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I think I have autism guys >constantly get fixated on one

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I think I have autism guys
>constantly get fixated on one thing
>deep thought patterns
>never sleep because I think too much
>have to force myself to socialise
>feel exhausted when talking to people
>If I find something interesting I get obsessed with it
>hard to make and keep friends
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>>16529301
Congratulations. We're all very happy for you
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>>16529301
It's a possibility, but those issues aren't necessarily related to autism. There's more to it than that. Those aspects could be stand-alone, or something entirely different, all depending on your situation.

I wish you the best of luck in coping with your challenges, OP. If things persist down the road, you can get a hold of a therapist/psychiatrist/mental-health professional to help you out.
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>>16529301
The fact you came to this conclusion yourself also makes it highly unlikely you actually do have autism. Aspergers if anything, but full autism is very unlikely.
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>>16529386
Not OP here. Now that you mention it, is there a way I can make sure I don't have either autism or aspergers? I mean like a simple test kind of way. So many people who call themselves socially awkward claim to have either these days and I'm starting to get worried because I don't want to be autistic or have aspergers! cause I'm kind of socially awkward
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those are common things that most introvert people have

could be autism, but it looks like you are just a common person
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>>16529301
i have most of those and I'm a normie
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>>16529390
There is no simple test online or so with accurate results.
A lot of people on 4chan are socially awkward and a lot claim to be autistic in some way or another. 99 % of the time you can tell it's bs just by the social cues they do pick up on on here.
If you are actually worried, chances for autism are low. It's not 100 %, but as a rule of thumb, you can say that people thinking they have autism simply aren't autistic, as almost no autists see these issues. Chances for aspergers are higher, but it's still unlikely if you see issues yourself.
If you are still worried and want to know for sure, there is just one way: Go see a licensed psychiatrist.
They'll also tell you it's highly unlikely simply because you worry, but there is a slim chance you still are.
Basically well over 99 % of people claiming to have autism on here are just introverted and lack in social skills. You can learn those though.
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>>16529412
Thanks for the reply!
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Meditate and just slow down and relax in general. If your doing / thinking about something make sure there is a point, think conservation of energy.
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>>16529437
http://www.yogananda-srf.org/Learn_to_Meditate.aspx
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>constantly get fixated on one thing
>deep thought patterns
>never sleep because I think too much
>have to force myself to socialise
>feel exhausted when talking to people
>If I find something interesting I get obsessed with it
>hard to make and keep friends


Dude, sounds like a Manic-state, Hypomania.
Could be Schizoprhene too, but if you get stucked on the same things and have a lot repeated thoughts i´d say it´s a mania.
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>>16529458

Forgot to say: Thinks he is autistic. wtf. Deep Mindfuck going on there. Mania.
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>>16529301
>deep thought patterns
>never sleep because I think too much
>have to force myself to socialise
>feel exhausted when talking to people
>hard to make and keep friends

None of this is really autism.

Autism is more like, off cue body movements to what you're saying, poor social understanding, not reading peoples expressions, etc.

You sound more like an introvert.
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Not OP, but is it a sign of mild aspergers or something if my responses to social cues and expressions are delayed? Because a lot of times I hear or read something and completely misinterpret it, but then a few seconds after I react I realize what it actually meant.
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If autism devlops early there is also almost always a significant difference in speech development.
If you are a full autist, you start talking unusually late, sometimes not at all.
If you have aspergers, you tend to devlop a more sophisticated manner of talking early on and are really pedantic when it comes to language.
If you actually were a full blown autist, chances are your parents would have had you checked, because it's really noticeable. (F.e. watch Mercury Rising, it's not a bad depiction of what autism can be like.)

>>16529499
Not really. If you were autistic, you would have a pretty hard time picking up on them at all.
As I said before in this thread: Go see a licensed psychiatrist, if you are really worried.
But also read f.e. the article on Wikipedia about autism and see what the symptoms are. You probably don't have nearly enough to actually be worried.
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>>16529528
Well apparently I was diagnosed as potentially having borderline Asperger's when I was younger, and it took me several years of avoiding interaction and just sitting watching people before I actually started picking up on said cues. But I was also misdiagnosed with a few other things like ADHD before that, so I don't know.
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>>16529564
Then you are actually one of the very few people on here with legitimate concerns about this.
But if you really want to make sure, you basically can't avoid talking to a professional about this. Maybe find someone specialising in this particular field if you live in a big/bigger city. Maybe a longer trip for an assessment might be worth it, if you finally get clarity because of it and there is no specialist close to you.
You ultimately have to decide how important this is to you and how much this impacts your life.
It's also possible you show symptoms of a few disorders, without actually having any of them, thus always being considered "bordering on this" and "bordering on that". Psychiatry is not a black and white kind of science after all.
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>>16529390
Any kind of test you find and implement yourself is subject to confirmation bias and you're quite likely to self-diagnose yourself positively.

