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18 Feb 2010, 9:16 am

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I'm 19 and a female aspie which is rather uncommon.

I'm socially awkward and find it hard to make friends. Don't have really close friends but I trust a few of my friends and we get along well. i just don't hang out with people like a normal teenager. I don't share similar interests.


Hi Villette, if you feel that this is the guy for you just tell him (not that I'm the best person to ask, having never been in a relationship). Also, I haven't seen many UK aspies on this forum, what part of the country you from (I come from West Yorkshire)?


Hi iceman,
Actually I'm from Asia. =) I do the CIE A-Level board. Thanks for the advice.



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18 Feb 2010, 9:43 am

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Villette wrote:
I'm 19 and a female aspie which is rather uncommon.

I'm socially awkward and find it hard to make friends. Don't have really close friends but I trust a few of my friends and we get along well. i just don't hang out with people like a normal teenager. I don't share similar interests.


Hi Villette, if you feel that this is the guy for you just tell him (not that I'm the best person to ask, having never been in a relationship). Also, I haven't seen many UK aspies on this forum, what part of the country you from (I come from West Yorkshire)?


Hi iceman,
Actually I'm from Asia. =) I do the CIE A-Level board. Thanks for the advice.


Just don't get too upset if the guy wants you to slow down or he isn't interested. It sounds like he's still a valuable friend.


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18 Feb 2010, 10:50 am

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Villette wrote:
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Villette wrote:
I'm 19 and a female aspie which is rather uncommon.

I'm socially awkward and find it hard to make friends. Don't have really close friends but I trust a few of my friends and we get along well. i just don't hang out with people like a normal teenager. I don't share similar interests.


Hi Villette, if you feel that this is the guy for you just tell him (not that I'm the best person to ask, having never been in a relationship). Also, I haven't seen many UK aspies on this forum, what part of the country you from (I come from West Yorkshire)?


Hi iceman,
Actually I'm from Asia. =) I do the CIE A-Level board. Thanks for the advice.


Just don't get too upset if the guy wants you to slow down or he isn't interested. It sounds like he's still a valuable friend.

Thanks again. Actually I'm the one slowing him down. He believes in romantic relationships (he even said he would like to get married) and I kept on telling him I don't. Yes, he's been a really good friend. He's helped me with my uni applications and has been a source of intellectual stimulation. Fret not, he's safe. My relatives know him. In fact his mum seems to approve of me.



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19 Feb 2010, 1:47 am

Okay...here goes.

My nickname is DarthMetaKnight, but you may call me Stu if you like. I live in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. I push shopping carts at the local superstore - that's my job. Pushing carts is currently my purpose in the world, however I have discovered that I am good at writing fiction, so I think I could become an author if I tried hard enough. I sometimes play Super Smash Bros. Brawl for fun, however I prefer to read or take walks outside. My favorite book is Alice's Adventures Through the Looking Glass. I have loved animals since I was a little boy, so animals play a big role in the short stories I write sometimes.



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19 Feb 2010, 8:33 pm

Hi, my name is Addi. I live in the merry old land of England(Blackpool to be precise), I have Aspergers (but prefer the label High Functioning Autistic) and am a transgirl(I was born male but feel female) and religiously an eclectic, liberal Pagan while politically I am interested in Liberalism and Libertarianism.

I consider myself a "Geeky Hippie" but not a full on stereotype.

I am interested in dogs, cats, Autism, Occult subjects, Fantasy, Science Fiction, fictional religions(a lot make more sense than real ones), alternative religions, alternative subcultures, the internet and many other things.

I would say personally I am not compatible with most other people(including autistics), I have many extremely liberal opinions and beliefs, and I am obsessed with all things quirky and strange.

I also love nature, nature plays a big part in my belief system and I have always found Animals easier to relate to than Humans.



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25 Feb 2010, 9:13 am

Hi my names Graeme 23 single for almost 2 months and jobless due to my inability to cope with stress and anxity. But i live a fairly decent life if you want to put a standard to what some might consider a normal life though i consider normality a myth myself and just get on with being me.



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26 Feb 2010, 9:23 am

My name is Morgan.

