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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: HFA or just Quirky?

Posted: 02 Apr 2011, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 4,612


Doesn't sound like ASD to me. No obvious difficulty with body language, which is a key weakness that seems to link the whole spectrum no matter how high functioning.

My guess, maybe schizoid (wiki that), or just run-of-the-mill introvert genius.

Welcome to WP

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Adults with AS, how do you find eye-contact?

Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 9:33 pm 

Replies: 183
Views: 38,162


I've been accused of both too much and too little eye contact.

For me, eye contact just seems meaningless and unimportant. I get nothing from it, no "connection".

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Evolutionary advantage of being an Aspie

Posted: 16 Jun 2010, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,598


Humans are pack animals, but a large and dense network of human contacts is unnatural. In ancient times, our eccentricities may have been less of a problem in small groups of humans where everyone knew everyone - villages, tribes, whatever. Hyperfocus and good memory might have been worth the trade-...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: so very tired

Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 12:23 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,777


You deserve to be surrounded with better people, who appreciate you enough to treat you like a human being.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Planning ahead

Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 12:18 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,279


Autism is not required, but many of us autistic types don't like surprises so planning ahead is a must.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Biochemistry Ph.D

Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 12:16 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,662


Why are you getting a PhD?

To teach ESL in foreign countries, or do you have a specific career in mind?

If you do have career plans, look at what is required.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: People Who Ignore Me

Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 12:14 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,046


60% of bullies have a felony on their record by the age of 24. This is the best predictor of future criminality that we know of. 6% of kids are bullies who don't get bullied, and have symptoms matching either sociopathy or NPD. 3% of kids both bully and are bullied. They often have some impulse cont...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers/schizophrenia?

Posted: 09 Jun 2010, 12:09 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,584


None of that sounds like aspergers to me, and I think the onset of schizophrenia is usually a little later... like 25.

Maybe she has OCD or some kind of anxiety disorder?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you determine if you can read social cues?

Posted: 31 Mar 2010, 3:47 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,792


Non-Verbal Dictionary

Check it out. I was shocked by just how much non-verbal communication there is between NTs. 8O

NTs I showed this to, were only shocked that I didn't know this stuff. :oops:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are these things stimming?

Posted: 02 Mar 2010, 5:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 973


I saw somewhere that stimming can also include such activities as pacing, drumming and doodling.

As well as singing mantras, making mandalas, etc.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Question of WP members who are loners...

Posted: 01 Mar 2010, 9:24 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,567


What is it about solitude that attracts you? Is it for choice, comfort, or do you see solitude as a personal necessity? Is it because you fear judgement because you are a narcissist, if you are one? Is it because you fear people doubting how amazing you can be? Why are you an introvert? For me hang...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: YES this is what we need

Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 10:34 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,917


Where can one get those?

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: After the build up

Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 812


What always works for me is, get angry. People mistake my anger for confidence and/or assertiveness all the time. :twisted:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fun test to take (NTs take it too)

Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 2:15 am 

Replies: 88
Views: 6,969


AS, but I think part of the test has more to do with social anxiety and/or introversion than AS... RESULTS: Your score: 106 Your condition: no signs of NTS Congratulations! You do not suffer from NTS. You are free to think on your own, maintain an objective view of things and pursue your interests. ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: A question for those that work with the general public

Posted: 22 Feb 2010, 2:05 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,043


Maybe people can't tell that your body language is all wrong when you're on the telephone with them.

Whereas face-to-face acquaintances are more likely to perceive you as depressing, creepy, hostile, snobbish, etc

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Studying human traits

Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 6:25 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,852


I've found such analysis does help me socially, though I'm not very good in realtime I can at least figure people out in hindsight, and some NTs even value my social insight (oh the irony).
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