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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking fresh perspectives from new WP members.

Posted: Yesterday, 9:05 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 163

PS - the above incident built on another, when I thought there must be a logical flaw in my depressing reasoning, and my counsellor said she wasn't smart enough to find it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking fresh perspectives from new WP members.

Posted: Yesterday, 2:28 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 163

I'm an old member, but maybe you have not heard that the single most helpful thing I ever heard from a counsellor was "I don't know." That's when I realized that I'd assumed that IQ and EQ varied together, when they are more often a case of either one or the other.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Comfy products to try to help soothe self?

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 4:34 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 197

When I sleep, I cover my eyes with a black t-shirt (It came to me in a package deal, but I don't wear black) I like flannel if I'm not wearing night clothes, but at least one interface should slide fairly readily to avoid night tangles. Recently, I've added a 5-lb "heavy" blanket in a narr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cluster B families

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 3:02 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 328

A married woman I knew who tried to mother me a bit had a daughter with Borderline.
A single woman I knew who was both attracted and repelled by me probably had an aspie ex.
My mother had AS, and mild narcissism.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having a limited wardrobe

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 418

I have never spent much time on clothes. I mostly buy them used now. However, when I was young, I had a maintenance job with uniforms supplied - no markings, just green shirt and pants. I saw no reason to change when I got home. Then came Halloween, and I wanted to dress up as a cowboy. I borrowed j...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a good old rant. Anyone else up for it?

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 6:51 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 744

naturalplastic wrote:
interesting. Maybe you can post an example here.

Not the worst, but it fits the description. The script is pretty bad too. I'll post another if I hear my teeth grinding.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a good old rant. Anyone else up for it?

Posted: 09 Oct 2021, 10:34 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 744

^^ The background I hear now is not actually music, nor a series of chords intended to manipulate my mood as is often included in propaganda, but a repetitive pattern generated by a computer and scientifically designed to maintain interest and delay one's clicking off.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a good old rant. Anyone else up for it?

Posted: 09 Oct 2021, 6:06 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 744

Rant of the hour: Too many clips on YouTube have robot narrators with totally predictable speech mannerisms and a general inability to pronounce abbreviations correctly. Too many of the others now have synthetic "background" music to trick us into thinking the talk is more interesting than...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is autism your special interest?

Posted: 08 Oct 2021, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 670

No, it is just some useful information to take into account. It enables my special interests, but is not as interesting itself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best life hacks for dealing with life?

Posted: 07 Oct 2021, 1:41 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 295

Own few things that have many functions. If you are young, plan on getting as much value in education as in money from a job, until you can always find work. Help other people when you can, but don't do what they should do themselves. Never forget that these are extremely chaotic times, with multipl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not knowing when you’re hungry?

Posted: 07 Oct 2021, 10:36 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 336

If I'm focussed on some vital work, I can forget to eat. It buys me more time before dumping my short-term memory banks, but it costs me dearly the next day. Now, I try to maintain a schedule for meals, as it helps me sleep which I usually lack more than food. I'm even more fussy about keeping hydra...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a good old rant. Anyone else up for it?

Posted: 05 Oct 2021, 12:29 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 744

The major traumatic incidents in my life have been about discovering that I had overestimated people's ability to distinguish rationality from rationalization. I have also had a life-long quest to uncover the roots of all our double standards, and now that I want to present my discoveries, I'm being...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Something about angels and autism

Posted: 03 Oct 2021, 2:07 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 276

Pigs use mud for sunscreen, but it is farmers that keep them in filthy conditions.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People Overload - anthropophobia & ASD?

Posted: 02 Oct 2021, 7:30 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 225

I can handle an average of an hour a day of dealing with the general public and most acquaintances. One guy who has helped me when I needed it does not lead to re-hashed conversations keeping me awake as I try to logically sort out any emotional content I'd missed. Our opinions are far from coincide...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people ever refuse to believe that you’re on the spectrum

Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 11:47 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 368

Some people are just lousy at diagnosis of any kind. My friend was out in a canoe with his brother, and a fog appeared. His brother had "a really strong feeling" about the direction of the shore, but my friend knew that waves did not start there, and followed them instead.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Searching problems

 Post subject: Re: Searching problems
Posted: 30 Sep 2021, 4:48 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 374

My best friend, NT, recently lost his wallet while trying to move away, as he had planned to for decades. It was in a fairly obvious location, but he had missed it while searching very thoroughly, because he was upset and distracted by all the other things he was trying to remember for the trip. He ...
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