Moderate Functioning Autistic, but with very high IQ.

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30 Jan 2016, 1:03 am

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I can't even remember to take medicine.

It's a lot of "out of sight, out of mind" stuff. I get wrapped up in my own head and the ideas there are a lot more interesting that what's going on "in the real world." Even when someone starts talking to me, I don't know I am being talked to until halfway through the sentence.


I find that a plastic pill organizer helps--I stuff a weeks worth a pills in it and I can see what pills I need to take today. Or if I have forgotten. I have it in the kitchen so I can look at it while waiting for stuff to cook.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/pill-o ... 1563-tier3


I use one of those too. If I didn't, I'd forget to take my one pill a day because I'm so wrapped up in my own mind that I get distracted and literally forget about things the minute I move from one room to the next. My pill box is on my nightstand so it's the first thing I see when I wake up.


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30 Jan 2016, 1:24 am

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I'm basically a smart loser.


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30 Jan 2016, 1:29 am

I am whats considered an extremely idiotic genius, at least that is what people know call me. things like, so you can explain human anatomy with extreme detail but can't figure out most multiplication tables?... its not that easy.....


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30 Jan 2016, 5:55 am

zeertheseer wrote:
I am whats considered an extremely idiotic genius, at least that is what people know call me. things like, so you can explain human anatomy with extreme detail but can't figure out most multiplication tables?... its not that easy.....


I never memorized the whole multiplication table. Instead I figured out tricks for many of them.

5 * a = (a / 2) * 10
Divide the number in two, then times it by 10 instead of 5.

9 * a = ((a - 1) * 10) + (9 - (a - 1))
Take the number minus 1 and times it by 10. Then take the number in the tens and figure out how much you'd need to add to get to 9, and that's what's in the 1s. (9 times anything under 11 always has two digits that add up to 9. Above that, they always add to a multiple of 9.)

8 * a = ((2 * a) * 2) * 2
Take the number and times it by 2, then times it by two again, and then times it by 2 a third time.

I'm slightly slower at answering, but it was a lot more fun.



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30 Jan 2016, 8:52 am

It is something that can be expected from anybody with a very high IQ like yours.
It is genetic and because of your brain wiring.
https://aeolipera.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/thards/
Albert Einstein apparently had similar problems.


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30 Jan 2016, 11:43 am

Far too much emphasis is placed upon IQ across these messaging boards, and I speak as a man who has had debilitating thought patterns that pertain to this subject in the past.

I have even seen some posters adding their 'results' in the signature box.

How exactly do you quantify your own level of intelligence?

For instance, I scored 75 on one IQ test, yet 151 on another.

Am I perilously close to being intellectual retarded then?

Or am I a genius?

Or perhaps - and most likely - neither of the two?


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30 Jan 2016, 7:58 pm

JakeASD wrote:
Far too much emphasis is placed upon IQ across these messaging boards, and I speak as a man who has had debilitating thought patterns that pertain to this subject in the past.

I have even seen some posters adding their 'results' in the signature box.

How exactly do you quantify your own level of intelligence?

For instance, I scored 75 on one IQ test, yet 151 on another.

Am I perilously close to being intellectual retarded then?

Or am I a genius?

Or perhaps - and most likely - neither of the two?

True, jake. I could score 160 on one then 3 on the next. :king:


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03 Aug 2016, 3:18 am

olympiadis wrote:
When areas or resources of the brain are unable to perform certain tasks, then it frees up resources to do the things that it can do well, and thus savant abilities.

I would like to talk to people with IQ of 160 and higher because I believe that they could be able to solve certain types of problems that I have been unable to.



Maybe you could all work together on that age old problem of shoe-lace tying ....



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03 Aug 2016, 3:22 am

JakeASD wrote:
Far too much emphasis is placed upon IQ across these messaging boards, and I speak as a man who has had debilitating thought patterns that pertain to this subject in the past.

I have even seen some posters adding their 'results' in the signature box.

How exactly do you quantify your own level of intelligence?

For instance, I scored 75 on one IQ test, yet 151 on another.

Am I perilously close to being intellectual retarded then?

Or am I a genius?

Or perhaps - and most likely - neither of the two?



You took the words out of my mouth .... I always test at a very high level ( which I find reassuring ) BUT some IQ tests have a memory element which seems ridiculous as some like myself have a ridiculously poor memory ( short and long term) so we we at a massive disadvantage in those IQ tests .



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04 Aug 2016, 6:13 am

Not all moderately autistic people have lower IQ. Also just because you can't do paperwork for bills, etc and need support, doesn't make you less intelligent.


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