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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am finding it difficult to talk to certain kinds of people

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 9:38 am 

Replies: 19
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But I think this person has issues. While we were driving, she couldn't hear her GPS because she called her son. So she was having a phone conversation with him and talking to me at the same time. She kept picking up her phone to look at the GPS map and directions. I asked her why she kept picking u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am finding it difficult to talk to certain kinds of people

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 9:34 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 777


Maybe it was just her way of making smalltalk lol Often when I socially interact with people I try to give them tips which I think may be useful to them (and I never considered that it could get annoying). Maybe that's what she attempted. And that would be one more reason why I HATE small talk!! :l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am finding it difficult to talk to certain kinds of people

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 9:33 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 777


kraftiekortie wrote:
I have an ignition button in one of my cars. My other car starts with a key.

Both operate like regular cars.
I know right??! !! I am pretty sure you didn't have to graduate from push button ignition school to operate it!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I am finding it difficult to talk to certain kinds of people

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 9:11 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 777


I think it's getting more and more difficult for me to spend time with people whom, let's just say, might not be the sharpest tools in the shed. I had to drop her off at the airport and we had to use her car because the way my car is set up, I can't take any passengers. So, I was to drop her off, dr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 08 Jan 2023, 8:33 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,159


Hawthorn wrote:
skibum wrote:
What is your profession?


Data Science, I work in financial services.
I think that kind of profession is full of Autistic people. I can't think of people who would be better suited for it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have any of you had an bad experience with a therapist?

Posted: 07 Jan 2023, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 582


I've had problems with therapists who made a lot of assumptions and didn't listen or simply didn't believe me. For instance, when I told a former therapist that it was difficult for me to interact with people, she assumed I was just anxious about it and encouraged me to do it anyway, on the assumpt...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 07 Jan 2023, 12:55 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,046


Hi guys, Thanks for all the replies! Food for thought :) Yeah, it's true, I could disclose (after much debate with myself, for instance) and only get a blank look from the other because they don't know much about ASD anyway, or don't care! Re. my comment about only making friends with other ASDers,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,046


Hi guys, Thanks for all the replies! Food for thought :) Yeah, it's true, I could disclose (after much debate with myself, for instance) and only get a blank look from the other because they don't know much about ASD anyway, or don't care! Re. my comment about only making friends with other ASDers,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:46 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,046


Hi guys, Thanks for all the replies! Food for thought :) Yeah, it's true, I could disclose (after much debate with myself, for instance) and only get a blank look from the other because they don't know much about ASD anyway, or don't care! Re. my comment about only making friends with other ASDers,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:43 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,046


IsabellaLinton wrote:
Even if they do have "something", chances are they don't have "all the things -- at the same time", like we do.

I agree it's a BS copout.

I doubt any of them could tolerate five minutes in my life, for sensory reasons alone.
Yes to this!!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 05 Jan 2023, 9:57 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,159


What is your profession?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 1:15 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,159


Because you are successful the diagnosis must be wrong? Apologies, I don’t think I said that and I didn’t mean to come across that way. I mentioned it because what I have read of ASD so far in books, what I’ve experienced with previous colleagues who have been diagnosed, seems to suggest that doing...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New diagnosis imposter syndrome

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 9:31 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,159


Hello all, First post here following a recent diagnosis, though been going through the process for a couple of years. Delays caused by the pandemic meant it took a long time to get assessed. I’m looking to see if anyone has experienced something similar how I’m feeling at the moment, and whether it...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have any of you had an bad experience with a therapist?

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 9:25 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 582


I'm almost 39 and I have extremely bad pms where I'I've been crying a lot lately. I also have extremely low self esteem. My mom mentioned maybe I could see a therapist but only because suggested seeing a psychiatrist because I haven't seen one since 2020. Although I now think if I see a therapist i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A question of 'right and wrong'

Posted: 04 Jan 2023, 9:21 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 767


We tend to have a better sense of it and a stronger sense of justice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When the clouds clear

 Post subject: Re: When the clouds clear
Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 9:02 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 738


This has been really interesting. So if the person (who could be me) is not stessed, others will see them in a totally different light. If you want to see someone in a new way, approach them in a non-stressful manner at a time when they are not stressed. It's starting to sound like our old friend L...
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