Can an Aspergers person be made to do things against his wil

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25 Apr 2021, 3:37 am

And when he doesn’t have an interest in it?



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25 Apr 2021, 3:39 am

Can: easily.
Should: no.

Autistic people struggle with boundaries.


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25 Apr 2021, 4:58 am

Technic1 wrote:
And when he doesn’t have an interest in it?


I generally think that I would make a poor slave, but it is not an absolute thing. I have never compromised much on morals, but I have done things that were boring for survival money.



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25 Apr 2021, 5:45 am

For me at least, it depends. Partly on who is asking, partly on how "against my will" it is. I mean, I won't in any way WANT to take the garbage out and take the cans to the curb when I get home this morning, but I'll still do it. If my wife or my daughter ask me to do something, I'm at least very likely to agree. But there are some things I wouldn't do at all, not for anyone.



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25 Apr 2021, 6:40 am

KT67 wrote:
Can: easily.
Should: no.

Autistic people struggle with boundaries.

Some people, yes.
Always good to teach them this principle at a young age to say no to the things they don't feel comfortable with, especially more so if it is against their will.


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25 Apr 2021, 7:38 am

Sure. Just like NTs.



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25 Apr 2021, 9:41 am

Could an Aspergers be made to win a war against his will?



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26 Apr 2021, 12:44 am

...like Hitler was?



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26 Apr 2021, 1:38 am

Technic1 wrote:
...like Hitler was?


Hitler lost the war.



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26 Apr 2021, 3:45 am

Of course, though I think that on average, aspies are likelier to not do things they don't want to than NTs if the only thing they're being pressured with is peer pressure and there are no other consequences than some people liking them less.



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26 Apr 2021, 9:08 am

I think I'm more likely than other people to be persuaded to do things I really don't want to, but I'm not good at getting out of bad situations, and I'm somewhat naive and don't like upsetting people. It's not really "peer pressure", and more that I am too trusting sometimes and too compliant.


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26 Apr 2021, 10:11 am

Nobody can make me do things against my will. My mum learned this 5 and a half years ago.


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27 Apr 2021, 7:37 am

As a parent of a teen on the spectrum, this is a difficult question. We've struggled with getting him to attend school in person. Virtual learning has been an absolute failure. There are things in life that are mandatory, and at some point he's going to have to learn how to push himself to do them when he doesn't want to.



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27 Apr 2021, 4:28 pm

This is an utterly meaningless question.

If you put a gun to someone's head they will fork over their cash "against their will" regardless of their neurology.

And what does "against your will" even mean?

Most grownups put up with stuff they never would have thought they would put up with in order to get a paycheck.

I sometimes have to ride in carpools of over a hundred miles just to get to a worksite. Its not something I would have chosen. So is that "going against my will"?



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28 Apr 2021, 2:42 pm

This is not a question for absolutes. Autism is a broad spectrum, and activities are ever broader. I would argue that Aspies are harder to coerce. We are less motivated by common rewards, and more likely to have an independent point of view about what should be done.



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29 Apr 2021, 12:20 am

They say that Hitler had Aspergers and was made to do things against his will?

What do you know about this?