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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Small steps to reduce confusion here on WP.

Posted: Today, 4:49 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 387

It's completely unnecesary to 'quote' the contents of the previous post if you're replying to it. Quite a lot of people do this, both here and on other forums, but it just takes up space. If you want to make it clear that you're specifically replying to the previous poster, just use the ^ sign at t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The implications of using the term Neurodivergent?

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 9:07 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 198

I don't know which category mental health disorders like bipolar belong in. Because anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders, etc, are fairly common among the general population, it's probably easier to lump them in with neurotypicals, although if their disorder causes them to unintentio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emailed a doctor about getting assessed for ADHD...

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 632

I've dug out some old school reports from high school I found in a box, but most of them don't describe ADHD very much. But there are reasons why that might be:- 1. Teachers had to keep the reports positive, even if you aren't the best student 2. I had a learning support worker who helped me keep up...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rudeness in autistic boyfriend

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 6:43 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 225

He says things that to me are very mean. For example, he told me I was looking old and he noticed it as soon as he saw me for the first time in 6 days (he’s a truck driver that works 6 off 3). He tells me I need to put on some make-up and comb my hair and change clothes even when we’re going to han...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I don't like being told off

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 6:33 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 55

I'm the same. I get all jumpy and sensitive when I'm being told off, even if it's not personal. I don't feel so vulnerable if I'm not the only person being told off (like if I'm with other people and we're all being told off). But being told off alone makes me feel embarrassed, sad and even frustrat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are aspies nice people?

 Post subject: Re: Are aspies nice people?
Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 347

It seems to me that autistics are LESS likely to be selfish and more likely to be open-minded and understanding of others. On the other hand though, I don't think autism really has much of an impact on how nice a person is. It's down to personality. Just like NTs, you get some nice NTs and you get s...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: How many lockdowns do we need ?

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 232

The ones who complain most about lockdowns are the ones who behave in ways that increase the possibility of more lockdowns. I don't. I've had my vaccines, I always wear a mask when out, I always carry hand sanitizer on me and I try not to go too near other people. Isolating ourselves for months on ...

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

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 6:22 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 119

I think I'm just scared of being called nosy. It's happened before. The problem is, I have a natural desire to get emotionally involved with other people and I like to feel included. It's quite normal for humans, so I'm no exception. But because it's natural, I find myself going out of my way to get...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: How many lockdowns do we need ?

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 4:53 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 232

Enough to get everyone doing everything online as quickly as possible I suppose. That's right, lockdowns are a scam to get everyone online. Sometimes I want out of this world.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Is your pet autistic too?

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 4:46 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 305

Cats are all autistic. Compared to humans yes, but for a cat it's normal, so technically an 'autistic' cat is a neurotypical cat. Neurotypical only means "what's neurologically normal for that species", not how social it is. I think my fish were autistic. They seemed to love the sensation...

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

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 4:37 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 119

Thank you for trying to help but no, I don't think I'll be able to organise something like that. When you do something like that, you also unintentionally attract haters and trolls who love making people upset. Yes I know I should "just ignore them" and think "it's their problem not m...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Taking people opinions personally...

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 4:31 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 133

Yeah, I hate when NTs say "people will think..." about you, because in reality, most people won't even notice or don't even care.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you agree with this statement??

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 9:09 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 144

I'm inclined to agree with it, like Mrs Peel. People can learn to change their cultural behaviours if they so choose. They can adapt. Autistic people or even those with ADHD / other neurodiversities, can't change their sensitivities. They're innate and involuntary. We might be able to mask sometime...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you a Genius?

 Post subject: Re: Are you a Genius?
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 511

Am I a genius? No. I wouldn't want to be either.

What am I good at? Empathising with people.

What are you bad at? Making friends.

Ironic, I know.

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

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 3:31 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 119

My lack of making friends is really frightening me and I keep beating myself up about it and feeling useless. Other Aspies I know of seem to make friends with their NT peers. My social skills aren't that dreadful, in fact they're quite adept for an Aspie. I've spent all my life mimicking social beha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emailed a doctor about getting assessed for ADHD...

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 12:05 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 632

I also think that ADHD is the reason why I don't have as many friends as other high-functioning Aspies like myself. I know quite a few Aspies (undiagnosed but definitely on the spectrum) and they all seem to have a group of NT friends their age that they can rely on. My mum's friend has a 14-year-ol...
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