Originally posted by TheToastmanCometh
reply to post by toolshed
I hate to answer this, but although you would want to bet on the autistic/aspie person, we take a long time calculating our moves (ala RDJ's Sherlock
Holmes- internal monologue and playthrough included). If you want brute strength, go with a Downs person, as they don't know their own strength that
much. If you want a fight based on speed and accuracy, Autism.
i like that you did answer it - i'm a bit aspie and also work in that field (asd, not getting residents of care homes involved in fights
have seen plenty of these go down over the years so i was holding back on commenting on taste grounds - thanks for opening that particular door
now i've seen quite a few more conventionally autistic guys start and win fights, against more dynamic folk with ADD and ADHD, but they normally had
the element of surprise , not easy when hyperactive folk can be so twitchy and aware/hyper observant - i guess the key was that the autistic agressor
must have been lucky and caught them at a moment when they were distracted by something shiny. anger and distress is key too
i remember one fairly autistic guy who mashed the living daylights out of a very tough, able and streetwise (but pleasant) lad with adhd simply
because he joked with him and then prodded him for comedic effect, with out any ill will at all.
well it all went tits up and he got picked up (the agressor was rather strong), shaken around a hell of a lot and smushed up a concrete wall a few
times before his aggressor repeatedly tried to fit him into a large industrial shelving unit.
the aggressor was normally jovial and peaceful too, he had just he had his buttons pushed in the wrong way and wildly misread the situation
that being said, i've seen hyperactive lads go on the rampage for considerable lengths of time before they burn themselves out.
i've never witnessed a fight involved a person with downs though, but my money would be on whoever had adhd, provided they are riled and there is not
too much of a size handicap.
not that i'm suggesting it's right ofc, i'm being irreverant and sharing my experiences in a somewhat bad taste kind of a way..
obviously all involved should lose their jobs and the organisation's recruitment, supervision and safeguarding processes should be over hauled
massively, as well as actually being implemeted.
the related managers and the overall boss should also lose their jobs for letting this happen on their watch and criminal charges should be filed.