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Am I the only one to hate summer? Oddly, I feel at my worst during the long, hot, and humid days. The past three times that I was hospitalized were all over the summer. I feel myself wanting the darkness at 8:00 pm yet it's still light out. It is almost as if I have reverse seasonal affective disorder.
I'm scared the depression is coming back because I feel restless, frustrated, and angry....
I long for the days of autumn and winter. My own circadian rhythm prefers the shorter, colder days. I feel more alive and more hopeful. Why is this? Most folks feel glum when summer is over whereas I breathe a sigh of relief.
hereby I adress all aspies who read my thread:
I read that it is an asperger trait not to be able to hold long eye contact with other people.
How is it to look into your own eyes in the mirror. Can you do that for a long time? How you feel about it?
Could that be a feasable training method to make eye contact with other people endure longer?
I hope you don't find this question weird
I sometimes wonder why more girls (especially feminist girls) don't buy comics, especially due to the fact the whole reason the guy who invented Wonder Woman (Charles Moulton Marston) did so to help the feminist cause, which I write about in this post. He thought girls should have a strong woman to look up to the way boys idolized Superman, but it didn't seem to work.
This definitely confuses me, why feminists don't seem to like the female characters in comic books...and seem to feel they are demeaning to women.
Men might write these women...but if these Uber Women existed in real life...men would be scared shitless. Men are crazy afraid of attractive women who are intelligent, especially if they can fight.
I mean, most men (especially, NT misogynistic men) are intimidated by intelligence in women...period.
Couple that with attractiveness...
...and most can't handle it...
...compound it with a girl who can fight...and they're fully emasculated...
...if presented with said...
It's a bad idea. It doesn't matter their age, their location, their interests. 9 times out of 10, they really don't care about you. Why would they, they have some many men trying to talk to them. It's just the way it is. Don't make the same mistakes I have.
Do you guys have any tips on how to get women to approach me. Because I don't have guts to ever approach them myself, that part is non-negotiable. But I would love to hear some tips on how to improve my body language, the way I dress, and places I frequent, in order to get women to approach me.
As a background information, I am 36 years old. I USED to look younger than my age back in teens and 20-s. But for some reason as of now people don't seem to mistake my age by more than a couple of years which worries me. But perhaps it is something I can change like how I shave or what not. But in any case, I will never lie about my age that is out of question. All I am hoping for is for the girl to "know" I am 36 yet "still" being willing to date me because of the looks. I guess in looks part I am always disheaveled which is probably why I couldn't get girls before, and its too bad I realized the impact of being disheaveled that late in life. So I wish to put myself in order and get a...
Recently I became aquainted with a man in his mid thirties, appearing quite normal, maybe behaving a little bit awkward. We usually meet in a business context and regularly work together two hours face-to-face, with no other people in the room.
He used to be very nervous when we were together but during our work the nervousness eased every time. But the next time we met he was nervous again. Not realizing that he could be an aspie I thought the nervousness could be because he liked me as a woman. It happens that I attract men although i do not intend that.
He is a handsome and smart guy and I kind of developed a pretty huge crush on him. The feeling went stronger every time I met him. We had pretty much eye contact together and smiled or laughed very often. So we had a really pleasant time together. After a few meetings I decided to ask him to meet me privately. I suggested to visit a museum together.
The moment I asked him he seemed startled, became nervous and...
I gave my two week's notice to the bus company today. I have an independent contractor gig with Panther Premium Logistics driving a large straight truck over the road. I head to Medina, OH to attend orientation! First step towards my goal to be an independent hauler. Please wish me luck.
It is generally assumed that aspies are the ones that take things too literally and don't realize its a joke. I tend to fit that description, which is what keeps me isolated "most" of the time. Yet there are those rare occasions when "finally" I connect to someone and "I" make a joke but then "they" are the ones that miss it that its a joke, take it too literally, and think less of me as a result. So I feel like the roles have just switched. Normally I turn people off because I am the one thats aspie, but now wow I am lucky, in those rare occasions I turn them off for the opposite reason that I am not aspie enough. Okay just to clarify: no they weren't diagnosed with Asperger, it just "feels" that way on my end. So what it "feels" like on my end is "wow I am so lucky finally I talk to another aspi ... oh no! I just turned them off because I wasn't as much of an aspie as they were ... wait a second please give me a chance I mean there is nothing easier than to make myself slightly...
You hear a lot about people on the autistic spectrum who have particular savant-type talents that seem to come out of nowhere. They never studied whatever it may be, they just picked it up. I think I have one of those talents myself, and I'm wondering if anybody else has something like that they'd like to share, and I'd like to know if you developed that talent or used it to any great degree in adulthood.
My talent is for writing. From a very early age I had a large vocabulary, a knack for spelling and an almost inate knowledge of basic grammar and punctuation. It's true, I did start reading at a very early age. I believe I was 4, but they were just the typical children's books. I actually more memorized them than read them at that time. However, I never received more than the average education in English studies. It still baffles me how I picked up on all that from simply reading books.
I can't say that I took the time to develop that talent to any length. I'm sorry I did not,...
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