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30 Jun 2020, 11:57 am

The more I see YouTube autists the less I can identify with them . I am also not in the severe autism category . The YouTube autists come over as very extroverted and self confident. The kind that would make you think that ASD is a personality trait rather than a disability.


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30 Jun 2020, 12:11 pm

I may have shared similar thoughts before on this subject (and if so I apologize for repeating myself) but I think this particular issue is a bit of a mixed bag.

On the one hand, I (like you) have difficulty relating to more outspoken ASD folks who have platforms on YouTube and the like. I am not super confident and would find the experience of uploading a video to the internet for all to see really terrifying. I also find that I don't always share speech patterns/social quirks with those who post videos.

However, it doesn't really mean much, considering everyone with autism is different. I have read a couple of books by people with autism, about autism, and their life experiences can sometimes be so different from my own that it made me doubt my diagnosis. For example, I've read several accounts from autistic guys who have issues with persistently asking the same girls out despite rejection, and having the confidence to do so again and again. I on the other hand (an ASD gal) can't even fathom approaching the person who I would say I am (was? Haven't seen him in a long time) truly in love with, due to an intense fear of rejection. So am I, or the guys I'm talking about, more autistic? I don't think there's an answer to that - autism can cause someone to be oblivious to social appropriateness, therefore be overly persistent in socializing with folks, while it can also cause someone to develop social anxiety because of bad experiences, hence a lot of us are very anti-social too. Two different ways that the same condition manifests.

I hope that all made sense? I know it's not specifically about YouTubers, but it helps me understand that not everyone with ASD is like me. I've really only watched Amethyst Schaber, who I find more relatable, as I think others here do. However, I've seen videos from ASD self-advocates who seem so very different from myself. I guess it's just a different method of coming across. Keep in mind, a lot of ASD YouTubers speak to a camera by themselves, in a room, so there's no social pressure and more freedom to be oneself. Maybe the more charismatic personalities are 'masking', or imitating what they believe is the right 'YouTube' voice/way to act? I don't know, these are guesses.

Bottom line - we definitely are not all the same, those of us ASD, so it can be tough to relate to others even if we share the same condition.



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30 Jun 2020, 12:21 pm

Amethyst Schaber is the one I can identify most with by a country mile. She doesn't come over as 'Look at me I'm a YouTube star'.


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30 Jun 2020, 12:25 pm

firemonkey wrote:
Amethyst Schaber is the one I can identify most with by a country mile. She doesn't come over as 'Look at me I'm a YouTube star'.


Sadly, I don't think she's posted in quite awhile. I also think she's one of the best because she's very much against Autism Speaks and the positions they've traditionally taken and I agree with her on that subject.


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30 Jun 2020, 12:31 pm

Hmmm...


Perhaps you hadn't heard bits of few of their own accounts that the videos they posts are usually done thoroughly prepared ahead, tones and scripts and mask-like eye contact and confidence at the cameras and all that.

And likely not how they'd look, act and speak off camera or to say the least, off-mask.


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30 Jun 2020, 10:21 pm

Autism affects people so pervasively that it <i>is</i> part of the personality.

But that doesn't prevent it from being disabling. Personality disorders are a kind of personality, but they're also disabling.



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02 Jul 2020, 3:38 am

Anja Melissa and Paul from Aspergers From the Inside are two that I can really relate to.

They just come across as very genuine.

Perhaps your just a more introverted autistic.



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02 Jul 2020, 3:53 am

Just stumbled across this thread, I am actually an Autistic YouTube Creator going by the name of "Aspie With Attitude" and I had been doing this for just over two years.

First off, I will just only share just one video of mine from my YouTube channel which is just a compilation of the best uploads I had done in the last two years.



Besides my YouTube channel, my favourites are:
THE ASPIE WORLD: https://www.youtube.com/user/AspieWorld1
INDIE ANDY: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR-fiM ... 3bwA-_mS0A
LIFE WITH AUTISM BEN: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIHqBO ... eoadGmWKxA
QUINTEN HYDE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_KkM ... OgqNiuz_qA
NATHAN SELOVE: https://www.youtube.com/user/Spiderdog04
JOE JAMFREY: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCotuCd ... RRbnL3ki-A
CONNOR WARD: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCR0sG ... DkQbhCbLDA
ASPERGERS FROM THE INSIDE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FpBZ ... j5UrFN8qUA


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02 Jul 2020, 6:47 am

Kitenna wrote:
Anja Melissa and Paul from Aspergers From the Inside are two that I can really relate to.

