We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.default_user8 wrote:I got a 15 which is sort of a surprise, becuase I see aspects of autism in myself. Guess that just means i'm weird
dan3008 wrote:Pays your money, takes your choice
And all that without any fear of the Geek syndrome that got dismantled:dan3008 wrote: We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.
embrace your weirdness :L
BenAs the committee’s chairman, Sen. Orrin Hatch, was preparing to exit, I leapt up and yelled a question at him.
Quickly, the officer next to me warned that if I did that again, I could be arrested for disrupting a hearing
I lack awareness of social cues and my surroundings, even when those surroundings include the Senate’s most senior Republican. In other words, I might not understand that it isn’t the best decorum to shout a question to a senator across a room, instead of waiting for him to get to the hallway.
Hi FalconFour,FalconFour wrote:I got 31. But I think a single number for a multi-metric quiz like this is a fair bit off-balance. Having a lower floor to just say "No autism" could, as it almost did for me, discredit someone for being high in one area (social encounters are just downright painful to me) and low in others - I put a lot of interest in some very narrow categories, but I enjoy new things and changes in routine, for example. You can't assume that all traits are going to apply to every person with Asperger's, just to varying degrees. Some traits might be totally inverted!
That is very true. It's a recognized feature of communications on forums, chat channels and whatever.I saw many threads where few replies reminded me of the tone my son can use (the age is meaningless here) .... They can sound very rude/impolite/insensitive...
I did. Because.Heater wrote:blachanc,That is very true. It's a recognized feature of communications on forums, chat channels and whatever.I saw many threads where few replies reminded me of the tone my son can use (the age is meaningless here) .... They can sound very rude/impolite/insensitive...
This is fraught with problems:
What I write may not be what you read. Sure you read the same words but I might be making a little joke and the reader may not get it. I might be expressing a playful put down or even insult but the reader takes it very seriously.
With these few words in a post it's easy for the context to be lost, the tone and intent to be missed. Jokes get lost. The reader does not have the usual face to face cues like the wry smile or twinkle in the eye to take the messages as intended.
Then there are all kind of cultural differences that cause things to not be received as they are transmitted, if you see what I mean. Not to mention that many may not be native speakers at all.
That's why we have smiley "emoji". Sadly they often don't seem to work as intended either. Is that smiley in your post because you are having a playful dig at me? Or is it because you are laughing at me?
Then of course it's much easier to be offhand and dismissive of people or down right rude across the medium of a forum post, perhaps without thinking about it or intending it. Far more so than if you met the same person face to face. There is little chance of them punching you in the face for example.
All in all I don't think this indicates we have forums full of people with autism. It's just a down side of the medium. Something we all have to be aware of.
As you say, it's often best to just keep smiling.
Edit: Who deleted my previous post here a few hours ago? And why?
Nope. You should see some of the stuff that doesn;t get through.Heater wrote:JameshSometimes the wardens are worse than the inmates around here.Because.
Sometimes I'm mildly surprised at the stuff that does get throughjamesh wrote:Nope. You should see some of the stuff that doesn;t get through.Heater wrote:Sometimes the wardens are worse than the inmates around here.