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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What does it mean to forgive?

Posted: 03 May 2011, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,075

I find it incredibly difficult to forgive - often trying very hard and thinking I might have got there, only to find that I'm simmering with resentment a short time later. As to forgetting - I would love to be able to do that, but by constantly replaying a bad event in my mind it becomes totally em...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing with irritiability

Posted: 03 May 2011, 2:58 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 701

To change your immediate response of irritability and anger, you need to change your broader outlook on people. It's not easily done, and I struggle with anger and irritability myself. Try to remember that other people have their flaws, fears, and whatever other issues and work on being kind and for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What does it mean to forgive?

Posted: 03 May 2011, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,075

Forgiveness is traditionally defined as cancelling a debt. In the context of this post, it is giving up your right to hurt the person who hurt you. I don't think that we're necessarily supposed to forget the wrongs that other people have committed against us, though we may end up doing so later on....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What does it mean to forgive?

Posted: 03 May 2011, 1:35 pm 

Replies: 20
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I can't say I have an answer for this. I believe in forgiving someone, but I don't forget the transgression. If you betray me, I know you are a betrayer and would be an idiot to ever trust you until you earn the privilege of being trusted. I suppose you could say forgiveness would amount to being w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever been punched before for a comment you made?

Posted: 03 May 2011, 12:21 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,184

I've been known to throw food at my ex-bf (hmmm, could that maybe be a clue as to why he's an ex...?) :) but I've never had stuff thrown at me, I don't think.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weird Boring Friendless Pedantic Nerdy NT = Aspie?

Posted: 03 May 2011, 12:15 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,601

swbluto wrote:
bee33 wrote:
Whoever said that Aspies were boring?

Monotone = boring.

People can say pretty fascinating things even in a monotone voice. Some people are charmed by long speeches... ;)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Weird Boring Friendless Pedantic Nerdy NT = Aspie?

Posted: 02 May 2011, 11:56 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 4,601

Whoever said that Aspies were boring?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Geodon/Risperdal class drugs

Posted: 02 May 2011, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 7,597

Though I haven't heard of this happening to anyone else, Risperdal made me really happy and energetic, but the effect only lasted for two months. I had the same effect with Abilify, also only lasting two months. I had no weight gain with either one.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you first hear the word "Aspergers"?

Posted: 02 May 2011, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 17
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A book review in the New York Times of the book Shadow Syndromes , in 1997. I was startled by how much it sounded like me, and bought the book, but then I mostly put it out of my mind (mainly because I couldn't find any psychiatrists who knew anything about it) until last year, when I sought a diagn...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An NT perspective

Posted: 02 May 2011, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,485

I think both NTs and people with AS have to try to be understanding of each other, as do all people, since everyone is different, but it's not always easy. I sympathize with the people who say that being autistic places a much greater burden on the autistic person to try to adapt than vice versa, be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What does it mean to forgive?

Posted: 02 May 2011, 5:59 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,075

I have read that forgiving is just letting go of a grudge and bitterness, not necessarily feeling that the person who hurt you did nothing wrong, THIS Yes, I think this. It's saying you're going to move on and not let anger, resentment and a desire for revenge poison your life any longer. What's ha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do you have Meltdowns when an NT doesn't?

Posted: 02 May 2011, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3,835

I'm curious to know how the project is progressing. Has it changed as a result of the responses here? Sorry missed this. Still rolling data into the project and adding new content. I will show you guys the changes as I have new material. This is a very part time project in my life right now but one...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other people laughing at your discomforts?

Posted: 02 May 2011, 4:27 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,678

I've had people laugh when I was startled by a loud noise, like a firecracker going off. I think it's mean-spirited but also a natural reaction. It's like when you are watching a comedy and someone in it walks into a lamppost, usually because they're craning their neck looking at a pretty girl. It's...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social Anxiety? Help!

Posted: 02 May 2011, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 890

I think I definitely have social anxiety. It's very difficult for me to talk to people. I feel very awkward and don't know what to say or how to react to what others have said. But I think it's mostly due to AS. I have trouble understanding the social dance and keeping up with the dance steps. From ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Life priorities

Posted: 02 May 2011, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,018

My priorities are simply to live my life with people who care about me, like friends and a boyfriend, having some projects that give me satisfaction, having an active inner life with always something to think about, and being at peace with myself. Unfortunately those are mostly out of my reach, as s...
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