Yes - That is me!
1. Long monologues. I am 63 and have known
about this since my teens. Even with
decades of coaching, I have to be
quite mindful not to fall into that
Answer: Gauge your listener. If they
are glazing over, looking around,
sighs, looking at their watch, trying
to interject a question, or
abruptly changing the subject maybe
you are obsessively on your "splinter"
2. Aspies as we are known as, are not
ADHD's although we have some ADHS-type
3. Aspies can be great in IT.
4. Aspies can focus like a laser.
5. Aspies can have narrow and long-held
interests. Many are life-time singles.
Some have great difficulty scoring
points other than their own. So
getting advanced degrees involving
peer-review, keeping jobs,
having good job-reviews are all a
6. Obsessive-compulsive behaviors including
counting are natural. I was once
hopping from railroad tie to railroad
tie in Philadelphia and missed
my cross-street by almost a mile. I
was definitely in the "zone".
Program a "trigger" to know when you
are in the "zone" so you can step back
and be the observer of yourself!
That can help with the monologues too.
7. At a previous job I was known as 'CJ' or
Crazy John. The guy who called me
that was known as 'God' so we got
8. Suffered a lot of cruelty at school but
also did have friends. Many Aspies
feel totally cut off.
9. Sometimes as pointed out by jalepeno bob
I broach socially taboo subjects. I
shoot myself in the foot big-time at
least once every 90 days.
10 I have to remember to tone my volume
down. ASPies can be very loud
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