I'm a self-diagnosed female. I've been reading about Asperger's for a long time now and eventually decided to join this forum after watching Chris Packham's documentary the other day.
Hopefully i'll be on the same wavelength as some of you here. Nice to meet you all
Nice to meet you. I like your name. I'm diagnosed, though late as I'm now 60 and I got the diagnosis in my 50s. You should find many people on your wavelength here. Do you identify with some of Chris Packham's traits? He seems to be more what I'd call 'left-brain' autistic as he seems to have quite a scientific/mathematical bent. I'm more right-brained. I find the outside world quite difficult and confusing, so I make sense of it through my imagination. Or, rather, I re-create it that way. Look forward to seeing you around.
Didn’t realise that we came in left handed flavours. I guess I would be left brain.....but I can also appreciate the right handed stuff...music, art, literature etc.......hey, makes me sound quite balanced out!
I'm sure you are a picture of balance Ellie! I've also been wondering if we come in introvert and extrovert flavours too.
I guess I swing both ways! Lol....but occasionally lose my grip and fall into an abyss...
are you balanced Spotty and what flavour are you? Hehe
I think I was naturally balanced but my education went a bit awry so I ended up art focussed. I was most interested in maths and physics until about 14. If I could have my time again I think I would study engineering or architecture.
Definitely introvert flavour.
Missing Missy's presence and worry about her.
We all worry...it’s part of our skill set xx
Oh so true, worry but useless to help. xx
ASD is a cow...we see so much but can’t articulate, feel so much but can’t be loved...etcetc
fancy some popcorn?
Toffee popcorn, sickly sweet. x
Oooh now that is a guilty pleasure!
Does life sometimes feel like a film....and you the audience...emotionally involved, following the narrative...but seperate from...
i’ll get The ice cream if there is an interval
Every human - NT or ND - has mental strengths. Some are lucky and have equal strengths in both right-brain and left-brain thinking. Such people, I think, are often the ones who go on to be great innovators. People like Bill Gates, for instance. My strengths lie in right-brain activities. I can be logical, but I could never do stuff like higher math, computer coding, etc. My brain simply can't handle that kind of information. But I'll see connections between disparate things. I'm able to use those connections to forge new entities. I have Aspie friends who are brilliant at things like maths, or learning languages. One of them writes code for computer games, and his 'talents' are much in demand. My creativity doesn't work in that way. I need input from a variety of sources, then I'll mentally forge them into a new whole.
I'm not sure if American writer Don DeLillo is on the spectrum. But I read about the genesis of his magnificent, century-spanning novel 'Underworld'. He was in a library and happened upon a newspaper front page from the '50s, which carried contiguous reports about a baseball game and a Soviet nuclear test (or maybe it was the launch of Sputnik). From that overlap of ideas, the novel bloomed. It is, for my money, the finest novel of the 20th century, about the 20th century. That's how my brain works. I forge links between different ideas, and my head does the rest.
I'm certainly an introvert.