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post #61 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 06:43 AM
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No, I'm not autistic.

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post #62 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-09-2020, 08:02 AM
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I have been told I was ASD, a few years ago. Then again, I feel about 50/50 about it. A therapist is certain and another one thinks it's mostly hyper-sensitivity.

My social skills are rudimentary, in the way that I can do some small talk, but I am mostly aware of what's around ((the environment) rather than the conversation itself. I notice stuff and take a lot in before taking action. Some say Asperger is just a label. It all depends on where the Autism "limitations" are. Social interactions are the worst, as are lights/sounds and changes. I like, can't sleep elsewhere than home and I need to sleep in the dark. A lot of little things making my life kind of tough, but anyway, we all have our struggles so...
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post #63 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 11:19 AM
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I'm pretty sure I am.
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post #64 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 11:31 AM
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It wouldn't be the most surprising thing to find out I was on the spectrum, but I don't think I am.

I feel like there is a disconnect between me and other people, like I just don't fit in, but that's entirely possible for any number of possible tail end traits I seem to have. Including being highly sensitive / empathic (in the star trek sense, obviously ).

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post #65 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 12:32 PM
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Never bothered to go to a psych for a diagnosis, but it seems likely.
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post #66 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 01:14 PM
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I considered the possibility years ago, but I don't share enough of the traits to consider myself autistic and I can't really afford a therapist to tell me on a professional level regardless. I had also considered schizoid, but once again not enough traits shared with what I have read. I know I am different from most people, and have been told so in the past, but I have as of yet to find any one diagnosis that would be accommodating to me. It is more like a mishmash of slightly related disorders yet not enough qualities to consider any of them to be a legitimate cause of whatever quirks I may have.

My wife told me a few days ago that I could be on the spectrum, I just laughed it off. I think to some extent, everyone could be considered to be on the spectrum of autism. When I was younger, I do remember doing several tests fairly frequently as my school was trying to figure out what was going on with me. I had to go to speech, as well as occupational therapy, I also had several quirks such as repeated actions. I was considered cognitively deficient and placed in special education, so there is that. I might just be dumb I think a lot of it, had to do with the fact that I was incredibly quiet and people scared the hell out of me. By the age of 17 I was pulled out of special education because I was no longer considered to have a learning disability.. I haven't a clue how that works. I think it would have been nice to know what they thought was wrong with me. I really don't think they had an idea either though, this was back in the 80s - 90s so there were not as many resources available.

For a long time, I really wanted to know what was going on with me. I searched for multiple disorders back in the late 90s, but never found anything that would explain my behaviorism.

Who knows?

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post #67 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 01:51 PM
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I believe that I'm on the spectrum, but closer to neurotypical than neurodiverse -- Aspergers, I think they call it. My psychiatrist diagnosed me with a "possible autism spectrum disorder" so I guess it's difficult even for professionals to say one way or the other.

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post #68 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 04:26 PM
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Never been diagnosed even though there's family history that help can justify the suspicion to which I've held for at least half of my life. If anything I think it would lean more towards ADHD. Obviously the only way I can know for sure is to be assessed.
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post #69 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-15-2020, 04:36 PM
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Not really although i had consider it for years because of my lack of social connections.When i was at my lowest i had hoped that i was autistic because that would meant it was genetic and i was not to beblamed for my condition.

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It seems the only way for some sa members to feel good about themselves is to insult other sa members.It gives them a sense of superiority and satisfaction that could never have in their real lives.
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