here we go! positive aspects of AS/ASD

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Shelob
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03 Apr 2006, 10:20 am

Tequila wrote:
Keeno wrote:
Good memory skills

My short-term memory skills are shocking! :lol:

It's just the opposite with me. Despite my terrible short-term memory I have a very good long-term memory. That means, I may not remember something I've just read, but a few hours -or days!- later I can remember (almost) every detail of it. :!: :?: :wink:



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12 Apr 2006, 1:08 pm

We have a tendency to amaze, and blow people away, with our knowledge of our specialist subject areas, whatever they may be - including if our focus is numbers, names, places, words, or any type of detail. This shows our AS in a positive light, whether or not they know we have something called AS.

I thought this was worth emphasising and putting in bold.



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12 Apr 2006, 2:34 pm

i think there are many advatage to being aspie.

- ability to focus on one thing.

-people tend to trust you

- (more to do with being mute this one) people will listen when you speak.

-I got my job from it (i obbsessed with prgramming and got a job in it way above the job most people my age have)

- above adverage inteligence

- have a purpose in life,

- have thing you enjoy.

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12 Apr 2006, 4:42 pm

jammie wrote:
i think there are many advatage to being aspie.

- ability to focus on one thing.

-people tend to trust you

- (more to do with being mute this one) people will listen when you speak.

-I got my job from it (i obbsessed with prgramming and got a job in it way above the job most people my age have)

- above adverage inteligence

- have a purpose in life,

- have thing you enjoy.

jammie


You got pretty lucky with that.
My interest is wars and a bit of history.
I have to wait for a movie to come out for something interesting.
A good war movie comes out like 1 time a year :oops:
I'd seen every one of them like 5 years ago.
The result is that i get bored to death all the time.

About the intelegence thing.
I used to score well above average when i was young.
Than i had sleeping problems for about 10 years and didn't go to school for a few years.
And my iq score became about 103 :(
If your wondering.
That's about 10-15 lower than my brothers.
So i got the impression AS was just negative for it.
I did get higher scores than them when i was young though 8)

I'm 21 atm and am still totally clueless as to what work i want to do for the rest of my life.
With my interest there just doesn't seem to be a job.
The army is ruled out because of my sleeping problems.



gary
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13 Apr 2006, 4:54 pm

positive aspects of AS related 'problems' means that we're not subjected to the 'normal' avenues of brainwashing propogated by the mass media so that in effect we remain as 'free-thinkers'.
To my way of thinking this is a 100% win situation for the 'afflicted'.