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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I detest Christmas.....

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 7:15 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 4,199


Good cheer depends largely on having people to share it with. I used to love Christmas when I was a kid, because it was a serious family affair, but now that I am isolated, without friends or family, I find it very lonely - the loneliest time of year. Especially because it's also my birthday. And s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who do you idealize?

Posted: 17 Dec 2008, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,334


I guess I always regarded hero-worship as a kind of weakness, almost a character flaw, although I know it's a very human thing.

Maybe the Aspie analogue is momentary, profound admiration that differs from NT hero-worship in that it's not sustained by a requisite, deeper fondness for humanity.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What attributes and characteristics makes a woman a woman?

Posted: 02 Oct 2008, 5:57 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 10,146


What attributes and characteristics makes a woman a woman? you may think this a silly question, but besides the obvious, What attributes and characteristics makes a woman a woman? ReallY? The biological genderisation process is two-stage. Primary genderisation occurs in the womb and is largely cere...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 01 Oct 2008, 7:15 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


nothing has changed, only i am worse off. though you should anyway get rid of this man, do go about it in the most delicate way you can. i have often forgotten to see the bigger picture, and have suffered a lot! Woh, I didn't even realise this idiot was a housing assessor - I'm a bit of a skimmer ....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 01 Oct 2008, 6:16 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


Keep in mind that there are two kinds of ignorant people - those who are open to learning, and those who are highly resistant to any knowledge that challenges their rigid views on things. And nothing in between ? Most people aren't in what you'd call, the 'open to learning' bracket, which is dwarfe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 01 Oct 2008, 5:34 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


MemberSix – I don’t think he is trying to upset me. It simply wouldn’t do him any favours to try and upset me. I think he's got a case of "lazy thinking" where he hasn't actually correlated all the bits of information in order to make proper sense of it. But the point is that even if he's not TRYIN...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 01 Oct 2008, 2:14 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


I'd get him changed.

To my mind, he's just trying to upset you - like a Holocaust-denier to someone Jewish.
Just another form of bullying.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Love it or hate it?

Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 2:03 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,841


dougn wrote:
MemberSix wrote:
But bear in mind that they only do so because their Aspidity means that they're unable to see how it affects them from an objective perspective.

Why do you think that?

More to the point, why DON'T you think that ?

Answer : see my quoted quote (above).

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Love it or hate it?

Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,841


It's good that people love their Aspidity. But bear in mind that they only do so because their Aspidity means that they're unable to see how it affects them from an objective perspective. If it could be switched on and off, so that Aspies could temporarily become NT, they'd bluddywell hate it. The l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sense of self?

Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,533


I think 'sense of self' = self-concept, as in 'how one perceives one's own personality'. The way we see ourselves is powerfully shaped by the way in which we impact others, IOW - the way others react to us. And since Aspies tend to have rather limited impact on others, their self-concepts (senses of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 28 Sep 2008, 4:35 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


Eggman wrote:
kick him

Actually, you say that - but there's a growing body of scientific evidence which shows that it's physically possible to kick common sense into certain kinds of people.
;)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social worker doesn't believe my diagnosis

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 6:41 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,417


He clearly has a very narrow and rigid view of Asperger's. The further towards the high-functioning end of the spectrum you get, the greater the variability of individuals. Humour and personality are more evident in higher-functioning Aspies. He won't have met so many HF Asps because many are capabl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT mum trying to change me

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,909


Maybe she was just having a bad day. Or maybe she was just immensely frustrated at being unable to relate to her daughter. Yeah, see the trouble with that is, if she accepted her daughter more, she'd be better able to communicate. Maybe I'm just thick, but you'll have to explain the logic of that o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would anyone get this?

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 7:14 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,921


Thanks for your replies. What I did was I went over to her computer and typed 'dsdsdsdsds' and the keys seemed to work fine. She didn't say anything and just sat there looking at me so I explained that I was trying to help her because she had said that her keys weren't working properly. She said so...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Angry at the past

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 7:03 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 4,344


I had 11 years of reports saying "Has the potential to be brilliant", "head in the clouds", "easily distracted", "immature (in terms of understanding what was being taught, chances are they just didn't explain it well enough for my literal mind)", "easily upset", "argumentative", "bone idle", "shou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT mum trying to change me

Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,909


desertsand wrote:
Maybe she was just having a bad day.

Or maybe she was just immensely frustrated at being unable to relate to her daughter.
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