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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people think you work at stores?

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 4:06 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 5,274

Yeah it happens to me a lot. I figured it was because I actually have had a lot of jobs in retail. And maybe it is something about the way I walk too.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do We Appear Too Close To Normal

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 8:17 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,181

That is why I live in the fashion of "Just keep the crazy visible." I don't need to hide behind the f***ing facade we all call normality. Both ways have caused me problems, and me just being my crazy, f**** up self with not much regard or care for social rules has actually caused less problems than...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: As a generalization, how accurate is the Aspie Quiz?

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 1:15 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 7,733

I think one of the biggest problems with these tests is when they have a lot of questions along the lines of "other people tell you that you _____" and you don't interact with other people enough for them to tell you anything about yourself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody have eating wierdness?

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 1:04 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 3,692

I like to eat in bed too! Wow I wondered if other people did that. My grandmother used to do that and my mother always says that's where I got it from. She would read in bed while she was eating. I don't do that, I watch dvds while I eat. Usually episodes of House. Some days I will wait all day befo...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: when you fit in socially

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 12:29 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,286

When I start feeling like I fit in I wonder if it's really happening or the people are just waiting to talk about me behind my back.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 12:26 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 700

Thank you all for the warm welcome.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting worse through trying to get better

Posted: 28 Nov 2011, 12:22 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,187

I took up gardening. It gets me out of the house. Otherwise I just end up sitting at the computer all day doing the same stuff over and over.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do We Appear Too Close To Normal

Posted: 27 Nov 2011, 11:59 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,181

People treat me one way when they first meet me, or when they don't really know me very well. If they find out what I'm really like they act surprised and they start treating me different. One guy told me, wow I thought you really had it together. Well I try so hard to come off that way to people, l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fluctuating abilities?

Posted: 27 Nov 2011, 9:23 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,748

I have ADHD and I have a lot of trouble with fluctuating abilities. Something I can do almost flawlessly one day is a disaster the next. I can't force myself to do an activity just because it's time to do it. Sometimes I need to defocus for awhile and come back to it. It can take a few minutes or it...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do We Appear Too Close To Normal

Posted: 27 Nov 2011, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,181

I'm glad if I am able to pass for normal (whatever that is) as much as possible, because I really can't stand to be treated like there is anything wrong with me. But it is really exhausting trying to do what I'm supposed to, blend in, keep a job and all that. I manage to get by but it just takes a l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where there's a will, there's a way

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,226

I disagree. It could only be true if you are doing a completely independent activity that doesn't involve other people in any way, and like it or not things always end up involving other people. And they can either open up and make the way for you or they can block you or deny you passage.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your Aspie Quiz score

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 6:00 pm 

Replies: 1,000
Views: 151,436

The test assesses five different areas. Autistic-like responses will show poor social skill, attention switching, communication and imagination, and an exaggerated attention to detail. In other words, geekiness. You scored 42. Your Aspie score: 177 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 35 o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why are NTs so easily offended?

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,599

People think you are being arrogant if you reject the food they like to eat, like you are saying you are better than them. They don't understand the concept of personal preference.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Intelligent People Automatically Fall on the Spectrum?

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 3:53 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 6,707

I am "gifted" so I am interested in knowing whether I have Asperger's too or just ADHD+gifted (or possibly who knows what else).

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Photosensitivity ... children of darkness

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,749

This is one characteristic where I seem to differ. I like bright, sunny days. On cloudy days I feel like I am struggling to see things, and I have less motivation. I need sunlight to stimulate me into getting things done. I also love the longer days of summer because I don't have to manage my time s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why are NTs so easily offended?

Posted: 26 Nov 2011, 3:37 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,599

It baffles me that people get offended if you don't like their food or if you say it looks gross or tastes nasty. Yeah this is a life long problem for me, as I am a very picky eater. I have never understood why someone would be offended if I said I didn't want to eat the food they offered me. I don...
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