If you're that concerned, go see a doctor.
If you've gotten through life this far without it becoming an issue (even mild forms of aspergers or autism tend to get diagnosed early as they present quite distinctly in childhood) it's either incredibly weak or non-existent.

Being different or asocial isn't the same as having a developmental condition.
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>>16529564
Do a personality test i bet you are an INTP
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>>16529657
You know you shouldn't really take them serious, right?
MBTI can be entertaining, but it's pseudo-scientific.
>pic is my results
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>>16529657
I always get ambivalent results on Myers Briggs type shit.
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>>16529671
I like to take this test every other week, I get a different result each time.
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>>16529676
I always get INTJ, every single time.
But this is good support of me saying it's pseudo-scientific. There is quite a lot of people reporting changing results or different tests sorting them into different roles with the same answers.
I just can't recreate any of this with my answers for the life of me.
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>>16529671
Well its a good template I reckon which you can alter slightly over time. You are just an introvert. All the things you posted can relate too

>>16529673
>>16529676
i always get the same
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>>16529686
Oooh I'm ESFP-A today. I haven't had that before.
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>>16529657
Anything based on Carl Jung's theories is gonna be extremely oversimplified and usually only useful for people in extremes.
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>>16529693
Not OP. I am just the guy saying he is very likely not autistic because he sees those issues himself and should see a professional if he is still worried.
And as I said, don't take the test seriously in any way, and definitely don't dismiss the possibility of an actual disorder because of something that far off from actual science.

>>16529696
Carl Jung is actually quite important even in today's psychiatry. Sure, you have to build up on it, but he laid a fairly solid foundation to do that with. Definitely far better than Freud.
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>>16529696
yeah but its a good template especially as i'm trying to infer someone personality over a couple of posts i wasnt far off guessing INTP when he is INTJ. But yeah he is just introverted stupidly thinking he is autistic
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>>16529708
I posted that result. I am not OP. Already stated that. I also do not think I am autistic in any way.
And no, this is not a useful template to assess someone's personality, much less talk about a possible diagnosis we probably all lack the knowledge to make, even if any of us actually did know OP, which we don't and which some pseudo-scientific test won't help with either.
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>>16529706
>Definitely far better than Freud
If you're going for an outline yes. Freud was useful, problem with Freud is that he studied one aspect in detail and then tried to base every other aspect of the psyche around it.
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>>16529708
I'm the guy you called INTP, OP and the guy who posted INTJ are two different people.
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>>16529728
Basically what I am saying. So I do agree with you.
Jung is a foundation to build on. Freud based everything on sex and nothing else, which is, of course, far worse when it comes to simplification than Jung ever was. I'd recommend studying Jung as an introduction to psychology.
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>>16529301
All those things could be explained by anxiety as well.

If you're autistic, you probably wouldn't even know it. That is the lack of self-awareness that comes with autism .
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your probably have a mild case of schizophrenia
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>>16529742
I think using personality theories and stuff like that as an intro is a bad idea, I think studying the basics of how people process information and respond to stimuli is a better starting point, stuff like Gestalt Theory vs. Behaviorism, before you get into trying to understand personality.
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So I'm not autistic but I kinda want to be
Advice?
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>>16529301
Never self-diagnose, bruh. Leads to mountains of worry and excuses and self doubt.

If you really seriously feel you have some sort of disorder, get a PROFESSIONAL opinion before you decide any of your afflictions are fact. Check with your regular doctor to see if they can recommend any specialists, or look into your insurance to see if they deal with any local specialists.

Also, sounds like it could be ADD/ADHD. Shit's more complex than you'd think and DOESN'T necessarily indicate autism.

But again, PROFESSIONAL OPINION, MOTHERFUCKER. Self-diagnosing people always compound their problems by building them up worse than they are in their heads.
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>>16529782
Horrible bait.

