I have been on the fence about folding Asperger’s into the Autism Spectrum as I see only disadvantages to us Aspies by doing that. Especially since, to the public, Autism is seen as a young person crouching in the corner twitching and babbling. Many Aspies are in fact are in the upper echelons of IQ and can do many things better than most others (called … Continue reading I’m Willing To Admit The Link Between Autism &Asperger’s, But…
It’s nice to see some of the more famous and innovative people out there come out as being Aspies. Like me, most of us who are over 30 years old are self-diagnosed as the Asperger’s Syndrome establishment is almost totally concentrated on young children. Adults with Asperger’s just don’t appear on their radar. I didn’t know until I say the above article in The Week … Continue reading When You Have Seen One…
For the next few Sundays I am going to be looking back at the 10+ years of RJsCorner to resurrect some of my favorite posts from the past. I mean those posts where I swell up when I read them again. The first of those favorites is what this post is all about.Continue reading ““Favorites” Sunday”
It’s time that I put out another post about Asperger’s Syndrome and why I say I have Aspie traits. It is often said that Aspies don’t have empathy. With this post, I want to try to convince you that is not true using some things I have learned and with some personal examples. That is what this post is about.Continue reading “Aspies & Empathy”
I am going to do something with this post that I don’t often do and that is to give you a major portions of an article from Psychology Today magazine about Greta Thunberg. She is one amazing young woman.Continue reading “Greta”
I know the title above is rather ambitious for a single blog post, but I do want to give you an idea of how it came about and how some of the statistics might be deceiving. I have been studying this topic for a few weeks now and thought I knew enough to put out a continuous series of posts on the subject, but as … Continue reading The History of Autism
When I got a recent comment from one of my regular viewers I realized it was time for another post about Autism. This one is about senior citizens who are autistic but are generally undiagnosed. A recognized statistics is that there are over a million of us that are autistic in the Baby Boomer generation alone. Even if those million were suddenly officially diagnosed to … Continue reading Autism In The Elderly?
We Aspies are usually brutally honest and speak our mind. Our allegiance is to the truth, not people’s feelings. Most people learn not to tell the truth all the time. Sometimes white lies need to be said so as not to hurt friends’ feelings. But white lies just seem immoral or at least illogical to many of us Aspies. Of course, being brutally honest is … Continue reading Aspie Trait #2 – We are honest to a fault
I thought as part of the RJsCorner rework I would add a weekly snippet about Asperger’s Traits. I want to emphasize here that I am not an “expert” on this condition but I have apparently lived with it most of my life and I have also done quite a bit of study on the topic over the last few months. Since everyone seems to like numbered … Continue reading Aspie Trait #1: We Don’t All Have The Same Traits Or Severity
For my weekly bio post I thought I would talk a little about my blogging processes in particular but more generally about my thought processes which due to Aspergers is probably different than yours. Many of the more successful blogs around the Internet are niche blogs, that is they concentrate on one particular topic. Many that I read are of the retirement genre. Their readers pretty … Continue reading I Am Just Not a “Niche” Guy…
Here is another post pointing out some of my neurodiverse characteristics associated with Aspergers Syndrome. If you interrupt me when I am in the middle of something I may smile at you and pretend everything is okay but on the inside I am beginning to boil. Hopefully you will let me return to my task and finish what I was doing. Stopping in the … Continue reading Being Interrupted …
This is Part 10 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about my closing thoughts of what I have learned about myself and the Asperger’s Syndrome in general. When I discovered that I might be an Aspie I searched the web for info about this condition and found that I share many characteristics with the neurodiverse population. Before I get into personal details about … Continue reading Part 10 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Closing Thoughts For This Series..
This is Part 9 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about my what should I do with my new found knowledge. After about two months of studies I am convinced that I exhibit in some degree Asperger’s Syndrome characteristics. That conclusion brings up the question “Now What??” What do I do with this new found information? I am seventy year old today, do I … Continue reading Part 9 – My Adventure Into Aspergers – What To Do??
This is Part 8 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about myths that have grown up around Asperger’s and Autism in general. Since the source is rather long I have edited it somewhat and will for the most part let it stand by itself.. Myth:Asperger’s Syndrome only affects children: Therefore adults can and should grow out of it with time.Many people have a … Continue reading Part 8 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Myths..
This is Part 7 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about the Aspie Quiz. After studying this condition for a good while I took the Aspie Quiz. The Quiz is a pre-diognostic tool to help determine if you might be autistic. The quiz is a group of 50 questions that are rated on a scale of 1 to 6. The answers to … Continue reading Part 7 – My Venture Into Aspergers – The Aspie Quiz
This is Part 6 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. As usual I will start out with a personal story and then show how that links into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about my body language. I have never thought too much about body language. I know I am told that it is a very significant part of communications but I just don’t see how that is? … Continue reading Part 6 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Body Language
This is Part 5 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s and it is a biggie for me. As usual I will start out with a personal story and then show how that links into Asperger’s. This post is primarily about my struggles with eye contact. To most people eye contact, that is looking into the eyes of the person you are talking to, is a normal process. … Continue reading Part 5 – My Venture Into Asperger’s – Eye Contact
This is Part 4 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. As usual I will start out with a personal story and then show how that links into my study of this syndrome. This post will among other things be about my struggles with criticism. As a young boy I had troubles fitting in to the group mode. I always felt like I just didn’t belong. Because … Continue reading My Venture Into Asperger’s – Arrogance and Criticism..
This is Part 2 of 10 of My Venture Into Asperger’s. In my previous post I reported how I was a late-bloomer in the relationship field. This time I want to talk about feminine and ‘macho’ things. Even as a young child macho was a very negative trait to me. Simply speaking I hated it. I’m sure the word macho means different things to different people so to … Continue reading Feminine vs Macho…
Postscript: If you are interested in this ten part series click here. This is the first of a ten part series about Asperger’s Syndrome. Autism is something that I have never studied or understood to any degree. I have always wondered why I never even heard of it until the last few decades. Did it just pop up or was it just known as something … Continue reading Part 1 – My Venture Into Asperger’s
This post is part of my continuing study of the Autism spectrum and particularly Asperger’s Syndrome. I am stuck between two worlds in my life. I am a deaf man who lives almost exclusively in the hearing world but neither the hearing world or the deaf world considers me a homeboy. I am seldom around other deaf people so I can’t speak for them but … Continue reading Caught Between Two Worlds….