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Mature Man Recently Diagnosed with Asperger's.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Jacob7715, Jan 24, 2021.

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  1. Jacob7715

    Jacob7715 New Member

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    Hi
    I'm a Christian man living in CA. I enjoy internet research, reading fiction books.
    I'm also interested in meeting new people.
     
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    Hi and welcome, I hope that you enjoy it here. What kinds of fiction do you like to read?

    :palmtree::bug::cactus::dragon::palmtree:
     
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    Mostly historical fiction.
    Roger
     
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    HI and Welcome
     
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    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    Heya. Like Jeff Shaara books?
     
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    That's the first time I've ever heard of him!
    What kind of fiction does he write?
     
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    Wolfsage In training to be Wolf King.

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    Historical. He wrote God's and Generals.
     
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    I really like reading about the early Church in fiction. Francine Rivers is my favorite Christian fiction author.
     
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    OkRad μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος οὐλομένην V.I.P Member

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    Welcome! Lots of readers here :)
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝️

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    Hello & welcome.
    Mature...? (Are you sure you are in the right place...? :p)
     
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    Yes I am! There are many people who are over the age of 30 getting diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome.
     
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    Autism is a PDD so some parts of our brains did not mature as expected (among NTs), but it confers some advantages, too. [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Hey shout-out to you for checking us out. We are a friendly group of budding autistic tribe and we welcome all new members.
     
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    Welcome!

    I was in my 50's when diagnosed. There are quite a few of us here.

    I enjoy doing internet research too. Mainly physics, space, psychology and medical.
    This is a good place. Hope you like it as much as I have.:)
     
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    What are the advantages?
     
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    Like gifteds (who are often Aspies, too), we retain our youthful neuro[plasticity?] longer than NTs do.

    NTs outgrow these traits around 25[?] and their thinking gets more crystalized[?].
    We do not. We retain a high degree of childlike curiosity/teach-ability & creativity (a.k.a. fluid thinking). That appears childish to the uninitiated. It imparts a mental agility that is very useful in STEM fields (among others) and we get a reputation for thinking "outside of the box" (which is crystalized thinking). Crystalized thinking is serviceable for routine problems, but less so for novel ones. It is resistant to alternate paradigms [You can't teach an old dog new tricks]. (That shows up in Christianity, too.)

    Frequently, we also have childish tastes in entertainment, like hobbies, toys & media choices. That childish neurology is not present throughout our brains, just in certain functions.

    For Aspergers now-called ASD1, there are no cognitive deficits nor major co-morbid conditions. We are able to meet minimum adult responsibilities.

    More at Autlanders, Thriving Outside of the Box: Autism Subtypes...
     
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    Thanks!
     
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