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30 Jan 2010, 11:33 pm

I'm curious if performing a repetitive task is especially easy for people with Asperger's. I know I can do them very well and effectively, as soon as I know the process. At my job, I mostly get assigned to do the over-and-over tasks that everyone else complains about. I think it's something I don't need to think about and I never get bored doing. Is this just me? Is there a name for this trait?

Do you have a point when doing a repetitive task just unbearable? Or can you do a process forever and ever?

Thanks in advance for the responses!

Edit: People with Autism may answer this, too; however, I am mainly seeking AS answers.



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30 Jan 2010, 11:51 pm

I find that repetitive tasks are very easy to do. I can do them all day, if I was given the chance. That's the reason that I love my current job.


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31 Jan 2010, 12:09 am

Yeah I love repetitive tasks. Nothing new to learn and so I won't get it wrong. I liked working in the stock room unpacking boxes.


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31 Jan 2010, 12:10 am

I find repetitive tasks to be enjoyable. I used to work at a chicken processing plant, and it required me to work on a production line. Everyone always wanted to rotate throughout the day and do different jobs to fight the boredom, but I was perfectly happy to stay at one spot all day every day.



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31 Jan 2010, 12:29 am

john_johnson wrote:
I find repetitive tasks to be enjoyable. I used to work at a chicken processing plant, and it required me to work on a production line. Everyone always wanted to rotate throughout the day and do different jobs to fight the boredom, but I was perfectly happy to stay at one spot all day every day.


I couldn't be on a production line, it would kill me. I'm a night stocker, and stocking shelves is very repetitive, but there's also a challenge in it. There are many different items to throw on the shelves, and you have to get things on the shelf neatly. I also have to remember where stuff is... all this while trying to get stuff done quickly enough with a quota to meet. All I can say is I love my job, it's very fun.


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31 Jan 2010, 1:01 am

Repetitive tasks seem to stress me quite a bit so I'd have to say NO. I prefer to be learning something new all the time and doing different things, as well. I could never work on an assembly line. I think I would have a nervous break rather quickly. My mind needs to engage in something creative or educational. Anything repetitive kills me.



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31 Jan 2010, 1:41 am

I can definitely do repetitive tasks longer than others. There will be a point when I need to take a break, but I typically like those kinds of jobs. Sometimes it gives me a sense of "alone time", just thinking of things while being productive. It just somehow feels good to me. It's kind of weird that sometimes I have trouble paying attention, but I could do some tasks over and over again for long periods of time.


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31 Jan 2010, 1:52 am

Very easy.


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31 Jan 2010, 2:43 am

Well-defined and familiar is great, but I prefer a little complexity in the repetition. I have panic attacks doing line work in a factory, mostly because I feel pressure and become very aware of my surroundings. But I love things like counting, stocking, and arranging. Repetitive without being stressfully easy.



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31 Jan 2010, 2:56 am

I find repetitive tasks easy to do once I know how to do them. However I try to avoid getting into these situations because even though I like predictability, it worsens my depression because my depression is based around how everything will always be the same - pointless. Even so, I often avoid trying new things because of the safety of predictability. Either way I'm stuck in a bad situation. Easy isn't always good and doing the hard thing wont always make things better.

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31 Jan 2010, 5:04 am

They are too easy.
I've found myself trying to turn every task into something repetitive.
For example, eating. I will eat certain foods in a certain order, drink water, eat foods in an order, drink, etc.


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31 Jan 2010, 7:26 am

I love repetitive tasks.



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31 Jan 2010, 10:49 am

Repetitive within reason. I can do something reasonably repetitive ("variations on a theme") probably forever. If it's *exactly* the same over and over, I'll last about three days.



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31 Jan 2010, 2:31 pm

Repetitive tasks, generally, are murder. I mean, there has to be something else in them that pleases me in order for me to repeat a task or activity (wink, wink, but seriously). I will say what I always do when answering such questions, though... I am undiagnosed and reasonably if not perfectly high-functioning, so really I can't say whether I am AS, eccentric, "gifted", ADHD... you get the point. Suffice it to say I share many, many AS traits and cannot stand repetitive tasks unless there is some benefit or pleasure in it or unless it is something I did wrong or imperfectly the first time and I am seeing whether I can improve or perfect it.


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31 Jan 2010, 3:14 pm

Anything repetitive seems to produce intense stress for me. A lot of things do though. Talking on the phone and trying to follow a long line of verbiage makes me stress or go bonkers. I have become short these days when dealing with it. I can't seem to handle much anymore, if anything, and why I stay so long inside my little box.



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31 Jan 2010, 3:26 pm

I find repetitive tasks easy UNTIL I reach the boredom threshold, after that I just tune out and hope that everything just goes away.

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