mental discrimination.

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  1. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i've been thinking about something i'm calling mental discrimination. this is the clasifying of certain personality traits as mental disorders. mostly i've been thinking of this because my doctor believes i have asperger syndrome. i'm open to the possibility that he's right. this would basically mean that i'm bad at following societal rules. since our societal rules of interaction seem arbitrary to me, is it really bad that i can't follow them so well. after all people can miss understand my behaviour as i their's, since it is unusual. i just happen to be in the minority.
     
  2. 8Ball2/JanG5 Registered

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    explain your case better. More detail.
     
  3. Tsunulia Queen of the Kitties

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    Doctors will tell you anything as long as they get paid and you get hooked on their "medicine".
     
  4. Strange Registered

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    So your like Rain man or something?
     
  5. War Lord Registered

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    Societal interaction is only arbitrary to those who lack flexibility, like those with Asperger's.
     
  6. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    there are social behaviours that i can't pick up on very well. now we all have varying degrees of ability in this area, but i'd be at the lower end of that continuum. it's like less severe autism.
     
  7. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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  8. Strange Registered

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    Do you have any special skills, like counting tooth picks or something?
     
  9. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    it's either arbitrary or not. it's just that most wouldn't care if it was arbitrary or not.
     
  10. 8Ball2/JanG5 Registered

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    I can pick up on anything very quickly, but I conciously reject most social behavoirs. They are at complete conflict with me. I'm very eccentric. Am I like you?
     
  11. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    no but i'm highly intelligent.
     
  12. War Lord Registered

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    It's likely that you have Asperger's. That's not a terrible thing, because you aren't limited in your ability to succeed.

    The best advice I can give is to learn to fake it in social interactions, because you won't really learn how to socialize like normal people.
     
  13. War Lord Registered

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    He does. He can stare at walls for hours on end.
     
  14. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    the classification for these things aren't so iron clad.
     
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    this makes me think of that song "I'm not like everybody else"
     
  16. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i could but i don't want to.
     
  17. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Honestly, I think I've dated a couple of guys like that. But I think they may have been a lot worse then what you are. I think most guys in this situation are drawn to me as well, I had a married man call me up that was socially awkward looking for some nookie.
     
  18. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    everyone's like everyone else in thinking that.
     
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  20. War Lord Registered

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    Unless you've tried it, you don't know what you want.
     
  21. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    it's sure as hell limiting my ability to succeed at the moment.
     
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    That's why I'm advising you to learn to fake your social interactions.
     
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    do your eyes like just go cross-eyed and you just stare off into nothing for a few seconds?
     
  24. Strange Registered

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    You need to learn to rock out with your sock out :up:
     
  25. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    strangly some times it's very easy to interact socially. i think i'm good in certain situations when people are acting in certain ways. probably when they are in good moods and it's easily aparent tho. i don't like to fake things tho.
     

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