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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: One of my friends told me lots of kids in uni have AS

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 11:50 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 4,410


I've met multiple students at my university who have been diagnosed, without seeking them out. And those are just the people who felt comfortable mentioning it in casual conversation, usually without even knowing me particularly well let alone that I was autistic. No doubt I've met others who haven'...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Got a dilemma, and it sucks big time.

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 6:39 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,827


I think it's actually pretty common for people to still have feelings for people they've been with in the past. That doesn't necessarily mean they don't love and want to be with someone they're with now. It doesn't mean that her feelings for you aren't way stronger than whatever feelings she has lef...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your ST-SCP type? QUIZ ADDED!

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 6:09 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 6,448


Having read the paper, WISC is definitely by far the best fit (a lot of it seems like it could have been written about me), though I have some ESC traits.

I found a lot of the questions difficult to answer, but the result was ESC.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with Aspergers typically have problems balancing?

Posted: 20 Dec 2011, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 8,180


I have rather poor balance and coordination.

On the other hand, I have wondered if my poor balance is somehow related to my apparent immunity from seasickness.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Am I an unusual high functioning aspie?

Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,426


The nature of autism as a spectrum disorder is such that borderline cases are inevitable. Just where the line should be drawn is not clear. Theoretically speaking, one could have every single autistic trait there is and yet be undiagnosable if those traits did not cause "clinically significant impai...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Questioning Sexuality and Gender

Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 9:37 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2,600


He asked me if I liked a certain girl at school. When I said no, he said that I was straight, and it was probably hormones. WTF?!?! That is fouled up entirely beyond the limits of my comprehension. I do not even understand what he is trying to say here... That this girl is so attractive that anyone...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I have strong feelings for my best friend.

Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 9:25 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,585


Rule #2: When in doubt, say it in absurdly specific and unambiguous words. eg "I really like you and I want you to kiss me on the lips for a long time, right now" I don't think I'd respond to that very well. "I really like you..." -- This is good. "...and I want you to kiss me on the lips for a lon...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Heat and Humidity

Posted: 21 Nov 2011, 2:12 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 6,380


Yes... I hate heat and humidity! I have issues with bright light too so hot, humid, sunny summer days are my enemies. I am not very fond of air conditioning either; it is the lesser of two evils and I'm glad it exists but I am so much happier when it is cool enough that I don't need it. On the other...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Person first language

Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 2:19 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,989


Mysty, I appreciate the relaxed approach you express in your post. One quick note, though: I don't normally get into someone's grammar (I'm not perfect either). But if you say, "N has autism", and "People with autism are often sensitive to touch," you're still using it as a noun in both cases. "Aut...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you talk to animals?

Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 5:33 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,251


Of course I can talk to animals. They don't have a clue what I'm saying, of course; but I can talk to them all I like. This. Actually, I guess I can communicate with my cats to some degree, but I don't have any unusual communicating-with-animals gifts, certainly not with ones that aren't part of my...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble Starting Stuff You Want to do?

Posted: 14 Nov 2011, 11:37 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,983


Absolutely. This is a major problem for me. Even once I've started, following through/finishing things is also a major problem.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social Anxiety & ADD vs. Asperger Syndrome

Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 11:50 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 7,060


Zokk wrote:
When I told him that I was previously diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, he said he doesn't 'like putting people in boxes' as he put it.

Bleh. I find answers like that irritating. I understand that it's well intentioned, but it really doesn't help in understanding anything.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do your parents/guardians understand your autism?

Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,937


They never mention it. Either they don't know how to talk about it or they're in complete denial.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Person first language

Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,989


I think there are good arguments for both. I think it really depends on how one sees things. If autism should be an integral part of one's identity, then it ought to be "autistic person." On the other hand, if autism is merely a condition one has, then it ought to be "person with autism." I probably...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you react to being asked if you are autistic?

Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 4:27 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 3,760


Were I in the situation you're describing, already visibly distressed and in a public place with a group of other people, I'm not exactly sure how I'd react, but probably not well. It's hardly the least stressful topic in the world for me and I don't think it's something I'd want to talk about in a ...
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