. If the money isn't that big of a deal right now you are not weak! You are strong to ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Trauma after trying desperately to fit in with NTs?

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 9:21 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,418


I've just recently started learning about myself and ASD with the help of a behavior analyst. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to connect with others my entire life and learning that I won't be able to in the way I had always hoped has been terribly upsetting. I've been taking daily walks that alwa...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: its hard being gay and having aspergers

Posted: 03 Apr 2014, 8:53 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 951


The question that I don't seem to be able to answer but am still struggling with: How can you be in a fulfilling relationship when it is so hard to connect?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you intimidated by authority figures?

Posted: 13 Mar 2014, 9:47 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,896


I have a HUGE problem with authority figures. I am intimidated by them and get very angry that they hold the power to affect how I feel and function. Since I actively avoid being near people and don't like eye contact I am often stopped and 'talked to' by the police. I think they find me suspicious....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is understanding necessary for trust?

Posted: 12 Mar 2014, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 390


You can trust someone without understanding but it's not a good idea much of the time. Some people would call trust without understanding faith. I try to accept people rather than trust them - good friendships can be based on acceptance.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social input is incorrect

Posted: 12 Mar 2014, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 619


DevilKisses wrote:
I often think that people being nice to me are condescending.

Yes! This used to make me very angry when I was younger. I also immediately want to know what they want from me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social input is incorrect

Posted: 12 Mar 2014, 7:17 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 619


I think of the social input I get as incomplete rather than incorrect, and for me that seems like it is related to difficulty recognizing complexities about emotion. This makes sense and makes me feel better about it. I can deal much better with the idea of not getting all of the information as opp...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social input is incorrect

Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 619


I'm trying to make it a game with my sister. I will say "happy" or "angry" or whatever I think and then she will either say "yes" or "tired" or some other one word answer. I think with time it can become a normal part of our banter. I'm hoping to work with some other people but have noticed that I a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social input is incorrect

Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 619


Learning to ask people what they are actually feeling is something I definitely need to learn to do!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social input is incorrect

 Post subject: Social input is incorrect
Posted: 11 Mar 2014, 7:32 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 619


This weekend my doctor suggested I discover how good I am at recognizing emotions by guessing the emotions of someone close to me and then asking them what they are really feeling. I went to visit my sister who helped me with this. I am correct about 50% of the time - mostly with major feelings. I f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you find people have no interest in you?

Posted: 08 Mar 2014, 12:30 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,516


People who are unable to relate find me uninteresting or infuriating. And it's ok! I have learned not to talk to uninteresting people. They learn quickly that I am a poor social prospect and move on. It takes me a long time to make friends. I enter (almost) every encounter with no expectation of the...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Does anyone else have a ton of phobias?

Posted: 07 Mar 2014, 11:50 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 931


I am afraid of: people I don't know grocery stores most foods being in water enclosed spaces being inside at all (this is a serious problem sometimes) moths schools hospitals driving being at work - what if there is an armed robbery? Where's the best place to be shot anyway? The teeth of strangers m...
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