I explained this to a friend once who is concerned that her younger adult brother is likely on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. My first question is always, how is it affecting their life? Are they having … Continue reading Should Autism Be Diagnosed If Someone Can Live With It?
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
Introduction Below is a conversation I had on Facebook with a former friend. I had noticed many narcissistic traits throughout our friendship, but I always let them slide. This conversation was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. I … Continue reading Conversation With A Narcissist
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 often wonder if Hitler’s intelligence has been overstated. He was a charismatic megalomaniac with traits of Antisocial Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder (then known as Borderline Schizophrenia) which could have been attributed to early onset Parkinson’s. … Continue reading How Intelligent Was Adolf Hitler?
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?
Success in mathematics has more to do with work ethic and diligence than raw intelligence; even people that are gifted or talented in ways that are conducive to mathematical ability (spatial reasoning, pattern recognition) have to practice consistently, or else … Continue reading Is There A Such Thing As A Mathematical Brain?
Intelligent people normally don’t want to or have to prove that they’re smart, unless they have specific experiences that have caused them to doubt their intellect. Intellect is an innate characteristic which breeds certain personality traits. A big giveaway that … Continue reading How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?
10 personal facts that I’ve gathered from questions I’ve answered on Quora. High Functioning Autism doesn’t mean you’re a savant, it means you’re capable of living independently. We’re not all Math geniuses, there’s plenty of literary and artsy types. Getting … Continue reading 10 Random Facts About Autism
For me, ever since I was a small child I had always been keenly aware that I was somehow different from other kids, but I could never quite put my finger on the problem. While in the Navy people were … Continue reading My Life With Undiagnosed Autism