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Sea Gull
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07 Nov 2023, 6:44 pm

lostonearth35 wrote:

The whole superpower thing is garbage, but I think my ASD is why I was so resistant to peer pressure as a teenager.

I didn't have to resist peer pressure. I was oblivious to it. If anyone tried to pressure me into anything, I didn't notice. I just kept doing my own thing, and others did theirs.

Broader autism cluster (Aspie) score: 139 of 200 Your neurotypical score: 60 of 200
Aspie Quiz (v5) 155 of 200 .. AQ 48 . Detailed Aspie Quotient for adults 1,540 out of 2,200 (70%)
RAADS-R Total 192 of 240 Social Problems 91 Circumscribed Interests 42 Language 19 Sensory Motor 40
Meyer-Briggs: INTP Comorbidities: Narcolepsy, NPD, Alexithemia, Dyspraxia, Prosopagnosia, Anomia, IBS
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23 Dec 2023, 8:22 am

I have never met people that think my Autism has given me any special powers or gifts. On the opposite people tend to observe my lack of social cunningness and based on that underestimate me.

English is not my first language.


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27 Dec 2023, 1:50 am

My boss thinks autism is the reason I'm a lesbian :|

ASD, most likely have dyscalculia & BPD as well. Also dx'd ADHD-C, but don't think it's accurate.
RAADs: 104 | ASQ: 30 | Aspie Quiz: 116/200 (84% probability of being atypical)

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27 Dec 2023, 8:13 am

I'm learning to be more circumspect about describing myself as having a 'superpower'. Like everyone else has said, not all autistic people have something they excel at.

I was of above average intelligence; this may or may not be related to autism at all. I hate the word 'gifted'. I really hate the term 'Little Professor Syndrome'.

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