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Swordfish210
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22 Dec 2012, 4:18 pm

Yes, all the time! I don't actually like small children, but it seems I am some kind of magnet for them. (According to someone I get on well with older kids because I am mentally one of them...) The thing is that I don't actually want to interact with babies/toddlers and I have no clue on what to do with them.


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22 Dec 2012, 6:18 pm

Aren't these the first tiny steps of bullying and hate instigated by them towards you?



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23 Dec 2012, 3:31 am

uhm no...? I see it more as my inability to connect to people because it's not a scripted action, and the general population's inability to understand that NOt everyone likes TOUCHING.


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23 Dec 2012, 7:51 am

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I don't know what it is, I have often thought that because I have big eyes and a roundish face that this is why babies seem to stare at me so much. At times they have been transfixed. I seem to draw a lot of baby attention!

Could it be that they do this to everyone and because prolonged eye contact makes me feel so uncomfortable that this is why I notice it, or is it some weird phenomenon?


Haha I have a round face as well. But babies like to stare at me because I have pink and blue hair.



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23 Dec 2012, 8:03 am

My niece stares at me all the time, but then she's my niece.



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23 Dec 2012, 4:02 pm

Babies do stare at me quite often though.



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23 Dec 2012, 11:14 pm

They are largely indifferent to my presence.



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24 Dec 2012, 12:19 am

Sure, but I don't think I attract their gaze anymore than the average person. Kids stare at everybody all the time. Unless of course I am wearing my orange sneakers or my bright blue winter jacket. Children's eyes are drawn to those clothing items for the same reason I bought them: "oooh colourful".



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24 Dec 2012, 1:15 am

Yes, a lot of kids will stare at me, smile and wave... it's cute, so I just play along with them - smile and wave back. :)


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24 Dec 2012, 1:50 am

Yes they do and meanwhile my mind is screaming "get me outta here!! !!" :lol:



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24 Dec 2012, 4:46 pm

Yes, they do stare at me. But maybe it's because I look at them a lot too, I like babies. I think babies/little children are even more open about staring than NT adults are, which is why it can be daunting for some I guess.


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24 Dec 2012, 4:52 pm

I've come to a conclusion: no they don't. Only sometimes, but it's not all the time. I've seen babies stare around at everyone in general, and maybe stare hard at somebody who is giving them attention like smiling and waving. But often babies and toddlers don't stare at me.

Only adults do more.


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25 Dec 2012, 1:49 am

When I was younger I had this odd ability to stop babies from crying. I would be out shoppoing food with my mom. And just getting babies attention by looking at it. And they would stop crying. Is was pretty wierd.

Yeah they always look at me not sure why.



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25 Dec 2012, 2:08 pm

NTs act how they want to feel/seem, not like Autists or children who act based on how they feel. This is why NTs seem terribly artificial to children, and why the children often like Autists more.



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25 Dec 2012, 2:20 pm

I've known people who seem to have babies and toddlers stare at them all the time...not myself, I only get the occasional child doing this which annoys me because at their age (normally around 8 years old) they should know better than to stare like that, but given the behaviour of many children and their parents round here obviously no one teaches manners any more.


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