Well, I think it starts with ADHD, and the problems that come with that. Short attention span is the worst of it. Also, I have a strange learning
curve. I'm slow at first, but then I instantly 'get it', and after that I get bored and want to move on to something new. I think that last part is
akin to having a higher IQ than average (I think in high school I tested at 148 and 154... been so long).
I have a harder time relating to other people. I seem to view the world from a 'different perspective'. They tried putting me in the 'Gifted and
Talented" program in 6th grade. My friend Wes and I tested as the top 2 in the city for our grade level... Wes, last I heard, isn't allowed within
50ft of a computer for hacking.
Really, it seems to be that because I an such an introvert that I have a hard time coming out. When I do, I feel like I'm really annoying. It's hard
for me to get the words to my mouth as a proper translation of what is going on inside my brain. There are a few close friends that seem to understand
what I say even when it doesn't come out correctly, and I tend towards those kind of people.
I have apparent issues with authoritive figures. I've always had problems with someone telling me how to act in certain social situations... how to
dress, talk, stand. I have a hard time making eye contact with people, like they are trying to force open the door to my soul.
One thing I've noticed is that, like myself, other 'only-children' seem to have apparent social disorders. Even if they had other kids around all
That enough for ya? I'll gladly shed more insight on it. It's easier to communicate with others over the internet. I'm fairly open to discussing
stuff like this. You get used to it after being in counseling your entire life, lol.
One thing I have been doing better on is performing in front of other people. I love being AROUND people, I just struggle to have normal interaction.
Now I just tell people I'm an artist (I really am), and they seem to instantly understand... what a stigma attachment, eh?
EDIT: lol... I made paragraphs, but it wasn't very structured
guess that's proof in point!
[edit on 15-6-2008 by Earthscum]