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16 Jan 2012, 2:59 pm

When I'm alone in my room I like to scream "beep beep", make various noises, laugh, clap my hands, jump and roll on the floor, etc, usually in the same time. It makes me feel energetic. Is this normal? Could this be related to Asperger's? I also sometimes do this with people who accept this kind of behavior as well. One time, I went out with friends, and rolled on the floor in a hallway for fun. My friends kept laughing, but people who passed by said that they pitied me.

The thing is, I did this with them a couple of times when nobody saw us before this - we fell on the floor and started moving our body parts, while making "EUHHHH" noises.



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16 Jan 2012, 4:33 pm

i would say it is related to asperger's because what you discribed is called stiming. i have a lot of my own stims that i do.

Stimming is a repetitive body movement, such as hand flapping, that is hypothesized to stimulate one or more senses. The term is shorthand for self-stimulation. Repetitive movement, or stereotypy, is often referred to as stimming under the hypothesis that it has a function related to sensory input



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16 Jan 2012, 5:30 pm

DJRAVEN66 wrote:
i would say it is related to asperger's because what you discribed is called stiming. i have a lot of my own stims that i do.

Stimming is a repetitive body movement, such as hand flapping, that is hypothesized to stimulate one or more senses. The term is shorthand for self-stimulation. Repetitive movement, or stereotypy, is often referred to as stimming under the hypothesis that it has a function related to sensory input


Is it still stimming if I can stop? And my main motivator to do this is because I get very excited doing this because I find it funny. I find it exciting/funny to make "EUHHHH" noises, roll on the floor, jump, rock my body, fall on the floor and move my body parts, etc.

I don't do this when it isn't socially acceptable, except for a few cases to amuse my friends.



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16 Jan 2012, 5:35 pm

Hmm, I don't do this sort of thing but I would say it is common in those on the spectrum. Sometimes I feel a wave of glee inside me, for example on a Saturday evening when I think of all the towns full of youths walking around and youngsters drinking, etc, and knowing I'm not part of it and not existing, and so I give a little clap of joy and then rub my hands together quickly, then carry on doing what I was doing again.


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16 Jan 2012, 6:05 pm

I do it when I feel hyper or tired and hyper. Tiredness makes me hyper - go figure.


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16 Jan 2012, 6:13 pm

I don't know, but I think I control myself more than I should... because when I imagine what you are describing it makes me feel as if I wish I could let loose like that...

I can almost feel the joy in the way you describe it... I am over-conditioned though, so I dont represent the AS community whether I have it or not...

I would love to beep beep and jump and hop and skip and wave my hands in the air just to feel the air push back against them and to LIVE in that sort of way...

but I am too shy to do so


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16 Jan 2012, 6:15 pm

DJRAVEN66 wrote:
i would say it is related to asperger's because what you discribed is called stiming. i have a lot of my own stims that i do.

Stimming is a repetitive body movement, such as hand flapping, that is hypothesized to stimulate one or more senses. The term is shorthand for self-stimulation. Repetitive movement, or stereotypy, is often referred to as stimming under the hypothesis that it has a function related to sensory input


I definitely stim but a lot of the more apparent ones have gone away as I've gotten older. I'll regress from time to time.

I used to do more of what the OP described as well.


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16 Jan 2012, 10:32 pm

Yes, it is still stimming if you can control it, that's one thing that defers it from tics.


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