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I was at my swim session this weekend it was very busy so I said to the boy I was with “I don’t like this. It’s to crowded”.
And he asked whether I was autistic and when I said yes she said “I can tell... a bit”.
So I guess my question is can you tell if a person autistic other then by getting to know them obviously.
I can't bring myself to go to school. I can not study. I can not concentrate on learning. I hate medicine, I hate the education system, I hate classmates, teachers. Nothing interests me. I have never been interested in learning these subjects, but earlier I just forced myself to study because I was afraid. I was afraid that I am nothing without a university. This is the only reason why my parents sometimes treat me as a person and allow me to live in this apartment.
Maybe you had similar problems? I think this is related to autism. How to stop skipping classes?
I will not go to a psychiatrist because I do not want to spend money, it is too expensive, and my parents do not give me money even for treatment.
While looking for something amusing to post about my disdain for the time change, I came across something about it affecting those with autism. I was intrigued at that, because it has been a significant issue for me my entire life. Just about the time I start to adjust, the time changes again and I have to start all over.
So, do you have difficulties with the time change? Is it because of the disrupted sleep pattern, the change to routine in relationship to what your mind and body say, is it merely because you hate change? Some areas do not follow Daylight Savings Time, so does that have any affect?
I had just realised what Asexuality means I have realised the whole time I am an asexual.
Looked into it further, I had found there are females who are asexual and it's put me into a position that I am almost ready to have a relationship. After reading about asexuality, I feel more attracted to female asexuals and I am actually finding them very attractive.
Are there any asexuals posting on these forums?
I like to find out more what life is all about being an asexual.
I’ve read on dozens of websites that aspies and autists speak very loud (evidently not everyone), but I can’t find any with ones with their voices being too quiet, like mine.
I don’t want to be not heard. I don’t want to have people lean in very close just to hear me. I don’t want to have them strain to hear me. But I can’t make my voice louder comfortably. I have to use a ton of effort to make sure I’m heard in important times and that people hear okay the first time. It’s still not that loud even if I do try to talk loudly.
I want to give up but I know that I can’t, unless I want to annoy people. How do you suppose I learn to talk louder? Do you have any tips?
Speech therapy is something i found not too long ago, so I might let my parents know.
I'm asking for your opinions of how your experience of empathy - i.e. how the feelings of others affect you, makes you feel inside.
The first video I did on the empathy topic covered how empathy can work for us, the second I'm currently working on talks about how and why we may be incorrectly perceived to lack empathy or feelings. The third piece of the puzzle is how we feel inside as a result of other people's emotions around us, particularly strong emotions.
I'm not talking about being bullied or called names, that's a subject for another time, this just the feelings we get when other people around us are unhappy, in grief, happy and excited, romantic or angry.
Do you feel less or more intensely than they appear to? How does it make you feel if you can't share in the moment with them, or don't know how to comfort somebody when they're down? Are you afraid of misunderstanding or rejections or are you confident in the way you handle emotional situations?
I want to give the NT...
I am considering training as a counsellor since doing a lot of work on the 'inner child' and the abuse I have suffered particularly from being in relationship with narcissists, mother included.
The thing is that I do not know how much my ASD, undiagnosed as yet, but in the high functioning level I think, will be a handicap in dealing with, I presume, mainly neurotypicals. I know I am starting late in life (68) but feel that the training itself will be hugely beneficial in my recovery, and I will be doing it for me, focusing on that rather than having a career afterwards. That will be the icing on the cake, but still, I would like opinions on it thanks.
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