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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #30 on: August 19, 2015, 05:28:43 AM » Author: Aveoguy22
Im not autistic/aspergers but I feel that im an introvert.  I hate talking to/interacting with people that I don't know.  if i know you or youre my family i have no problem talking, but like cashiers in a store or restaurant or something similar  i just feel awkward talking to.  i would rather email someone than talk on the phone, eg. emailing vs calling about an ad on craigslist.  Im less likely to try to contact them if its a phone number rather than a email, even if the person is selling something i really want.

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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #31 on: August 20, 2015, 01:02:48 AM » Author: themaritimegirl
Im not autistic/aspergers but I feel that im an introvert.  I hate talking to/interacting with people that I don't know.  [...] i would rather email someone than talk on the phone, eg. emailing vs calling about an ad on craigslist.  Im less likely to try to contact them if its a phone number rather than a email, even if the person is selling something i really want.

My life, especially the phone thing. I'm fine if it's family, but otherwise I really don't enjoy it. I prefer email or even speaking to the party in person.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #32 on: August 20, 2015, 01:40:40 AM » Author: Solanaceae
I second that, Aveoguy22. I am pretty secretive of my interests, and thus I constantly go towards the outer edges of large crowds, where my friends or people I know don't point me out. The thing that bothers me about my non-fondness of being social is that both parents and my sister are all what would be called a people person. My sister always brings friends over (mainly girls) and I will firmly tell sis "make sure your friends don't go near me or my stuff." I am even uncomfortable with certain family members who I don't often see and sometimes have eye contact issues. When I'm at large events, say the state fair, I usually go with the family. Unfortunately for introverted/socially awkward me, they always stop with friends and others to catch up and exchange life stories. I will get caught in the middle of this, and the parents will pass the conversation on to me when they are getting annoyed, and by that time I'm annoyed as well. I've "adapted" to this by staying a distance of ten feet away from them and when they do start to converse, I hide somewhere to dodge them. Even if I see any of my friends or God forbid past teachers I know, I still hide to avoid the meaningless conversation that ensues. The last thing that bugs me is when I go to the doctor or place like the barber and they get started in with small talk. I usually respond with short, choppy responses to subtly tip them off that I do not want to talk. The worst thing is that I'm going to be in AP English class, where there is lots of public speaking, so if I don't log in to lg for a while, chances are I died of awkwardness. :P TL;DR: I am not a fan of meaningless conversation or small talk.

@Trent: I absolutely loathe talking over the phone, be it to friends or strangers. The place where I am trying to get the OV-20s doesn't have an email, so I'm having my parents fax my document to them since we don't have a faxer/landline. I also dread video chatting, since I look like a potato a lot of the time, and plus I don't like my voice over audio. When I talk to people I don't know in front of parents, they tell me to speak up, which brings me more pressure and attention. The other thing I neglected to mention is that my parents will awkwardly talk to my friends in public when I refuse to, due to social awkwardness.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #33 on: August 20, 2015, 10:45:32 PM » Author: ace100w120v
I'm fine in person and over the phone to be honest...but I even realize I talk a lot.  I'm the opposite of what you guys are describing..."meaningless conversation" happens a lot for me. 

I hate...HATE  how my voice sounds on any recording though...
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #34 on: September 07, 2015, 06:40:40 PM » Author: Solanaceae
I'm fine with being in the outside world or in public but yeah when I discovered there were other lighting collectors I was pretty happy! But I found them on YouTube before Lighting Gallery.
I discovered lighting through Parrot175 and tpirman1982's videos on YouTube in 2012. That's when I did the f15 ballasted on an incandescent lamp. I forgot about lighting completely until fall of '14, when I made regular trips to hab, and made my lg account.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #35 on: August 22, 2017, 12:18:13 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
was diagnosed with aspergers but at this point i don't really think i have that... i think its more social anxiety than anything....
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #36 on: August 22, 2017, 12:20:24 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I'm fine in person and over the phone to be honest...but I even realize I talk a lot.  I'm the opposite of what you guys are describing..."meaningless conversation" happens a lot for me. 

I hate...HATE  how my voice sounds on any recording though...
also i can relate to this... not the talking alot thing (i am quiet according to others) but the hating my own voice thing...
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #37 on: August 22, 2017, 07:26:43 AM » Author: CEB1993
I was diagnosed with aspergers when I was really young, although I gradually grew out of it as I was exposed to a school environment and took adderall for my ADHD. I was always very quiet and withdrawn throughout high school and had trouble with social anxiety.

However, when I got to college, I totally transformed, got involved with several fun student groups, made lots of friends, and got to be roommates with my best friend during my senior year.  We had and still continue to have many fun times. The FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) was an awesome place to get to know others. I have overcome a lot over the years, especially in college and consider myself a happier and much more outgoing person now.  In fact, I am looking into doing volunteer leadership for my church's youth group.  I have also discovered an awesome two semester graduate program at Rensselaer Polytechnic in lighting design, which I hope to start next fall.  I have learned to be thankful for my God-given talents and am looking into lighting design graduate programs and careers.  Regardless of your religious preferences, I believe there is a plan and a purpose for everyone to be happy and make a difference in this world.  Best wishes to everyone!  :)

I agree with you Owen and Andy, it drives me crazy hearing my own recorded voice.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #38 on: August 22, 2017, 10:08:01 AM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I refuse to take medication nowadays, that stuff ruined part of my childhood by basically making me a zombie, and worst part is it just made me more socially anxious , i've been off the stuff for a year or two and i've changed more than i ever wouldof while on the stuff..

Medication cannot cure something like autism, it only worsens it in my experience
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #39 on: August 22, 2017, 10:12:57 AM » Author: Mercurylamps
It wouldn't surprise me if I am autistic or have Asperger's. I haven't been officially diagnosed but I know that I have a lot of trouble fitting in nearly everywhere and have become aware that I have certain autistic traits.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #40 on: August 22, 2017, 06:40:00 PM » Author: RyanKorponay12
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #41 on: August 25, 2017, 05:19:27 AM » Author: suzukir122
I'm not autistic, nor do I have asperger's , but I do have ADHD (a lot more so when I was a kid compared to now) and I suffer
from severe depression. (Not something I like talking about)
I too, like larger women, but just as much as smaller women. NOT runway models though. I seem to attract larger women
the most and I don't get why. Most of the time, but not all the time.
@Homebrewlamps, I also am the type to refuse to take medication of ANY kind. Doesn't matter how sick I am, or if it's pain medication...
I won't ever take it unless I'm forced to.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #42 on: April 10, 2021, 02:41:58 PM » Author: CreeRSW207
I'm not autistic although I feel awkward talking to unknown people but somehow I have quite a few friends that I've made.
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #43 on: April 11, 2021, 08:03:43 AM » Author: desktoptrashcan
Yes, I do have autism. Unfortunately, I also have some impulse control issues, as can be seen on the Kmart thread.  :(
I’m such an idiot!  :slap:
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Re: Anyone else here Autistic? « Reply #44 on: April 11, 2021, 04:18:30 PM » Author: Rommie
There's another (later) topic on this subject here. I might see if it's worth merging them, but I'll need to read through them first.
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