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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: if you talk to yourself...

Posted: 09 May 2010, 3:27 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,991

I often repeat things out loud when no one else is around. Like sometimes I'll read the content of my posts aloud to get an idea of what it sounds like to the readers. If I'm bored and alone I'll talk out loud to myself in conversation format, usually narrating my thought process. Me too. I'll also...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Inappropriate Attachment to Objects

Posted: 09 May 2010, 3:10 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 7,623

I have a brush, a pen, a jar of petroleum jelly, a nail file, and a choke chain with me pretty much at all times. Some of these things I bring with me to whatever room I'm going to be in. I have copies of them in my purse, and when I leave the house I can't be separated from that purse, not even at ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people on the spectrum have good memories?

Posted: 08 May 2010, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 5,049

I have an almost freakish memory for facts, conversations and things I've read... except for names of any kind. My short term memory is starting to weaken a little, though; I'd be out to sea without Google Calendar.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do ýou find competitions distasteful?

Posted: 08 May 2010, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,175

Competitions that are judged subjectively are overwhelmingly influenced by the looks, personal magnetism, previous successes/failures, and social/political connections of the competitors. And then there's whatever ridiculous current standard the judges have for what the "right" or "best" way to do s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Taking things literally!

Posted: 08 May 2010, 2:10 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 12,006

I'm very literal. My husband complains about it all the time, in part because he says things that are meant to be joking or sarcastic but neglects to use a joking or sarcastic tone and thus I take him literally; he says so many illogical things in all seriousness that I can't assume he's joking like...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you like a little kid sometimes in this way??

Posted: 07 May 2010, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3,287

I can get so excited over things that I get a head rush and get overwhelmed; I often need to sit down away from the action and catch my breath and get my blood pressure out of the quadruple digits. I might yell, cheer, squeal, bounce, and tell anyone within hearing distance about the exciting item/e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you sometimes accused of not caring about anything?

Posted: 05 May 2010, 9:04 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 6,360

When I was a kid, my mother would furiously accuse me of being "cavalier," as if it was a choice I'd made or something I could change. When I eventually got a shrink, she described me as having 95% of my emotions "numbed." Anger and anxiety/panic I can feel easily enough, but the rest is spotty at b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lonely, but peopled out

 Post subject: Re: Lonely, but peopled out
Posted: 05 May 2010, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,082

... wishing I had community and friendship... but the idea of being around people, having to interact with them, and sort through enough to maybe find some folks who like me just gives me the shudders... I get frustrated and bummed out rather than shudders per se, but other than that I'm right with...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who has a good way to come down from an overload?

Posted: 03 May 2010, 5:25 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,572

I put loud music on, sit on the floor and rock.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Abnormal signature

Posted: 30 Apr 2010, 7:45 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,074

When I created this thread, I was just sorta hoping that 1 or 2 people might have something similar, which after a lifetime of never seeing a non-signature like mine would've been huge; to see that MOST respondents don't have regular signatures is mind-blowing. And of course now I'll spend the next ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fake people NT's think are nice!

Posted: 29 Apr 2010, 7:19 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 4,667

Eventually after sometimes years of condensending behavior and insults, I may talk back and when I do, I'm being outcasted, told off and treated like I had no right to fight back or even say anything back. This is one of the things that outrages me the most about NT behavior. Why is it ok for an at...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Nice Guys and Love, what's your take on the issue

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 1,242
Views: 163,917

Romantic excitement is based in large part on uncertainty, which in turn is based in large part on unpredictability; with a new lover you don't yet know what to expect, you can't predict what they'll do, and that's part of the rush for most people. Non-coincidentally, bad boys/girls are unpredictabl...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Complimenting a girl

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 8:41 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 4,078

If you give the "wrong" compliment, or say it in the "wrong" way, suddenly the recipient is very unhappy. As an Aspie man, you're thinking logically, which leads to the perfectly rational conclusion that complimenting=doom. So naturally you feel reluctant. Try to make a compliment fast and casual; i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: can you be late for something?

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 7:00 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,626

Dots wrote:
I panic when I'm late for anything. I'm always the first one there. It frustrates me when people don't seem to take being on time seriously, and no one seems to take it as seriously as I do - I can't even be 5 minutes late. Is anyone else like this?

I am, 100%.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you hate injustice?

Posted: 28 Apr 2010, 12:37 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,167

TheDoctor82 wrote:
Study the 48 Laws of Power. Don't actually follow them, but remind yourself that they do; once you learn them, you'll know how you can use what idiocies they follow to your advantage :)

On your recommendation, I looked it up; it's GREAT stuff, it explains so much!! Thanks!! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you hate injustice?

Posted: 27 Apr 2010, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,167

I'm with you on this. Sadly, I expect that sort of behavior as the standard, and many other behaviors that are objectively dreadful as well. The NT's have huge blind spots about certain sorts of social evil. It drives me crazy.
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