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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sat, Mar. 22nd, 2008 06:30 pm
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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)

- I know a decent number of Aspies - kinda hard not to in the Bay Area Tech scene. I have a strong Blink (immediate-gut) reaction to a lot of the traits, though it's not as reliable as my Gaydar.
- I was (unsuccessfully) married to an Aspie.
- My mother is a clinical psychologist so I've got a historic familiarity with psych and tend to be extremely irreverent about it all. No offense intended.
- I myself am kinda the OPPOSITE, or so it appears. I get like a 4 on the AS quotient test, and I'm frighteningly comfortable in crowds and random social situations.


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agentsteel53
agentsteel53
Danger Moose
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)

you got a 4? Does that mean you also don't do the geeking out over details?

I tend to get between 26 and 30 on that AS test. It means I can do well in *highly deterministic* social situations.


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)

Details and I are interesting. I'm _aware_ of them, sometimes even _very aware_ of them. Occasionally I hyperfocus on some detail and wind up wasting time on these little variations 99% of the population wouldn't even NOTICE, though usually such things are indicative of not having taken any vitamins for a week. Usually, though, I don't care about _perfection_ in details, I'm very pragmatic and utilitarian overall. I make fast decisions about what is "Important" to a final product and what is not, and I'll geek out about details that I consider key to the picture I'm painting. So you won't see me with big serial collections for the most part, but then you might stumble on five different interpretations of a certain opera, plus the stories it was derived from and some of the major things it went on to influence - the details collect to support the story. I usually see that run kind of backwards in Aspies, where the details come first and the story is derived from them, or the code needs to be elegant and beautiful first and then we'll go find a commercial application for it. Does that make sense to you?


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agentsteel53
agentsteel53
Danger Moose
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)

haha yes, that makes sense.

my code isn't elegant or beautiful... but it works. What does that make me!?


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)

Productive?


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agentsteel53
agentsteel53
Danger Moose
Sun, Mar. 23rd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)

fortunately, my manager tends to agree with that assessment.

the worst aspect of my Asperger's Syndrome is that I cannot, for the life of me, multitask. Well, I can parallelise tasks ("go to bathroom and grab beer while file downloads") but only with great difficulty - I have to, explicitly, have a list of things to do. That list sometimes includes things like "go to the bathroom" and "look at other items on this list", because otherwise I will forget. Sometimes I have to put reminder notes to myself on my pillow to do before going to sleep, and auxiliary reminder notes elsewhere that say "look at reminder note on pillow".


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