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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: [ POLL ] What Are Your Experiences With Microaggression?

Posted: 26 Jan 2019, 10:47 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,111


I'm with grahambaster, Bea, kraftie, ASPOM, and Magna on this one. I agree with them too. I also agree. It seems like a concept that could almost have been designed with the intention of stirring up suspicion, resentment and antagonism where none would otherwise have existed. It seems intended to e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: not sure

 Post subject: Re: not sure
Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 8:52 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 304


no and I do not like those online tests so I am not doing another. They are too general and not accurate. If by "not accurate" you mean that the AQ test does not give a definitive answer, then of course. It was not designed for that, and it doesn't claim to be "accurate" in that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: not sure

 Post subject: Re: not sure
Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 11:38 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 304


Have you tried taking any autism/asperger tests? They are not diagnostics, of course, but they might give you some idea of whether you have traits associated with autism spectrum disorders. One of them, which is in fact sometimes used as a screening test, is the Autism Quotient (AQ) test. It was dev...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you think are big misconceptions about autism?

Posted: 15 Jan 2019, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,262


LisaM1031 wrote:
Another thing is that all autistics are the same or very similar. Some people say I can’t be on the spectrum because they know someone else who is and i’m “Not like him”. How many people have been told that before?


Yes, I've encountered that one a few times.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: OCD Survey: Your answers wanted

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 795


No, no, no, no and yes (commonly). In a similar vein, though, I do go to the bathroom to wash my hands after shaking hands with certain people. Also, I don't like lending my pen to people in general, because I don't like to use it after they have handled it. I had to throw out a pair of ear-bud head...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christian name or Mr/Mrs/Miss?

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 6:55 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 1,478


I don’t really get upset about “Christian name.” I understand it’s a UK thing. Americans on the East Coast rarely use it these days, though I believe it’s more common in the South and Midwest. It's interesting that it is (or at least was, when I left) a much more common term in the UK than in the U...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christian name or Mr/Mrs/Miss?

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 1,478


I don't understand the cultural kow-tow whereby people insist on calling it a "first name" rather than a Christian name. It has nothing to do with religion; I'm an atheist and actively dislike most organised religion, and yet I still use the latter term. I agree with you about that. I gre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what to do when someone interrupts conversation +takes over

Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 8:57 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 421


That is an excellent question; it is something that happens to me quite often, and I am never sure how to react. My observations lead me to conclude that there are two types of people in the world; those who are "in command" of every conversation they participate in, and those who are cons...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christmas

 Post subject: Re: Christmas
Posted: 23 Dec 2018, 8:40 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 682


I'd never heard of the Dirty Santa game before, so I'm glad I stopped by this thread and learned something new. I'm also relieved to learn that it has nothing to do with the rather wild imaginings I was beginning to contemplate before I found the explanation here! By chance, somebody hosting a party...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: We may have MORE empathy not less.. research

Posted: 22 Dec 2018, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 444


.... This finding runs counter to the idea that autistic people “lack empathy”, she said. “Early accounts of autism sometimes said they didn’t have empathy and for me that’s really not true at all,” she said My impression is that it is rather widely agreed amongst researchers into autism that one h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How were you bullied?

 Post subject: Re: How were you bullied?
Posted: 21 Dec 2018, 10:32 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 6,176


It is strange that the original poll (from more than 5 years ago) is a complete mess, with a set of options that makes a half-hearted attempt, and yet fails, to cover all the possibilities (girls bullied by girls, boys, both or neither; boys bullied by girls, boys, both or neither), and even has a r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you learn to tie your shoes?

Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 4:11 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 4,039


Probably when I was about 6 or 7, I would estimate. But it was only a few decades after that that someone pointed out to me that there are two inequivalent ways of making the second loop, and that one of them tends to remain tied much better than the other. (Essentially like the difference between a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: subwoofers! who likes 'em? who hates 'em?

Posted: 11 Dec 2018, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 670


I wanna know who else here besides me likes hearing loud deep bass? I think it depends entirely upon who is responsible for the bass. If it is my own stereo system, turned on by me, or (unlikely) if I have opted to attend a performance where I know that will happen, then I can enjoy it. If it is so...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: overconfidence

 Post subject: Re: overconfidence
Posted: 07 Dec 2018, 1:19 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 315


Haha, sorry! I read over it when writing it and it seemed a bit off but I couldn’t figure out a way to re-word myself. But to clear up any confusion, it meant that you are not overconfident as in a neutral or you’re self conscious. I hope that cleared things up! No problem - it just made me chuckle...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: overconfidence

 Post subject: Re: overconfidence
Posted: 06 Dec 2018, 3:30 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 315


I answered that I used to be but am not now. But I wonder if I am, in hindsight, just thinking of occasional, exceptional moments in my past when I seemed to have excessive confidence. I suspect that there may have been many more occasions in the past when I lacked confidence, that maybe I have forg...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Do People Mean By No Imagination?

Posted: 06 Dec 2018, 3:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 445


I was assuming that the "no imagination" in the report would be referring to the kind of imaginative story telling that is probed in those diagnostic tests where they give the subject five objects, like a bit of string, a paper-clip, a playing card, a ball and a tea cup, and ask them to ma...
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