Score 0f 34 - could you all please keep your typing neat - it's beginning to bug me!!
i'm a visiting support worker helping peaple with autism in the community,
i'll be seeing some of you lot soon
Ah bum. I forgot to mention the ADHD thing to my shrink today.
male "one task at a time please" stereotype.
Apparently thats a myth or multi-tasking is, nobody can do two things at once we just switch between tasks, & women are just quicker at switching to from tasks than men.
29. though I can't help but think that's based entirely on the fact that I prefer my own company... which is backed up by the 'personality test' result: Introvert-Intuitive-Thinking-Judicious.
It can be challenging living with autism in the family and it does change your life but would I want to stop my son being autistic I don't know, I would love for him to hold a conversation and him tell me his wants, desires and needs but strip him of his autism would be taking away the boy that I love so much
Yep, I can understand that. Part of what my autistic nephew's identity was his autism, and he was a truly interesting and lovable kid. You could hold a conversation with him (not always easy though) so not as severe as your boy. He never ceased to amaze people with his detailed knowledge of stuff, even at a very young age.
He also had a wicked sense of humour, which when combined with his autism, made him really entertaining. His greatest obsession was 'weather and climate' and if he was being told off, he would re-enact a storm making the sounds of rumbling thunder and then sudden thunderbolts ! Other things he would do if an adult was telling him off and shouting, was to make the sound of a cat fighting and then say, "now look what you've done - you've upset the cat !" which made it very hard to keep a straight face and still be angry
On the down side though ........serious down side, was the obvious frustration and distress he clearly felt when he was unable to socially interact in the same way as "normal" people. Although a big part of the problem was very much all the people around him, who simply didn't know how to deal with autism. He must have felt very lonely at times
That was all a very long time ago. After many years of getting nowhere and his autism not being dealt properly by anyone, he was eventually sent to a local authority run special boarding school for autistic children. And after years of hard work and dedication by the staff there, his life was completely turned around.
Today he has a job (something to do with weather forecasting !) and is happily married to a really lovely girl. I saw him recently at my mother's birthday party (which was a big event in a public hall) and he has all the social skills anyone could possibly want. Anyone who didn't know him wouldn't have known that he is autistic. In fact, I now find him just as boring to talk to, as everyone else at a party
Not sure why I've ended up with this long rambling post.......I guess it's cause I reckon it's a nice story. Plus this story is the greatest tribute to the education profession, that I am personally aware of
cool post ernie.
29 and an extreem introvert on the Jung modelling
The rest of it is INTJ, same profile the FBI & CIA have found applies to 9 out of 10 serial killers
40 on the autism one, joint highest on here so far; that's a tad worrying (although not wholy unexpected)
51 on the ADHD one
I can get very anal about organising things, remember phone numbers from years back, remember car reg numbers, aren't good at social situations so I get p155ed and then enjoy it a whole lot more, and can talk endlessly about bike things boring those around me to certain death.
I think i may be slightly autistic
I suppose I have an excuse for being annoying now then.
Nice post Ernie.
I scored 4 on the autism test, and so far haven't been bothered to do the ADD or personality ones (I want to go to bed). But, having a tiny bit of a priori knowledge (I took a course in social psychology at university - albeit 15 years ago - and remeber one or two bits about the autism spectrum), so the questions were easy to spot. In other words I passed the false belief test.
As for the comments about being OCD, please - if you had or knew anyone suffering from OCD you wouldn't make so light of it....
thanks ourmaninthenorth & juiced
34 and 102 for me!
that ADD thing was literally a description of what my heads like all the time.
9 - Am I "normal"?
19, looks fine to me.
I scored 30... SO is surprised I didn't scored higher
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