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
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.
Thanks very much for introducing everyone and explaining about virtual hugs! My writing style is probably the opposite of yours, i tend to be rather direct...but despite my short answer, be assured i enjoyed your post, it made me smile
Thank you! It's the name of a series of books that i really liked as a child by Tamora Pierce. Yes, i definitely saw myself in some of his behaviours. Little stuff like wearing the same clothes all the time or eating the same foods or my brain going off on tangents with associations. And the bigger things too, like obsessive interests, sensory overload, being bullied at school, struggling with adult relationships etc. That's an interesting topic. I would say overall i'm more left-brained because i tend to apply logic to everything, although i do have really imaginative dreams so perhaps i'm more right-brained when i sleep!!
I'm certainly an introvert.
I can do the extravert dance...all jazz hands and unicorns.....but there is a whole lot of me in a very small box staying hidden!
Back down the rabbit hole x