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Featured have you been called odd or eccentric?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspergers_Aspie, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Aspergers_Aspie

    Aspergers_Aspie Well-Known Member

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    I've been called...

    Odd, quirky, different, unique, "march to the beat of my own drum", "wired differently", eccentric, weird, strange, "break the mold", "not like everyone else"...the list goes on really.

    It seems that no one can deny that there's something radically unusual about me, but no one wants to say the A word...
     
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    many times, we are slotted into the 'eccentric' meme. I thought I was just 'unusual' when younger, but that's also 'eccentric' with aging.
     
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    My whole family has been considered odd

    THE saying goes the people that do not know me call me stranger, those that do call me strange.
     
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    Guilty as charged, and I've said it before here

    I've always believed in just being myself, even if I'm one of the few people to share my fairly specific special interests, and general approaches to life...
     
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    I've been called odd, weird, enigmatic, strange and a lot of other terms. Some were meant as insults, others I tried to take as a form of compliment.

    Ed
     
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    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    Yep. Been called that and a lot more. Some complimentary, much not.

    One of my favorites was at work, when I made some observation about a work project (math-related) and one of the bosses turned to me and asked, "How does your mind work?" His tone was curious, not derogatory. At the time, I didn't know I was autistic, so I said something like, "I dunno. I see things differently."
     
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    My sister once gave me a birthday card in which was written "To the best sister in the world". She had crossed out "best" and written "strangest".

    I never really minded it that much, took it as a compliment :)
     
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    i was called an alien by every other kid my own age,especially by girls.if encounters like these went awkwardly wrong based on how often i would've encountered them (the girls who would call me alien),i would've avoided them like a ninja.eventually,a girl ended up doing that to me & i utter wrestling-related things as a way to avoidantly take my eyes off of her whenever i saw her.i would've referred to this as the "alien-bomb" being dropped on me.
     
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    Wish I could get paid for every time that happened over my lifetime. :p
     
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    I get everything mentioned - a lot. I guess the most common label I get is weird.
     
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    LOL! If I wrote the things I've been called this would no longer be a family-friendly site. I wish they had been as gentle as "eccentric."
     
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    No one directly said me I'm odd, but I see that myself and also others see I'm a bit different.
     
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    [​IMG] Only by common, concentric people... ;)
     
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    I haven't caught people using those exact words, though I have been called 'different', 'strange' and 'weird'. Also 'Messed Up' but in more colorful language. It can be funny or hurtful deepending on how it is said, but at the end of the day I was always glad to be so. I like who I am and value these differences greatly.
     
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    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    Yes. Even in class, a professor singled me out and called me weird and another called me freakish. :-o
     
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    How about "cute in her own way"?
    Does that count?

    High school appraisal.
     
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    That is hard to understand. I can understand cute, but i would be perplexed if someone said, "Cute in her own way...." That must have been confusing!
     
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    Cute, but weird...
     
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