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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Making friends at University.

Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 965


No, you don't have to make friends with anyone you don't want to be friends with, even if you don't have a "good reason" to not make friends. If there's any pressure at all to make friends with people, whether that be from the outside or yourself, the situation is going to be awkward at best.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feelings-Emotions.

Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,422


Drone wrote:
I feel emotion, but I don't show it all the time.


To some extent, I'm the same way. My friend told me that you have to take time to read my face, but if you do, my face is pretty expressive.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stimming in the Mind?

Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 2:05 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,394


MjrMajorMajor wrote:
I almost constantly have a song in my head. I've had the same song running for about a week now.


I have songs stuck in my head. More specifically, I have a few lines stuck in my head a lot, unless I happen to listening to music. I find it annoying, but listening to music is fun.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Einstein's brain and AS

Posted: 07 Feb 2013, 2:03 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,462


The Einstein/autism hypothesis is a plausible one. Italicized are the traits Einstein probably had. So, depending on whether there was what they call a "significant impairment", Einstein may well have been autistic. Einstein's autistic traits included: --Speech delay --Naivete --Lack of tact --Obse...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My brain is saturated

Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 2,687


I'm incredibly introverted--I'm very hermit-like, even if I'm not a hermit. So, of course, being alone works for me. Part of it is so I can stomp around, growl, shout, talk to myself, etc. if I have to, and also so I can lie down.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If Aspies formed the majority of the world's population...

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 10:01 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,001


Callista wrote:
I think Aspies are just as human as NTs and just as capable of bullying others. Likely enough, even if Aspies were the majority of the population, we'd still have social problems that came from some jerkwad picking on a convenient target.


This.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi there

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 9:53 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 566


Welcome to Wrong Planet. Why isn't your fiancee here?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does my mom have Asperger's?

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 9:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,704


Sorry. Unless your mom comes on here and says "I think I have autism", I'm not going to believe it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How long do your meltdowns/shut-downs last? Help!

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,474


That sounds exhausting.

How can you communicate how you feel to your wife? Is it possible?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The narrator in my head

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 3:07 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,805


Who_Am_I wrote:
emimeni wrote:
Internal monologues are like opinions. Everyone has one.


I don't.
You'll find other people here who also don't.


Oops! Sorry! I never met anyone before who didn't have one, so I honestly didn't know! :oops:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Monologs

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 12:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 343


Maturity has helped. I haven't monologued at all since I was a child. I really do mean "child" in this context. I didn't monologue at all as a teenager. So has my disposition and mild ataxic CP--I'm incredibly introverted, and have slight speech difficulties, so I simply didn't monologue a lot to be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The narrator in my head

Posted: 05 Feb 2013, 12:23 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,805


Internal monologues are like opinions. Everyone has one.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Occasional lurker turned member

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 5:42 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 667


Welcome. Whether or not you have autism, you are welcome here!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you so possessive of you objects that......?

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 3:54 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,376


I can be quite possessive sometimes, but it seems to pop up randomly and not very often. I just get anxious sometimes when people touch my things.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have any activity which you can enjoy with other?

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,117


I am touch hyposensitive, so cuddling, hugging, and holding hands is sometimes an option. You can make eye contact, talk, or you can do neither, and you're still interacting.

Interactions don't need to be verbal for it to be an interaction.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I wish I had a special interest

Posted: 04 Feb 2013, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,587


Not everyone with autism is going to have a special interest. If you don't, that's okay. Instead of trying to get one, embrace it.

I enjoy life more now that I'm not as obsessive.
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