Hi my Name is Naomi and I was diagnosed with autism a few years ago. I don’t think I have a specialised subject that I know all about I was just wondering if it was just me. Or did anyone else have this too
I don't know, think there are times when I'm happier and more relaxed and then the traits recede a bit - but they're pretty present most of the time.
Hey Naomi! Some people do, some people don't :) If you don't, that's normal!
Much love <3
Ok thanks I always thought because of me not having a specialist subject I didn’t think I had Aspergers
I’m glad someone understands what I’m talking about. Have you ever found that you become particularly fond of some special interests and they persevere through your life, not at an obsessive level but just as something you like? For example, I still keep gerbils now, always have done; I still listen to Take That sometimes, I was playing one of their cds in my car earlier actually, it’s not an obsession any more, it hasn’t been for 25 years, it’s just something that I’m still fond of.
I probably didn’t explain myself well enough there. Certain core traits like poor social communication; fixed thinking, obsessive interests don’t fluctuate, they are always there but I find that some stuff like being convinced that someone knows what I’m thinking without me telling them or believing that others can hear my thoughts because they’re so intense or being completely unable to realise that someone else could possibly think/feel differently about something to how I think/feel, that does fluctuate, usually dependant on context and what is going on in my head at that time. At the moment those ideas seem silly to me but in other phases they can get quite intense. Don’t know if that’s just me or if anyone else experiences that?
Yes I have always liked crocodiles
real ones? what is it that you like about them?
I just find them fascinating. I have got loads of soft crocodiles and would like to go to America and feed then. I really loved watching Steve Erwin was gutted when he died
I think I'd stop at the soft crocodiles but if that's your thing then I hope that you can get to go to America and feed them one day
Me to fingers crossed