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Pileated woodpecker
Pileated woodpecker

Joined: 25 Aug 2020
Posts: 187
Location: Canada

31 Jul 2021, 8:08 pm

I went out with my cousin today. It felt good to get out of the house for a long period of time. She took me to get coffee. Then we went to her apartment. She let me paint as well. I really like painting but it usually means that I make a mess. I do mostly abstract paintings or beach scenes. I love finger painting as well.

I felt accepted. She doesn't seem to feel embarrassed by how I act sometimes. She asked me if I felt overwhelmed while in the coffee shop because I was crying. Most people do not know how to react. I was crying because of a weird feeling that I get sometimes that is hard to explain. Its a feeling of dread or something. She also did not get mad at me when I accidentally repeated a story. When we got on the bus I started rocking back and forth which caused people to stare at me. People like my brother or sister would tell me to stop. Im not embarrassed by how I act so I like that my cousin isn't embarrassed.


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Joined: 4 May 2020
Age: 19
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 5,641
Location: Pacific Northwest

31 Jul 2021, 11:23 pm

I'm really glad that you had a good day with your cousin! It's good that she accepts you and let's you be yourself more.

I use he/him pronouns.

I like playing video games, watching cartoons and anime, reading, and cooking.

I have two cats, a rabbit, and a dog. I also enjoy learning + cataloguing information about different types of animals and plants.

Empathy Quotient: 34/80
Systemizing Quotient: 104/150
Friendship Quotient: 56/140
Autism Quotient: 36/80

RAADS-R: 169

CAT-Q: 153
Compensation: 57
Masking: 47
Assimilation: 49

Your broader autism cluster (Aspie) score: 144 of 200.
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 63 of 200.
You are very likely on the broader autism cluster (Aspie).


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Age: 31
Gender: Male
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Location: Portland, Oregon

12 Aug 2021, 4:14 pm

This is excellent to know! :)

I hope you will have more outings with other family members
who have accepted you as a human being!

Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!