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''My sister is right...I must break out of my shell, somehow...But what does a 20-something neurotypical adult do for fun? What's in?''
I know, that, perhaps, many of you here love to spend your time mostly alone, but, for those of you who have a rather good social life, can you please tell me what does a neurotypical 20-something do for fun, like, where does he go? What music he listens to?, etc.
I want to break out of my shell and do more than ''friendly talking'' with my other college (Cegep) colleagues, But...I don't know what's popular, right now. May someone here please, help me?
Thanks in advance
I have this strange thing happen - I get grumpy if I am getting ill. It is the only way I know I am ill. It doesn't register that my ears might be sore, my breathing affected or green snot is multiplying. If I get grouchy with others, it is only then I look for signs of illness. I ask if you have various ways of realising you are ill because I'm sure my dr today thought I was simply seeking a day off work.
I don't communicate well, I know. I rarely get ill, so if I take a day off work, I AM ill. But going to the dr with nothing more than the rumblings of an imminent head cold and a complaint of grumpiness with others isn't easily explainable. How do I explain this better?
Well, of course we are, but I wondered how many of us are familiar with the psychological distinction, shared by 20% of the population?
Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS, a personality trait, a high measure of which defines a highly sensitive person or HSP), has been described as having hypersensitivity to external stimuli, a greater depth of cognitive processing, and high emotional reactivity. The terms SPS and HSP...
Hi Everyone my name is Hope. I'm new to the site. One thing that I really obsess over is music. Music is something I'm very passionate about. My favorite kinds of music are Classic Rock, Grunge, and Alternative. I listen to other kinds of music too, but it depends on the artist. I also want to start a band one day. What is your favorite kind of music or who is your favorite artist or band. Some of my favorite bands are: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and many others.
How can you tell if someone is flirting with you or just trying to be friendly? I'm old fashioned in that I like the guy to make the first move. I know that I'm definitely not good at flirting. What are some unmistakable ways to know if it's flirting or friendly?
Do you ever get friend crushes?
A friend crush is when there's someone you really want to be friends with--totally platonic, not sexual at all, but can be either gender/any age--and the desire is so great, that you become a bumbling idiot any time you're around them.
In my experience, friend crushes are just as painful as the romantic crushes I used to get before I met my husband. Nearly all of my friend crushes are unrequited (meaning, the other person doesn't particularly care to be my friend), and what social skills I have with most people are completely useless when the friend-crush person is nearby.
What's more, I haven't yet been able to identify the pattern of who becomes the focus of a friend crush for me...why one person might become an interest, but so many other people might as well not exist.
I also would really like to stop getting them altogether. It's destabilizing and useless and painful and confusing.
I don't like how the USA are trying to get everybody to think that low functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome are all the same thing.
I know they say it's a spectrum, but that's like saying headache is a spectrum. Headache from an accident, brain tumour, stroke or tension are a spectrum, but they aren't the same thing. A cold and flu have similar symptoms but they aren't the same thing.
I'm nothing like those people who can't speak, have a low mental ability and go into rages banging their head and everything.
How can the people who need to wear a helmet from self harm be the same as others they say have Asperger's like Einstein or Bill Gates? It isn't the same thing and there are more differences than similarities.
Does anyone else have totally overreactions to someone snapping at you?
I can't bear it, I don't really know why (I struggle to identify my own emotions), but if someone snaps at me I will normally burst into tears, even in public. It happened in the middle of a busy office at work once, so mortifying! I will then keep crying about it on and off for the rest of the day, and often the day after, and will still be thinking about it weeks later. This is even when I know that the person who snapped was probably upset or stressed over something else, or when the situation has been long since resolved.
Does anyone have experiences like this? Or advise on how to manage it?
Yup, totally sane cat lady here.
Didn't even have cats until I was an adult, but my first husband was my cat mentor, and he was willing to let me run an amateur cat rescue from our house for 15 years.
When he died and I lost the house and business, I rebuilt my life, but now I was in an apartment and couldn't do things as I used to. My friends noticed how good I was with cat advice, and they said I should write a book. So I did.
But publishing has become all about what celebrity we have slept with, and I'm not a vet, so I could not get anything going with it. That is when I got ticked off, and took to the Internet to see if my cat advice was as "out there" as these agents and publishers were telling me.
Well, it might be "out there" but it works; I have many fans now after almost nine years of blogging. I am updating that book in light of all I have learned, and I'll publish it on Kindle myself.
We currently have four rescue cats who provide plenty of material!
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