CHAT: R: Re: R: Re: OT CHAT: Asperger's syndrome
|Date:||Saturday, June 24, 2000, 19:14|
> Mangiat wrote:
> > but now I'm an average reserved boy.
> Boy? Oops, I'd been assuming Luca was a feminine name. I'm embarrassed
> now. :-/
No problem... it's the lone Italian proper name with that ending to be
masculine, I'm qite abitued to such errors by foreigners!
> > I find difficult to talk to foreigners
> Because of accent or what?
Ooops! I wanted to say -strangers-. The problem is that in Italian stranger
= forestiero and foreigner = straniero, so I must have made a cross over.
> > No, I could stay days with my *best* friends
> Hmm, I need solitary time every few hours, especially being outside. In
> fact, after a lot of socializing, I absolutely *must* go for a walk
> outside, which is pretty easy since I usually have to walk home. :-)
I mean really *best* friends... how many are they, two, three, surely not
more than four : )
> I still have a tendency, when walking on a sidewalk, to want to
> alternate between crossing the crack with my right foot and crossing it
> with my left foot. Not so much now, but when I was younger it was
> practically essential.
Oh, yes, even that!
BTW, I'm watching Italia-Romania. Hehe, you're English, arent you?
> > so when you see
> > them asking to repeat the game you proposed or coming to you smiling and
> > making you feel important, well, you *really* feel important.
> I guess it's that, to use an old cliché, actions speak louder than
> Compliments are another thing that are hard for me to accept, largely
> due to an inferiority complex. I know it's irrational, but I often feel
> like people only think I'm smart, that I'm a fraud, that I have no real
> talent. So, when people compliment me, tell me I did a good job at
> something, I tend to think they're just being polite, that they don't
> really mean it.