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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sounds

 Post subject: Re: Sounds
Posted: 21 Feb 2021, 11:06 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 453


I have no problem with most mechanical sounds. I like the sound of a clock ticking, or the gentle hum of machinery. The sounds that drive me to distraction are ones that are either directly produced by humans, or else by means of humans. Sounds of chewing, coughing, or sneezing. The sound of a leaf ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Detecting & dealing with subtle disrespect?

Posted: 22 Jan 2021, 2:07 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,657


all my life i wondered what syndrome it was where you never had a comeback for an insult, if ever, until 3 in the morning a few weeks later. It sounds a bit like an extreme version of what is known in French as "L'esprit d'escalier," where someone only manages to think of the perfect repl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Male to female ratio

 Post subject: Re: Male to female ratio
Posted: 08 Jan 2021, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 5,542


Nobody exhibits "exactly the same symptoms." Yes, of course, and I agree with your point. I just wanted to consider a theoretical abstraction in order to understand a philosophical point. So you are saying, I think, and I would probably agree with this, that there is no differentiation be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Male to female ratio

 Post subject: Re: Male to female ratio
Posted: 08 Jan 2021, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 5,542


I'm not saying that at all. I'm saying there is the tendency for females to exhibit less overt symptoms; hence, they are often overlooked within a classroom environment where there are disruptive children with ADHD and autism; these disruptive children tend to be boys (though, of course, there are ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Male to female ratio

 Post subject: Re: Male to female ratio
Posted: 08 Jan 2021, 2:21 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 5,542


There are some females who, through social conditioning, and the relative “mildness” of their symptoms, present more subtly. They might be “missed” during their school years. One thing that has puzzled me about this kind of statement, and I know that such statements are often made, is that it seems...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 28% of murderers thought to have suffered from ASD

Posted: 27 Sep 2020, 10:28 am 

Replies: 233
Views: 14,849


I prefer my approach of 99.9% of autistics aren't murderers so I don't care what proportion of murderers are autistic. I think emotrtkey makes a valid point, and one that should not be brushed to one side. On the face if it, the data seem to suggest a considerable propensity for violence among thos...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being upset by words people use?

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 88
Views: 9,151


"Woke" -- Woke subculture functions as a rigid and self-righteous secular-fundamentalist religion where you will be instantly excommunicated for stating heretical facts or ideas.  A great many young "Woke" people may as well present themselves as a bunch of uptight, rigid, self-...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Understanding inappropriate topics of conversation

Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 6:32 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 573


Over the past few days it has become apparent to me that someone I know can't tell what's an appropriate thing to say in conversation and what is not. Just because something is true or is interesting to you doesn't mean you can just say it to people. I tried explaining why a black person will not w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aphantasia - Curious about Prominence in the Community.

Posted: 09 Sep 2020, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 297


I see nothing at all in my "mind's eye." I just don't have one. In fact I never realised that anyone else actually had a "mind's eye" until I first encountered an article on aphantasia. I always assumed, if I even thought about it, that other people were just wildly exaggerating ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When no one believes you're confused

Posted: 04 Aug 2020, 7:25 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 316


Yes, I've had this problem all my life. Like in English lessons at school when we were told to write an essay about something, but the teacher hadn't properly defined what it was we were to write about; if I started asking questions to try to clarify what I was meant to be doing, I would be criticis...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About the documentary of Luke Jackson

Posted: 16 Jul 2020, 9:50 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 297


I watched the whole video last night. I thought it was a fascinating insight into the life of a mixed family of NTs and NDs. What impressed me the most was how they all got along so well, and how the single mother managed to cope with it all. Luke did a wonderful job of pulling the whole video toget...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About the documentary of Luke Jackson

Posted: 14 Jul 2020, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 297


I've only had time to skim over the video so far, but from what I saw I thought it presented a very positive view of the entire family. Luke is very articulate and does a good job of conveying how the family interacts. I didn't get any negative feelings at all. I'm going to watch it all when I have ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone like astronomy or physics?

Posted: 28 Jun 2020, 10:07 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 815


How many have seen the 2009 movie 'Adam' (LINK) - about an adult with Aspergers interested in Astronomy? Astronomy is a common special interest regarding ASD - yet there have been studies of why 'trains' are a common interest with ASD - yet, very little in the way of studies on astronomy. Any speci...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does One Find Oneself Being Ignored In Group Conversations?

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 554


I have never been able to figure out the dynamics of group conversations. I don't tend to speak very much in a typical group conversation, because I often don't feel I have much that is worthwhile to contribute. I notice that having nothing of value to contribute doesn't deter some people from talki...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 1st Try DX: Helpful for Heavy Maskers (& Gaming the System?)

Posted: 23 May 2020, 10:11 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 667


Aspi wrote:
There was a commenter who said an NT could get DXed ASD if they followed her instructions.
IDK. Maybe?
Can an NT fool a very good team? Again, IDK


I suppose that must be possible. Diagnosis is not an exact science, and a sufficiently good actor could presumably fool the diagnosticians.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 1st Try DX: Helpful for Heavy Maskers (& Gaming the System?)

Posted: 23 May 2020, 9:41 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 667


Is she doing the video to try to teach people how to pretend to be autistic and try to trick the assessor? I watched the whole video, and I don't think it would be fair to characterise it like that. Rather, she is encouraging the listener to "be themselves," and not hide behind the mask t...
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