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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cliche advice that sets us back

Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 6:32 am 

Replies: 206
Views: 16,081

Reading this thread makes me angry thinking of all the people who ever gave me stupid cliched advice. The one I hate most is: "You're trying too hard. Just relax and be yourself." No one has any clue what I am, do they? If I relax and be myself, I would be awkward, clumsy, anti-social, rude (not int...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel puzzled when someone complains about being bored

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 6:59 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,234

Aprilviolets wrote:
The only thing that makes me bored is hearing people say they're bored.

Every time I hear people say that, I want to say, "What is wrong with you?! !! !"

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About people calling me stupid.

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 6:22 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 5,266

Yeah I'm the same way. I can't stand making mistakes, even mistakes that normal people can't see because they're not detail oriented. And I get really upset when people think I'm something I'm not, especially stupid. I know I appear stupid a lot because of being awkward and not knowing the right thi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel puzzled when someone complains about being bored

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 6:19 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,234

You know how, when people have an extended holiday from work or school, they appreciate the freedom for a few days or at most a week, then they start getting bored and restless and not know what to do with themselves, and can't wait to go back to work or school? Everyone I know is like that and it p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: being awkward sucks

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 6:02 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,205

I live in a perpetual state of embarrassment. I have been honest with a few about my struggles, rather than withdrawing like I normally do. I am finding a few who accept me. I am probably more in the way of me than anyone. I don't know if I will ever stop cringing. It just seems to come with being ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone feels embarrassed revealing your age?

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:56 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 7,431

I'm not sure that diet actually affects how you look, because my main diet is junk food and I drink an average of 500ml of liquids a day, most of it being coca cola, and I can still look 15 years younger. That doesn't mean I don't worry about the harm junk food is doing to my body, but I can't stop ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Staring, and when to say hello

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:48 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,373

If I see someone I recognise and I notice that they haven't noticed me, I walk the opposite direction. :P

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: question about sensitive smells...

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:47 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,578

I'm sure it's a sensory issue. I can't stand smelling perfume and other fragrances too. Some milder ones are okay, but the strong ones make me sick and irritated. I tried putting perfume on myself a few times (just the tiniest spray on my wrist) and I felt really horrible all day because the scent w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does your obsession feel a lot like an addiction?

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:21 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,601

I've always thought of my obsessions as addictions. And people certainly tell me that I'm addicted. I feel totally miserable when I'm stuck somewhere (maybe a social gathering, or a meeting) and have no access to my current obsession.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What patterns do you see?

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 5:04 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 6,231

Some of you may be interested in Simon Baron Cohen's theory on Hyper Systemizing. OCD Angel...What you are doing with the spoons is probably in one of the upper levels. I seem to be a "heavy user" and it might be an "sparkle" instead of "s...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Picture Fight! (Game)

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 6:13 pm 

Replies: 1,111
Views: 67,177


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do we get excited over little things?

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 5,954

I get excited over things that other people don't understand. The pleasure and joy I get from grocery shopping, for one. . I get quite excited grocery shopping and then putting all the stuff away neatly into shelves or the fridge where they belong. My boyfriend is extremely puzzled by this because ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Overbites and buck teeth

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 6:04 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 22,927

I don't have either. A dentist when I was a kid told me I had a perfect bite. Never knew what she meant until recently.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone feels embarrassed revealing your age?

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 6:02 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 7,431

That's just one of many reasons I felt like an alien. Although I actually felt like an elf, and for some time believed I had some hint of fey or magical blood to explain the many ways I was different. Yeah, I've fantasized being something special like that which would explain why I'm so "weird". :P...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Subtext

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 6:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,138

I think I can read subtext quite well, but it could just be paranoia. I have a tendency to consider every possible motive someone might have in saying something, and I do analyse body language and tone of speech. I've read a lot of body language books and articles so I kind of know what to look out ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What patterns do you see?

Posted: 14 Sep 2012, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 6,231

I suppose I would want to have you there if I were lost in a desert.
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