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dragonflai
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11 Jul 2010, 10:36 pm

Well met! I'll go by Dragonflai on this forum. My doctor told me just a few years ago that she thought I had Asperger's. She asked if I wanted classes on appropriate eye contact, but I turned them down. I'm 25 years old. I also have major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.

I love to read, especially science fiction. I like to play Legend of Zelda. I have a pet rat named Snickers.

It's great to meet all of you!

-Dragonflai



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11 Jul 2010, 11:29 pm

Welcome greetings, dragonflai, to the WP community.


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12 Jul 2010, 12:14 am

Other than your doctor, do you have anyone else supporting the theory you have Asperger's? Or is this an issue with you (are you happily self-diagnosed?)

How does someone get taught proper eye contact, I wonder.



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12 Jul 2010, 12:19 am

I taught myself. I know how to do it when it is important (Handshakes and interviews). Other then that I don't find it necessary.



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12 Jul 2010, 7:17 am

Welcome!



dragonflai
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12 Jul 2010, 1:24 pm

I don't really care about labels, but I have found in the past that a lot of the things that help Aspies who want to act more NT help me, too - such as a computer program I found once that teaches recognition of facial expression.

I don't know how you get taught proper eye contact. Probably through positive reinforcement when you're doing it right, and feedback about how to do it better. But I never tried it...I thought I was doing alright...

I agree with hypocritex; most ppl don't care if you're doing it right, unless you're just meeting them.



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12 Jul 2010, 11:11 pm

Welcome, dragonflai :)


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