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 Forum: Stats   Topic: Autism or Aspie?

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 124
Views: 35,556

Asperger's is just a subset of autism in my book. So all Aspies are Auties. I've heard "Spectrumite" thrown around. Maybe we need new nicknames. Suggestions?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS or just quirks?

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:32 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 937

I think I see what you're saying, and I believe the "Aspie" thing is in having a certain number of the tendencies, not in the intensity of the tendencies you have. /m

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, does it bother you to be lumped in with autistics?

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:29 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 5,028

I don't like to to be lumped in with anyone. But I see what you're saying. When I attended a meeting with other people on the spectrum, I felt a terrible guilt because I seemed to be doing so much "better" than many in the bunch. Really, just my perspective, though. Who am I to judge? But I have no ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Spinning lady illusion

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:22 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 6,746

Alternates randomly, though I picked up clockwise first. That's wild. I guess the best answer would be "both clockwise and counterclockwise, since they project the same image." I'd be more interested to know which direction people saw first. /m

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Some of my NT friends earn more than I earn

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,598

Try playing the job market. If you're like me, you have a hard time actually asking for things like raises and promotions. Often, if you don't ask, you don't get, and knowing what else is out there and what compensation you would receive elsewhere could help you in raising these issues with superior...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Questionable Academic Success and Guilt.

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:07 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 932

First of all, congrats on your minesweeping. =) You're being overcritical of yourself. Academic success has very little to do with intelligence (though you seem quite intelligent) and a great deal to do with focus and perseverance. People admire your drive/passion, and that's why they respect you. Y...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meltdowns caused by your own body.

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 8:01 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 866

I'm guessing it's less of a "head vs. body" then "mental vs. physical." It sounds like your meltdowns are caused by some sort of sensory issues regarding your nervous system, sort of an internal version of what I experience when a motorcycle drives by with loud pipes. I don't see much difference bet...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: aaaaah! meltdown!! !!

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,000

Sorry to hear. Happens to the best of us. Don't be embarrassed. I'm sure the people around were just concerned for you, nothing to worry about. Gotta go now, time for my Klonopin. =) /m

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do I have AS and does it really matter?

Posted: 10 Oct 2007, 7:50 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,268

I ... was something of a king-figure to the geek population This turn of phrase alone makes me say there's a good chance. =) Given what you've written, you certainly seem to have some of the more Asperger-like (Aspergerish?) qualities of the spectrum. You could probably get a diagnosis from an MD. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Forgiving People Who Picked On You As A Child

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:49 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 7,312

At the risk of evoking horrid cliche, if you can't forgive, forget. If I remain angry at those that harassed me I remain a victim, and it only hurts me. They're probably not thinking about you at all. Why give them the honor of your precious brain cycles? (Easier said then done, I know from experien...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meltdowns - Dealing with Frustrations

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:45 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,283

I've read lots of good ideas on these boards over the previous months. I think they almost break down categorically: 1. Mental distraction - a mantra, an iPod, meditation, reading something short like a poem or a short story. I find Joyce's Dubliners to be good. 2. Physical distraction - some people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Public Speaking

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:40 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,328

I think that stagefright operates independently of spectrum status. I've been told that I'm actually quite good at public speaking. It's not really an's delivering a monologue to the opposite wall. I was told to occasionally make eye contact with random audience members, and THIS ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does everyone have a problem with eye contact?

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:36 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,007

I used to worry about not making eye contact often enough, but now i think that people don't actually maintain eye contact as thoroughly as I once assumed. You can drift in and out of it and even use it to add a "bullet" to a statement your making, kind of like a subtle verbal exclamation point. Edi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I think Aspergeans should NOT have children

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:31 am 

Replies: 319
Views: 25,976

Don't forget...the idiots are breeding. A lot. Fight the coming generational wave of stupid.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Gift is....?

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 6:22 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 5,155

Everyone always gives me sweaters. But I like sweaters, so that's cool.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Dogs are epic failures..

Posted: 22 May 2007, 5:49 am 

Replies: 84
Views: 4,551

I want a hedgehog. Or a ninja.
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