>>16529770
I am pretty much going by the curriculum for psychology my university offers (not studying psychology though). It's one of the top universities in my country as well.
They do start with Jung, but have beginners take classes on neurology, and some other things at the same time, and yes, there is also behaviourism and other basic theories and principles you are taught at the start.
Also most people tend to lose interest if they have to start with neurology but want to learn psychology.

>>16529792
This.
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>>16529782
Just get a bunch of vaccines until you catch it.
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Dont self diagnose.

Talk to a doctor.
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>>16529301
I have autism, real official diagnosis. My paper works says autism spectrum disorder and I would like to set the record straight as many people in real life and 4chan don't understand autism.

>>16529482 has it right to a degree but let me explain the symptoms that no one talks about. Autism is not a mental illness first off, its more physical then people realize. The number one symptom of autism is perceiving the world differently, commonly referred to as sensory problems. This manifests itself in different ways for different people, some people hear sounds at 10x the volume, some people feel pain when anything touches them. For me, my vision is effected, my audio and video is out of sync and I don't see things smoothly. My eyesight is jerky, almost like playing a video game at a low frame rate.

Since autistic people don't perceive things normally, it can be hard to understand whats messed up. I never thought I seen the world differently until I notice a few drugs alter my vision and I could see more smoothly. I noticed in my teenage years that audio and video is out of sync. Other sensory problems for me include the inability to read anything in blue (It blurs) and not hearing some sounds at all. For example in school, I could not hear the school bell.

Now the other symptoms I theorize stem from this physical impairment. Think about it, its hard to focus on a conversation if you have the above problems. For me, I can't make eye contact because lips don't line up with what I hear. I have other symptoms like anxiety and so on.
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>>16529458
>have to force myself to socialise
>feel exhausted when talking to people

Yeah, that's definitely not mania. Try again arm chair psychologists.
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>>16529953
All of that is a problem with the brain, nothing else.
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>>16529953
>>16530025
Autism isn't entirely psychological, there does exist some, if completely insignificant, physical relative basis for the types of sensory impairments you mentioned, but it's not as if evolution has treated human beings so simply that they could have evolved in such a way where these impairments would not have been, over the course of 2.5 million years, shed off.

What I'm saying is that the problems you're noting are not actually physical like you think they are. They are in the first place psychological. You probably underwent some sort of severe trauma in your development went led to those conditions forming and cementing into your experience. They are not the direct result of any sort of physical basis (though they do of course 'begin' through an indirect physical basis).

OP to answer your question, autism isn't even an actual thing in the way that cancer is, so saying you 'have' autism doesn't even make sense in the first place.

The best you can do is say 'I exhibit autistic-like behaviours', and for people who exhibit those behaviours constantly, without fail, and without any sort of likelihood of them ever developing out of it, you euphemistically describe those people as 'having autism' which is just short for 'they're helpless'.

Are you helpless OP? You are the only one who decides that. Not the people around you. Not a professional. Just you.
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>>16530017

Says the real doctor...Dumbfuck.
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>Struggle with Asperger's syndrome my entire life
>End up dropping out of school
>Dad snaps from the stress and attacks me when I'm 16, haven't seen him since
>Mom leaves for a boyfriend and drops me off at grandparents
>Leave school
>Just now getting my life together at 24
>Hey guiz somtimes i dont feel like socializing lol am i atustic?

I want to die
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>>16530017
>Try again arm chair psychologists.

Big problem. Vote it up.
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>>16530025
>All of that is a problem with the brain, nothing else.
Yes, a "physical" problem with my brain.

>>16530032
>autism isn't even an actual thing in the way that cancer is

You are a retarded dumbass fuck

I suppose the paper that says I have autism spectrum disorder isn't an actual thing either. Hey maybe 4chan isn't real either, maybe your not real, could we be so lucky?

Also if I, who is frequently labeled retarded myself, labels you are retarded. You might as well kill your fucking self faggot.
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>>16530973
You're angry at me because the truth is never what you want to hear.

You aren't 'autistic'. You're immature but to the point where nobody wants to deal with your bullshit and help you out. Instead of throwing you off a cliff to the wolves nowadays what we do is just say you have autism.

