Why do a lot of NTs seem to hate intellectuals?

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05 Sep 2012, 2:54 pm

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Take down that high bandwidth sh** please...

Sorry, didn't realize you were still using 2 cans and a string for internet. I'll try to tone down my text.


Wow, that was abrasive.


I know right. It was just a youtube video. "High bandwidth s**t" indeed :roll:



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06 Sep 2012, 12:23 pm

Historically, I think a lot of people who were considered intellectual (by the non-intellectuals around them) were disliked because they were assumed to be gay. Or maybe it was the other way around, gays were disliked because they were intellectual and were always causing a stir in politics. I'm straight but have often been assumed to be gay because I look "cute" and come across as intellectual. Now I'm worried that my parents think I'm gay because I'm 19 and have never been on a date, and showed interest in girls at an early age, but I stopped caring ironically around the time I hit puberty...



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06 Sep 2012, 6:57 pm

your profile says your 48 yrs old?



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09 Sep 2012, 10:43 pm

Here's another display of appalling ignorance: I met an Italian American in his 60s who referred to Jamaicans and Haitians as "Afrikaners" even though that word is a name for white people from South Africa (which is a nation, not a region).



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10 Sep 2012, 12:23 am

rastaking wrote:
Take down that high bandwidth sh** please...



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Oh2FKENMoM[/youtube]

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10 Sep 2012, 9:47 am

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OP, you would love this girl. :lol:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plIgEbggSs[/youtube]


She is dumb but he said "hungry" despite of "Hungary", he is not very cultured either. English is not my native language but I know how to pronounce Hungary.


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10 Sep 2012, 2:30 pm

BanjoGirl, what is your native language?



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10 Sep 2012, 2:36 pm

Naw, son, OP have been blessed with a number of brilliant and loving women in their life....

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10 Sep 2012, 3:31 pm

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BanjoGirl, what is your native language?


Spanish (I'm from Spain).


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10 Sep 2012, 3:40 pm

American tone of voice sounds much easier than British tone of voice. Saying ''that's a country?'' in the way the funny woman in the film did sounds much easier to say even if you're shy, than the way we would tone that question.

OK, I've got to stop keep thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence - I bet if I was American I'd be thinking it's easier to be British. (No, I don't whistle my S's and I don't sound like an Australian).

Sorry for drifting off-topic.


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10 Sep 2012, 4:30 pm

Back on topic though, I guess my real question is this: why do NTs always seem so easily bored by Aspie interests and hobbies? If this has actually been discussed at length before on this site, could someone please send me a link to the thread?



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10 Sep 2012, 4:51 pm

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Back on topic though, I guess my real question is this: why do NTs always seem so easily bored by Aspie interests and hobbies? If this has actually been discussed at length before on this site, could someone please send me a link to the thread?


Do they, though? In my experience, people will only be bored with me talking about my interests or hobbies when it's something that doesn't interest them particularly. I mean, I used to have a tendency to ramble, for example about dinosaurs... or Transformers... and I would just continue talking about it regardless whether the other party still wanted to carry on the conversation or preferred to change the subject.

So, from that perspective, I could understand why other people would get bored fast when hearing someone autistic talk about their special interest. What also factors in, is that we tend to have one, maybe two or three, areas of interest that we know lots and lots about, but many of us aren't particularly good at flicking through a whole range of different subjects. There are all-round knowledgeable autistics, it's just not a characteristic of autism. So, if your conversation partner can only talk about reptiles, flags, and the solar system, you're going to run out of things to talk about unless you happen to be interested in one or more of those special interests. I've met some people who were not autistic, but with whom I could carry great, inexhaustible conversation on my favourite subjects, because there was the overlap of interests between us.


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10 Sep 2012, 4:58 pm

I know there was a discussion somewhere here before about NTs "picking up" on Aspies' "obsessions" even if the Aspie just says a few words about the topic, and the NT then rushes to change the subject. I for one understand basic social skills, and make an effort to not bore others with my interests, even if I'm in a talking mood. Why is it though that Aspies always tend to have different interests/obsessions/hobbies than NTs in their age group? Seems that way to me anyway.

Also, someone on the other thread I started said it was "something else about me to annoy them" that he often noticed what businesses used to be what other businesses, and pointed this out to his family as they drove places.



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10 Sep 2012, 4:59 pm

rastaking wrote:
Back on topic though, I guess my real question is this: why do NTs always seem so easily bored by Aspie interests and hobbies? If this has actually been discussed at length before on this site, could someone please send me a link to the thread?


So after 7 pages of replies to your fake question and pissing people off you decide to finally unveil your "real question". Better late than never :lol: :lol: :lol:



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10 Sep 2012, 5:03 pm

I very much agree with the following QUOTE from Joe90 (seen on another thread):

"I'm ashamed of having obsessions that put me to shame and seperate me from the norm and make other people fed up with me (even if I have never, ever mentioned one word to a person then one day, after about 3 years of knowing them, I just about bring up just one teeny little fact about my obsession, without hinting that it's an obsession, just a teeny fact about it that is somehow relavent to the conversation anyway, but they still pick up on it being an obsession, from the way they change the subject quick."



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10 Sep 2012, 5:18 pm

Actually, even people who I just met for the very first time tend to sense that I have an "obsession". Not sure why...