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I've worked in office jobs since leaving college. There has been consistent aspects to these jobs - firstly, I'm good with computer programmes and I find that once I've learned a system or process I can work very swiftly and process a lot of work in a short space of time. On the flip side I make quite a lot of minor errors.
Slow down and double check - this is the advice I've been told multiple times in ever single job when supervisors and managers notice a pattern in my ability to work quickly but making such mistakes. I find even with double checking these errors can slip through the net.
In terms of success rate I'd say I'm making a mistake in about 1 in 30 jobs/tasks I do. However, the advice of slowing down or double checking can only be implemented in short bursts. I find double checking or slowing down is cumbersome and eventually I start to speed up again and work at my natural pace.
The main issue I feel is the lack of passion for my career path. This isn't what I want...
Hi, I need someone acedemically minded to help word my personal theory's on autism, it's memetic v genetic origens, the reason for its development and what caused it to spread amount the general populous. I believe the memetic v genetic divide is the cause and drive of not only human technological advancements but is also the cause of all/ or at least most known mental disorders. Autism is unique and the labels we apply are nothing more than labels we use to easily navigate the problem. Anyone wishing to learn more please message me and I will do my best to respond.
I wrote an article on my blog that I wanted to share It’s my attempt to explain why NTs act like they do in relationship. Hope you like it. I’d love to write a follow up. Let me know if I left anything out.
Neurotypicals in Love: Why Do They Do That? | The Mental Health Blog
For the last few weeks i have been struggling with feelings of being burned out and on the precipice of a downward descent.
I keep telling myself, “One more day...” and i keep hoping i will endure. The stress and drama have been accumulating like a snow drift piled far above my head.
I tried to warn two people that have recently become involved in my life, about what is coming if I cannot prevent the storm. As to be expected, I think one or both misunderstood my words of caution for words of ending all communication. I do not have the energy to convince folks or argue my point.
Have you ever been aware enough to sense the impending doom of a future burn out?
Edited to add:
Burn out is what i call the emotional and physical exhaustion, caused by work and or socializing. It can last days/weeks/months and seems like a depression, or reclusive behavior pattern.
Now, I understand that people DO care about individuals on the spectrum. However, in my experience, high functioning autism flies under the radar at times due to the similarities of neurotypical individuals, despite some differences.
Do you believe my statement or does it all depend how you act, along with the group of people who you interact with on a daily basis?
You need to make a call to discuss sensitive matter- call and leave msg when you know they won't pick up.
Need to go to a meeting, tell them you will come to the next meeting but skip tonite , so sorry.
How many forum members practice this life skill and now have it to a fine- tuned and precision sharp? My first thought in matters, is determine the level of importance which then it flips into how long can l delay this event/issue/person/ problem etc.? What is your go-to life skill?
This is my first post on this forum and I hope someone will find some time to read it and give me some advice. I've read hundreds and hundreds of posts, watched uncountable videos about spectrum and still feel like I do not know anything...and I feel so lost and so frustrated and I do not know what to feel or think...I am sorry in advance for its length, I just want to give you full picture about my situation.
3 months ago I started dating an amazing man, not knowing back then that he is on autism spectrum. I knew him since 1 year prior that, but we were just meeting with common friends, as friends only. I haven’t expected he would be interested in me, so I was not making any first moves or anything like that. He did. One day he just asked me if I would like to go for jogging with him and asked for my number. We didn’t go jogging at the end (I am horrible jogger, so fortunately we didn’t) but we started texting a lot. He invited me to his home for a party with his...
I need your advices.
My husband is overwhelmed by social interractions, he never feels relaxed around others (only around me).
If he does not respect his schedule, he feels uncomfortable (Ex.: he eats at 7:00 pm; if he's late, he prefers to eat something on his way home rather than eat at 7:10 pm at home). He has a lot of routines, he has no friends, some hihgly-focused interests, he's oversensitive at being touched, he has some rigidity in thinking, and all this causes a lot stress.
He has no problem with understanding abstract concepts, jokes, sarcasm, etc.
He's very smart, funny, he has a good job, he is a very dedicate husband and dad, but o feel he is always stressed.
I am not interested into a diagnosis because is like putting a label i think, and that will stress him even more. In fact i see these things as personality treats, not as a "condition".
My only problem is the high level of stress that he experiences daily.
So, what are the solutions to...
Wanted to share my latest blog post. I'm so excited about it.
Much of it is born from my personal experience. I have learned a ton from the amazing members on this forum! And I've also read my little heart out!
Hope you like it
Aspergers Relationships: A Guide for the Neurotypical | The Mental Health Blog
Okay guys, don't forget that it is Valentine's Day! If you don't have someone special in your life, offer to treat someone to a coffee or hot chocolate, buy some cookies or chocolates you can share with coworkers. Do something to make someone feel special!
Who knows, someone might take notice!
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