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I just realized this... Basically, I've been reading threads on this website, stimming while doing so. But I've also been wanting to get up and do something else. But I wasn't getting up.
So this is a problem with stopping doing what you're doing even when you want to stop.
Is this hyperfocusing?
How can one be sure if this is more related to ADHD than HFA or vice versa?
Something I've noticed happening to me is that I will attract women not much older than me who feel the need to "mother" me by asking me if I need help with something or if I'm okay. The female therapists and professionals tend to be like this too. They'll call me "honey" and "sweetie" and stuff, which is a bit weird because I'm not a whole lot younger than they are. This isn't the South either, so it's not like they're terms normally used here.
I'm wondering if anyone else has went through this? It's comforting, but also unnerving because I try my best to appear competent and intelligent, but people (almost always women) seem to treat me like a child by trying to care for me or being overly nice. I wonder if I'm giving off a helpless sort of vibe or something, because I am pretty quiet and don't really talk unless someone talks to me first.
It's possible I'm just overthinking it, because some people just have that caring bone in them that causes them to want to mother people....
Hey guys, Ive come on here and created an account to discuss this to people who have hopefully experienced something similar. Basically I was diagnosed with aspergers and adhd at a very young age (4) and I can completely understand this as I was a very energetic and jumpy child, always running around etc and in my own world.
However as I have grown up I cant help but feel I was misdiagnosed with aspergers, theres no doubt I have adhd as I am very hyperactive at times but I havent ever really displayed any symptoms of aspergers that I can think of. For example Ive never had trouble looking people straight in the eye for extended periods, it has never felt weird to me and I have also never had any social problems throughout my life and found conversation and making friends with people very easy. Ive never felt any different to the majority of 'normal' kids.
Ive also never had any trouble getting a girlfriend, going on dates and getting attention from the opposite sex. I dont mean...
I start a new job next week for a trade union. I didn't mention my ASD in my application or at interview, but do intend to once I start if I'm given a medical questionnaire to fill in.
I've had a lot of jobs up to this point, and, looking back, there has always at least one colleague in every office who takes a strong dislike to me and makes no attempt to hide her feelings (she's always female, I'm sad to say). This always creates problems for me and I'm pretty sure was at least a factor in me getting sacked on two occasions. I'm scared that this pattern is going to repeat itself.
I'm always too scared to confront the person concerned for fear that I will get stressed, cry and humiliate myself.
Therefore my way of "dealing" with the situation is to stay out of my colleague's way and avoid talking to her as much as possible (but be polite and professional when I have to). This seems to make her hate me even more. There have been occasions when I have discussed the problem...
I'm worried that if I take some of my stim toys on international flight in on board cabin they will be confiscated at security. I have no evidence they will and have googled for possible restrictions. But does anyone know of any restrictions placed on stim toys by airlines?
Is putty a no-go? Is it classified as flammable?
The metal rings with spikes? Is this going to be confiscated as a weapon or can it pass as jewellery?
Will squishy toys that have liquid in them explode in flight under cabin pressure? Do they count as liquid?
Am I being ridiculous? Overthinking this?
Am I safe to pack the stim toys I want without fear they will be confiscated at security and cause a mini meltdown, the exact thing they are designed to avoid?
Anyone had any experience of stim toys being confiscated?
Travelling from Australia to Europe btw.
Sometimes I turn the volume up to hear something and forget to turn it back down or off. Then I'll switch over to a game and the music starts and it's like I can't hit the mute button fast enough. It's not until later in the day that I'm ready to turn the tv or music on.
Some people seem to wonder if spring or warm weather clothes are available year-round here in the Phoenix area, and unfortunately, we are still held at the mercy of fashion companies' seasonal calendars with their traditional spring and fall collections, leaving it to the retailers to choose what to stock from fashion companies' fall collections. While some premium and luxury brands also produce resort or cruise collections, these are not typically introduced until late in the fall.
I wonder, do you think the fashion industry has a bias towards cold climates? This would not be surprising considering that much of the U.S. fashion industry is based in New York.
I'm 24 year old woman with aspergers and I've been thinking about a drivers license. I've wanted it since i was 18 years old and now I finally have the money, but I have some worries will I be a good driver or even get the license.
I drove a car once or twice on a empty road and I had a lot of trouble on focusing on the road. I also had to look at the pedals and the gearstick when switching gears. That might get easier with practice but what can I do to concentrate better? And should I tell the teacher about my AS?
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