” Just a sense of things being different which was hard to cash out.As always, I wonder if a lot of what other people interpret through vague social things might be biological, or at least more complicatedly social.Communication and social problems often cause difficulties in many areas of an autistic adult's life.A 2008 study found that adults with ASD commonly experience difficulty starting social interactions, longing for greater intimacy, a profound sense of isolation, and effort to develop greater social or self-awareness. British psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen said that an increasingly technological society has opened up niches for people with Asperger syndrome, who may choose fields that are "highly systematised and predictable." People with AS could do well in workplace roles that are "system-centered, and connect with the nitty-gritty detail of the product or the system." An autistic savant is an autistic person with extreme talent in one or more areas of study.Autism spectrum disorders; DSM-V; Diagnostic criteria-Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) classification and diagnostic tool.In the United States, the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis.” and everyone realized they were describing different experiences. Scott: I don’t understand, why didn’t you buy things like that before?
Working on this one night, I sat in my room imagining a peach. This makes me wonder what universal human experiences I and my friends are missing out on without realizing it. He discovered he was color-blind sometime in his teens. People are always taking Ishihara tests (those colorful dotted circles with numbers inside of them) and discovering they’re color blind.
Scott: I’ve got to admit I’m confused and intrigued by your “don’t know my own preferences” thing. Unless I pay a lot of attention _all_ my preferences end up being not “what I actually enjoy” but like “what is high status” or “what will keep people from getting angry at me” Scott: How does that apply to food?
Ozy: Well, sometimes people will tell you a certain food is high-status or healthy or a thing that everyone enjoys, and then I would like it.
As the mushy heart of the fruit compressed, I could hear it squishing, and when I took that first bite I could taste the little bit of tartness that followed the incredible sweet sensation flooding my mouth. Afterwards, I figured it was something that didn’t get good until you were skilled at it and had been in a relationship long enough to truly appreciate the other person.
But I had to write about smell, too, and I was stopped dead by the question of what a peach smelled like. In retrospect, pretty much every aspect of male sexual culture is a counterargument to that theory, but I guess it’s just really hard for my brain to generate “you are a mental mutant” as a hypothesis.