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soljaboi51
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30 Dec 2008, 4:22 am

My mom just told me that people with AS tend to me more tall and lanky like me (im 6'2" and 155 pounds, so i know im fairly skinny) but both my parents were also skinny as kids. What shes saying may be true as my dad is a little shy of 6 feet and my mom is like 5'9" or so. I wanna know how tall and heavy you are to see if i can prove my mom wrong or see if she is right.



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30 Dec 2008, 4:45 am

(IIRC, Attwood said that males with AS tend to be taller than their "NT" brethren.)

I'm 6'1", and I'll go and weigh myself now; 216 pounds. I'm not small.



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30 Dec 2008, 4:47 am

Yeah that would be considered overweight, and why are aspies tallet than NTs?



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30 Dec 2008, 4:47 am

lol I'm short and fat :-P

5'4'' and 14 stone... don't know what that is in pounds, sorry!
But I don't mind... I like the way I look :-)



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30 Dec 2008, 5:05 am

Well if your a woman that wouldnt be that short as the average white american woman is 5'5" and white american man is a little over 5'10".



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30 Dec 2008, 5:17 am

5'9''
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30 Dec 2008, 5:17 am

This ressembles much the theory of William Sheldon about phyisical types and psychological types, nemely the relation between "ectomorphic" body type (tall and skinny) and the "cerebrotronic" psychological type (solitary and intelectual, who is very similar to the aspie stereotype - not necessarly real aspies).

Btw, according to Sheldom, "ectomorphic/cerebrotronics" also look younger (like aspies).



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30 Dec 2008, 5:19 am

1,70 m
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30 Dec 2008, 5:23 am

soljaboi51 wrote:
Well if your a woman that wouldnt be that short as the average white american woman is 5'5" and white american man is a little over 5'10".


yea, I'm a woman. Ok so I probably am just about average. but I still think I'm a bit short! I wish I was taller. :-/



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30 Dec 2008, 5:36 am

TPE2 wrote:
This ressembles much the theory of William Sheldon about phyisical types and psychological types, nemely the relation between "ectomorphic" body type (tall and skinny) and the "cerebrotronic" psychological type (solitary and intelectual, who is very similar to the aspie stereotype - not necessarly real aspies).

Btw, according to Sheldom, "ectomorphic/cerebrotronics" also look younger (like aspies).


yeah i read about those physical body types

ectomorph- skinny, fast metabolism, usually lives longest, can develop a beer gut as an adult though but arms and legs usually remain skinny

mesomorph- muscular and built with broad shoulders and great posture

endomorph- naturally fat and often suffer obesity problems later


i am certainly an ectomorph at 6'2" and 155 pounds, i also have six pack abs but alot of that is cuz im skinny and i do crunches every day


why are aspies taller anyway?



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30 Dec 2008, 5:40 am

I'm pretty darn short, but not REALLY short, and I'm about 100 pounds. I'm pretty slim. Part of that is due to adderol, which reduces my appetite. (Don't worry, I'm not annerexic. I got some meat on my bones.)


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30 Dec 2008, 5:58 am

Yes im somewhat of a short guy too. Standing at 1.76 m, 67 kg, of a ectomorphic-mesomorph build.



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30 Dec 2008, 6:34 am

I WAS skinny. I guess tall is a subjective term. I was always middle of the road. If you want absolutes, now.... 6'1"(1.85M) 259lb(118KG)



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30 Dec 2008, 6:43 am

I wouldn't say we are taller. I'm only 5'5 and 1/2 my dad is about 5'8 and he's an aspie. None of the aspies I've ever met have been particularly tall, or lanky.



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30 Dec 2008, 6:52 am

soljaboi51 wrote:
why are aspies taller anyway?


Excess testosterone?

Most of the males I've seen in person with an ASD have been around my height; could be a coincidence.



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30 Dec 2008, 6:55 am

Uh. I'm shorter than should be expected then. At 5'6" (167cm) I am about 3 or 4 inches shorter than average. At roughly 140lbs (63kg) I am hardly skinny either.