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Is this Autism? /Aspergers?

Postby groit95 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:04 am

0:01Skip to 0 minutes and 1 secondSo as we get to the end of week one of this MOOC, which is quite a journey for us all. And you've just been doing the past, present and future exercise. I mean, I love that exercise. It reveals so much about other cultures, and it reveals quite a lot about your own culture. And I think it also actually transfers quite usefully into understanding your own leadership. If I look at my own circles they are-- I suppose the past one is quite fuzzy.

0:31Skip to 0 minutes and 31 secondsBecause on the whole, the short-term past I can never remember. Occasionally, I meet somebody who'll say, you've never forgiven me for that. The honest answer is, I don't remember it anyhow. I'm not that interest in what's happened in the short-term past. In the longer-term past, I'm very interested. But mostly, I'm interested in other people's long-term past because if you want to understand other cultures, it's quite helpful to look at the history of that culture. I thought I do this session with this on. I went diving this summer and found a wreck, and found all these pieces of china down at the bottom of the sea.

1:08Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds And I've done masses of research as a result of it, on where that China must have come from. Apparently it was a ship that was going from the UK to the US, in about 1822. I've been fascinated about that, I love history. But short-term history, I'm hopeless at. What's just happened is of no interest to me at all. Mostly, I can't remember it. So a sort of fuzzy, biggish, but not very big circle. Present is tiny for me. I've got no interest whatsoever in what's happening now. I think it's my weakness as a leader.

1:43Skip to 1 minute and 43 seconds I tend to make-- Common Purpose, because I'm the leader of it-- slightly breathless, because I'm not really very interested in the present and what we've achieved. The present is merely a transition point to get in to the future, and that's for me is absolutely huge. It's both a strength and a weakness of my leadership. I'm always looking ahead, always having ideas, always planning ideas. Some of them work, some of them don't work. Doesn't much matter. So the future to me is absolutely enormous. And I think sometimes this exercise doesn't just help you understand other people's cultures, it understands your own culture.

2:27Skip to 2 minutes and 27 secondsWhy, you're good at some things, and not good at other things. And for example, I think I should be better at being in the present and recognising what's happening now, rather than always planning for the future and jumping ahead. And to some extent, celebrating where we've got to now. I think that, you know-- my father, who introduced me to this concept of these three circles. It's worth taking them out and testing them on people that you know and say, does this look like me. And at every opportunity, wherever you are, grab a little piece of paper and get other people to do a past, present and future. And then ask them lots of questions about why. Why, why, why?

3:12Skip to 3 minutes and 12 secondsWhy do you do this? Why do you do that? Why do you think that is? If it was your parents' generation, would that circle be bigger, would it be smaller? It's the conversation around those three circles that gives a richness of understanding. It's over simple, like most things in life that really work, they're over simple. But they prompt a really useful conversation.

This a transcript of a very powerful person and self proclaimed "leader" you may not have heard of...some powerful "leader" right?
and it sounds like a couched "coming out" as on the asd spectrum...
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Re: Is this Autism? /Aspergers?

Postby Cardiac » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:28 pm

I'm sorry. I found it very difficult to understand parts of your post. - I think its because of how it is written with the times, but that might just be me. So please bear with me here.

As you probably already know, autism is a very large spectrum with many traits.

Being obsessed with what interests you is one of those traits, yes. Which can sometimes be history. I am a big fan of it too.

However, there is no way of accurately seeing if someone is autistic/aspergers without a direct consultation in person. (specific behavioral evaluations.) done by a professional.

can't do that with just text.

There's no way anyone could say yes or no because its completely based on the individual.

I hope this helps.

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