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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Accepting Isolation

Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 6:04 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 8,626


I like having a lot of privacy but I have never been very good at being completely alone. I need people near, but at a distance. For instance I like being in a room by myself but able to hear someone doing something from another room, or even hearing someone walking outside does something for me to...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Does anyone else hate talking on the phone?

Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 5:58 am 

Replies: 165
Views: 73,405


Answering the phone makes me very nervous, because I know I won't know what to say, and I'm also afraid of misunderstanding or not hearing the other person. Plus I've had bizarre experiences where someone started yelling at me because they didn't believe they had reached a wrong number! The phone is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What defines a Genius?

Posted: 05 Aug 2008, 5:46 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 9,405


I qualify for Mensa, but I'm no genius. As others have said, Mensa accepts the top 2%, based on IQ scores, so it's not really all that rare to qualify for it. I do think though that just having a high ability to think logically makes one a bit of an outcast all on its own, even without the other soc...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Just a man under deep cover wanting in from the cold...

Posted: 24 Apr 2008, 6:22 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,188


I was touched by your story, and I just want to say I wish you the best, and you have my respect and congratulations for hanging in there and keeping on despite setbacks and painful life experiences. I have heard many reports form other people saying that corporate culture has become increasingly co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How good are you at picking ulterior motives?

Posted: 24 Apr 2008, 6:05 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 13,822


I think I'm pretty good at figuring it out in cases where you can use logic to figure it out. I pick up on it when people say things that don't add up, and then I become suspicious and can figure out the deception. I think I'm possibly better at that than the average person. But I'm very bad at seei...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: How do you deal with bullying???

Posted: 24 Apr 2008, 5:51 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,419


I think it's important to make sure your son realizes that whenever people choose to do something mean for no reason, it's always about them, the perpetrators, and not about the person being targeted. He may need to be reminded that just because someone calls him dork, it's not a reflection on him a...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Blogging and Concealing One's True Self

Posted: 21 Apr 2008, 5:18 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,560


I find that it's not that easy to remain anonymous if you have a natural tendency to be honest and are not usually deceitful or find it hard to lie or deceive. You may end up giving yourself away. Also, if you write about controversial topics you may get nasty comments, which can be hurtful even if ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New, trying to sort it out

 Post subject: Re: baiting
Posted: 21 Apr 2008, 4:35 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,825


Bee33; baiting people is very cruel. If this begins to happen again, please consider the possibility of stopping this cold, by quickly withdrawing from the situation. There are times when a *little* abruptness is perfectly justified. Ross Thank you for your kindness and advice. The baiting was very...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: intro

Posted: 20 Apr 2008, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 793


I'm in a similar boat so I'm curious to hear the advice too. Several years ago I was in therapy for depression, but I didn't find it useful because whenever I told the therapist I didn't know how to do something, like talk to someone for instance, she would try to be reassuring, instead of understan...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New, trying to sort it out

Posted: 20 Apr 2008, 11:35 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,825


Thank you all for your welcomes. Ross, I think I know what you mean. The person who instigated the bullying found me unacceptable and kept baiting me in an underhanded way until I was upset enough to take her bait. And then I was the villain. CanyonWind, I don't think I have had a lot of obsessions,...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New, trying to sort it out

 Post subject: New, trying to sort it out
Posted: 20 Apr 2008, 8:36 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,825


Hi, I'm new here and I'm hoping some of you can help me figure things out a bit. I apologize ahead of time if I use the wrong terms or say wrong things out of my lack of knowledge. I haven't been diagnosed and I don't know if I would qualify for a diagnosis of AS, but I think that I have some AS cha...
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