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Sorry for using you again but need some opinions. One of my mates is starting to annoy me (sometimes) don't want to anger him as we get along most of the time.
To cut to the chase he has schizophrenia with a messiah complex and believes he's a genius.
I got used to not arguing with him but lately he's turning a little nasty, forcing debates, trying to undermine me infront of people.
What anoying is he talks about theoretical physics and runs into areas that are difficult to prove or dissprove (things that no bugger knows) if you try to argue he will just say you're jealous of his mind.
I can't this will just turn into a wall of text.
What would you do
Would you talk to him about this ?
Call him out for pseudoscience ?
The best way I can think is starting a small weekly challenge to build\make something. show him he's hiding in theory without practice ? Tho it might be a very bad idea.
I don't know how to handle this.
Do you have a sense of humour? If you do, do you think you LEARNED it and why, or is it something more innate - i.e. natural sense of timing and punchline?
I guess, the reason I ask is, that, my father has always been a humorous man, he retains and tells jokes a lot, but it's more trigger based, so when an event happens it triggers a memory for that particular type of joke or punchline. I suspect he's on the spectrum, but he's never been diagnosed and neither will he ever do so.
I, on the other hand, cannot for the life of me retain stories or retell them, however, I do think I'm quite funny situationally - I can see a funny side to most things and say something at that moment and people do find it funny. But, I learned it as a coping mechanism and to fit in. I can't always deliver them well, as apparently my voice is flat (even though I don't hear it as flat?), so sarcasm doesn't carry over well. All my life I've been accused of being too serious, so it might have been a fight...
Here is a quick questionnaire you can go through to determine if your shirt is on backward:
1.) How backward does your shirt feel?
A.) Not backward
B.) A little backward
C.) Fairly backward
D.) Extremely backward!
A.) Your shirt is not backward.
B.) Your shirt is not backward.
C.) Your shirt is not backward, but consider getting a new shirt.
D.) Your shirt might be backward, better go check!
What's your favorite animal?
What's your favorite meal?
Me: Spaghetti and meatballs.
What's your favorite song?
Me (knows many songs that I really like, but then suddenly forgets the names to every single one of them): .....................................
Embarrassing confession: pretty much every series/movie crush have, has autism or Aspergers for some reason.
Like Shaun from The Good Doctor, Spencer from Criminal Minds, Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, Christian from The Accountant.
I was wondering if their portrayals are realistic. I know the severity of autism differs per person, but I was wondering if it is possible.
A long walk in the park on your own... How many of you would do that? It often seems that people will only do things like that with a group of friends, otherwise they won't
I went for a walk in a local park today, on my own along with my camera... I'm a slowpoke with my camera, most people don't have the patience in my experience... There are some friends who I will go for a walk with, but it impedes my photography, maybe good, maybe bad...
Back to today, I took this stranger portrait of a guy hanging out along the river in the park, I like it... If I was with certain friends I would not have gotten the photo, I just know that, why I often choose to be a loner... I did have a short chat with this man, a good conversation...
The photo I took... Yes, my photography drives me that much...
I am by no means an expert on this, and have never experienced depression or extreme anxiety. I do have chronic vertigo, which can sometimes be incapacitating, and will cause anxiety. I've lived in fear of the vertigo for a long time. I was diagnosed in 2009. I got my ASD diagnosis this year and I believe the vertigo is coming from sensory issues and anxiety associated with autism, not from an inner ear problem. I just wanted to share something that has drastically reduced my symptoms over last 70 days.
This whole vegan movement sounded absurd to me; I dismissed it as a gimmick rooted in animal rights advocacy. Not that I judge this- it's just not for me.
But after years of fighting dizziness that came out of nowhere, weekly headaches and regular insomnia, I got pretty desperate and figured I had nothing to lose by going plant-based. To be clear, this is a whole food plant diet, not a vegan diet (which uses meat substitutes and often uses soy). I've also cut refined...
One thing that has continued to elude me as a woman on the spectrum is having meaningful connections with other women. It is more challenging in my opinion than getting along with the opposite sex. I confess to being quite terrified and reluctant to try. Yet very recently, it has occured to me that I might really enjoy the companionship of female friends! The thought of it, at least.
Have you guys ever wanted to, tried, or succeeded, at making friends with women? How do you guys feel?
Recently I heard something about electroconvulsive therapy being used to treat some children. I browsed the internet to see what I could find and was surprised that there are a number of articles out there on the subject. Here's but one:
How ‘shock therapy’ is saving some children with autism | Spectrum | Autism Research News
I have never experienced electroconvulsive therapy, but I have seen the aftermath of it. To me, it seems like a barbaric practice.
What are your views on using electroconvulsive therapy? Do you think it's useful in treating those on the spectrum?
I've started a series of pictures about being stuck between warring neurological disorders.
Here's a few which I thought you might like.
ADHD vs ASD – N Culture | ASD & ADHD Social Network
[edited to improve images size]
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