My life seems to be a bit different from some users on this forum, I have observed.
They usually see that they are different and then discover that autism explains their behaviour.
But I never saw that I was different.
I did not understand what autism was and I was trying to get people to tell me what it meant, but they thought I felt I was different and needed to learn that it was okay, but I never complained.
I have never been bullied, because I was funny and that helps out a lot.
I do not like change, especially when it happens to my mind and what I think.
I hope that I will become like I was when I was a child when I get older, but I think that that is improbable.
I like planes that drop bombs and I like machines and robots.

I do not find some things useful, but I must remind myself that I speak only for myself and that the current system works well, and of a line of a song by Bob Dylan called "The Times They Are A-Changin'" where he sings "don't criticize what you can't understand".
I do not like things that are not cognitive and I do not like things that are just for fun.
I also think that lying is immoral and lying to keep a good mood is immoral.
I think that some people think too lightly of lying, but I do not know why.
I am not very good at nuancing things or seeing a 'gray area'.
I am also like a scientific article that says that autistics tend to think in terms of outcome, rather than intention when it comes to moral deeds.
I also think that computers would be better fit to judge a person when they have done something, or decide if they are guilty or not.
But people will have to collect many prime numbers, because it will need to have the best protection because it is dangerous.
It should probably not be connected to the internet.
I get bored during the day because I have no obsessions like I used to have when I was young and that bothers me a bit.
I got the diagnosis PDD-NOS because I am not very rigid, but I think I am quite rigid in my thinking, but I do not often impose my rigidity on others and I do not have a tight schedule.
Maybe it is because I am slightly disconnected with what goes on around me, but maybe that in turn is me trying to make excuses (odd thing to say, but it makes sense to me).

Maybe as I get older I will 'lean' more towards NT, but I hope this does not happen.



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27 Feb 2010, 4:36 pm

I call myself Elliott.

I am 34 years old and have spent my entire life singe.

I was sexually abused and bullied from the age of 7 to the age of 10. I was picked on and humiliated in high school because I am not scholastically-minded. I cannot have sex or even be kissed.

I am almost completely incapable of looking after myself. I take no interest in my personal health. I dread the winter because the darker months make me very depressed. I don't really tell anyone about it because there's no one in this country I am close enough to confide in. No one would be interested anyway; they all have their own lives. I do not believe I will survive many more winters. It could be this one or the next that finishes me. I cannot bear the thought of having to rent or own my own place - the responsibility is too great and I fear the thought of being stuck somewhere I don't belong. It would quickly go wrong anyway because I wouldn't look after myself.

I have made many friends, especially when I was in Canada. There was a particular place in southern Ontario that was the most wonderful place I have ever been and where life almost made sense.

I am a writer, although I've been kind of lazy about it in recent months. I have a memoir in the works, which currently stands at about 94,000 words and is close to completion. It is unlikely any publisher would pick up the memoirs of a "nobody".

This might be my last year, melodramatic as that sounds. I'm sick of this stupid, scary world.

I will finish my book first.


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01 Mar 2010, 10:52 pm

Guess I'll add my two cents....

I'm 27. Mother of two (one w/ AS, the other ADHD). I never heard of AS until my son was diagnosed...once I learned more about it I realized, 'hey, that's me'. Here I thought everyone lived and thought the way I did. Seems to be I'm the 'odd' one. Oh well. I certainly have learned a lot over these last few years and actually appreciate my family's unique ways. We may seem different or goofy to those around us....however if they could see the amazing talents my children possess or the determination they'd surely be blown away.

As for my likes, for some reason I've always been drawn towards cultures/religions/languages. I identify with Judaism though I definitely do not judge others for their beliefs. Instead, I'm curious and extremely open minded. It's fascinating at how similar yet different we all can be.

I LOVE animals, horses more so than any other. Traveling is my passion...I try to go somewhere exciting each year...and take mini trips as much as possible. With that, I like maps. When I was younger I used to sit and study them. Not really sure why.
I have a mild obsession (Lol, addiction) of electronics/gadgets. Maybe I'm a bit of a nerd....a cool nerd if that's possible. I like to tinker with things; taking them apart and trying to put them back together. (it doesn't always work out that way though).