But that means you have a choice. Don't be afraid of having that choice.
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>>16530983
Okay yeah, I trust you more than medical professionals and I take it my sensory problems are just me being a hypochondriac (Sarcasm). As far as being immature, autism appears that way because its a developmental disorder; truth is I am immature in some ways, more mature in other areas. Autistic people mature on a different level and scale than regular people.

I am also not mad at anyone but I do think your an idiot which is common on 4chan. The fact that you have replied hours later tell me you have no fucking life and are living in your parents basement. As for myself, I have been to a friends house, gone to the store, got drunk and high with said friend and slept since my first post where as all you have done is fucking sit in front of 4chan. Get a life dude.
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>>16530997
No your sensory problems are very real. It's just that they aren't directly caused by any sort of biological malfunction. People have come to that conclusion because it's a convenient way to deal with the bigger social problem of being helplessly immature. The fact of the matter is, they are inherently psychological effects, in the same way a person's mental state deteriorates with lack of sleep and a lot of stress. Both things have biological correlates, like serotonin and cortisol for instance, but neither of those biological bases are actually directly responsible for the malfunctioned sensory experience. What they do is they just lay the groundwork for its possibility.

The idea of a developmental disorder is just a convenient way for people to categorise uncategorisable people. It's meaningless to say that you're mature, just in a different way, because the level and scale in which a regular person is mature is that way not arbitrarily, but out of necessity.

And no it's something called a thread watcher.
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>>16531012
You think you are fucking Shakespeare don't you? What you say sounds intelligent and arrogant on the surface but it doesn't hide the fact that your not making any sense. How can sensory problems exist in a disorder that doesn't?

Break it down so my non-autistic brain with autistic symptoms thats immature can understand.
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>>16531023
I'm not saying the lack of order of the condition doesn't exist. I'm saying it's just relative. In that once you account for some variables, the lack of order ceases to exist, and so too then does the condition in its entirety.

What I'm saying in the clearest sense is that autism isn't a type of thing like, for example, cancer is, in that you can't say that a person 'has' it. Difference between prescription and description.

And so when you essentially pigeonhole yourself, or allow others to pigeonhole you, or allow others to pigeonhole others, there's a big problem with that.
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>>16529301
You pretty much just summed up me OP.
I feel we class too much normal shit as a disease or condition. These things are normal, but people that do these things are classed by others as being weird.

I've been trying to over-come my over-thinking so much that i started over-thinking about how to over-come it. Shit sucks, but try not to worry so much and you know how you can't do anything because you are too busy thinking? Yeah stop doing that, actually focus on doing it and convince yourself you have no time to think.
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>>16531012
You don't seem to understand what autism is. But you sure as hell are a great example of it.
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>>16531133
check em

But yeah thats why I stopped replying to the idiot. He is in his own world, much like autism. Hell I am autistic and I can't handle his autism. Its common misconception that autism equals retardation but in his case I think its a coexisting disorder.
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>>16531188
Double doubles responding to double doubles. Double checked! Damn dude.
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>>16531239
LOL yeah when I seen that, I celebrated with a bowl of weed. Can't smoke too much though, got to go to my therapist soon. Not that it matters, my entire medical team knows I smoke weed.

My doc actually thinks it helps my autism symptoms but its completely illegal where I am at, no medical. Thus she doesn't recommend it and therapist only gets mildly annoyed when I show up stoned .
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>>16531133
>>16531188
You guys are embarrassing. 4chan is embarrassing.

Whatever live out your dumb little bird brain suffering filled lives but don't complain to people who at least try to offer you help.

Also, autistic guy, bit of a tip for you, nobody around you thinks you're any less autistic because you smoke weed. If anything it just makes you come off as that much more insufferable.
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>>16531256
>Also, autistic guy, bit of a tip for you, nobody around you thinks you're any less autistic because you smoke weed. If anything it just makes you come off as that much more insufferable.

I do it because I like it, I really don't give a flying fuck what you think about me, marijuana, autism or your own mental retardation.
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literally perfectly normal
Autism doesnt mean to think a lot
also I doubt that you never sleep
you're not a special snowflake
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>>16531261
Yeah and you like it because you're a tool.
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>>16529301
Sounds like anxiety and ocd
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>>16531311
Your just a butt hurt faggot who is jealous that he can't smoke weed anymore cause you got busted by the cops and got fucked in the ass raped in prison like the bitch that you are by some nigger.

Kill yourself,
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