Imagine this: You’re lying on your bed, peacefully playing Tetris, while there’s a circle of people running in a circular pattern around you, squawking like chickens. Occasionally somebody squawks at you and starts crying when you stare at them blankly, … Continue reading How Do Autistic People Think?
Abstract The purpose of this research is to identify a connection between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience. Problem-Focused Coping is a coping style formulated from a cluster of responses on the Brief COPE that is characterized by actively working to confront negative thoughts and experiences. Openness to Experiences is the dimension of the Big Five Index that is closely related to intelligence and creativity. The research will involve the administration of Brief COPE and Big Five Index measures to voluntary participants gathered from TUJ’s First-Year Writing Program. The responses related to Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience will be … Continue reading The Connection Between Problem-Focused Coping and Openness to Experience
Well, life was a struggle for a long time. From 6th to 7th grade I was bullied so much for my weight that I developed body dysmorphia, which lasted until my mid-twenties. Over time I learned to accept that my … Continue reading What Happened to the Weird Kid From High School?
I was undiagnosed while in the Navy, sailing around Asia. Ironically, although I was taken advantage of in both Navy and Asia-related contexts, the most dangerous people always proved to be my family members. I was originally slated to enlist … Continue reading If you’re autistic, have you gotten deceived by bad and dangerous people?
This was requested as an answer on Quora recently, so I brought up a few examples from my childhood. When I was around 5 or 6 my sister had been told she could stay home by my mom, due to … Continue reading Most Disturbing Childhood Experiences
In October 2014 I received an e-mail from Bank of America, thanking me for my recent electronic payment toward my credit card. I didn’t have an account with Bank of America and hadn’t since I was 19. It had actually … Continue reading What’s The Most Dishonest Thing You’ve Witnessed a Family Member Do?
What I tried and failed to explain earlier is that people need to let go of the concept of evil – not because people don’t do evil things – but because the construct of evil doesn’t explain anything. It’s an … Continue reading Mass Murder Can Be Stopped
Whelp, shame on me, I overlooked something that I forgot from my previous research. I did a little more research and was reminded that while those committing violence can be defined as mentally ill in an absolute sense if the … Continue reading A Culture of Mass Murder
I was reading Speaker for the Dead recently, it made me fall in love with the idea of “speaking for the dead”. My sister is dead and I’m speaking for her, because she never had a voice. She could yell … Continue reading Understanding and Recognizing Childhood Trauma