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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can someone be "somewhat autistic"?

Posted: 29 Dec 2021, 5:33 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 851


I don't remember the exact criteria for getting an ASD diagnosis, but you don't need to have all of the traits present, and the severity of them don't have to be massive. I certainly lack some traits myself, and/or have found workarounds for some. It's kinda tricky when finding out as an adult. I wa...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: What makes a good work of art?

Posted: 28 Dec 2021, 12:34 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 699


One big misconception is, like, "I could have done that" - well, you didn't. You sometimes/often have to take into consideration the work before, education, coming up with the idea etc. A brick on a stool with some spray paint on it could have taken years to actually make. But it can get a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you come across differently than you think you do?

Posted: 28 Dec 2021, 12:10 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,856


I don't think so. Jokes aside, the title makes me giggle a bit. But I've realized that I come across differently than what I intend, without understanding why. My self image is/was a social butterfly who is extremely good at putting words on my thoughts, yet I have no friends and everybody's always ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers
Posted: 28 Dec 2021, 11:55 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 362


I would not call it a "disorder". Rather I see it as a neurological variant. The children Hans Asperger studied all went on to have successful lives. While I agree with "variant" rather than "disorder", as I understand it the children he studied weren't diagnosed with ...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: What makes a good work of art?

Posted: 28 Dec 2021, 3:17 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 699


What makes a good work of art? In broader terms, I guess it's something that engages you. Makes you feel. It can be joy, anger, disgust, or sadness; it can encourage you to revolt, start a political movement, or write a book; it can change your views on war, same sex marriage, the national state, or...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Arranging Books

 Post subject: Re: Arranging Books
Posted: 27 Dec 2021, 5:51 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 779


ATM I have one bookcase for general nautica; one for rope works, sailmaking, rigging and such; one for arts and music; one for nature - flowers, birds, gardening, hunting, mushrooms etc; and two for fiction. And two for cartoons. Within the bookcases I arrange mainly by author, but for non fiction u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking

 Post subject: Re: Masking
Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 473


I guess I feel less need to mask around women, which has (I suspect) made me generally enjoying the company of women more than with men.
Some men seem to regard spending time with women as a gay thing, I kinda don't really get that notion.

/Mats

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism/ADHD/Neurodiversity survey for my thesis

Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 6:01 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 881


If people answer truthfully I suspect that the answers will be hell to analyze/get any meaningful information from. Many questions requests answers like "Sometimes yes, but that depends on if x or y, or even z. Also it depends on your definitions, if you mean X then I may answer no. And so on f...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When Special Intetests are Global Interests

Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 733


For me, a special interest is more restricted and not as rational in the restrictions as it may be with a NT interest.

/Mats

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People sitting next to you?

Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 7:40 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 629


Main problem: Smell. Bad breath, certain foods, bubbblegums, energy drinks... Second: Sound. Some people watch movies or tv on their phones without earplugs. Talking on the phone is normally not a problem. I also get this in reverse as I'm usually making sounds (humming, whistling) and it disturbs m...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Books You Love!

 Post subject: Re: Books You Love!
Posted: 22 Dec 2021, 2:50 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,207


Just a couple that comes to mind

Michelangelo by Romain Rolland
We the Drowned by Carsten Jensen
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart (George Cockcroft)
Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
The Serious Game by Hjalmar Söderberg
Tjärdalen by Sara Lidman (seems for some reason not to be translated)

/Mats

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here NOT have problems with Eye Contact?

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 1:44 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 801


Never had any problems making eye contact.
Well, I kind of have an issue with sometimes making too much eye contact, it has happened that people accuse me of staring at them. Totally not a conscious thing, I have been thinking recently that it is a way to try to read them, but IDK.

/Mats

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High functioning autism and sociopathy

Posted: 20 Dec 2021, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 520


Apart from the sociopathic junk, I have a captains license, my father possibly autistic had a pilot license, captains licence, and a divers license, my uncle autistic for sure has a pilots license.
So it's possible.
But it's part of getting a license to not be a jerk about it.

/Mats

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Display your Artwork

 Post subject: Re: Display your Artwork
Posted: 20 Dec 2021, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 6,168
Views: 637,676


Flown wrote:
:o Thanks so much! *has no idea how to take a compliment*

I am exactly the same.

/Mats

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: If people treated me the same as they do others...

Posted: 20 Dec 2021, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 900


What's weird to me is that I never in my adult life had this happen to me before I moved to this city. And it started way before I got diagnosed, so I don't believe it's because I've changed my behaviour because of the diagnosis. What's happening is some people don't greet me. Nobody asks me out for...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Display your Artwork

 Post subject: Re: Display your Artwork
Posted: 18 Dec 2021, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 6,168
Views: 637,676


https://i.imgur.com/WiqR5Og.jpg A little uncomfortable sharing my art, but here goes. I may delete if I get too self-conscious T_T Mixed media on canvas. Most of the "paint" is handmade from crushed rock/shale from my old home in North Georgia. I don't think I'm quite finished with it yet...
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