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Being "eclectic"

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by FromEquestria2LA, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. FromEquestria2LA

    FromEquestria2LA Well-Known Member

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    You know, there are quite a few things about myself that I can pride myself in being.

    Recently, a friend of mine called me quite "eclectic" in what I like. I was flattered, because up until then, I couldn't think of the right word to describe myself liking a wide array of things (anime, game shows, sports, 1970s/80s/90s nostalgia/music, comedy, retro gaming, food, et al.)

    Is anyone out here like this? I'd love to hear from ya, and what you like. :D
     
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  2. ZebraAspie

    ZebraAspie Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been called eclectic too. I collect dolls an toys, read a very wide array of books, obsessed with maths and art and love bright colours, I swim in lake for fun... Apparently wearing a yellow track suite and with pink boots in an orange wheelchair is both eccletic and eccentric. I prefer to think people people are staring at me because I’m eccletic not because I’m a wheelchair.
     
  3. Sherlock77

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    I think of myself as being eclectic because I'm not into things most people are

    I don't care at all about the most popular musicians, I couldn't care less about the Top 40 charts, I very much prefer more niche specific music (I love bluegrass music! cringe if you want to :p), and I enjoy lesser known musicians in general

    Classic cars? I live in western Canada and I love obscure European/British cars, I do live in the wrong place where I rarely see classic cars that fit that description, everyone loves the large American classic cars here, I live in the wrong place :rolleyes:

    When everyone is photographing some grand landscape, I'm probably looking the other way photographing the outhouse at the end of the parking lot :) Maybe a slight exaggeration

    I have always had trouble finding people who share my personal interests, but I've never let that deter me from anything I enjoy doing
     
  4. PinkPenguin29

    PinkPenguin29 Well-Known Member

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    "variety is the spice of life" -someone
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    Yes, I have eclectic interests. They served me well as a programmer.
     
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    Eclectic is a good word for me.
    I collect such a variety of stuff, my rooms look like a museum.
    When I had a house, it did look like a museum.
    Rocks are my main collection, but, anything different.

    Same with clothes. I don't care about the in style. I wear what I want.
     
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  7. SusanLR

    SusanLR Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I took that photo for you, Sherlock!
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