Ha you ever realize you do things you never realized before?

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13 Apr 2009, 3:52 am

Oh, interesting topic! Sometimes other people will point out something that I didn't even realize. Like I was told by a few people a couple weeks ago that I bob my head a lot. I had no idea.



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13 Apr 2009, 4:23 am

Yes, all the time, and especially after the AS diagnosis.

I've realised that certain things overstimulate me - for a long time I just got upset without knowing why.
My psychologist told me my eye-contact level is inappropriately high - I never realised this.
I've realised that I'm not interested in people in the same way that other people are - this is as much a discovery about other people as it is about me.

I feel as though I'm still a child. Everything about myself and the world seems so new and amazing to me. It almost seems unreal.



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13 Apr 2009, 4:40 am

I realize many new things, nearly everyday, since I know about Asperger. Often, after having noticed something strange, I discover that people with AS do or think the same way...


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13 Apr 2009, 5:59 am

animal wrote:

I've realised that certain things overstimulate me - for a long time I just got upset without knowing why.


ditto, only the thing is I was diagnosed 5 years ago and I only just realised this last week


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13 Apr 2009, 1:49 pm

glider18 wrote:
Morgana---glad you could relate to my post. This autistic "look" is in the manner of moving, etc. For example, the way in which I move my head in relation to my body; the way I move my hands and have them placed; the expressions on my face; etc. are very much like the videos one sees of autistic people. This really comes as no big surprise to me since I am on the autistic spectrum---I just didn't realize I was so obvious in my movements, etc.

Again, thanks for responding---I find this fascinating.

Oh...glad you can dance well---all I could ever do was slow dance---awkwardly.


Hmmm, I´m going to have to find some videos of autistic people to watch...
The only one I have is the movie "Mozart and the Whale". Some of the movements and actions of the male actor reminded me slightly of myself, though I do those things on a MUCH smaller scale. But that´s only acting...I´ll have to watch the special features again, where they showed the real man whom the film was based on. I remember thinking he was way more subtle than the portrayals in the movie, more "normal" seeming...I´ll have to watch it again though.

Apropos dancing (ballet). That took years of dedicated practice, and was my biggest "special interest" in life.


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