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social expectations

  1. WereBear

    How to build your emotional intelligence

    Found some very fine advice in this article: The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do to Build Emotional Intelligence The most important factor in attempting to cultivate emotional intelligence is the importance of listening and not talking. When people feel like they are having difficulty...
  2. J

    'Preaching' not talking

    Hi everybody. This is my first ever online autism forum. I read the thread about Aspie speech, and joined because while some described characteristics or 'problems' rang a bell to me, nobody mentioned my problem so I thought I would. Maybe somebody has a similar one? I have been accused of...
  3. K

    Being a hermit/recluse

    I was thinking the other day while feeling generally left out and suffering a serious case of the blahs about what a social failure I am. And then I thought about the people on this forum who want to be hermits. And then I realized I couldn't very well be a hermit, I have 4 friends and don't...
  4. WereBear

    Emotions and Logic - is it me?

    I will be discussing this with some movie SPOILERS because it is certain movies that have triggered this response, and the most important parts of these movies are the ones that are falling flat and confusing me. (so... I will start with the movie name in italics and just skip until you see...
  5. Verdandi

    Aspies and social life

    I need to figure smth out. My Aspie ex accused me of not being able to have a social life because of me. This given the fact that I never told him to not do things, on the contrary, I more than respected his need for independence and going against my own wishes to join him sometimes at a party...
  6. DC1346

    Howdy from Nevada!

    Hello all! My name is David and I'm the chef instructor of a rural high school in Nevada. When I was 53 years of age (and teaching in Vegas), I was told that I'd be getting a new student who was a high performing autistic. Since I didn't know anything about autism, I read up on this and as I...
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