I tend to get wrapped up in something so much so that it engulfs my mind. I have to learn as much as I can about that certain subject and eventually it's replaced with another topic. Right now seems to be photography. That said, I'm trying to teach myself how to become a better photographer. I've always been interested in photographs but never really know the in's and out's of how to work my camera. (other than pointing and shooting).

I like the idea of being able to converse with people and not feel totally lost or out of place....but I lack the social skills needed to do so. I'm lonely at times and have no true friends. I find small talk to be annoying; I'm perfectly happy sitting quietly. I hate getting my hair cut because the lady never seems to shut up....she asks me a million questions that really aren't important. At the same time, I look around me a notice people talking, laughing, and seem to enjoy socializing....it makes me wonder if I'm missing out. I'd honestly like to have friends to call up and do stuff with....it feels like such work to make and keep a friend. Surely that isn't normal, is it?

I'm happily divorced. At times I wonder if I'll ever find someone that's right for me. Lately I'm thinking no. But things could change. That's the wonderful thing about life...it holds so many surprises.

Anyway, that's my little blurb.
So glad to have found this site. It makes me feel at home and not so alone:-)



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01 Mar 2010, 11:30 pm

@ ElliotJumpshoe - is it possible to move somewhere that's warm all year?



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02 Mar 2010, 2:12 am

My Name is Zachary I live in pawtucket, rhode island in the northeastern united states
I am 17 turning 18 in July.I have aspergers both of my brothers are on the spectrum as well,I live with both biological parents. I am a bone marrow doner, in order to save my little brother when he had aplastic anemia.I am overweight but working fixing that,I am a straight male.I am an athiest for a multitude of reasons.Politically I am very liberal and consider myself a socialist,I cannot stand bankers or greedy or arrogant people. I am very awkward in social situations though I like going to public places.I am single and have never had a girlfriend before,I take online classes having transferred to that from my really bad high school experience for a multitude of reasons.I do feel for other people,I do not box my emotions in,I am compassionate, I am known has the ham of the family.I stand by steadfast by those I love and trust.I am known for dogged stubbornness that runs in my family.I am french Canadian and 1\16Llakota Sioux .

My interests include-Video games,History,Anthropology,Archeology,Cultures all over the world,Japan,Japanese music,Anime,Japanese art,ancient art,medieval times,the Renaissance,world war 1 and 2,the Yugoslav wars,Russia,France,England,Ireland,Scotland,Germany,the roman empire,china,The native American every single tribe,the civil war,politics,socialism,religion,mythology

My favorite game series include-Zelda,Mario,Metroid,Metal gear,Megaman,Dragon Quest,Final fantasy,Chrono trigger,Thief,System Shock,Bioshock,Deus ex,Doom,Fallout,Elder scrolls,Jedi knight tons of rpgs,assassins creed,KOTOR,Splinter cell,mass effect,nostalgic games
My favorite TV shows include-Chuck,Ancient discoveries,Barbarians,Terry jones barbarians,Monty python,The first world war,The world at war,Curb your enthusiasm,Seinfeld,Futurama,Aqua teen hunger force, Star trek,Star trek the next generation,beavis and butthead,king of the hill
My favorite movies-Star wars the original trilogy,Indiana Jones 1,2,3,The dark knight,Beavis and butthead do America,clerks,clerks 2,dogma,mallrats,Alien and Alien 2,Predator,Terminator 1 and 2,First blood,and many more
That all I can think of for now but that's me


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09 Mar 2010, 4:11 am

Early twenties but feeling much younger. Male, single, minority, and living in the US of A.

Hard to say what more I should divulge before ending up writing a novel, so I guess I'll just leave the most important information - I am, in fact, lactose intolerant.



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14 Mar 2010, 11:21 pm

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Well, hello everyone, my name is Sean. Was born in KC, MO (10/03/1980) and live in NC (some miles west of Raleigh). Ive lived in this state since 1986 and am the oldest of 3 brothers (the other 2 are NT as far as we can tell). Like everyone else, I had the hard, solitary life of one in the ASD (apparently i had autistic traits growing up, but there was little delay in much else). Did well in school, academically of course, but not socially (math and science being my strong points). My brothers and i got along fairly well (as in we didnt beat the crap outta each other all the times . . . unless it was in a game :lol: ).

