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Old 06-27-12, 01:23 PM   #1
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The doctor called... results are in :\ more meh

Apparently the machine detected that when I was hearing some stories, some parts of my brain did not lighted up as expected. The doc consulted other docs about this, made some more tests and the collective Doc-Fu has ruled:

"Asperger's"

That explains a few things.
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http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autis...-syndrome.aspx
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See... right on the Aspie rule book. "People don't understand me" :\
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Having just read the wiki, this potentially explains quite a lot about things that I'd attributed to an overly protective, controlling mother and really bad eyesight/virtually no depth perception from an early age (glasses in 2nd grade, glaucoma diagnosed in 9th or 10th grade).
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Most of the information out there is focused on kids. Here's a good short documentary about adult life with Asperger's : Linky
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Somehow I was expecting that one from OHIO
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My son is on the autistic spectrum. He had a lot of language difficulties when he was little, and still misses subtle cues, often taking people at face value. Humor can be especially lost on him. I think that's something akin to Asperger's (although they say that's not what he has).

One description I've heard of Asperger's is DOS person trying to run in a Windows world. The user interface isn't complete, and a person has to kind of consciously construct one themselves. So my son doesn't always get humor, but he's taught himself to recognize signs in others when they're telling jokes so he knows when to laugh. He doesn't interpret those cues naturally; he has to watch for them. I think Asperger's is something like that.
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See... right on the Aspie rule book. "People don't understand me" :\
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If it's 80F here today I know you can fry bacon on your ass down there.
Now who's in the wrong location?
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If it's 80F here today I know you can fry bacon on your ass down there.
Now who's in the wrong location?
By definition, anyone in Ohio is in the wrong location.
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If it's 80F here today I know you can fry bacon on your ass down there.
Now who's in the wrong location?
You forget I'm not a heat-wave-sensitive gringo... I like it hot you silly.
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Now who's in the wrong location?
Oh, you're in the right location alright. For someone like you.
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From previous Rubenstories TM your stated comfort zone was 75F to 85F.
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My son is on the autistic spectrum. He had a lot of language difficulties when he was little, and still misses subtle cues, often taking people at face value. Humor can be especially lost on him. I think that's something akin to Asperger's (although they say that's not what he has).

One description I've heard of Asperger's is DOS person trying to run in a Windows world. The user interface isn't complete, and a person has to kind of consciously construct one themselves. So my son doesn't always get humor, but he's taught himself to recognize signs in others when they're telling jokes so he knows when to laugh. He doesn't interpret those cues naturally; he has to watch for them. I think Asperger's is something like that.
Currently Asperger's is inside the "Autism" category. That's confusing for many because people tend to think that Autism is a condition, when it's more of a category of conditions. Lately there has been talks among the medical community about taking asperger's *out* of the "autism" category (the doc said). No idea where they gonna put it or how they are going to call it.
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From previous Rubenstories TM your stated comfort zone was 75F to 85F.
And that where the thermostat is set... 79F. But if I get homesick, I can go to the patio for a few minutes. It's 96F out there. I can take it.
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Oh come on now, you seem very highly socially functioning for someone with Ass-burgers. You don't come off at all like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory show. But then we only know your online persona.
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Oh come on now, you seem very highly socially functioning for someone with Ass-burgers. You don't come off at all like Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory show. But then we only know your online persona.
I don't talk to people in real life... people make me feel awkward. Online is easy... I can close the page if I feel awkward, is easy to escape.
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I don't talk to people in real life... people make me feel awkward. Online is easy... I can close the page if I feel awkward, is easy to escape.
You have the option to take your time for a response (though you're a lot quicker with your wits than I am). Plus, the text on the screen is usually easier to comprehend than body language cues.
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You have the option to take your time for a response (though you're a lot quicker with your wits than I am). Plus, the text on the screen is usually easier to comprehend than body language cues.
Yup... that too. Write, proof-read, edit then post. And for really tricky topics... test-post on different forum, analyze responses, edit then post of target forum.
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Hey no1mad... what method of ordering pizza you prefer: Call in or order online? I like it online so I don't have to talk to people.
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A lot of people are uncomfortable on the phone.
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Hey no1mad... what method of ordering pizza you prefer: Call in or order online? I like it online so I don't have to talk to people.

Oh, I'm totally like that. I can't talk on the phone at all as a lot is lost and I have a hard time getting my point across. And I hate, absolutely hate looking people in the eyes. I'm just like physically unable to make eye contact with someone for more than like 10 seconds. Just can't do it. And making friends? Forget about it. I had to go to speech therapy when I was 3-5 because I just couldn't get my words out in ways that made sense to anyone (basically I'd figure out what I thought people would respond to what I was going to say, how I'd respond to that, how they'd respond and just get things out maybe 4 steps down the conversation line, but having totally guessed wrong along the way), or just couldn't make myself understood. I'm pretty sure now that if they diagnosed autism spectrum disorders back then the way they do now I'd at least have been classified as Aspergers. Funny how many of us are online where it's easier for us to communicate. I have to say for me, taking an acting class in college really helped. I don't know whether I learned how to pretend better or to better read other people's emotions better or what, but it did help. I'm still a long way from normal, but something like that that forces you out of your comfort zone where you have to interact personally with people (and all the warm up exercises you do to get loose and comfortable with your classmates - and they're very rough for people like me and I assume you at first) but be something to try. Or maybe it just helped me because I'm different. I still get scared talking to people because I can never tell how they're going to react to what I say.
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