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Featured Assumptions about autistic people

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Mia, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Tesseract

    Tesseract Active Member

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    Why is it that when we are interested in something, it's described as being "an obsession" (negative connotation), but if a 'normal' person has a hobby, interest or something similar, it's described as being a "passion", or just plain old "interest" (positive connotation)? There is also the belief held by many that we can only ever be interested (not "obsessed") in one single thing, like trains. I'm interested in just about everything, with the following exceptions: sport, gossip, celebrities, fashion, opera, the theatre, cars.
     
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  2. Vindicator Phoenix

    Vindicator Phoenix Female or neutral pronouns V.I.P Member

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    Although I don't express emotions, I can still feel mine and yours, and I care very much about you and your well-being.
     
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  3. Gracey

    Gracey Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Don't assume that pause in my sentence is your cue to finish it and tell me what I'm thinking.

    I'm just waiting for the 2nd layer to load and will have the remaining information to you just as soon as I've got it.

    If you let me.


    Otherwise,
    I have to process what you've just said,

    Compare it to what I wanted to say,

    Look for similarities or differences,

    Agree or disagree,

    Try to find another way to describe what I mean in the hope you'll understand,

    If you're mistaken, - (that's something I have to figure out)

    So you don't interrupt again.
     
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  4. Fino

    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Sorrrrrrrrrrrry :oops:
     
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  5. Vindicator Phoenix

    Vindicator Phoenix Female or neutral pronouns V.I.P Member

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    Some people assume that all autistic people are touch-averse. I've met some who are, but then, here's me:

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