Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:52 pm Post subject: Re: Rocking back and forth.
Does anybody else do this? I rock and forth very often whilst seated and people have commented upon it.
Yup, do it mainly when I am excited. Also bopping my legs, pacing, whistling/singing/humming.
It relieves emotional and mental tensions, be it positive or negative tension.
Another word for this is 'stimming', meaning stimulating - most people with autism do this as elaborated in the above. _________________ "It all start with Hoborg, a being who had to create, because... he had to. He make the world full of beauty and wonder. This world, the Neverhood, a world where he could live forever and ever more!"
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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:33 pm Post subject:
In general I do it all the time. I have experienced panic attacks also in the past (generally in social situations of something I am uncomfortable with). None the less it's a habit I am compelled to be in mutual agreement with. I've read that it is associated with autism. However I do not understand why.
Even Bill Gates does it
(Debate is open if he falls under the spectrum, but alot points toward this diagnose) _________________ "It all start with Hoborg, a being who had to create, because... he had to. He make the world full of beauty and wonder. This world, the Neverhood, a world where he could live forever and ever more!"
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Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:47 pm Post subject:
Heh, Bill Gates rocking resembles me A LOT! I start doing it when excited especially at least, people look at you when you do it in public though, basically start doing it and not realizing it. _________________ Crazy Bird Lady who owns cats and no birds
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Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:00 pm Post subject:
Heh, Bill Gates rocking resembles me A LOT! I start doing it when excited especially at least, people look at you when you do it in public though, basically start doing it and not realizing it.
I don't really rock back and forth but I tend to sort of bounce in a chair sometimes. SOMETIMES I rock the chair back and forth, but I don't do it myself IN the chair, normally this calms me down and when I do it for some time I end up forgetting I'm doing it at all.
Wallourdes has probably given the clearest explanation to this, stimming, which I wasn't sure what it meant until I red his post
Stimming seems like a good idea to release tension, as Wallourdes said, but if you do it in public people might think you're a bit... odd... Which is never good _________________ To cure Autism is to change ones personality. To change ones personality is to destroy one person, and make another. -Michael Edmond
My daughter is almost 4 and she does this all the time. She rocks really hard on the couch to calm herself before she goes to bed, to wake herself up in the morning and after naps, when she's excited, when she's coming down off a meltdown and when music is playing. She rocks back on forth on her hands and knees when she's in bed, often when I go to wake her up in the morning, she'll have rocked the whole bed from one side of the room to the other.
Thanks for posting this thread, nice to get some insight from AS adults
It's a shame the original sound wasn't present on that Gates clip because it becomes pretty obvious he's rocking due to the extreme stress of trying to worm his way out of a mass of evidence which ultimately proved his company's dubious and unethical business practices. I don't think that in this context, it is any indication of Asperger's. Just stress. He's not a happy bunny.
(this was from his deposition involving Microsoft's predatory monopolistic activities WRT competing browsers - for which it was found guilty and heavily fined)
[edited to remove a statement which may have caused problems for WP] _________________ Giraffe: a ruminant with a view.
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