Page 1 of 2 [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

bumble
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Mar 2011
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,073

07 Dec 2013, 3:44 am

Do you have problems with being or getting organised in certain ways?

Also do you tend to lose things a lot?



grahamguitarman
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 19 Mar 2013
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Posts: 458

07 Dec 2013, 3:52 am

Yep!


_________________
Autistic dad to an autistic boy and loving it - its always fun in our house :)

I have Autism. My communication difficulties mean that I sometimes get words wrong, that what I mean is not what comes out.


ASPartOfMe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,234
Location: Long Island, New York

07 Dec 2013, 3:54 am

My Executive Function score said I was worse the 90% of the population so that is a yes.


_________________
Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person. - Sara Luterman


binaryodes
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Nov 2013
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Posts: 610
Location: England

07 Dec 2013, 10:11 am

Wow yes Worst is that I hate chaos. I recently tidied my room and am in the process of organising everything away in boxes folders dedicated draws etc. I feel dreadfully uneasy when I see things out of place. Eventually however something will happen and it'll all fall apart and the cycle repeats.



AspieTurtle
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 2 Dec 2013
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Posts: 139

07 Dec 2013, 10:28 am

binaryodes wrote:
Wow yes Worst is that I hate chaos. I recently tidied my room and am in the process of organising everything away in boxes folders dedicated draws etc. I feel dreadfully uneasy when I see things out of place. Eventually however something will happen and it'll all fall apart and the cycle repeats.



EXACTLY!! !! !

I am the world's best at having completely organized chaos!! !



quaker
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Posts: 486
Location: London

07 Dec 2013, 10:56 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
My Executive Function score said I was worse the 90% of the population so that is a yes.


Coud you send me the Executive Fiction test link ASPartOfMe?
Im curious what my score would be.

Thanks so much.

Q



quaker
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Posts: 486
Location: London

07 Dec 2013, 10:57 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
My Executive Function score said I was worse the 90% of the population so that is a yes.


Coud you send me the Executive Fiction test link ASPartOfMe?
Im curious what my score would be.

Thanks so much.

Q



devark
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 8 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 456
Location: Here, now.

07 Dec 2013, 11:49 am

Yeah I would be interested in a link to the EF test as well. I'm horrible at task switching, and when instructions are vague or when I have to abstract the details, everything just takes a long time. Would be interested in my score.


_________________
"To the end, my dear." ~ Stravinsky


em_tsuj
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2011
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,786

07 Dec 2013, 1:17 pm

I have a lot of problems with that, especially when I get stressed.



animalcrackers
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 26 Feb 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,207
Location: Somewhere

07 Dec 2013, 5:26 pm

Yes -- I have a very hard time organizing and remembering things.


_________________
"Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving." -- Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Love transcends all.


FluttercordAspie93
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 29 Sep 2013
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,374
Location: San Antonio, TX

07 Dec 2013, 5:37 pm

Yes, I'd consider my bedroom "organized chaos" at best: there's some clutter, but it isn't that bad...

I do also lose things sometimes, and have a terrible memory.

Just the other day, my mother misplaced her keys...


_________________
"The important thing is not how long you live, it's what you accomplish with your life. While I live, I want to shine. I want to prove that I exist." --- Grovyle, (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky).
---
"Whether it's in our own or another world... It's always darkest before the dawn." --- Dusknoir, (Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon).
---
“That for one day I could be one of those happy, vapid girls who gets along with everyone, and is all excited to eat massive amounts of sugar, and do karaoke, and cheerleading and ponytails. I just don’t think it’s in my DNA.” --- Gwen, (Total Drama Island, Episode 21: Trial by Tri-Armed Triathlon).
---
Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 112 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 97 of 200
You seem to have both neurodiverse and neurotypical traits


neobluex
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 31 May 2013
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Posts: 589
Location: Argentina

07 Dec 2013, 6:05 pm

@quaker
@devark

You can download (free) the computarized BRIEF (Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function), but you won't be able to use it because it needs a level B license (not free, and requires 4-year college in psychology or training in psychological tests). Also, the age range for this test is from 5 to 18 years old.



Aboriginal
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

User avatar

Joined: 17 Nov 2013
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Posts: 42

07 Dec 2013, 7:12 pm

I am currently under a pile of clothes and books on my bed. In addition to that I often lose my iPad (not a mini) in my bookbag. In conclusion, I am a disorganized mess.


_________________
Neuro-nontypical ? (#'w'#)>o


WarWraith
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 14 Jun 2010
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 77
Location: Melbourne, Australia

07 Dec 2013, 10:05 pm

Yes. Because to be organised I need to able to put categories on things, and sort them into groups, and I get caught with things that I can't easily categorise, and thus the clutter continues.

and I die a little more inside because it was ground into me as a child that disorganisation and clutter were bad.

"A place for everything and everything in its' place".

But then I can't find a place for things, and I cycle out... :/


_________________
"My shadow follows me everywhere. I guess that means I'm moving towards the light." - Bruce Cockburn

"I'm regenerating now. Regenerating's cool!" - the final words of the Eleventh

AQ: 41


Last edited by WarWraith on 08 Dec 2013, 2:58 am, edited 1 time in total.

Marylandman889
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 28 Mar 2013
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Posts: 166
Location: Maryland

08 Dec 2013, 1:27 am

I always need my items in my room organized to feel like I have a safe and normal life for me. In the past way back, I was very unorganized. Finding these unorganized items or folders way back in the crevices of the boxes in my room or the numerous folders on my laptop is a bother. :(



quaker
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 15 Aug 2010
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Posts: 486
Location: London

08 Dec 2013, 3:45 am

Thank you Neobluex

The reason I'm curious, is that in every possible area where my autism effects me, I have over the years become obsessive compulsive and in some cases developed crippling OCD, in my desperate attempts to over compensate for my areas of weakness.

My adapted skills were born out of severe trauma and of being mocked and humiliated for my unusual aspie quirks and eccentricities. Consequently, I became chronically depressed, so much so that I had to be hospitalized as a teenager.

Nothing was understood about HFA when I was growing up, and even if there was the understanding that we have today about the spectrum, my complex and extreme ways of concealing and adapting would have camouflaged my neurological difference.

Im going a long way around saying that because I have a brain that seems not to filter anything out, this results in me being bombarded with stimulus that often leaves me overwhelmed. Consequently, I superimpose extreme over compensating strategies that have in themselves become problematic.

It's like there is the natural autistic (everything is coming at me at once brain) living alongside the Perfectionist Policeman.

This dichotomy, this internal civil war has gone on all my life. And only since after my dx with HFA six years ago was I able to start the process of befriending and living less at war with myself.

These days I am happier. Allowing messiness has been part of my therapy at the maudsley hospital.

The enormous irony of many in the spectrum, has been the 'success' of their highly adaptive skills. This 'success' has, like myself come at a cost.

I have a much more balanced and kindly approach to life these days. Mindfulness practice is central to my life these days.

I have never seen my diagnosis with HFA as a label, but instead a moment of enlightenment, whereby I can learn to live life more creatively and compassionately within my limitations......For me, allowing myself to be messy is heading in the right direction.