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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Think I may be wasting mine and everyone else's time

Posted: 17 Dec 2017, 12:24 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 460


So I have been putting in effort with social skills, both here and out in the real world. It's been an experiment of sorts. I've been trying my absolute upmost to act human, and observing the results. I have been doing what I understood to be correct - on here it has been replying to posts especiall...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does this sort of thing happen to you too?

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 428


Yep :oops: Notable occasion was outside a shopping centre, I was looking up at the sign of the place which had a huge tree on it - and walked right into a knee-high pole, the only reason for the presence of which I imagine was to prevent ram-raids. Why else would anyone install knee-high poles outsi...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The unpopular WP members club

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 10:33 pm 

Replies: 6,279
Views: 480,531


I hear you on all that. I vacillate between trying to show people I care (which I do), vs. keeping quiet because I know I really, really suck at guessing what's a helpful thing to say. In my own case I feel like I'm 'socially tone deaf', like someone who thinks they're good at singing but they're a...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: is this my fault

 Post subject: Re: is this my fault
Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 10:20 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 199


Agreed - that isn't on you. You might be taking a bit too much responsibility for this. Have you spoken to her since you broke up? Maybe she's married by now, or maybe she just doesn't want marriage. Maybe she doesn't regret the time she spent with you or blame you for anything. Maybe she's out livi...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Why did I fall behind?

 Post subject: Re: Why did I fall behind?
Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 190


Everyone has their difficulties. I think what matters is outlook, and that's very malleable. You can change that. I'm autistic, transsexual, bi, genderqueer, I was born in chronic pain which I will have every day for the rest of my life, I have a secondary chronic pain condition which comes and goes...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The unpopular WP members club

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:48 pm 

Replies: 6,279
Views: 480,531


I like you, C2V. You remind me of myself, in that you make a sincere effort to try to say helpful things to people, even if you might not instinctively know the right thing to say. Once in a while that tactic is going to result in unintentionally offending people, which is a stereotypical autistic ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Depression is killing me

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 884


You shouldn't have to feel like that all the time. I wish happiness for you! I don't know if depression can be cured per se, but it can definitely be treated. From what I know about it (not having depression myself) different people respond to different treatments, so what works for one won't necess...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Does anyone use a deep fat fryer?

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:30 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 190


C2V I am tempted by your description of the crisp tofu. I often eat vegan and have a few vegan family members too. I usually can't stomach the texture of tofu when I cook with it so it sounds like just the thing to deep fry it. Yah, it's so good. A lot of people think they don't like tofu usually b...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a word that you really like

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 475
Views: 29,434


Sandpiper wrote:
Ultracrepidarianism - (the tendency for people to confidently make authoritative pronouncements in matters outside their level of knowledge or expertise).

Yah, and that's an epidemic.

"Meanwhile" is a good word.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 29,159
Views: 912,756


The cat here killed a bird and brought it inside, to strew feathers all over the place. I had to pick up the body and put it in the bin. Yesterday, the dog here killed a big lizard - I tried to stop it, the lizard was still alive and trying to defend itself but the dog was tearing it up and when I t...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The unpopular WP members club

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:08 pm 

Replies: 6,279
Views: 480,531


Question - How do you work out why people don't like you? It's not as if you can ask, because though I would not be offended at all if someone was to tell me exactly why they disliked me (if just delivered dry, not in an argument or anything, just as a piece of information) people have been taught n...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's on your mind right now?

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 9:04 pm 

Replies: 35,614
Views: 810,085


I absolutely hate myself and can absolutely see why everyone I have contact with feels the same. Even other autistic people don't want to have anything to do with me - which is perfectly understandable, I don't even want to be around me. So, I think I'll just give it up. Not so. I find you difficul...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sticking out tongue while focusing

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 7:01 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,089


Umm yes :oops: A particular relative always says "you can put your tongue away" sort of jokingly when catching me doing this. I'm not aware of it when I'm doing it either. I apparently stick out the tip of my tongue and wiggle it up and down. It's usually associated with doing something re...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post a word that you really like

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 6:50 am 

Replies: 475
Views: 29,434


skulduggery is a great word. I like antique sort of words :D

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Does anyone use a deep fat fryer?

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 4:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 190


Do you do the french fries starting with raw potatoes or those bought frozen and already cut. I guess that cutting them thin probably isn't a big problem, but if you do thicker fries like I prefer, it takes a bit more. If you start frying at the normal temperature (350 F), it locks the moisture in ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ugh! people with loud voices

Posted: 16 Dec 2017, 4:28 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 571


At times I wish I could yell. I can't because of speech issues. People constantly interpret those who are "soft spoken" (even if not by choice) as weak, shy, timid, uncertain of themselves / the subject or have low self-confidence. Whereas people who speak loudly are seen as assertive, con...
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