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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lisa Maria, Jul 9, 2021.

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  1. Lisa Maria

    Lisa Maria New Member

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    It's been a long journey to understanding my "uniqueness". I've had many business and commercial successes (due to intense systemizing, inability to fit into a typical 9-5 work community, and unbreakable focus on my special interests) but have long felt like an alien, of sorts. Socializing in groups is painful -- confusing at times, too noisy, exhausting -- but people expect me to. So I hide at my property and come out, infrequently. It sometimes takes me a week or more to recover.

    Relationships can be confusing. I get along best with people who I consider "kind". I guess to me that means that they say what they mean, are not passive-aggressive, non-competitive. The non-competitive part is most important. My goals have never had anything to do with competing. I find this part can be confusing to others.

    Anyhow.... just a tiny introduction. I look forward to reading others' experiences and how you've coped and thrived. ~ Lisa
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    good luck, you should find this site informative, like likes like feels good.
     
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    Welcome. I like your bent towards the non competitive. That is how I learned to thrive at work. The competitive jerks used asymmetry of information to one-up people, hoarding their knowledge. I, instead, shared my knowledge, skill and experience and developed something they could not; influence.
     
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    I shared knowledge with an understudy, my specialized unique education. without duplicating it
    is an issue.
     
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    Also find competitiveness weird. Welcome to the site, Lisa.
     
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    Hi Lisa Marie and welcome to the forums :). I think the dismal statistics on unemployment among ASD people are missing a lot of people like you and me. Although, I've had enough and want to retire soon.
     
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    Hi and welcome :)
     
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    Hi there and welcome to the site! Its a great place to spend time, very friendly and non-threatening with lots of different perspectives.
    What you wrote resonates with me - and I can imagine with quite a few others here :)
     
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    Welcome.

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    Same here; I want nothing to do with competition.
     
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