Personal interests pretty much boil down to sci-fi/fantasy genre entertainment, and science/math interests (though only on random topics, from exoskeletons to railguns). Battletech, Exo-Squad, Robotech, and other various mech oriented concepts have piqued my interests for as long as i can remember. I'll also surf the net for more tech info and consider how it could be applied or modified for the hell of it. :D

As far as education, completed High School, got my AA in General Arts, AS in Biotechnology, and 70+ hours towards a BS in Electrical Engineering (had to drop out for financial and personal reasons). Oddly, with my continuous shift in interests, i could never really focus on one thing as a profession (save the general field). Not sure i can say much more since a lot has been stated by others here already. :D

With respect to personality, Im typically easy going and avoid stress at all costs (stress tires me out seeing as how i try to shut down before having a meltdown). I do what i can to not worry, but certain things will upset me (like my parents getting on my case to keep up job hunting when i cannot for the love of me focus on something that doesnt give me a mental high). My games, books, or favorite shows are the only things that give me some relief . . . but i absolutely HATE/DESPISE/LOATHE/REVILE being forced to do something, especially if there isnt some mental gratification from doing it.


It's not the length of the journey, it's how you enjoyed it. I am glad you are versatile in General Arts and Biotechnology, which is kind of like an unique fushion that I appreciate.


Sorry it took so long to reply to this. General Arts (dunno if this means something else where you live) just means that Ive covered the basics for real world math, science, literature/english, etc.



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30 Mar 2010, 7:35 am

*Coughs nervously*

I don't talk about myself much but here goes.

I'm a 21 year old Aspie from Australia. I'm pretty outspoken concerning my beliefs. I'm a fan of anime but not obsessive (Much >.> )

I tend to talk to myself a lot and reply but I'm full well aware I don't have MPD. Intelligence is just so rare where I live.

I'm interested in quite a few things. Science, poetry, reading, games, music, anthropology.

That said, I do have my own dark sides which frighten even me.


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10 Apr 2010, 11:25 am

Hi all.....

My name is Scott, aka JazzofLife. Was officially diagnosed with both AS and AD/HD in the fall of 2007. Adjusted to AS on my own without help of any support group. Adjusted to AD/HD with help of support group. Not any AS resources available in southeast Tennessee.

However, when I was diagnosed with both things, I felt as if I had been slammed against the wall or thrown against the floor violently. I asked my then girlfriend, "You're kidding me, right?" Took me two years before I came to accept, like, and love myself fully for whom I am. Then, I saw these as labels which I couldn't handle. Now, there are labels, sure, but I don't let them affect my life.

I feel that finding and discovering love best happens when people aren't looking for someone else. So, I am not actively looking to be involved in a relationship. I date for fun, and am not serious about it. I'll be 43 soon, and moved to southeast Tennessee from the Indianapolis metro area about three years ago. Like knowing I am at the base of Lookout Mountain, where I have a beautiful view of the mountain outside my windows. Have a plethora of interests - including alternative health, the great outdoors, camping, nature, cooking/baking (once baked 12 dozen cookies in the middle of the night because I couldn't get to sleep), reading, writing, some sports, and more. I am picking up the saxophone next month and beginning my voyage into the world of smooth jazz. Life is beautiful for me, and I am content with things as they are. I am involved actively in my city and the state.

Have been married and divorced once, and am not a parent in any way, shape, or form. The best years of my life await me; I'm looking forward to wherever my journey in life takes me.


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12 Apr 2010, 6:11 pm

Yo people, my name is Alex Dickenson/Troth, bizzare as it is I use both my birth name and adopted name/surname. Im 18 years old, have hair that changes from a rusty brown to a dirtyish blond dependant on the weather. All in all I favour anything and anyone I relate to, hence why I seem to appear quite jaded towards NTs. TV,film,books and any other medium especially theatre are all things I enjoy especially musicals where there is a prominent air of angst and bittersweet sorrow within the cast, I enjoy anything relatable personally to me basically.

I was diagnosed with AS at the age of 14. I have never met anyone offline with AS excluding those I see at the Schools I volunteer at.

My dream job would be to work as a playworker for surestart.
I live in the West midlands of the UK and am content with what it offers.


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