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High-functioning autism -- I'm confused

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Piney
1 minute ago, sci-nerd said:

"Normal" is so overrated! :D

There is a down side. I said it before here. A heart defect, blood vessel defects in my head and the lack of a right kidney went undiagnosed because my mother and special ed teacher fell for that "Blue Chidren-Star Seed" horse****. 

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You can say that again sci-nerd

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sci-nerd
2 minutes ago, Piney said:

that "Blue Chidren-Star Seed" horse****

I don't agree with them, but I thought it was worth mentioning, as an alternative theory.

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Piney
10 minutes ago, sci-nerd said:

I don't agree with them, but I thought it was worth mentioning, as an alternative theory.

A "theory" needs scientific backing. horse**** is just the random foolish thought. :lol:

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RabidMongoose
1 hour ago, sci-nerd said:

Perhaps. But I have other traits that says otherwise:

- I am very good at reading people.
- I feel sym/empathy, and can sense peoples silent reactions.
- I am extremely good at language. Ridiculously good.
- I had excellent athletic skills, when I was young (not so much now).
- I am more a rule breaker, than a rule slave.

And you are saying you are autistic?

How have you got good communication skills and good people reading abilities? They are at odds with the disorder? Maybe if you didnt have autism you would be even better? What you are saying conflicts with my understanding of the disorder.

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Piney
1 minute ago, RabidMongoose said:

And you are saying you are autistic?

How have you got good communication skills and good people reading abilities? They are at odds with the disorder? Maybe if you didnt have autism you would be even better? What you are saying conflicts with my understanding of the disorder.

Like I said before. It's not a "disorder" but a series of symptoms. 

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sci-nerd
2 minutes ago, RabidMongoose said:

And you are saying you are autistic?

How have you got good communication skills and good people reading abilities? They are at odds with the disorder? Maybe if you didnt have autism you would be even better? What you are saying conflicts with my understanding of the disorder.

I never claimed to be autistic, I just have some traits.

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sci-nerd
24 minutes ago, RabidMongoose said:

Maybe if you didnt have autism you would be even better?

If I didn't have those traits, I would probably be God's gift to women B)

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RabidMongoose
23 minutes ago, sci-nerd said:

I never claimed to be autistic, I just have some traits.

You are not autistic.

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spartan max2
1 hour ago, Piney said:

I am too in all those things.

But I still have autism from a chromosome disorder. Like I said it's a symptom of something else and not everybody has the same traits from it. 

 

Yeah people get confused that autisitcs are also all individuals, it presents different in different people. A whole bunch of other genetics and enviormental stuff at play.

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spartan max2

Hey @RabidMongoose you seem to have a lot of interest in the topic, I'm curious if you have worked with autistics before or have family members with it? Or just have a interest. 

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StarMountainKid

I think we all wonder how "normal" we are, and if we have some undiagnosed psychological problem. 

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Ares_Zeusson

I'm thinking about making a thread about autism & dissociative identity disorder.

Through stress brought on by physical abuse, social anxiety, hysterical mutism & just generally being treated like a scary freak I cooked up some pretty bad hombres to take the wheel when I can't.

I remember living in Texas as a boy & playing tennis with my sister when a couple approached me asking how much longer we would be & up until that point I'd never spoken to anyone outside of my immediate family but out of the blue I started talking with a thick southern drawl & struck up a conversation with 'em but I can't remember talking to those people.

I don't have the blackouts anymore & have a pretty good handle on who's at the forefront at any givin' time but they argue & make me conflicted.

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Jenn8779
On 12/11/2018 at 9:56 AM, Piney said:

But there are exceptions. I'm always accused of caring too much about peoples feelings and problems both physical and mental. I get too emotional so I never became a healer like my grandfather, uncle and brother. 

 But as a high dollar bodyguard I had a lot of dicks. When performing my job I thought about their families and how they would feel if I let said dick get hurt or killed. 

@Jenn8779 can tell you all about my younger years of caring about others first. I was the only weekend night shift EMT for Woodland Township in the Pine Barrens when I was a teen. I also sided busting heads of bullies and people that got 'heavy handed" with girls. 

Both my son's were and are the same way. Overly sensitive to others.

.....As a afterthought I wonder if it has to do with both my grandparents being healers and my Uncle being a Temple Priest though.....

Oh you definitely care about others feelings and thoughts way more than you should! Honestly, most of these folks don't deserve you in my opinion.

And I can absolutely back up all that you did as a teen/young man, when others exercised their selfish tendencies. Only too many seemed to have "suicidal stupidity" going on and have you to thank for stepping in... including the idiot who set himself on fire. LoL You always stood up for the underdog and the weak. You may say you have a issues with face to face conversation, but only if it isn't in defense of someone else. Than that strong protective instinct comes out. You never had an issue with that... and so many of us can be grateful for it. Considering I'm one of the girls you protected and stood up for, I can only say thank you for that and I will always be grateful. Love you, my friend. Always!

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Piney
9 hours ago, Jenn8779 said:

including the idiot who set himself on fire. LoL

:huh:  I forgot about that......

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