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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: lack of imagination?

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 8:30 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 4,371


I think there's some understandable confusion about what's meant by 'imagination'. I don't think it refers to creativity. It's about understanding what people are trying to say. I think it's a reference to the difficulty Aspies have with metaphor - which requires a degree of imagination to draw mean...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: This is considered rude??

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 7:06 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 3,388


I don't think that's rude. It's just a show. Did they make it? No, so why be upset by your opinion. People can get pretty upset when someone insults their favorite movie or TV show or bad talks it. I see that a lot on IMDB. I guess that's either they think that the critic doesn't get the show - and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Outrageous asperger myths and stereotypes

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 6:32 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 25,071


I also heard something on how the majority of school shooters are supposedly on the autistic spectrum. That may be true. :oops: Having AS does not exclude folk from also being psychopaths. However, in mass murderers and serial killers, it's the psychopathic component that's responsible for the lack...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Conversations where it's like you're not there

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 5:37 am 

Replies: 71
Views: 4,937


Wow, this is interesting about the closed circle...this happens to me, too. Though, sometimes it happens very quickly, particularly with people I don´t really know; i.e., I have the feeling that people are turning their backs on me. I´ve been wondering if this has to do with my body language? It ha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The reason I love WP

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 5:11 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,781


makuranososhi wrote:
Welcome back, M6 - glad to see you've returned.


M.

Thanks, M.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The reason I love WP

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 5:08 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,781


MemberSix, WP is not run on vbulletin,it's a hacked phpbb. WP is great,best aut/ and asp/ forum/community on the internet. KOR, do you think Alex would be amenable to the idea of going vBulletin and upgrading the hosting package to accommodate the high traffic - as at busy times, it gets pretty cho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS Get progressively worse?

Posted: 20 Dec 2008, 4:59 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,552


Apparently we're good at creating systems and planning things meticulously (although I struggle when my plans go wrong), so maybe that's what I'll do. I keep thinking about going to university as a mature student (I'm 30 now), which my Dad thinks is a bad idea Jees, what a downer. When parents tend...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


Naturella wrote:
millie wrote:


i agree with you yet again Member Six. .


He is sharp, this guy ))). How did you vote MemberSix?

Option 1.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 5:42 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


millie wrote:

MemebrSix: I like your willingness to think beyond the square and to extend discussion in complex ways. i think this is good in the world and good for WP.

have a good day.

Thankyou for your kind words.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question for those that use weighted blankets.

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 5:13 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,310


buryuntime wrote:
I sleep with a heavier blanket bunched up and have to sleep against something-- like either on a couch or a futon. I also have to clutch something such as a stuff animal and I'll sometimes sleep with a pillow over my head instead of under it. =p Just how I like to sleep.
How can you breathe ?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 5:01 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


Seems to me a lot of the trenchant I-am-my-Aspieness is nothing to do with the identity issue and everything to do with a defiant stand against being told by the world, to stop being so Aspie. It's saying, I refuse to change because the world wants me to 'act normal', I refuse to deny my Aspieness....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


Seems to me a lot of the trenchant I-am-my-Aspieness is nothing to do with the identity issue and everything to do with a defiant stand against being told by the world, to stop being so Aspie. It's saying, I refuse to change because the world wants me to 'act normal', I refuse to deny my Aspieness. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


Naturella wrote:
This is what I think. I never , however, had the courage to actually point that out, course you are going to be accused of being cynical, etc... Neither had I the talent to express it so concisely and accurately.

You're very kind.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 3:58 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


Naturella wrote:
This is what I think. I never , however, had the courage to actually point that out, course you are going to be accused of being cynical, etc... Neither had I the talent to express it so concisely and accurately.

You're very kind.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 3:51 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


I'm sure we do, me and my Aspie friend think differently to our fellow class mates, also don't forget that if I was NT I wouldn't be interested in anything I am now or anything... I would be a totally different person, in fact! Nothing like as much as you suppose. Your interests would be very much ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It is not Asperger's that makes me who I am

Posted: 19 Dec 2008, 3:30 pm 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,797


It's as daft for an Aspie to say that his lack of neurotypicality defines him as it is for an NT to say that his neurotypicality defines him. I think however, many cling to it as a definer because it provides them with a sense of identity and belonging, like a club membership - not least because cli...
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