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Featured Multiple Obsessions/Hobbies/Interests

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Ursus Chainus, Nov 8, 2020.

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  1. Ursus Chainus

    Ursus Chainus Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    So...

    One thing that is said about us people on the spectrum is that we often have an abiding obsession.

    What about us that have so many that we cannot remember them all?

    Some of mine are:
    Languages/Linguistics
    Philosophy
    Eastern Religions
    Psychedelic Drugs
    Sexuality
    Chemistry (Organic synthesis)
    Making things (Welding, Resin Casting... and more)
    Art
    Coding
    Cooking
    Cocktails
    Ice
    Animals
    Justice
    Politics
    Astronomy
    Functional Cognitive Typology
    ANY Science
    Photography... and on and on

    Does anyone here cycle through many obsessions? Do you have one? Do you have a few?
     
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    For me, I've never really had a special interest, always a variety of interests.
     
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    What are some of them, if you are willing to share?
     
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    Au Naturel Au Naturel

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    My interests have stayed pretty constant since my childhood to being a decrepit old man.
     
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    You don't seem that decrepit to me!

    I have been into Chemistry since I was a kid. I just built a home lab. I won't be blowing stuff up like when I was a kid though....
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    That reminds of the explosion we had in homeschooling.

    Piano, Ballet, Birds, Languages, computer languages, computers, gaming, film noir, creature features, psychology, psychology journals, cooking anything Asian, Russian, Italien, Vegetarian, Macrobiotic, Homeopathic, stain glass, pencil drawing, Picasso, French Painters, Famous Authors, sex studies, Ted talks, strange cults in America, needlepoint, crochet, belly dancing, politics. Comedy writing, homelessness in America.
    Lately l have been learning about philosophy and the great thinkers and Yiddish singers and music.
     
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    I like to collect postcards, play word games, board games, casual video games, and spend time with my dog.
     
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    Video games

    board games

    twisty puzzles

    making art of various sorts

    drones

    animals

    books, particularly of the horror/suspense sort, also delving a bit into crime/legal thrillers.

    anime, manga

    cosplay

    so very much Youtube

    virtual reality

    Uhhhhh.... I think that's all of them? Maybe?
     
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    I have some interested, but get obsessed with each one individually. So, I can get obsessed with a drama and then, can get obsessed with cross stitching, or even can get obsessed with a certain colour and get obsessed with hating a certain colour.

    I am obsessed with wearing different colours each day, which can be exhausting.
     
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    History of the English Civil war, medieval history, archaeology, ancient history, therapy, self development, group dynamics, philosophy, geology, coasts, wild flowers, history of the industrial revolution, films, anime, patchwork, London, knitting, collage, poetry, literature, children's books, writing, counselling, cycling, walking, word games, gardening, cooking, yeah and many more specific for short periods.
     
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    Crystals, Tarot, Traveling, Poetry and many more.
     
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    In another thread, I listed 26 different leisurely interests,* but in reality many of these interests are accessory to my main ones. From that perspective, I would say that I have about eight interest clusters:
    • Math & Logic,
    • Drafting,
    • The Human Figure (and other eye candy),
    • Linguistics,
    • Music (choral background [baritone], dabble in instruments + I'd like to try karaoke, someday)
    • Bicycling,
    • Aerodynamic Toys (I'd like to try disc golf, someday) and
    • Twice Exceptionality (in an NT world)
    I have always had interests in all of these areas as long as I can remember.

    *I am devoted to my relationships, too, but they are not arbitrary.
     
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    Linguistics! Lovely :) I have a degree in that one. Languages are amazing.... And one of my professors always said that Music and Linguistics always seem to go hand in hand. That is why linguistic parties always had lots of musicians. I would love to learn music.

    Funny note... I graduated from the University of Oregon which has a functional approach to linguistics as opposed to the Chomsky approach. This lead to me thinking about biology and functionality, which eventually led to my theories on Functional Cognitive Types.

    The Human figure :D yes indeed

    I am extremely "Twice Exceptional". This is why I have a hard time communicating because the biggest picture always demands precise words... often ones that have very precise definitions and are not confusing.
     
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    I love traveling too. I find that I am more comfortable in other cultures than my own. Do you like haiku?
     
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    Wonderful.. I share many of these too. I live in Oregon that has amazing geology. The Missoula floods really made for an interesting landscape and great wines. Look up Nick Zentner on youtube :) My wife calls him an adorable big geek, lol. I am sure he is an aspie. He is funny as heck!
     
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    My mother used to have a different color of hair every week when I was a baby... lol
     
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    Cosplay is really cool. I love the creativity. Have you done any steampunk?
     
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    Man... meeting in RL, we would have soooo much to talk about, lol!

    I am coding today in C# for work... on Robots (Pharmacy automation). I wanted to learn Russian in the 6th grade so I could defect to the CCCP ;)
     
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    I would love to have a dog friend :)
     
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