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Kewona
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07 Mar 2010, 6:29 pm

Hey everyone. Thought I'd join you guys.
I'm the type of person who has trouble fitting in with all those weird NT people. Asperger's syndrom sounds kind of similar to me in some way, although I probably only have mild traces of it, but whatever it is I have, I'm fed up with being on the wrong planet and treated like something's wrong with me. Hope I can learn something here about blending in. :) (and meet some sensible, non-NT people, if I may say so :P)

Oh yeah, and I'm 23 and undiagnosed. My mom claims she suspected something was weird with me since I was like 5, but never bothered to tell me, or give me advice on how to improve, so it's a miracle I have a clue at all.
(And, mom? If you're on this forum, how about giving me some privacy and leaving? I know you would have been here first, for years getting all the infos you denied me, so I have no right to boss you into leaving, but it's my turn now, don't you think?)

:D Sorry guys...I'm, at the moment, really fed up with sensitive NTs :evil: ...but I'm a nice person. ^^ Random hugs to anyone who enters the thread!



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07 Mar 2010, 6:47 pm

Hi Kewona, welcome to WP. I hope you enjoyr your stay here and that you find the info you're looking for.



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07 Mar 2010, 6:48 pm

Welcome to WP!



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07 Mar 2010, 6:53 pm

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07 Mar 2010, 8:27 pm

Welcome. It might be difficult right now, but try to keep in mind that not all NTs are bad people. You can only stereotype a group based on the group's own tenets. For a Godwin's Law example, "The Nazi Party is a bunch of Jew haters" is valid since hating Jews is a tenet of the Nazi party. But NTs as a group cannot be classified as not-sensible or even sensitive. There are NT people who are more insensitive than the majority I have met here. There are also NTs that are more sensible than some of us.

The only thing you can truly say about NTs as a whole is that they are not on the Autistic Spectrum. But every group has people who suck :)

If you're curious as to how far you are into the spectrum, here are some AS tests (in order of length) you could take in your spare time:

DSM criteria: http://iautistic.com/test_AS.php
Taken directly from the diagnostic manual used by professionals, this is the rawest “test” and cannot really be self-evaluated. It is best if a trained professional determines this after a period of observation and interviews. However, it is always good to know what they are working from. This one page form is of the type "if you have X amount of A and Y amount of B then CONGRATS! You're Autistic!"

Simon Baron-Cohen AQ test: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.12/aqtest.html
This test is only for the individual themselves to take. They should answer as honestly as possible as (with any test) it is possible to skew the results if one is after a particular solution. Of course, this is the quintessential issue with self-evaluation.

The (somewhat controversial) Rdos test: http://www.rdos.net/eng/Aspie-quiz.php
User rdos has developed this test and put it on his website. It is the longest of the three by far, but includes a nice graph. While rdos’ focus is his research and determining a link between present day humans, autism, and Neanderthals, the test is quite popular among many here and does appear to have a high hit rate. Please note that this is disputed by some who feel the test is bunk and supported by others who think the test is the be-all end-all of definitive tests.


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07 Mar 2010, 10:47 pm

Welcome aboard the Wrong Planet, fellow-traveler Kewona.


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08 Mar 2010, 12:15 am

Welcome to WrongPlanet. :)


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08 Mar 2010, 12:41 pm

Hello Kewona, welcome, enjoy your stay on the Wrong Planet!


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08 Mar 2010, 8:11 pm

Welcome to WP!


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