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11 Jul 2019, 3:34 pm

I am generally narrowminded. My general knowledge is definately my weak point. Generally I am seen as simple minded... but then if one questions me about a subject that does "Switch me on" I come alive.
I do terrible in a quiz, but if the quiz was about one of my interests, I would do ok but, I would not always accept the quiz answer as the ones who set the questions have not given the full correct answer in some cases where the answers are wrong... I don't know if you have noticed this? And when I correct and explain, no one wants to hear? They say things like "Here we go again!" so I refrain from answering and lose heart and lose the quiz.

Does anyone else relate to this? Does it make sense? Why is it, what I call "Normal" people... Why do they get so frustrated? I can teach them the real answers. They asked rhe question... Didn't they want to know the truth? Don't they aant to know the details?
People are confusing!


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11 Jul 2019, 3:54 pm

I can relate to both sides on this issue and have been on both sides of it.

If it's something I am knowledgeable about and interested in, and I don't accept the quiz answer because it's not entirely correct, or too shallow or simplistic etc, I do wanna explain and talk about it and elaborate.
It matters to me.


On the other hand, when it's not something I am interested in, to be honest, I would likely be content with a half answer (unless it was important for me to know, which wouldn't be likely in a quiz).

Why? Because it's just a quiz and doesn't matter, I just wanna move on with it unless it's interesting to me personally. I guess that's how a lot of other people feel too, and they don't really care about the answer or its content.


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11 Jul 2019, 4:09 pm

I have a large general knowledge base, because I read widely on a lot of different topics. All of them began as a special interest at one time or another, but I have stored up a lot of general knowledge because of these interests. My social and relationship knowledge is my weak point and, as a result I never really fell in love or dated.



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11 Jul 2019, 4:11 pm

You must be such a good catch for the right person.


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12 Jul 2019, 2:18 pm

A lack of general knowledge doesn't mean you are narrow-minded.

Narrow-minded means something else entirely.

Being narrow-minded means being unwilling to consider new ideas or other people's opinions, which is what they are doing when objecting to you trying to explain the differing answers.



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12 Jul 2019, 2:30 pm

harry12345 wrote:

Being narrow-minded means being unwilling to consider new ideas or other people's opinions,



In that case, everyone is narrow minded and that is okay. I notice people will call others narrow minded when they mean "this person doesn't agree with my view/idea and they refuse to change their mind/deal with my agenda bullshit."

Fun fact, lot of people think they are open minded but they really aren't.


OP, I think what you are describing is narrow interest and that is common in ASD. We are only interested in things that interest us and everything else we have a hard time learning in. I have always had a hard time with quizzes because it is never a straight answer from the book and my brain doesn't work that way when the answers are abstract and the questions. I would probably have that same trouble too with my own interest as well.


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12 Jul 2019, 3:24 pm

I'm having a funny sort of... Not exactly feeling... Don't have words to describe... I am sharing things but almost "Uhoh! Am I ready to hear this?" sort of feeling.... I want to know if things are definately asperges or NT, but I am also in a bit of dissbelief in that I am cringing as a sort of "It can't be" sort of feeling...
Mind you, maybe I am an NT with autistic traits? Doesn't this guessing get ones mind going? It could be that my mind is over emphasizing certain smaller aspects where what is with me a small thing and is a trait of my character rather then being on the spectrum? Sorry... My mind is puzzling. I am scared of being on the spectrum as if I am it could be a major change to my "Label"... Mind you, I would likely take any labels off incase they irratate my skin.. Haha! Ummm.


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