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Do you dislike people or are you a misanthrope?
yes 59%  59%  [ 44 ]
no 27%  27%  [ 20 ]
I don't know 14%  14%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 74

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27 Jun 2011, 2:32 pm

does misanthropy have anything to do with being an Aspie? I'm sort of self-diagnosed - I don't have all the symptoms but I think I have enough of them - and recently I've been very frustrated with my lack of social skills, and grumbling to myself that I wish I didn't have to deal with people in general. I'm reminding myself of a misanthrope. do any other Aspies feel like this?
(also, this is my first poll c: just trying it out.)



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27 Jun 2011, 2:36 pm

I'm kind of a misanthrope but I wouldn't say I hate every human being.



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27 Jun 2011, 2:39 pm

same with me. there are a lot of people I care about... I just don't want to deal with the rest of humanity. :silent:



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27 Jun 2011, 2:51 pm

For those of you who watch Doctor Who, my relationship with humanity is like the Doctor's, except I haven't saved them from alien invasion a gajillion times. I admire some of their achievements, but I'm also frustrated by their many failings. Actually, it's a pretty bad comparison. I definitely don't like most people.



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27 Jun 2011, 3:14 pm

I'm too ambivalent to be considered a misanthrope. I find people alternately fascinating and repelling - or anywhere in between. But I am not highly social.


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27 Jun 2011, 3:21 pm

I wouldn't say I dislike people or I'm a misanthrope. I only don't understand them, I can see I'm different, they don't really understand me either, so we avoid each other in the end. That's all. :spiderman:


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27 Jun 2011, 3:21 pm

Waxes and wanes. In general the younger I was the more people disgusted me. It takes effort to be accepting of what every person, myself included, cannot help but be and do.

It takes no effort for me to love non-human animals.



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27 Jun 2011, 3:23 pm

I like your variety of answers. does anyone think misanthropy is linked to AS or does it just come as a side effect to the symptom of social anxiety (or social whatever) depending on the individual's personality?



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27 Jun 2011, 3:33 pm

I used to be that way some when I was more frustrated about things. I was more negative & I have lots of problems because of my AS & other things & I felt like society is unaccepting of people's differences & wants everyone to clones of everyone else.
Has anyone noticed that misanthropic Aspies seem to have a lot in common with Schizoid Personality Disorder :?:


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27 Jun 2011, 3:34 pm

I dislike many people, but I don't start out disliking them. They have to earn my dislike, and sadly, an awful lot of people do. I get pretty frustrated by the way large groups of people seem to behave, but I don't carry that over into my encounters with individual people. Everyone starts with a clean slate, and the presumption of intelligence and goodwill.


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27 Jun 2011, 4:20 pm

AmazingMess wrote:
I like your variety of answers. does anyone think misanthropy is linked to AS or does it just come as a side effect to the symptom of social anxiety (or social whatever) depending on the individual's personality?


I lean towards more a side effect than a direct result. I can easily see how the frustration of poor social skills could result in a very negative view of other humans. But too many Aspies are friendly in their own quirky ways to think that misanthropy is inevitable.


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27 Jun 2011, 4:24 pm

The majority of people I've met here and in the chatroom have been misantropes rambling about some BS "human nature is evil" garbage.


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27 Jun 2011, 4:27 pm

Sometimes. I don't hate people, but they do frustrate me from time to time.


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27 Jun 2011, 4:28 pm

wavefreak58 wrote:
AmazingMess wrote:
I like your variety of answers. does anyone think misanthropy is linked to AS or does it just come as a side effect to the symptom of social anxiety (or social whatever) depending on the individual's personality?


I lean towards more a side effect than a direct result. I can easily see how the frustration of poor social skills could result in a very negative view of other humans. But too many Aspies are friendly in their own quirky ways to think that misanthropy is inevitable.


Agree. I'm an ex misanthrope.


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27 Jun 2011, 4:29 pm

Phonic wrote:
The majority of people I've met here and in the chatroom have been misantropes rambling about some BS "human nature is evil" garbage.


really? I've only been here a little while but I haven't seen any really negative posts like that. for the most part, my impression is that people here are pretty good-natured.

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I lean towards more a side effect than a direct result. I can easily see how the frustration of poor social skills could result in a very negative view of other humans. But too many Aspies are friendly in their own quirky ways to think that misanthropy is inevitable.


that makes more sense. it's been confusing to me because I think I'm bipolar too, so half the time I wanna crawl in a hole and the other half I want to be friendly and try my best, even if I'm not very good at it.



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27 Jun 2011, 4:34 pm

AmazingMess wrote:
Phonic wrote:
The majority of people I've met here and in the chatroom have been misantropes rambling about some BS "human nature is evil" garbage.


really? I've only been here a little while but I haven't seen any really negative posts like that. for the most part, my impression is that people here are pretty good-natured.
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im getting my impression from the chatroom, which must be a lil different.


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