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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anxiety problems from becoming more aware of own behaviour.

Posted: 20 May 2018, 3:54 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 154


There are a few things that I try to do when I am in a social situation. I have a list of small talk subjects that I can fall back on. I make sure that my face, eyes and body movement is appropriate. But, the most helpful skill comes from reading novels. Authors can allow you to see the world throug...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Trump autistic?

 Post subject: Re: Is Trump autistic?
Posted: 03 Apr 2018, 5:27 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 881


Always full of wonderful insight, I wonder how he would score on a 5 factor personality test? He make lack the necessary self knowledge to answer the test honestly and accurately. But definitely an antisocial and narcissistic personality.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teeth Grinding

 Post subject: Re: Teeth Grinding
Posted: 05 Mar 2018, 4:40 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 585


SabbraCadabra wrote:
Grinding causes your gums to recede?


Yes

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teeth Grinding

 Post subject: Re: Teeth Grinding
Posted: 04 Mar 2018, 6:52 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 585


Yeah, bruxism is a b***h. Over time your gums will recede, your teeth will crack and your nerves will die. All this will be very unpleasant and expensive to fix. Try being mindful of your mouth, your chewing and clenching.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Too old to start over.

 Post subject: Re: Too old to start over.
Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 11:22 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 758


I am 59 and struggle with many of the same issues. Life gets more difficult as we age. I started to walk away from the world after the death of my parents. There have been bursts of activity followed by reversals. I found that reading novels to be quite helpful. Getting into another persons mind hel...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: difficult co-worker - what would you do?

Posted: 11 Apr 2017, 5:29 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 577


One way to handle this type of situation is to talk to your manager. But, be very careful not to criticize your co-worker. The conversation must be about you. How you are struggling and how you can improve. Your manager would become a means of support and not a source of retribution. No boss wants t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you do to compensate for your inability to read cues

Posted: 04 Apr 2017, 5:10 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 761


Uta Frith has written at length about this subject. The term she uses is "mentalizing." Simply put, people develop rules for social/emotional interaction to compensate for an implicit deficit. You may want to google Uta Frith and mentalizing. I think you are doing very well to recognize yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you wear a "mask" when around people?

Posted: 13 Mar 2017, 4:12 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,231


goatfish57 wrote:
Yes, masks help me get into character. Most people hide who they are and show the world the person they want to be. Being honest in public will only get you in to trouble.

I found an amusing article this morning.
Anti-Social 'Shybot' Rolls Around the Sonoran Desert, Running Away From Humans

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you wear a "mask" when around people?

Posted: 13 Mar 2017, 4:10 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,231


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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel grief?

 Post subject: Re: Do you feel grief?
Posted: 12 Mar 2017, 7:05 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 428


We all experience grief in different forms. I have lost friends, family, jobs, .... Some were easier than others. One of my deficits is that my emotions are under developed. So I tend to experience extremes and they are painful. This will sound silly, but my gym is closing. Am I permitted to feel gr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers is not an excuse.

Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 4:02 am 

Replies: 159
Views: 6,830


On wp, it is considered ok to invalidate people by calling them superspergers and attributing their successes to luck. When telling one's own experiences of achieving something involving having a positive attitude to begin with, they be accused of spewing mindless slogans of the American dream. If ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers is not an excuse.

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 3:59 am 

Replies: 159
Views: 6,830


Because I never advocated others to do similar to the goal I've achieved. This is getting tiring. If you're triggered then go elsewhere. I'm not really up for a long drawn out argument about this. Ashbashbeard, Congratulations on all of your hard work. I enjoy reading success stories and I wish you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can Aspies develop empathy?

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 4:12 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,580


Baron-Cohen's Empathizing Quotient (EQ) and Systemizing Quotient (SQ) tests. Introduction The empathizing–systemizing theory developed by autism researcher Simon Baron-Cohen proposes that on a level below normal personality there are individual differences in the wiring of the brain that result in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: do u feel accepted

 Post subject: Re: do u feel accepted
Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 8:41 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1,293


kraftiekortie wrote:
It DOES have relevance. Because you are a person who is either accepted or rejected.

Your "autism status" has nothing to do with it.


Kraftie, you are a nice person

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can Aspies develop empathy?

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 6:15 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,580


The real questions should be: Are you a kind and considerate person? For me, the answer is sometimes. Am I tolerant and forgiving of other people's failings? Not so much. Am I emotionally available and helpful when others are in trouble? For some people. Am I willing to do the hard work to improve? ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers but good at reading people. Intense world theory

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 6:30 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 4,683


C) I some times cry getting of a bus. One-to-one human interaction can be a horrifying thing to witness. If I have been on a 30 min bus drive, I have noticed every detail of every individual and their subtle interaction. I know who does not like to be sat next to -and my stress level goes to the ro...
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