They just come across as very genuine.

Perhaps your just a more introverted autistic.


Yes -I'm a lot more introverted than I am extroverted . Anja Melissa is very much how I'd come across if I had the courage to do a YouTube video.


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02 Jul 2020, 9:43 am

There’s an easy explanation for all asd youtube videos being done by very hf people that don’t appear disabled.

If they had severe autism they Probably wouldn’t be able to do the videos in the first place. They possibly wouldn’t be able to use a computer, especially if they had severe ID.

ASD is an iceberg most only see the best side in public the most severely effected are locked away in institutions, or cared for by parents, so it gives a distorted.



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02 Jul 2020, 11:37 am

Even NTs have to script things out when they do radio, TV, or U-Tube.

A high functioning autistic, or aspie, can talk into a mic, and look into a camera, as easily as any NT, and talk with the help of a script. And as with NTs they can edit out mistakes.

I worked as a mobile deejay and emceed weddings in front of live crowds,(so switching to a studio was easy when I started to do public access radio) and Im officially dxed with aspergers.

An Mish is the one I have watched the most. And she is nothing, if not convincing, as being an aspie, who suffered the aspie life growing up.

The guy with the backward baseball cap talks too damned fast for me to deal with. Talks fast in his Welsh brogue. He did respond to a comment I made -and we shared a virtual laugh...so I have "bonded" with the guy- even though I am not really a fan of his. I THINK he is the guy who does "Aspergers from the Inside". Some show like that.



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02 Jul 2020, 1:48 pm

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The guy with the backward baseball cap talks too damned fast for me to deal with. Talks fast in his Welsh brogue. He did respond to a comment I made -and we shared a virtual laugh...so I have "bonded" with the guy- even though I am not really a fan of his. I THINK he is the guy who does "Aspergers from the Inside". Some show like that.


The Aspie World. I don't like his content much either. Talks to fast and uses too many medical words in his videos.


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02 Jul 2020, 8:08 pm

Yeah! Thats the guy. Aspie World.

An Mish speaks from the heart, mostly about her own life, and you can relate -even if your life experiences may not be exactly the same- you can relate. But the Aspie World guy - you cant even follow what he is talking about.

Though once I did follow what he was saying for several minutes, and he said "Greta Thunberg probably gets strength from her aspergers". And that closed copy text he and many UTube channels automatically have (that always mistranslates what they say on Utube) translated it as "Greta Thunberg probably gets strength from her ostriches".

Nothing like a flock of pet ostriches to ...inspire you to take on the whole United Nations! Lol!

So I had to laugh, and had to comment about it, and he liked it.



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02 Jul 2020, 9:04 pm

I would recommend Anja Melissa to anyone who hasn't heard of her. She's been on YouTube for a number of years (at least 5 I think) now, and still uploads semi-regularly (well, more regularly than AnMish at least!). Personality wise she's much closer to AnMish than Annoying World.


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03 Jul 2020, 3:40 am

Zakatar wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
The guy with the backward baseball cap talks too damned fast for me to deal with. Talks fast in his Welsh brogue. He did respond to a comment I made -and we shared a virtual laugh...so I have "bonded" with the guy- even though I am not really a fan of his. I THINK he is the guy who does "Aspergers from the Inside". Some show like that.


The Aspie World. I don't like his content much either. Talks to fast and uses too many medical words in his videos.


I hear that quite a bit from of medical words in "The Aspie World". In regards to my YouTube channel, I am getting to the point that I like to abolish the word "disorder", instead replace it with the word "challenge".

I actually know "Aspergers From The Inside" in person and I have met him in the real world. I was even featured in one of his video uploads back in late 2018 and I am getting to the point that I wish I left it before my YouTube channel (Aspie With Attitude) had became more established.


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03 Jul 2020, 3:46 am

naturalplastic wrote:
The guy with the backward baseball cap talks too damned fast for me to deal with. Talks fast in his Welsh brogue. He did respond to a comment I made -and we shared a virtual laugh...so I have "bonded" with the guy- even though I am not really a fan of his. I THINK he is the guy who does "Aspergers from the Inside". Some show like that.


"The Aspie World" and "Aspergers From The Inside" are different people.

The YouTube channel "Aspergers From The Inside" is from Melbourne, Australia. When I did meet "Aspergers From The Inside" in person, I did talk about "The Aspie World", what "Aspergers From The Inside" did tell me was that his videos was always like "5 things about autism" and always sounded the same.

At the time I did meet "Aspergers From The Inside", I was only starting out with my YouTube channel.


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