Do people with Asperger's do this behavior?

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14 Dec 2013, 5:53 pm

Well I mean is this as common a thing among people with Asperger's as it is with neurotypicals?
Do you (if you have Asperger's), start tidying your hair if you see someone with messy hair? If you see someone with their pants too low, do you pull up your own pants? I hope you get what I'm trying to illustrate here. These are just 2 examples of the behavior I'm trying to describe.



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14 Dec 2013, 6:00 pm

a. It's a common behavior with people.
b. Aspies are people.
: : It's a common behavior with Aspies.



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14 Dec 2013, 6:01 pm

If I feel like it, yes



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14 Dec 2013, 6:01 pm

I can relate to the hair one. I like my hair to be neat and tidy.


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14 Dec 2013, 6:03 pm

Fnord wrote:
a. It's a common behavior with people.
b. Aspies are people.
: : It's a common behavior with Aspies.

So all behaviors that are common to people are common to Aspies? Whatever.



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14 Dec 2013, 6:48 pm

I typically tidy my hair when I know others might be looking my way...


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14 Dec 2013, 6:52 pm

No, I don't do that type of behaviour that you describe.

a. It's a common behavior with people who aren't socially oblivious.
b. Aspies tend to be socially oblivious.
: : It may be a less common behaviour with Aspies.


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14 Dec 2013, 7:07 pm

I tend to be pretty socially oblivious.



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14 Dec 2013, 7:10 pm

not really no, if i see a boy i fix my hair, i like boys a lot, boys are nice :D


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14 Dec 2013, 7:24 pm

i"m the one with the messy hair.



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14 Dec 2013, 7:30 pm

Who_Am_I wrote:
No, I don't do that type of behaviour that you describe.

a. It's a common behavior with people who aren't socially oblivious.
b. Aspies tend to be socially oblivious.
: : It may be a less common behaviour with Aspies.

I don't do this type of behavior either. But over the years, I have noticed people do this. For some reason, I don't see someone with untidy hair and feel compelled to get out my own comb, it's so bizarre to me. :lol:
This is somewhat similar to how people start yawning when they see other people yawn (supposedly). I researched that "contagiousness" of yawns once for a paper in my neural systems class. "Mirror neurons" are supposedly what causes this phenomenon. Mirror neurons are a social thing in humans. So yeah I do think this behavior has its roots in socialness, but it's just a theory.
I appreciate everyone's replies. :)



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14 Dec 2013, 7:44 pm

ResilientBrilliance wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
No, I don't do that type of behaviour that you describe.

a. It's a common behavior with people who aren't socially oblivious.
b. Aspies tend to be socially oblivious.
: : It may be a less common behaviour with Aspies.

I don't do this type of behavior either. But over the years, I have noticed people do this. For some reason, I don't see someone with untidy hair and feel compelled to get out my own comb, it's so bizarre to me. :lol:
This is somewhat similar to how people start yawning when they see other people yawn (supposedly). I researched that "contagiousness" of yawns once for a paper in my neural systems class. "Mirror neurons" are supposedly what causes this phenomenon. Mirror neurons are a social thing in humans. So yeah I do think this behavior has its roots in socialness, but it's just a theory.
I appreciate everyone's replies. :)


I do "catch" yawns. There's been a few threads here asking if people do, though, and they're filled with people who don't. That could be reporting bias, though: people see the title of the thread and they know about the mirror neurons theory, so those who don't catch yawns post more. It's hard to get a random sample when people self-select themselves for a poll.


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14 Dec 2013, 8:55 pm

Who_Am_I wrote:
ResilientBrilliance wrote:
Who_Am_I wrote:
No, I don't do that type of behaviour that you describe.

a. It's a common behavior with people who aren't socially oblivious.
b. Aspies tend to be socially oblivious.
: : It may be a less common behaviour with Aspies.

I don't do this type of behavior either. But over the years, I have noticed people do this. For some reason, I don't see someone with untidy hair and feel compelled to get out my own comb, it's so bizarre to me. :lol:
This is somewhat similar to how people start yawning when they see other people yawn (supposedly). I researched that "contagiousness" of yawns once for a paper in my neural systems class. "Mirror neurons" are supposedly what causes this phenomenon. Mirror neurons are a social thing in humans. So yeah I do think this behavior has its roots in socialness, but it's just a theory.
I appreciate everyone's replies. :)


I do "catch" yawns. There's been a few threads here asking if people do, though, and they're filled with people who don't. That could be reporting bias, though: people see the title of the thread and they know about the mirror neurons theory, so those who don't catch yawns post more. It's hard to get a random sample when people self-select themselves for a poll.


I yawned just because I read this post about yawning!

My son, who is diagnosed with Asperger's, doesn't catch yawns at all. We seem to be at opposite extremes on that one. I yawn if I see one of the gerbils yawn, and I keep yawning now because I'm thinking and typing about yawning! Ah well, time for bed anyway. :)



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14 Dec 2013, 10:31 pm

Who_Am_I wrote:
No, I don't do that type of behaviour that you describe.

a. It's a common behavior with people who aren't socially oblivious.
b. Aspies tend to be socially oblivious.
: : It may be a less common behaviour with Aspies.


I am oblivious to others fixing their hair or pulling up their trousers, etc. I had never even heard of this before reading this post and I am in my fifties.

What I do find a problem is walking along a street when someone is busking with a strong or obvious beat - I feel like I am being programmed to walk in time with the beat. I deliberately try to walk out of sync with the music, asthough I hadn't noticed it. But it is hard.



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14 Dec 2013, 10:51 pm

When I see itchy-looking eyes, my eyes get wet. When I see the diseased skin of another person, my skin feels itchy.

Mild things such as the examples given by the OP don't affect me.