Autistic dating guide

”, or, if you couldn’t see the picture (or recognise the facial expression as happiness) and asked me what caused the primary feeling…? So Jo made me aware that those of us who can supposedly identify and describe our emotions, still over-rely on cross-referencing them with other emotions, merely describing each feeling in terms of other feelings. I can certainly remember how I was feeling when I took that photo, but if you asked me, “But what you smile?

On April 2nd this year, World Autism Awareness Day, I decided to offer a little insight to some of my Facebook friends. We’re 1% of the general population, which is higher than it sounds.

Their responses were actually what inspired me to start Autistic Not Weird in the first place (and its Facebook page, which opens in a new window). If you are on the spectrum, may I ask how many of these apply to you? I’d be curious to know how much us guys truly have in common! 3) Autistic people aren’t always similar to one another, for exactly the same reason that non-autistic people aren’t either. Personally I’ve spent less than two years of my life being one of the 19%.

In the latter, it is informally but probably incorrectly called "hyperfocus" and may be a coping mechanism or a symptom of self-regulation impairment–as well as people who are both intellectually gifted and suffer a learning disability who may have either or both of hyperfocus and perseverative behaviours.

Other conditions involving dysfunction or disregulation within the frontal lobe could also theoretically have similar effects.

I could say happiness is when I smile – when I smile a huge genuine smile – the kind another friend of mine describes as my “mountain smile” (the one on my face when I’m on top of a large hill – see right).

Mildly drunk Definitions 1-3, and 7 are just other emotions (4, 5 & 8 aren’t relevant in this context), so only number 6, I think, comes close to a true explanation; but Chambers goes on to define “carefree” as a “lack of anxiety, worry, or responsibility”, which just brings us back to the absence of negative emotions we already talked about.

AN AUTISTIC man who was told that he “wouldn’t last one month” in his job is due to retire this week after working in the post for 28 years.

Shaun Condon, 54, will be retiring as a cleaner at Newport Bus, on Corporation Road, this Friday.

” She did not appreciate it, even though it was a valid response to what she had said.) 17) If I do things at my own pace and use my own methods, I invariably succeed.

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