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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 27 Mar 2022, 8:13 am 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,425

I'm not sure if it's a men thing. But some people keep their heads cool and think and act logically in all circumstances. Their emotions are pushed down. They're not gone, they might be causing upset stomach or ulcer inside them but you wouldn't know. You can say societies all need people like these...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Questions you’ve never asked/ would never ask an NT.

Posted: 27 Mar 2022, 7:57 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,106

Well since my husband is NT and we've been together for 25 years, there's probably no question I haven't asked. :D

I still observe him with great interest. :) I like watching other people do stuff. It never gets old. I know it can make them self conscious, but that's not my problem.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it ok to identify yourself as autistic if undiagnosed?

Posted: 27 Mar 2022, 7:48 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,503

I generally don't tell people about these things. I had my diagnosis 10 years ago and only my family doctor, close family members and one friend (who's also autistic) know about it. I don't expect people to know what autism is and the issues or what I might feel. They have no obligation to understan...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coping with "air fresheners"

Posted: 27 Mar 2022, 7:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,459

Would your mom use some sprays? At least it's not always strong and would dissipate. I admit that I like to scent everything I use, but I have my own space and don't pollute public spaces. :D I gave my family members perfume sprays to use in their bathrooms, because I'm horribly sensitive to their p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism WITHOUT Sensory Issues

Posted: 18 Mar 2022, 3:02 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 11,853

I thought I didn't have the typical sensory issues, until I learned that sensory SEEKING is sensory issues, too. I crave stronger stimuli in most senses, and tend to amplify the effects by doing two or three things together for maximum enjoyment. Like playing video games, eating chocolate and stroki...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers are known as little professors?

Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 9:56 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,380

I'm more like a doctor, and specialist and adviser on everything for my family. People expect me to know everything, I mean everything, from plumbing to office relationship dynamic to other countries' tax laws to weird cancer. :? One can not know all that. I'm rather sick of being made to be a know-...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and Sociopathy

Posted: 21 Feb 2022, 9:43 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,123

There could be a small minority of autistic people who might fit some of the criteria for sociopathy/psychopathy. But to say there’s a correlation between autism and socio/psychopathy goes way beyond the pale. Psychopathy, to Hans Asperger, meant only a deviation from the “norm”—not the present-day...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: introversion and extroversion

Posted: 19 Feb 2022, 11:27 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,191

Hmm, I like this energy explanation. I do feel "charged" after interacting with people, sometimes way too much. I appreciate solitude, that's when I get a lot of things done. I'm way too distracted when other people are around and just want to jabber to do much work. :D Introverts think I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What would and Autistic Country be like?

Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 12:58 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 5,921

Oh I somehow imagine it would be messy and disorganized. Nobody can manage to keep it clean and tidy because of executive function issues. :D Of course we would all figure out ways to get to where we need to go around the piles of junk. There would be all sorts of clubs and cafes for people with odd...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Difference between Autism and Inroversion? Anyone have both?

Posted: 15 Feb 2022, 8:23 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,554

You can certainly have both, but of course introversion is not a part of the diagnosis. There are plenty of autistic people who are extroverted. Like me and my first son and a very good friend of mine. We are talkative, social and love interacting with people. It doesn't change the fact that we're w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What ASD traits do you NOT have?

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 12:51 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 3,977

I don't have clumsy hands. They can do very fine detailed work.

I don't seem to maintain personal space, not sure if it's an autistic thing or cultural? I'm a hugging inside your jacket kind of person.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you “compensate”?

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 681

I guess I compensate by not caring about what others think, and taking pride in being different. If you take away the caution and worry you're much more free to be yourself and be more comfortable. I do think it takes practice to socialize with various people. Like you know what not to say to your i...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Relationships with men folk for those attracted to men

Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 12:02 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,731

It took me a while to realize that men want sex. :D Seriously I thought they just wanted to be friends. But then why would they pay for my dinner? I was rather upset when a boyfriend wanted to grope. I thought he was different from the bad guys. :o When I told my girl friends they just laughed at me...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: I need to ask autistic women about hair removal on legs

Posted: 10 Feb 2022, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,719

You don't have to shave. If you're worried about social expectations, at most you only need to do it in summer. If you wear pants most of the time nobody will see. :) I admit that I ... um have excellent hands so I always prefer the most manual and precise way of removing hair. Electric razor was a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: who here battles low self-esteem?

Posted: 06 Feb 2022, 8:34 am 

Replies: 107
Views: 5,697

I've always felt good about myself and took pride in being different. I observe other people with interest but never wanted to be someone else. OK in my next life I would like to be a blonde rich girl. :D I'm fine with being imperfect and not super high achieving this life. Unfortunately I know that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Whackiest Special Interest in Adulthood??

Posted: 03 Feb 2022, 9:26 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 3,056

I'm glad that nobody bother with Mr. or Mrs. any more over here. It's easier for the people addressing envelopes anyway. When I got married I didn't change my last name. That confounded a few of DH's older relatives. They couldn't figure out how to write the names on letters. :D I tend to get into s...
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