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12 Aug 2016, 5:16 am

if you can get to a point where your rudeness does not spoil the rest of your day, then it is ok.

i feel a few sensory issues with my autism like sensitivity to scratchy fabrics against my skin, and the stroboscopic effects of sunlight being intermittently blocked by trees on a road i am driving on, or whatever, but that can all be contained if i think about it.
but rudeness is a different thing.

i am hard pressed to calculate whether something i say may be taken as rude, and i can not be bothered worrying because it's not my fault if i am unintentionally rude.

today, i was walking in a supermarket and someone was walking toward me on their travels, and i just clicked my fingers at them and got their attention and then pointed out a route with my index finger that i wished for them to follow, but i just wound up pushing my trolley past theirs because they didn't understand or something and then they became cranky and i ignored them and they left my field of attention and all was well once again.

if one can escape perceived rudeness then it is very good.



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12 Aug 2016, 7:57 am

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I took the AQ test 3 months ago which I consistently scored between 32 and 35, which makes me about as autistic as half the people here. Over the past three months, I've not been purposely trying to cure my autism, but rather learn more about it (In hopes that it would improve self-assessment accuracy.).

I've been working with my cousin over the past 2 months on a near daily basis, and we've played games and had fun conversations. Also, over the past two months, my income has significantly increased and my future income looks pretty much secure and there are bright, big plans for the future along with a lot of fun exploration and experimentation. With these feelings of friendship, security and generally seeing life unfold in a way that I desire, I currently feel a bit good about life.

I took the AQ test again, which I consistently scored between 32 and 35 on about 3 months ago, and scored a 19 and the male average is 17. Hmmm... that's interesting. I'm not really so aspie after all, I guess?

During my research of the correlates of the AQ test, there were two significant correlates that weren't directly related to autism: Introversion and depression. It's quite possible my average level of introversion and depression was a bit higher 3 months ago, thereby resulting in a higher AQ score. I do notice I have no inhibition answering the phone right away and I'm not really afraid of talking with people and I've noticed I tend to be less self-monitoring these days. So, if you want to cure your autism, go out there, make friends, work your tail off in an enthralling venture and take the test again and if you're lucky, you'll have cured it. I'm guessing that many of the medium-to-high scorers on the AQ test here who are not sure or undiagnosed on WP are probably depressed, introverted NTs. They might also have other complicating conditions that may mimic parts of autism, whether it be behaviors or similar social outcomes, like ADHD or Language Disorders or higher-than-average schizophrenic expression.

Personally based on other evidence that I haven't listed here, it's possible I may have ADHD or a significantly higher than average level of ADHD traits.



i took that AQ test too, i got 45.

it hasn't changed when i take it again, varies between 43-47 every time, so ive taken 45 as a middle ground average ( a mean value?)

while i don't believe it can cured, i do believe it can be managed (with some kind of hard work.....at least for me). but a lot of the time i just let go and dont let it bother me, ive said some rediculously cold things in my lifetime, and im only 19 so im sure theres more to come, but i understand that i dont do it on purpose and im not a bad person, i just dont/find it hard to grasp this kind of thing socially. the one bit that annoys me (well that annoys me greatly) is my skins rediculous sensitivity. things like polyesters, nylon, my own skin. annoy the hell out of me to touch and feel awful, at my high school i had to wear (since we wear uniforms in england) trousers that were made from polyesters, but luckily we changed that so i could wear normal ones that are much more comfortable (although the blazar was still awful, but nothing we could do about that.)


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12 Aug 2016, 10:22 am

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12 Aug 2016, 11:20 am

swbluto wrote:
I took the AQ test 3 months ago which I consistently scored between 32 and 35, which makes me about as autistic as half the people here. Over the past three months, I've not been purposely trying to cure my autism, but rather learn more about it (In hopes that it would improve self-assessment accuracy.).

I've been working with my cousin over the past 2 months on a near daily basis, and we've played games and had fun conversations. Also, over the past two months, my income has significantly increased and my future income looks pretty much secure and there are bright, big plans for the future along with a lot of fun exploration and experimentation. With these feelings of friendship, security and generally seeing life unfold in a way that I desire, I currently feel a bit good about life.

I took the AQ test again, which I consistently scored between 32 and 35 on about 3 months ago, and scored a 19 and the male average is 17. Hmmm... that's interesting. I'm not really so aspie after all, I guess?

During my research of the correlates of the AQ test, there were two significant correlates that weren't directly related to autism: Introversion and depression. It's quite possible my average level of introversion and depression was a bit higher 3 months ago, thereby resulting in a higher AQ score. I do notice I have no inhibition answering the phone right away and I'm not really afraid of talking with people and I've noticed I tend to be less self-monitoring these days. So, if you want to cure your autism, go out there, make friends, work your tail off in an enthralling venture and take the test again and if you're lucky, you'll have cured it. I'm guessing that many of the medium-to-high scorers on the AQ test here who are not sure or undiagnosed on WP are probably depressed, introverted NTs. They might also have other complicating conditions that may mimic parts of autism, whether it be behaviors or similar social outcomes, like ADHD or Language Disorders or higher-than-average schizophrenic expression.

Personally based on other evidence that I haven't listed here, it's possible I may have ADHD or a significantly higher than average level of ADHD traits.

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12 Aug 2016, 2:21 pm

I seriously doubt that someone can "cure" their autism. You're still autistic. It's just that you've found ways to deal with it and cope to fit in better with the world.



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14 Aug 2016, 2:28 pm

izzeme wrote:
the difference can lie in the way you answer the questions; i have done several tests on a few tests to try this out.
if i answer from the 'internal' me, or how i feel, i score in the top-levels of AS; but if i answer from the 'external' me, how i act, i get a low score, that makes me only slightly quirky, due to the methods i have developed to cope with and/or hide my AS.

I've noticed this about myself. Many of my most autistic traits are hidden. For example, if I have a meltdown, it will usually be internal. Externally, it will seem more of a shutdown -- I just withdraw, don't say anything. Or I might explode in rage later, when I'm alone. So too with repetitive speech. If I'm on my own, I'll often repeat phrases to myself, as if I'm a stuck record. But when with others, I don't do that. If I stim, it's something like foot tapping, which is socially acceptable in a way that say rocking is not.

I'm thinking that I learned to hide these behaviors, probably after being told they were undesirable when I was a child.