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Do "wide-open" rooms make you nervous? (Read post for explanation if confused about the question)
Yes indeed. They do. How did you know? 23%  23%  [ 5 ]
Yes indeed. They do. How did you know? 23%  23%  [ 5 ]
No. They don't make me uncomfortable. 18%  18%  [ 4 ]
No. They don't make me uncomfortable. 18%  18%  [ 4 ]
No, actually, I'm just the opposite. Cluttered, unopen spaces make me nervous. 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
No, actually, I'm just the opposite. Cluttered, unopen spaces make me nervous. 9%  9%  [ 2 ]
I read your post, Sophist, and I still have no idea what you're talking about. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I read your post, Sophist, and I still have no idea what you're talking about. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I live outdoors 24/7. I can't relate. I have no opinion. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
I live outdoors 24/7. I can't relate. I have no opinion. 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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19 Dec 2005, 8:00 am

I know this is likley an ASD quirk but I want to see how many of us can relate.

Do you get nervous, indoors, with open rooms/spaces? Like, rooms which have very little furniture and perhaps tall(er) ceilings or very light furniture?

For myself, it's almost as though in a "open" room, I feel like I am falling into it or that I, too, am wide open. This sounds strange to describe (perhaps not quite so strange if a string of "yes" posts follow) but to me it is a visual thing. I need things around me, lots of things, dark things. Lighter rooms make me nervous because they can have the same effect. It's almost as though a light piece of furniture isn't "there" visually.

Which is no doubt why my apartment is as cluttered and "busy" with things on the walls as it is.

Anyone?


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19 Dec 2005, 8:09 am

Oh yeah. Like giant auditoriums. They make me light headed. And my flu dreams? Theyre about me being forced to comprehend some giant space. Terrifying.


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19 Dec 2005, 8:30 am

I didn't know what to vote.

I feel most at home outside....nothing bothers me out there.
In the past when I was more social, If I ventured to a house for a party, I prefered large open rooms so I'd have a place to escape to. Small rooms packed with people freak me out....actually, just groups of people freak me out.

So as long as I'm alone......dosen't matter how big/small/ cluttered/uncluttered a room is.
But I think I prefer open rooms. The houses I grew up in had large open spaces and it's what I'm used to. My formal living/dinning room is completly empty & unfurnished.....I like it in there, no distractions and it's rather peaceful. My cat likes it too.....she spends most of her time in there sprawled out basking in the sun.



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19 Dec 2005, 8:33 am

I can't say open spaces make me feel nervous, but I do prefer small spaces.
Small spaces make me feel more alone and I can feel my aura or energy if I am in a small place like a wardrobe. I have a better sense of myself in a small space.

When I was a kid I hated using the toilet in a large bathroom in a hotel as I imagined people could see me as it didn't feel private as too big.

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19 Dec 2005, 12:21 pm

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19 Dec 2005, 8:14 pm

Not really. As long as the room is comfortable and has a good atmosphere. My living room roof is very high, and the room is very large and I love it.

Its these modern houses with hardly anything in them, uncomfortable furniture and a medical lab feel about them that I don't like.



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19 Dec 2005, 8:26 pm

Nomaken wrote:
And my flu dreams? Theyre about me being forced to comprehend some giant space. Terrifying.


I have those sometimes, except they're sleepwalking episodes where my room seems distorted, and the door which is 5 feet away feels like a mile. And I also feel sick to my stomach during it. 8)