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    Hello again,

    I've been a member for two years, but mostly inactive, so I'll introduce myself again before I'm going to post anything.

    Well what can I say.. I'm female, 20 year's old, live in the Netherlands. I'm studying philosophy at university. Next year I'm going to write my bachelor thesis and I'm seriously thinking of obtaining a research master afterwards. I'm not 100% sure of my specialisation though.. I think something with philosophical anthropology (about the implications of psychoanalysis) or metaphysics (mainly about hermeneutics).

    My hobbies are reading, thinking and writing. I also love nature and animals and since a few weeks I'm taking horse riding lessons. Favorite authors are Oscar Wilde, Anne Rice and J.K. Rowling. Since a few months I'm infected with the game of thrones / song of ice and fire - virus. I also like watching tvseries.

    Furthermore I'm interested in MBTI and jungian psychology. I've written down my types in my signature but for the completeness I'll repeat them here: MBTI-type INTJ and enneagramtype 5w4. A few months ago I'm diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, which explains a lot for me.

    Hopefully I'll this time be more active here.

    Greetings, Alwyn.
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    The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. - Oscar Wilde

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    Neurodiversity. What does the word mean to you? I ask, cause I can only assume.

    I'm a type 6. I've never really looked into Enneagrams 'til I read this post. I'm predominately type 6 with 5 and 7 runner ups =P idk how that should be phrased.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    Neurodiversity. What does the word mean to you? I ask, cause I can only assume.
    In a way it's just a word because I couldn't find any better fitting words. I consider AS as a disorder, because it makes my life hard due to sensory, social and motor issues, but I think the word is too stigmatizing. AS is just the way I am and I can't imagine being someone else so for me it's more a way of being. This is where the concept of neurodiversity plays a role. Neurodiversity means for me another way of being programmed in the brain (in the case of AS processing the world in fragments). In this way it's a neutral concept with both disadvantages and advantages.
    Personality type: INTJ Enneagramtype: 5w4 Neurodiversity: Asperger's Syndrome
    The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for. - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    In a way it's just a word because I couldn't find any better fitting words. I consider AS as a disorder, because it makes my life hard due to sensory, social and motor issues, but I think the word is too stigmatizing. AS is just the way I am and I can't imagine being someone else so for me it's more a way of being. This is where the concept of neurodiversity plays a role. Neurodiversity means for me another way of being programmed in the brain (in the case of AS processing the world in fragments). In this way it's a neutral concept with both disadvantages and advantages.

    I like that. I thought of the word in a similar matter as well, using my context clues.

    So you process the world in fragments, huh? Do you have any examples that come to mind?


    My brother has been diagnosed with Asperger's, I've sometimes wondered if I caught a glimpse of the genes as well.

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    @ Jon the Robot
    It's possible you've more autism traits than common because of genes in the family. In my family I'm the only one with a diagnosis but other family members recognized themselves also in autism traits, just not the whole picture. For example a sister of mine has problems with her motor and organisations skills and reacts very extreme to small changes, but she's very good with social interactions and interpreting emotional signals. My mother and another sister are social clumsy and my father is a little bit neurotic.

    Processing the world in fragments.. difficult to explain but I'll give it a try. It's about processing sensory aspects and information in the environment. The world is for me a chaos of sounds, lights, movements, colors. My brain is working overtime to process it all and place it in the right order to understand the situation. When I'm for too much time in a overstimulizing situation (e.g. with more than one person) my brain will shut down and all the sensory information will be mixed up in my head. I also focus on every fragment so I'm processing a lot more than other people who focus only on what is important. I can't distinguish the main sound and background sound, so on parties I can't communicate because I just don't hear what the other person is saying (though my hearing is working just fine.. too fine I think actually).

    In social situations it means I can't focus on all aspects.. so if I want to listen to someone I can't look him in the eye. I can't read body language because it's too much information to process so I'm mainly concerned with what is said and not how it is said. So yes I also need some time to figure out metaphorical language in social situations (in books/ written texts I'm very good in seeing symbols and the metaphorical meaning). In everyday life it means I have to do careful planning and make lists of everything to assure I'll not be messed up in my head due to too much information / many details.

    With the psychological investigations I had to draw a figure and I did it detail for detail.. The psychologist said most people draw the outer lines first and then fill in the details. I also had to say which part was missing on pictograms. I named a lot of things but overlooked the important missing part in front of the picture.
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    Welcome!

    I have aspie traits as well, but I believe we're still capable of doing well in the world.

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    Thanks!..

    Quote Originally Posted by minutegovt View Post
    I believe we're still capable of doing well in the world.
    .. and I hope so.
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    hello, welcome and good luck on your studies!

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    What kind of a hobby is thinking? I never do that. Welcome back!

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    Thanks!
    Thinking is sitting in your room by yourself, staring into nothingness and let the whole process in your head do its work. Sometimes talking out loud. Afterwards you feel satisfied and you will make a comment it was the best "conversation" you had that day.
    Personality type: INTJ Enneagramtype: 5w4 Neurodiversity: Asperger's Syndrome
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