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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: BBC Sherlock tv show

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,282

A cardboard image of a tree on the set of a play is not really a tree. But it has enough culturally understood characteristics of a tree (rounded green top, brown stem) that the audience recognize it as a tree and understand it as such. Thus, in the fictional universe in which the tree belongs, it i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Accepting a pecking order in the workplace

Posted: 28 Feb 2014, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,498

Read this quote by Eckhart Tolle

The ego says "I shouldn't have to suffer" and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is you should say "yes" to suffering, before you can transcend it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Going through lists of things being physically pleasant

Posted: 24 Feb 2014, 1:24 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 606

The pleasurable sensation that you feel is likely the same one you experience when listening to an enjoyable piece of music. There is an article HERE that explains that while listening to music your brain is working hard to compress the complicated musical structure into a series of predictable patt...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: HSP/Asperger's/Empath? What am I?

Posted: 15 Feb 2014, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 9,855

Acedia, I am not for a second doubting your diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and I am not trying to attack you in any way. I just want to make what I think is an interesting point in that you and Stitched may be more similar than you think. This shows use of a theory of mind... Most of these blog writ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: HSP/Asperger's/Empath? What am I?

Posted: 13 Feb 2014, 7:21 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 9,855

What you are describing definately could be AS Think about it, a large proportion of people with AS describe the experience of eye contact as being too intense to handle. They commonly describe looking at the eyes as difficult because they "contain too much information". In other words, those people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dominant and submissive behaviour

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 3:54 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,293

I suggest looking into the theory of Transactional Analysis, "I'm OK, you're OK" is probably the most accessible and comprehensive book on the subject. TA sees dominant/submissive relations in social and work situations as being fundamentally unhealthy, and offers strategies to deal with these behav...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worried about myself

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,161

Hi, welcome to the forum. Don't feel silly about posting, your worries are perfectly reasonable. It is possible for high functioning autism/aspergers to go undetected until adulthood. You do appear to have symptoms of it. However, I would not recommend going to your GP straight away. GP's are usuall...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have a "savant" gift or gifts?

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 10:18 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,659

I have a "hyper-focus" for discerning order i.e., "seeing that something is not ordered". Me too. If some system or arrangement that is in some way disordered or imperfect is presented to me , it will usually automatically flash into my mind as being somehow WRONG. Weirdly, it may then take me a fe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Feel Like a Fraud..

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 8:33 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 2,413

Here's a quote from the Wikipedia article about Asperger's Most children improve as they mature to adulthood, but social and communication difficulties may persist. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that "may" in the sentence (my bolding) sounds to me like the majority of children with A.S. do not contin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Possible Discovery: Two types of AS

Posted: 17 Jan 2014, 12:02 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 4,345

Type one and type two

Antarctica and the Sahara.

Totally the same and yet totally different.

I like it 8)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you structure yourself?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,360

I have struggled with this in the past. Best solution that works for me is to spend 5 minutes for every 30 minutes conjuring up an imaginary teacher/parent figure in your mind. During this 5 minutes have a internal mental discussion with this imaginary person about how you are feeling about the work...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: how can I be kind yet clear w ASD friend?

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 2:40 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,807

I do not believe this is a theory of mind problem, I think it is an ethical problem. There is a simple ethical rule "Treat others as you would be treated" that Marvin does not appear to have the maturity to take on board. A huge number of people, AS and NT alike , choose to ignore this rule or fail ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Outing Aspies

Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 5:13 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 2,707

I think though to anyone really familiar with ASD, most people on the autism spectrum are obviously on the autism spectrum (if they know what that means), so what is wrong with discussing it? Fat people are obviously fat, but most people would not raise the subject with them as it would very likely...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Envious of Aspies

Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 8:10 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 9,692

Choose your favourite AS stereotype: 1. Being amazingly gifted at subjects such as maths/science/computing/creative. 2. Fascinated by pointless information. Obsessed with data, facts and repetition but unable to think abstractly about things or to be interested in how they fit into the big picture. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is self-control societally driven?

Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 2:32 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,236

Cavernio, I wonder if you have ever enjoyed playing video games? Video games are interesting things in that they contain many goals, and yet the satisfaction of completing the goal is not in any way dependent on society. . I know that when I do well in a video game, I couldn't care less about who kn...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing with covertly condescending people

Posted: 05 Jan 2014, 6:17 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 4,056

If some of you are curious, and I'll bet you are :) you should read up on FAE (Fundamental Attribution Error). PS, I also wanted to say that this was a good read, thanks. Not something I've ever heard of before but it makes a lot of sense t...
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