Tony Attwood: on building autistic self esteem

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09 Nov 2015, 12:30 am

SpaceAgeBushRanger wrote:
When I was at school went for a combination of the arrogant approach and the recluse approach. But I felt that I had to earn a right to arrogance, which inspired me to work really hard on my academics.

I'm interested that Attwood doesn't mention doing impressive things for praise as another coping strategy. I know that whenever I get praise for a story I've written, that I feel really good. Doing sports stuff probably has a similar effect

I too would try to impress others through hard work and showing exceptional skills. Even when it all was real and not made up, and I could prove it. It never really impress anybody, and it only serve to lower my self esteem farther. It also destroyed my work ethic as well.

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10 Nov 2015, 4:22 pm

Thanks for sharing the article :)

Many traits but no official diagnosis. Certainly BAP, possibly AS.