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The high functioning autistic thread

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Yup I’m high autistic. I have no idea how the hell social cues work.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
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Akin to?:

The blue elephant in the room.

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Not sure you can count Sheldon as autistic. Sure, they might have some autistic traits in mind as they write him, but unless they have the guts to say on camera that he is canonically on the spectrum, they haven’t earned the representation point.

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I can’t speak to those specifically (can’t even identify the first), but I seriously doubt The Big Bang Theory has a well-nuanced take on the subject.

My wife used to watch a show that she said had a decently-written character. Parenthood maybe?

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Sometimes I wonder if I’m autistic. I was inordinately slow as a child; I didn’t learn how to tie my shoes until the 5th grade — and even then, not correctly — and I didn’t know how to count change until after I was expelled from high school.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

I didn’t learn how to tie my shoes until the 5th grade

Same. I don’t remember if it was exactly 5th grade, actually, but it was somewhere around then.

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Our daughter was diagnosed when she was like three or four. The pediatrician referred us to a University testing program which confirmed it.

Dunno if it’s too late at some point though.

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Almost all of my worst social and mental defects came about when I hit my head as a young teenager.

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moviefreakedmind said:

Almost all of my worst social and mental defects came about when I hit my head as a young teenager.

Have you tried hitting it again? Maybe it’s like an on/off switch

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moviefreakedmind said:

Almost all of my worst social and mental defects came about when I hit my head as a young teenager.

I’m not sure how that’s relevant to this thread but thanks for sharing it.

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It’s relevant because I’ve been called autistic before by people trying to insult me but I don’t think that’s the case because most of my supposedly autistic symptoms developed later in life and, I think, from a specific incident. I guess I could’ve said that but I forgot. If you would’ve bothered to read my mind then you’d know all that.

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moviefreakedmind said:

If you would’ve bothered to read my mind then you’d know all that.

Lol.

Anyone who tries to insult someone else by calling them autistic is an asshole, full stop.

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TV’s Frink said:

moviefreakedmind said:

If you would’ve bothered to read my mind then you’d know all that.

Lol.

Anyone who tries to insult someone else by calling them autistic is an asshole, full stop.

Agreed man.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
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Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

The blue elephant in the room.

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I have a friend from high school who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Actually, I have two friends who are, but the girl I know from college is just… quirky. My high school friend is very… I don’t know. He’s slightly lower on the spectrum I guess. I can only hang out with him for so long before my emotional tank is on E and I have to take a break. I also understand that nuance is often lost on him, and so I feel it necessary to be more direct, but I also don’t want to be rude. Meanwhile, he’s direct to the point of rudeness but I don’t think he knows he’s being rude. I’m not sure if he doesn’t know or if he can’t know, but to tell him he’s being rude would then be me being rude.

I’m not venting, I’m just saying as a friend of someone with high-functioning austism it’s very… confusing and awkward for me on occasion. I’m no master of social nuance myself and so I don’t really know how to deal with it when it happens.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

Reading, writing, helping others, helping out with kids, playing with dogs and cats, learning about nerdy things like Star Wars, voice acting, acting, playing Age Of Mythology and most recently baking.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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chyron8472 said:

I have a friend from high school who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Actually, I have two friends who are, but the girl I know from college is just… quirky. My high school friend is very… I don’t know. He’s slightly lower on the spectrum I guess. I can only hang out with him for so long before my emotional tank is on E and I have to take a break. I also understand that nuance is often lost on him, and so I feel it necessary to be more direct, but I also don’t want to be rude.

I have friends who are lower and higher on the spectrum. Everyone is different, hence the spectrum thing.

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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LordZerome1080 said:

chyron8472 said:

I have a friend from high school who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Actually, I have two friends who are, but the girl I know from college is just… quirky. My high school friend is very… I don’t know. He’s slightly lower on the spectrum I guess. I can only hang out with him for so long before my emotional tank is on E and I have to take a break. I also understand that nuance is often lost on him, and so I feel it necessary to be more direct, but I also don’t want to be rude.

Everyone is different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCLUkevdUBc

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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LOL

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Auntie Derry/Rumpelstiltskin.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night. “Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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LordZerome1080 said:

Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

playing Age Of Mythology

I wouldn’t put this on a resume.

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moviefreakedmind said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Mrebo said:

LordZerome1080 said:

Even though I’m good at most things, I have a math deficit due to me being on the spectrum which has restricted me to only being able to do the 1st-4th-grade math. This is making finding a job very frustrating.

What are your strengths?

playing Age Of Mythology

I wouldn’t put this on a resume.

Actually I’ve heard that game development is not an uncommon field for some high-functioning autistic people to go into. Maybe it could be relevant!

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.