• Welcome to Autism Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
    • Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral

Being a hermit/recluse

I just can't escape my own deductive logic.

That for myself, most of the time solitude equals 75% bliss and 25% loneliness.
 
I just can't escape my own deductive logic.

That for myself, most of the time solitude equals 75% bliss and 25% loneliness.
My numbers are more like 35% loneliness, 65% relieve that I don't have to deal with it. Also more time to listen to space heaters on Youtube. Which seems sad but I really love space heaters, the most soothing sound.
 
My numbers are more like 35% loneliness, 65% relieve that I don't have to deal with it. Also more time to listen to space heaters on Youtube. Which seems sad but I really love space heaters, the most soothing sound.

I sleep to the sound of a gentle rainfall every night. :)
 
you don't need a label, and you don't need anyone to agree on or approve of that label, do whatever makes you happy, all of it works if you accept yourself and don't hold yourself up to social stereotypes

i happily would call myself 'freaksmurf' if it encompassed a life view that made me as happy as i can be irrespective of what anyone else thought of it
 
i happily would call myself 'freaksmurf' if it encompassed a life view that made me as happy as i can be irrespective of what anyone else thought of it

"Jeremiah Johnson" is the one I prefer. Even though it isn't intended to be a literal comparison. I just like the idea of someone making the conscious decision to withdraw from his own species, in whole or in part.
 
I always called myself a loner that is never alone.
But, one good friend is enough.
Someone to do things with that I wouldn't care for doing alone. Like going to Disney World for example.

Loner doesn't equate serial killer IMO.
Sociopath is loner maybe, but, that also doesn't mean serial killer.
There is a higher percent of sociopaths than most people think. Psychologists say we meet them or know them all the time without knowing it.
And most don't go around killing for whatever their reason.
The word psychopath was removed from classification too, just like Aspergers.
Most people still will use the terms though since we've grown up with the use of what we consider them to mean.
The Boston strangler had a wife and two children
 
The Boston strangler had a wife and two children

Point taken. The "BTK strangler" Dennis Rader. The married father of two children as well, he was even the president of his church council. Quite a gregarious fellow for someone who blinded, tortured and killed his victims.

And Ted Bundy. The handsome darling of Washington state's Republican party. Even served as a delegate in the 1968 Republican convention. Everybody liked Ted. Who had a penchant for Volkswagens and young girls who drove them. He'd keep the bug for a time, but rape and kill the girl.

Makes terms like "social norm" seem like an oxymoron. :eek:
 
And Ted Bundy. The handsome darling of Washington state's Republican party. Even served as a delegate in the 1968 Republican convention. Everybody liked Ted.

Ouch, how come there's no ouch button? Lately this sort of news, seems relevant.
 
Ouch, how come there's no ouch button? Lately this sort of news, seems relevant.

While they may eventually "throw the book" at Harvey Weinstein, no one is going to fry him.

On the other hand that's exactly what the state of Florida did to Ted Bundy. Death by electrocution in 1989. Not a pleasant way to go.

Some have pondered that Ted may have deliberately chosen to cross into Florida to get caught and punished. Not something I buy into myself...but it was ironic he chose to commit his last murders in a state that would execute him if caught. A real "death wish" ? o_O
 
Last edited:
While they may eventually "throw the book" at Harvey Weinstein, no one is going to fry him.

On the other hand that's exactly what the state of Florida did to Ted Bundy. Death by electrocution in 1989. Not a pleasant way to go.

Some have pondered that Ted may have deliberately chosen to cross into Florida to get caught and punished. Not something I buy into myself...but it was ironic he chose to commit his last murders in a state that would execute him if caught. A real "death wish" ? o_O
I wonder what kind of salary Harvey WeinSteins lawyer gets ,I wonder if he'll have the same team as OJ Simpson apart from Robert Kardashian .
 
I wonder what kind of salary Harvey WeinSteins lawyer gets ,I wonder if he'll have the same team as OJ Simpson apart from Robert Kardashian .

That's an interesting question.

In any other circumstances I'd think many of them would jump at the chance. But given the prevailing atmosphere they might not want that particular brand of political limelight.

Hard to say. No question though that Weinstein can afford the very best defense. Perhaps the real question remains whether the best defense can afford Harvey Weinstein for a client at this time.
 
That's an interesting question.

In any other circumstances I'd think many of them would jump at the chance. But given the prevailing atmosphere they might not want that particular brand of political limelight.

Hard to say. No question though that Weinstein can afford the very best defense. Perhaps the real question remains whether the best defense can afford Harvey Weinstein for a client at this time.
The thing is if you know anything about law ,criminal lawyers start to change after a while become less moral.
 
The thing is if you know anything about law ,criminal lawyers start to change after a while become less moral.

I'm inclined to think that occurs at the outset for most any defense lawyer in the US. After all, their primary objective is a rigorous defense, whether or not they did the crime or not. Unless of course circumstances and evidence dictate negotiating a plea agreement.

Conversely district attorneys and their associates are pledged to an aggressive prosecution, even at times when exculpatory evidence may show the defendant to be innocent. A lot of innocent people have been sent to prison because of a poor quality legal defense.

Worst case being a jaded public defender who treats their job more like a bureaucrat. Something I've seen "at close range" as a juror.
 
I'm inclined to think that occurs at the outset for most any defense lawyer in the US. After all, their primary objective is a rigorous defense, whether or not they did the crime or not. Unless of course circumstances and evidence dictate negotiating a plea agreement.

Conversely district attorneys and their associates are pledged to an aggressive prosecution, even at times when exculpatory evidence may show the defendant to be innocent. A lot of innocent people have been sent to prison because of a poor quality legal defense.

Worst case being a jaded public defender who treats their job more like a bureaucrat. Something I've seen "at close range" as a juror.
Ah confused people again I'm talking about solicitors in the UK who specialise in criminal law and barristers they always become tainted by crime .
 
Ah confused people again I'm talking about solicitors in the UK who specialise in criminal law and barristers they always become tainted by crime .

Can't comment on them. Very different elements in play with both criminal and civil courts compared to ours. ;)
 
Its like the old irish joke.
'Murphy why do you keep banging your head on the wall?'

Because it feels so good when I stop.
Well, Murphy was wrong. It still hurts! :-D
 
I always called myself a loner that is never alone.
But, one good friend is enough.
Someone to do things with that I wouldn't care for doing alone. Like going to Disney World for example.

Loner doesn't equate serial killer IMO.
Sociopath is loner maybe, but, that also doesn't mean serial killer.
There is a higher percent of sociopaths than most people think. Psychologists say we meet them or know them all the time without knowing it.
And most don't go around killing for whatever their reason.
The word psychopath was removed from classification too, just like Aspergers.
Most people still will use the terms though since we've grown up with the use of what we consider them to mean.

Funny thing about sociopaths is they are NEVER alone because they are too busy preying on people! THey may feel rejected and alone , but they are not alone. Truly, most poeple could not handle the ammount of time alone we can spend.
 
How Sociopaths Are Different From Psychopaths

There is some interesting reading on the differences between sociopath vs psychopath on the above link.
There isn't much about either being loners or killers.
They have the capability of violence without remorse.
It is classified as a personality disorder.
Neither is so much on enjoying being alone as it is a matter of conscience, empathy, and disregard for other's feelings.

The link in the article on the major 5 personality traits that are the basis for all people is easy to understand and used as a gauge.
 

New Threads

Top Bottom