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I’m no average human being

About 3 weeks ago I had to hold an elevator for the furniture movers, to make sure no one else took it while the movers needed to use it. Unfortunately, there was no seating around and I didn’t realise this … Read more …

The Aspergers’ mind

Yesterday I wrote a post about benevolent sexism, and as I was reading over it, I realised that in this quote is another example of my ‘black and white thinking’: “If being polite and respectful to women is sexist, then … Read more …

Pretending to be normal

I’ve had Aspergers Syndrome all my life, and it’s meant that I’ve struggled to understand what ‘normal’ is. It’s always felt like normal is what everyone else is, and I never got the memo on how to fit in amongst … Read more …

I’m a black and white thinker

A couple of days ago¬†a friend of mine got angry at me because they didn’t like how my thinking about certain issues is so ‘black and white’. They told me the world isn’t black and white, and so I shouldn’t … Read more …

Struggling with depression

One of the things I’ve never had a problem with is avoiding depression. I recognise those times that I’ve been depressed, and once I’m aware of it, I can pretty easily get out of it. Depression is based on feelings … Read more …

Choose yourself, not your abuser

For all kinds of different reasons, we may end up in the wrong relationship with someone. When things go bad, we try to hold on to those relationships because it’s important to us to try and show our commitment by … Read more …

Taking selfies means you’re mentally ill

If you’re someone who takes lots of photos of yourself in a bathroom or out somewhere enjoying yourself – instead of taking photos of what it is you’re enjoying – then you’re probably a narcissist with a mental illness. There’s … Read more …

I have a writing disorder too!

One of the annoying and frustrating things I’ve had to deal with in my life is an inability to use the pen when writing. You see, I’ve always found that my writing is ridiculously atrocious when I’m using a pen. … Read more …

Be a better man

Discovering you have passive aggressive behaviours and responses to the point that it’s become a personality disorder (PAPD, or Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder) can be something of a shock. When I discovered this about myself it left me depressed for … Read more …

I’m not a young man any more

One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of young people, as they travel around to different countries, just love ‘doing it rough’. They sleep on the ground, in bus shelters, up in trees, or in dormitory style … Read more …

I’m a Scanner. Are you one too?

Along with everything else, I’ve just discovered that I’m a ‘Scanner’. Some people just like giving themselves a name that’s unique to anything else. Makes them feel special. I like calling myself a Scanner. It makes me feel… special. I … Read more …