Is it common for people on the spectrum?

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rebbieh
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03 Apr 2012, 1:46 am

Is it common for people on the spectrum to be either on or off? To be either obsessed or uninterested? To engage in black and white thinking? Basically, is it common to be on either of the "extremes" but hardly ever somewhere in-between? That's how my brain works.



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03 Apr 2012, 12:53 pm

Yeah. This image has been posted quite a bit around here. It describes a lot of us pretty accurately.

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03 Apr 2012, 4:48 pm

Jory wrote:
Yeah. This image has been posted quite a bit around here. It describes a lot of us pretty accurately.

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Brilliant picture! Describes me very accurately I'd say.



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03 Apr 2012, 5:30 pm

I'm the same. I also tend to either speak too much or too little and my voice is either too loud or too quiet. Those are also "extremes".



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03 Apr 2012, 5:48 pm

That pic with the switch is depressingly true for me. That's why it's hard talking to people about topics outside of my limited range of interests. I don't like the idea of faking interest either.



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03 Apr 2012, 6:25 pm

mahler_freak wrote:
That pic with the switch is depressingly true for me.


Same here.


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03 Apr 2012, 6:36 pm

Jory wrote:
Yeah. This image has been posted quite a bit around here. It describes a lot of us pretty accurately.

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I know I'm in the right place now : P Someone should turn this into a T-Shirt. That's how I feel a lot of the time.



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03 Apr 2012, 6:40 pm

SolAngel wrote:
Jory wrote:
Someone should turn this into a T-Shirt



YES!! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !


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03 Apr 2012, 7:55 pm

Exactly!


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03 Apr 2012, 11:18 pm

Yep, this is how DS seems to relate to the world


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