Tilting your head to the side without noticing?

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05 Dec 2008, 10:59 am

Does anyone else do that? I do but I hardly ever notice I'm doing it!



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05 Dec 2008, 11:02 am

My friend said the other day i do that when i am perving on some one.



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05 Dec 2008, 11:12 am

Lately I've been prone to doing it when I'm trying to filter out people's voices from background noises. I've seen childhood photographs of me head-tilting quite a lot- so maybe I've only just began to notice. I do have very old memories of me as a toddler walking with my head to one side- and a couple of relatives on the spectrum did/do the same.

Coincidence? It would be interesting to hear of other people's motivations for doing this- if at all.



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05 Dec 2008, 11:14 am

Yeah, I’ve noticed that I do this. I think I do it more when I am in a relaxed environment. I usually notice this when I’m surfing the net or listening to music at home. I don’t think I do it quite as much when I’m at work.



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05 Dec 2008, 11:15 am

When I walk, I tend to tilt my head to the right and down. To point out a piece of fiction, you can see "Rain Man" do it when he walks in the movie.

It's neurological sign, the same with curling one's hand up.



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05 Dec 2008, 11:17 am

When i see or hear of something sad i tilt my head to the side and go orhh!



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05 Dec 2008, 11:20 am

Yes I seem to do this when I am thinking hard and I also chew on a finger whilst tilting :roll:


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05 Dec 2008, 11:25 am

lexis wrote:
Lately I've been prone to doing it when I'm trying to filter out people's voices from background noises. I've seen childhood photographs of me head-tilting quite a lot- so maybe I've only just began to notice. I do have very old memories of me as a toddler walking with my head to one side- and a couple of relatives on the spectrum did/do the same.

Coincidence? It would be interesting to hear of other people's motivations for doing this- if at all.


This is what I do...I will aim my ear at the person speaking to me..otherwise I might not understand what they are saying...and it seems to also be a sort of sensory integration thingy with me...and there is a bit of it also rooted in my avoidance of eye contact.

Instead of a face to face conversation with me, you will get a conversation with the side of my head.



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05 Dec 2008, 11:30 am

I do it when someone says something to me that is unexpected.

When it happens, it always seems like that dog in the RCA Victor logo, sitting in front of the old-time gramophone, tilting its head.

It's as if its dog-saying, "wtf?"



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05 Dec 2008, 11:40 am

isnt that normal ?????

i always do that, i mean ALL the time ...

hmmmm



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05 Dec 2008, 11:51 am

Tilt a tete topic

I thought this was a stim. But I have CAPD so I need to try to tune in by turning my antenna!!


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05 Dec 2008, 11:53 am

Sensory integration- that makes sense. I tend to talk facing away from people or if I must face them for at least some of the time, I've been known to spin around while talking to avoid eye-contact.

As for it being normal- well I suppose we best ask some nts. xD

I know I'm almost paranoid regarding every single quirk- does everybody do this behind closed doors or is it a trait of ASD?-

Or am I just strange? :wink:



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05 Dec 2008, 12:10 pm

I tilt my head to the side, quite a bit. I have my head tilted in half of the pictures that were taken of me, over the years.


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05 Dec 2008, 12:22 pm

Of course, it depends on the reason for doing it.

In my case, it's definitely neurological of origin when I tilt my head to the side and curl my hands up when I walk, and this comes under the heading of odd postures in ASDs. I have no reason for doing this other than that's how my body moves; I've noted that it's more pronounced the more "autistic" I am.

Many people with autism, me included, look at people side-on [when we do look at those who're in close proximity to us], and also stand side-on to them; I do this because it's far more comfortable than facing them. They say this is due to visual processing problems.



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05 Dec 2008, 12:24 pm

I tilt my head a lot. There's a sorta AS character on one of the Law & Order series who does it as well, so my family references that when they see me do it.


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