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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I attract negative and depressed people, why?

Posted: 05 Jun 2013, 12:06 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 13,573


Sometimes I wonder if I was one of these people who drained others? If so, I wish somebody told me. :?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is a chef a good job for someone with aspergers syndrome?

Posted: 30 May 2013, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,423


He's going to have to communicate with the servers and change orders on the fly, and he'll have to multi task like crazy. I couldn't do it, but I think he should definitely look into it. His passion for it might motivate him to find a way to balance his issues and doing his job.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I feel like a vampire....

Posted: 30 May 2013, 12:17 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,916


I feel like a real vampire. I sometimes stab people in the jugular with a sharp object I carry around in my pocket, and I sample some of their blood. I don't kill them, and nobody I've tried this with has turned into a vampire. But I still feel like one.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Being articulate and getting the right words out

Posted: 29 May 2013, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,659


I relate to the OP. My struggle with verbalizing my thoughts is the thing that lead me to believe that I have AS, and my biggest challenge. People think I'm shy, or don't socialize much because of nervousness, and that's not entirely untrue, but it's mainly because I can't find the words half the ti...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Famous person on the spectrum!

Posted: 29 May 2013, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 825


I've never heard rumors about him having AS, and from what I've seen I'd never peg him for an aspie.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: If you are shy or introverted...

Posted: 29 May 2013, 1:53 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,729


I heard standoffish a few times. Unfriendly. Uptight. Rude, even. Scary.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What persentage of people with autism can drive?

Posted: 29 May 2013, 10:17 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 5,703


I've been driving since I was 18. Dad would b*tch at everything I would do while driving. It got so bad, I had get my maternal grandmother to teach me how to drive. Same here. I could have learned sooner, but my dad was mean as F**K and yelled at me over every inconsequential thing when we were out...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Abusers denying abuse?

Posted: 29 May 2013, 9:42 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,468


The critical factor is how they react to those things. Do they go, "I have a problem that could hurt my children; I am going to take steps to ensure it does not"? Or do they ignore it, pretend there is no problem, blame others, perhaps even blame the children? I think if they have the integrity to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Abusers denying abuse?

Posted: 28 May 2013, 9:56 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,468


Yes. Some will ALWAYS deny it. Or create lame explanations why they had to do it. And like someone has already mentioned, their relatives who grew up with them will buy into their lie, and side with them no matter what. It SHOULD be illegal, but how on Earth can you prove something like that? Especi...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Do you find other aspies are easier to be friends with?

Posted: 28 May 2013, 9:45 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6,912


I don't know any. But I'd imagine the more extreme the aspie, the less likely we could tolerate each other.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What is a real job?

Posted: 27 May 2013, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,956


What exactly is a real job? People seem to say "Get a real job" to show disdain for what somebody else does to make a living....so I think sometimes it depends on who you ask. Pretty much. You'll hear that often if you do unskilled labor for a living, or anything that involves menial tasks like get...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How Lonely are you? Try the UCLA Loneliness scale

Posted: 27 May 2013, 2:34 pm 

Replies: 145
Views: 85,899


It's seems very easy to get a high score. There aren't many questions.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Will NT's' ever undstand us?

Posted: 27 May 2013, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,174


They don’t need to understand us. It’s our problem, not theirs. I don't agree with this. I do. When the majority is faced with a minority that's at a disadvantage, what do people historically do? They tend to brush it off and marginalize the group until after blood shed or protest, they're forced t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Will NT's' ever undstand us?

Posted: 25 May 2013, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,174


Only when they figure out, scientifically, why the brain is different in people on the spectrum. At which point they'll go about changing it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else creeped out by Alex staring at you?

Posted: 22 May 2013, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,930


Not really creeped out. It's an aspie stare, but that reinforces the theme. If it's a problem, stop coming to Wrong Planet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What thought processes do you have when I say the word cat?

Posted: 16 May 2013, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 5,115


A cat sniffing something. It's not a vivid picture. I also can vaguely taste something like the way they smell.
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