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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Common Sense?

Posted: 01 Aug 2007, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,440


Ironically, there's nothing common in common sense. It's very subjective.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stopped by the police twice due to AS!

Posted: 01 Aug 2007, 12:27 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,703


She sounds wonderful and so do you :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You're not normal" rant

Posted: 31 Jul 2007, 2:11 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 4,319


I think if someone informed me I wasn't normal, I'd be strongly tempted to congratulate them on their highly developed perception. When someone tells me I'm not normal, I answer "Are norms important to you?" with a look like they're a kid and I'm all understanding. They immediately start defending ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is the difference between NTs and AS

Posted: 31 Jul 2007, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,167


In my personal case, the biggest difference is they believe in the value of lying and I don't.

Lying: hypocrisy, white lies, lies to get ahead, faking, pretending, manipulation, etc.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Angry responses from NTs

Posted: 31 Jul 2007, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,939


Yes, indeed. There's much less protocol and guess-work here than in any of the other cultures I know (the Latin, the Anglo-Saxon, the Japanese, the Chinese, etc.). Still, it's not easy for an aspie.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "socially acceptable" stims

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 4:05 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,962


I play with my rings and bracelets till I lose them or break them. Is that stimming? I caught myself doing it frantically today at a work meeting and wondered. I had never thought about it as stimming before...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how many cups of beverages do you have in your room?

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,173


LOL that photo was sooo in place! Wonderful!

I accumulate milk, coke and water glasses around the computer. Wouldn't be me otherwise.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: interview story

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 883


Absolutely. When I'm honest, they reject me. When I play a part and answer what they want to hear and lie, lie, lie...they adore me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social politics - how good are you at it?

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 719


How good are you at detecting the pecking-order in a group and acting according to it? How good are you at detecting what's acceptable/not acceptable/taboo/demanded in a certain group and talking/behaving accordingly? How old were you when you discovered that there is such a thing as social politics...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who else is borderline AS/NT?

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 3:43 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 5,315


I took an internet test suggested on this forum and it said I had the same degree of AS and NT, whatever that means.

I don't think I'm borderline AS. I think some traits are extremely pronounced in me, and others almost non-existent.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Common Sense?

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 2:31 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,440


My sense is very often totally different from others', so by definition it's not "common". Which doesn't mean it's less good than others'. I don't believe the majority is always right. On the contrary, I'm strongly skeptical of any beliefs and behaviors that are accepted by the majority.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Angry responses from NTs

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,939


The grass is always greener... :-) I left Southamerica largely because I wasn't able to see through the fake social niceties into what people really meant. In that sense, I'm much better off here.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stopped by the police twice due to AS!

Posted: 30 Jul 2007, 1:55 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,703


Doug, that is SO sweet of your doctor ! !! !

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspie to Aspie relations...

 Post subject: Aspie to Aspie relations...
Posted: 29 Jul 2007, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,405


I've had some messaging with a couple aspies whom I was very interested in conversing with. However, they didn't ask questions, just limited themselves to answer mine. This is usually a sign that a person is not interested, so I stopped writing. It's a bit confusing, because I don't know whether it'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stopped by the police twice due to AS!

Posted: 29 Jul 2007, 12:34 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,703


Cyanide wrote:
I guess they don't appreciate daydreaming in Iran?


hahahahaaaa ! !! !

People in general tell me that I look too focused in my thoughts, they tell me to stop thinking so much.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stopped by the police twice due to AS!

Posted: 28 Jul 2007, 6:36 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,703


A few months ago I was in a terrible traffic-jam and a police car was stuck right beside me. I had seen it. The policeman told me to pull down my window and reprimanded me for being too focused in my thoughts. He gave me a long lecture, saying it's dangerous in traffic (I never crashed or bumped ano...
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