Page 1 of 3 [ 41 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Goob234
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Joined: 1 May 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 40
Location: Athens, GA

26 Jun 2019, 7:26 pm

When I was a teen I never went through that typical teenager phase. You know the whole "my parents don't know anything"/"oh my gosh, your so annoying" phase. I guess I missed the memo. My brother (most likely on the spectrum) was the same way. Are there any other aspies out there who were the same way?


_________________
Do what you love and love what you do.

neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 148 of 200
neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 72 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)
AQ test- 37


AnonymousAnonymous
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 69,588
Location: Portland, Oregon

26 Jun 2019, 7:35 pm

I was one of them. In fact, one thing I cared about during my high school years was fitting in.


_________________
Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!


Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Posts: 59,653
Location: Stendec

26 Jun 2019, 7:38 pm

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
What were you like as a teenager?
<-- Outcast.

But I got better!


:D


_________________
 
No love for Hamas, Hezbollah, Iranian Leadership, Islamic Jihad, other Islamic terrorist groups, OR their supporters and sympathizers.


AnonymousAnonymous
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 23 Nov 2006
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 69,588
Location: Portland, Oregon

26 Jun 2019, 7:41 pm

Fnord wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
What were you like as a teenager?
<-- Outcast.

But I got better!


:D


In the years after I graduated high school, I became glad that I hardly had any friends during those four years of hell. In fact, many of my peers were hipster-wannabes, punk-rocker types, and/or people who just took themselves too seriously.


_________________
Silly NTs, I have Aspergers, and having Aspergers is gr-r-reat!


Goob234
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

Joined: 1 May 2019
Gender: Female
Posts: 40
Location: Athens, GA

26 Jun 2019, 7:45 pm

I'm mainly wondering about the parent- child/teen relationship.


_________________
Do what you love and love what you do.

neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 148 of 200
neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 72 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)
AQ test- 37


SaveFerris
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 3 Sep 2016
Gender: Male
Posts: 14,762
Location: UK

26 Jun 2019, 7:48 pm

I was on the Spectrum most of time.

The clues were there but I ignored them :twisted:

Image


As for my parent/child relationship I think I was the model child until I discovered booze :lol:


_________________
R Tape loading error, 0:1

Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury. Raise the double standard


IstominFan
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 25 Nov 2016
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,114
Location: Santa Maria, CA.

26 Jun 2019, 8:32 pm

I was a good student, but didn't have very many friends. I never did very much of a social nature.

I am making up for it now.



firemonkey
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2015
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,564
Location: Calne,England

26 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm

Physically and socially awkward,shy.



caThar4G
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 21 Dec 2016
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Posts: 2,231
Location: TN

26 Jun 2019, 8:49 pm

I was really shy.



dragonsanddemons
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 6,659
Location: The Labyrinth of Leviathan

26 Jun 2019, 9:47 pm

I also never had that stage, my parents have always been the people I trust most and am most open with. But when I was a teenager, I was extremely shy, about as close to reclusive as I could be while still going to school. I spoke as little as I possibly could, for the most part. I did pretty well in school, but other than that I pretty much spent life in one fantasy world or another, only coming out when I absolutely had to. I also had severe depression for much of my teenage years, so bad that I don't even remember large parts of it. I isolated myself from my parents for a while, but I was also isolating myself from everyone else.


_________________
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I almost welcome the bitterness of alienage. For although nepenthe has calmed me, I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.
-H. P. Lovecraft, "The Outsider"


Joe90
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Gender: Female
Posts: 26,492
Location: UK

26 Jun 2019, 11:01 pm

I did have unhealthy crushes/obsessions with older men, but my parents were protective and good at chastising me, so I didn't go out of control.

Despite that, I could also act like a big baby when I was in my early teens, which was highly embarrassing. I remember once when I was 15 I wanted my mum's attention while she was busy, so I sat on the stairs giggling stupidly, just to annoy her and get a reaction.


_________________
Female


Marybird
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 26 Apr 2012
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,818

26 Jun 2019, 11:08 pm

very quiet and withdrawn.



cberg
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 31 Dec 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,183
Location: A swiftly tilting planet

26 Jun 2019, 11:17 pm

Weirder than this.


_________________
"Standing on a well-chilled cinder, we see the fading of the suns, and try to recall the vanished brilliance of the origin of the worlds."
-Georges Lemaitre
"I fly through hyperspace, in my green computer interface"
-Gem Tos :mrgreen:


IstominFan
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: 25 Nov 2016
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Posts: 11,114
Location: Santa Maria, CA.

27 Jun 2019, 8:59 am

I was something of a klutz in my elementary and junior high days and wasn't athletic at all. I never dreamed that, at 50, I would begin taking tennis lessons and now, four years later, I'm doing well enough to really enjoy tennis. I had been watching professional tennis for ten years before that, but never played the game myself. I can appreciate what my favorite players (and even those who aren't my favorites among the top players) do even more.



TwilightPrincess
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Sep 2016
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Posts: 19,272
Location: Hell

27 Jun 2019, 9:07 am

I was somewhat difficult from 12-14. My parents and I fought a lot. I was very headstrong and didn’t want to follow rules I thought were ridiculous. They did have stupid rules, though, so the problem wasn’t entirely on my end.

Once I turned 15, I realized that it was easier just to go long with what they said, so things went smoother after that.

We fought a lot again when I was in my 20’s, but now my parents have found that it’s easier to just let me be so things are going more smoothly. :P


_________________
“Tú, que me lees, ¿estás seguro de entender mi lenguaje?” - Jorge Luis Borges


Skilpadde
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 7 Dec 2008
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 27,019

27 Jun 2019, 10:44 am

Goob234 wrote:
When I was a teen I never went through that typical teenager phase. You know the whole "my parents don't know anything"/"oh my gosh, your so annoying" phase.

I definitely went through that phase.
I also went through that phase where everything about my folks, including being seen with them, was very embarrassing.

And that despite having a very good relationship with my mom all my life. I think most people do have those phases though. It's just part of being growing up.

I never lacked understanding of danger like some kids, and I never acted too recklessly.

I was a strange mix of mostly obedient but also did some things I knew I wasn't allowed and kept quiet about it of course, and I could definitely be argumentative and talk back when the mood hit me or I thought something didn't make sense/ felt treated too young etc.
A pretty normal mix actually, I think; at least that the impression I have based on what I've seen and heard.


_________________
BOLTZ 17/3 2012 - 12/11 2020
Beautiful, sweet, gentle, playful, loyal
simply the best and one of a kind
love you and miss you, dear boy

Stop the wolf kills! https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeact ... 3091429765