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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You can't be autistic..."

Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,609


My fear of telling people I suspect I have an autism spectrum disorder is exactly what you describe. That eye-rolling, skeptical, "yeah, says you, you're such a hypochondriac" kind of reaction. I've decided to get it documented, so it doesn't look to people like it's some crazy idea *I* came up wit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You can't be autistic..."

Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 3:13 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,609


When I was growing up in the 1980s, you had to be nonverbal or close to it and also very low functioning for a diagnosis of "Autism" so a lot of adults still have that misconception. When I had meltdowns and refused to fit in with other kids, even the PROFESSIONAL psychologists just said that I was...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you know a conversation has finished?

Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 5,673


I have a hard time knowing this too. I know there are times when I´ve overstayed my welcome, and the person suddenly tells me hurriedly they have to go, as they scamper off. Likewise, I think I´ve sometimes just walked away abruptly, feeling like it was over for me but forgetting about what the othe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: weird stereotypes of aspies by other aspies

Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 3:19 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 7,000


I remember someone at that meetup remarking, in regards to your body language, that you break the stereotype of aspies lacking body language. I remember someone correcting that by saying aspies are supposed to either lack body language, or have inappropriate, or exaggerated, body language. I wonder...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Imaginative play

Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,893


I used to have interests involving different cultures, so I would pretend I was someone from that culture. For instance, as a child I was interested in American Indians, and every day, I would pretend to be Indians with my little brother. We had an elaborate imaginary world....actually, it was mostl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You can't be autistic..."

Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,609


My words aren't very reliable, especially if it's new ones. I just don't think fast enough :( But oh, how I wish I could be snarky, verbally. Practice in advance. It's what I did and still do constantly. If I get into a conversation and come up with a good comeback a little too late I replay it in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: weird stereotypes of aspies by other aspies

Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 7,000


What made you change your mind? My social immaturity? :lol: I´m just curious..... I am tempted to say it was your overall immaturity, not just social :) That, of course, makes you fit in with us very well. It is totally normal for aspies to be immature. More seriously, I think it was your voice, yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: weird stereotypes of aspies by other aspies

Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 61
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I drink wine diligently every night. I do this even when I´m alone, I think this is one of my rituals. :) About the looking younger thing: one of the dance schools where I teach at just moved to a new studio. I was recently sitting in a public area there, after my class, relaxing with a cup of tea....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shyness/Introversion vs mild AS-Differences.

Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 37,436


I get a feeling many of the posters here would probably be more accurately described by "introversion" instead of "autism". Why? Because I get the eerie feeling I would be more accurately described by "extreme introversion" than autism, and many other people here are [sarcasm]JUST LIKE ME![/sarcasm...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trance/Shutdown in Conversations

Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 900


I sort of do this. I think it is more from sensory overload for me. I cannot process what they are saying, sometimes even when I really try, due to the surrounding stimulation. I can hear their voice, but cannot make sense of it. I, however, do respond to them. I have learned to place in generic re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test

Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 19,410


I am wondering if a high score in the eye reading test absolutely excludes and Autism diagnosis, as they suggest. It seems likely that an autistic person's brain could, for whatever reason, break down micro-expressions in such a mechanical way that it becomes a very Autistic trait, instead of the e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shyness/Introversion vs mild AS-Differences.

Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 37,436


swbluto wrote:
I get a feeling many of the posters here would probably be more accurately described by "introversion" instead of "autism".


Why?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trance/Shutdown in Conversations

Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 900


I notice something strange that happens to me sometimes, so I was just curious if anyone else has experienced this. Occasionally, when someone is talking to me, I notice myself going "deeper into" myself, almost as if I were about to lose consciousness; similar to falling asleep. Except, I´m not rea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shyness/Introversion vs mild AS-Differences.

Posted: 25 Apr 2011, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 37,436


As is often the case, I found that article comparing Shyness/Social Phobia with AS rather too general for my taste. This happens often: people find a general stereotype about AS, then write articles making sweeping generalizations. Asperger´s is a complex syndrome, and in writing about it in this "b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you hypothesize about your social problems before AS?

Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 4:22 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 6,993


5) I was "too negative", and that was why my life wasn´t working for me. I needed to learn how to access the Law of Attraction. :lol: A lot of people seem to claim I'm "very negative", so that might also be a possible explanation. But, then again, there seems to be a ton of negative people out ther...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you hypothesize about your social problems before AS?

Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 6:54 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 6,993


When I was a child, I was familiar with the Charlie Brown comics, and I just knew that Charlie Brown kid was just like me....that seemed to explain it all...... :( As a teenager, I thought my parents were sheltering me, or not explaining things to me properly, and that was why I wasn´t socially savv...
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