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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you “grade” your social skills?

Posted: Today, 7:33 am 

Replies: 21
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I've come up with a list of common social skills, in no particular order. Communication - B+, I don't have a problem communicating in general with family, partner and colleagues, such as asking for things or problem solving, etc Assertiveness - C average, because I'm assertive to people I know well ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you “grade” your social skills?

Posted: Today, 5:17 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 232


My social skills are "spiky", so I can't just give myself one grade. I have a different grade for different social skills and it's impossible to give myself one overall grade.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How to get a very social job?

Posted: Yesterday, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 190


What has under 18 got to do with it, if you're 27?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody undecided for awhile in considering joining WP?

Posted: Yesterday, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 276


I wasn't planning on joining any forums, but when I first had internet in my house (in late 2009) I finally had the private opportunity to research autism to try to understand my diagnosis better. After a couple of months of googling about autism, I inadvertently stumbled upon a WP thread and I had ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Favourite Weather.

 Post subject: Re: Favourite Weather.
Posted: Yesterday, 5:58 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 25


It all depends on the time of the year. I like the rain in the autumn, winter and early spring, but not too much rain in the summer months, unless it's at night. I don't mind thundery showers in the spring and summer months, but not persistent rain.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Mom guilty in filicide of autistic daughter

Posted: Yesterday, 4:48 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 194


Murder is never an answer. If the mother was that exhausted and stressed then she should have just hit her or something. Yes I know hitting is wrong and everything but it's still better than killing.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rants

 Post subject: Re: Rants
Posted: Yesterday, 1:33 am 

Replies: 7,689
Views: 482,381


Bloody upstairs neighbour, always doing some noisy activity or some sort of activity that involves moving around for hours, ie obsessive cleaning. I need to listen out for a delivery but I find it difficult to ignore her banging noises up above, but I can't use earplugs because I need to listen out ...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Free speech on WP? No...

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 11:11 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 315


OK, I don't really understand. :oops:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fictional characters with AS?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 7:47 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,302


Greg, Manny Rowley and Fregley from the Wimpy Kid series, all seem to have different examples of Asperger's. I've always been able to relate to Greg the most. He's not a psychopath like many people on the internet says he is. To me he just seems like a Aspie with NT traits who is unaware that he has...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: The UK feels like it's becoming a third world country

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 7:41 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 755


We rely on the NHS over here, and if the government let that go down the toilet then the working class are in s**t street. The NHS is already letting people down. And it's not that easy to just start taking out health insurance and things like that over here, because we've all relied on the NHS all ...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Free speech on WP? No...

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 7:30 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 315


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Last edited by Cornflake on 17 Oct 2021, 11:11 am, edited 1 time in total.: Removed a racially-contentious comment


Yep that just proved it.

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Free speech on WP? No...

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 10:03 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 315


There's no free speech anywhere...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Not being able to make friends is frightening me

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 117
Views: 1,830


I definitely wouldn't suggest it's autism alone, a part of it seems like self-fulfilling prophecy because of how much you've had to deal with feeling excluded. That part might come up in a lot of people who might deal with involuntary solitude - anxiety, fear of rejection, etc drive a lot of the st...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Not being able to make friends is frightening me

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 117
Views: 1,830


Have you ever tried affirmations? When you catch yourself in that cycle, argue with it, dismiss it and invalidate it by reminding yourself of your inherent value and of your successes, remind yourself you've got friends, you've got a partner, you've got people who care and support you. Depression m...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I attract people with learning difficulties/lower IQ

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 4:19 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 830


Not only I attract people with learning difficulties, I get on very well with those sort of people too and I feel a sense of belonging.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Funny things you have said or done

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 4:15 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 116


Do you ever make yourself or others laugh without intending to (I believe this is called "dry humour" but I'm not sure)? Like the other evening my boyfriend was in the bathroom and he called my name, so on the way to the bathroom I said, "it wasn't me" even though I didn't know w...
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