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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Aspie traits DON'T you have?

Posted: 24 Apr 2009, 4:34 am 

Replies: 83
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Flat affect. I've always been complimented on my speaking voice.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For any Aspies in the Cheshire/Warrington area of England

Posted: 21 Apr 2009, 1:47 am 

Replies: 0
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Warrington Aspergers Society (WASPS) offers social events for people with Asperger's syndrome and family members - I promised them I'd put a little ad up here for anybody who's interested in coming along. For information, contact Debi on debiost@ntlworld.com - meetings are usually the third Monday o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are We in a Narcissism Epidemic? (Newsweek)

Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 5,438


nothingunusual, I'd have to disagree about the value our society gives to sociopaths. Even the ones who end up in jail can have films made about them, books written about them, women writing in to say they'll marry them in prison. Go to see any Hollywood action movie nowadays and you'll see the soci...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are We in a Narcissism Epidemic? (Newsweek)

Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 10:39 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 5,438


TobyZ - no, I haven't watched the four-hour video because I just got on this thread a few minutes ago, and since I'm on a dial-up modem where I am right now, I'm not likely to. I was responding to the topic of the thread, not the video you linked to. Narcissism isn't somebody's "fault", as it's prog...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are We in a Narcissism Epidemic? (Newsweek)

Posted: 19 Apr 2009, 10:17 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 5,438


We definitely are in an epidemic of narcissism. I describe it as a love-hate relationship with the person you wish you were; the person that all the hurtful experiences of your life have made you wish you could be; the person you try to be; the person you punish yourself for not being. The narcissis...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone like staying up late?

Posted: 17 Apr 2009, 3:16 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 4,111


Paid-up, card-carrying creature of the night here! You can just think better at night, dammit!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A good Autism movie to show high school students

Posted: 16 Apr 2009, 5:06 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,299


I sometimes think - in darker moments! - that the best movie to show how the world looks to the autistic is Mike Judge's superb Idiocracy. But I suppose that's too snarky for an NT audience.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: THE JUNGLE OF THE SENSES - a field guide to mutants

Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 1:57 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,057


Sartresue, what's a lurking evil topic? :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: about psychopath mind and theory of mind

Posted: 13 Apr 2009, 4:52 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 12,296


They get a job with Autism Speaks... :twisted:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: about psychopath mind and theory of mind

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 9:07 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 12,296


Biogeek, I used to think the same thing! Then I discovered research into the relationship between autism and schizophrenia. Here's a taster. I now believe that autism, psychopathy and schizophrenia are three corners of a square, with borderline personality disorder forming the fourth corner.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: about psychopath mind and theory of mind

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 12,296


There are some similarities in thinking between autists and psychopaths. Both tend to take a very unromantic view of the world around them, the autist focusing on ideas, the psychopath on people. Both tend to enjoy a highly-structured world, the autist preferring control over their inner model of re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: about psychopath mind and theory of mind

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 12,296


WARNING: a shameless plug follows for this thread . But I was up quite a few nights writing it! I've been thinking a lot about this topic lately. Let's assume that the latest research is true, and autism and schizophrenia are opposite ends of a spectrum. My own intuition is that this applies mainly ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic? Don't get a life, get an implant!

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 8:01 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,461


Well, let's hope so. It's the sort of thing you could see rushed into production the moment any technical hurdles were overcome. It's not so much the engineering difficulties that bother me, it's the cheerful acceptance by the kids that such a thing would be a good idea.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic? Don't get a life, get an implant!

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 6:08 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,461


Hi, Pensieve You're right. That's all most aspie kids need, even more s**t to draw attention to them. I was also thinking about the massive potential for abuse here. Why not give the teachers a remote to stun the kid via the chip if a meltdown goes ahead? Why not chip all the kids like in South Park...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic? Don't get a life, get an implant!

Posted: 12 Apr 2009, 5:33 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,461


Am I the only one who finds this link just a little disturbing? What's next, a happy-smiley circuit for everybody?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Afraid To Quit Smoking

Posted: 11 Apr 2009, 1:39 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,352


Hi Whitetiger! Just a quick message to give you support with your attempts to give up smoking. Keep up the good work. Don't worry if you went back to it for a few days. Everybody's got their preferred method - I've had about five in the last two weeks thanks to nicotine tablets, and nothing at all i...
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