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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Can Understand Metaphors And Use Them

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:29 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 6,933


Yes, I have no problem with metaphors. It's extremely rare that I ever take one literally and have to process and reassess someones message. I'm sure I've done it before, but I can't even remember the last time it's so rare.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't understand. An explanation please.

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,520


Some people are nasty as a basic feature of their personality and others become nasty as the world has an impact on them and they become like the people around them Generally it's a competitive 'I'm better than you' thing though. It's a reinforcement of the social hierarchy; people saying they have...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't understand. An explanation please.

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,520


Probably because it makes them feel better about themselves; if they can point out the bad things about you and exaggerate and make fun of them, or make you feel bad about them, then they don't have to feel quite so bad off with their own flaws. It's cruel and unfair, but unfortunately, I think tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It's confirmed: I must get undiagnosed: how?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 380
Views: 29,019


When I read the list of diagnostic criteria for NLD virtually all of the things listed are a subset of ASD diagnostic criteria and I wondered if NLD is simply a name for those with ASD that present those particular traits stronger than others do. I don't recall reading about the vocal prosody issue ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Vancouver really AS-friendly?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,582


Can an entire metropolis really be reduced to simple dichotomies like: Aspie Friendly or Aspie Unfriendly? I think it really all depends on the network or circle that you are able to hook up with in any city you live. It is the people who directly affect you in daily interactions that influence you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your best way to recharge?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 4:15 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,237


There are only a few people in my life that can make me feel completely calm & tranquil even if I'm EXTREMELY stressed. I have a friend and if I'm stressed I just grab her and we go for a walk in a dark hallway. She doesn't even realize that I'm doing this because I'm stressed, but it works. Fu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have "fun"?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 4:06 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,303


Even if you were to break things down to microeconomics and measure the utils of satisfaction (units of measure of satisfaction ones gets from something.) of each activity, it's still not really a measure of fun, as just because one is more satisfying than another doesn't mean it's automatically or ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "I was joking!" "I know, but evidently I resp

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 3:58 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 683


It's a real correction if they can't perceptibly tell that you were joking in return. If your voice, facial expressions, and/or body language don't communicate that you're joking then they're going to believe that you took their statement literally and that your response is serious. This is probably...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Vancouver really AS-friendly?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 3:27 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,582


Aaaaaah, sweet sweet climate zone 7.. th heaven. 8) Yes, yes we do. We really do. Every other major city I've ever been to has 1 or 2 pretty cool things about it, whereas we have like 10. The ONLY real downside to this place is how expensive it is - and that's a pretty major downside & deterrent...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have "fun"?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 3:18 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,303


I have fun w/ the sports and rec things I do. I'm having a hard time comprehending not being able to experience having fun, or to not know whether you're having fun or not.. but at the same time, I'm also having a difficult time trying to come up with words to explain how I know I'm having fun, what...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Vancouver really AS-friendly?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 3:09 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,582


I want to end up in Vancouver. in large part because of the climate (I can't tolerate being hot) and the immigrant community (I'm a Buddhist so lots of East Asians is a good thing, and I identify with immigrants of all stripes just because volunteering with them is a chance to try to explain what's...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you think of this communication style?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:23 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,742


I can relate to that quite a bit. Especially the lip reading.. as my best friend of ~15 years is deaf so I've done a lot of lip reading in our conversations over the years, then in some of my jobs as well due to noise, and so lip reading during conversations became the norm for me. I never realized ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Tidbit I Found Funny

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 633


Adhd folks put on a better show because they tend to be the thrill seekers and daredevils. :lol: Oh, what a fun comorbid it is to have, indeed.. I've done some exhilarating things in my life to date, several of which could have killed me. :lol: I'm a lot more calm and calculating about the fun thin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Oblivious Much?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 2:09 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,331


Yeah, that's happened to me before. I just sort of zone out, or am focused on something else so intensely that I don't hear someone speaking to me, or I'm thinking about something else so intensely that the same thing happens. It could also be a bit of a audio/visual sensory issues, as well as a pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing with retiring parents

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 12:37 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 719


Agree w/ OliveOilMom.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could you endure noise more as a child?

Posted: 04 Apr 2013, 12:21 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 3,549


I don't remember noises ever really bothering me as a kid. Sure, it makes sense why I really felt the sounds of loud thunder during a storm - and while it was a bit frightening at times, it was exciting and I liked it. Now, at 30, I think my ears have been more sensitive over the last year than ever...
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