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 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Has anyone else gotten "if x can do it then why aren't you"

Posted: 27 Apr 2021, 4:26 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,100


Not about being autistic but being dyspraxic. I can't drive. Partly due to autism (sensory overload), partly due to dyspraxia. Woman I used to work with said 'even my one armed niece can drive, why can't you?' I just can't. And I have no desire to. I've since moved to a city which is pedestrianised ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: If you are short, do you like or not like being short?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 2:03 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 171


I'm 4"11. Trans guy, 32. Decided to socially transition cos 1 whatever I do people think I am worth patronising - full heels, makeup and suit? Power dressing on everyone else, little girl in dress up for me and 2 I am tired of not living for myself and based on what others think of me. Socially...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is saying "Be yourself!" a bad advice?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 10:22 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 555


The sad thing is that by the time I internalised it enough to listen to it, I was ill. I was a trans guy but I grew my hair out like Tarzan - everyone else saw 'little girl'. I never bathed. I basically wore PJs all day long. When I did move out of my white room it was into a wooden cabin. Not out o...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: If You Don't Like Children: Why?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 9:00 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 1,230


"Toddlers cannot be controlled/cannot help it" doesn't make me any more tolerant of them. It's a noise sensitivity issue. It's between that and incels that I have trouble with inter-autism interactions tbh. Most of the time I am great interacting with other autistic people but people who ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: If You Don't Like Children: Why?

Posted: 26 Apr 2021, 8:57 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 1,230


I don't understand people who have kids and hate kids. I don't like every single stage of childhood so I stay away from little kids and teenagers as much as I can. I find precocious 10 yos quite interesting to be around. They haven't yet lost their sense of wonder. They're open about their love of h...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: If You Don't Like Children: Why?

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 9:56 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 1,230


Also I know I was an annoying kid. Although by the age of 7 I was annoying to those who don't like pretentious kids. Which... I don't mind geeky kids. Seems to freak out insecure adults. When I was til 4 I had gross eating habits, I ate paint when I was 4, I stuck things up my nose when I was 6, I h...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: If You Don't Like Children: Why?

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 6:31 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 1,230


Because people don't/can't control babies and toddlers. Babies and toddlers are forever going to cry and wail and spit up food. Yes we were all young once but I was annoying at that age. NT teenagers act annoying/scary on purpose. It's a form of intimidation. Like young animals who are reaching matu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is saying "Be yourself!" a bad advice?

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 4:56 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 555


No but it is if you want to get ahead in a capitalist, NT world.

For mental health reasons it's good advice.

I tried not doing it for years and it made me ill. Trying to be someone that everyone wanted rather than myself.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: The pandemic stole a year I’ll never get back

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 3:43 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,229


Yeah, Joe, in your case that is silly. You ought to be allowed to see her. Safely but still see her. Face time etc as much as you can! I'm sure you're doing that already though. * For other people I'd say hold it out, everyone lost a year of social skills and I am hoping the social skills which are ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can an Aspergers person be made to do things against his wil

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 3:39 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,020


Can: easily.
Should: no.

Autistic people struggle with boundaries.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is talking about decor boring?

Posted: 24 Apr 2021, 11:42 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 412


More people than you think are interested in interior decorating, and in the structure of homes. This is why all those DIY TV shows are so popular. I believe some people don’t like to be reminded about their ineptitude in DIY stuff; maybe this is why they don’t like talking about decor. I had zero ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is talking about decor boring?

Posted: 24 Apr 2021, 7:54 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 412


I really want to show off my house tbh. When I mention anything on twitter about houses I get awkward silence. When I mention it to family they feign interest but that's all. I feel like it is boring to other people. Kind of like talking about your dreams. I remember when mum went through her boring...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's on your mind right now?

Posted: 23 Apr 2021, 6:32 pm 

Replies: 32,974
Views: 722,551


If it wasn't for some Scots on social media nobody would give a crap about St George's day. And I've lived in 'middle England' type towns too. They still don't care. They're Prods/COE so they care about royal weddings and stuff like that rather than St Days. Some Scots just use it as an excuse to ba...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Explaining the dangerous government overreach to aspie kids

Posted: 23 Apr 2021, 5:19 pm 

Replies: 137
Views: 4,122


I miss leftie conspiracy theorists.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do We Still Need to Keep Wearing Masks Outdoors?

Posted: 23 Apr 2021, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 171


Tbh I do it in town centres cos:
1 My social anxiety is lessened when I wear a coat and the mask seems to be the same. A barrier between me and the world
2 People judge the hell out of you if you don't and my social anxiety can't cope with their stares

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you UNHAPPY today.

Posted: 23 Apr 2021, 11:05 am 

Replies: 26,626
Views: 856,598


People on twitter who want to slag off entire nations for fun. I'm getting increasingly wary of 'kicking up' at entire demographics. If it's 'in jest' then the only people likely to be offended are autistic or have anxiety issues so you're really kicking down. If it's not in jest then... it's really...
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