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by Tom fod
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Knowing how perceptive others people are
Replies: 9
Views: 2444

Re: Knowing how perceptive others people are

It maybe weird but I have almost perfect recall for some things which can be quite inconvenient when others don't remember or choose to deny what I recall happening! I guess its down to people being different and our brains remembering different things.We all like and remember things differently we ...
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Stress in the workplace... increased symptoms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Re: Stress in the workplace... increased symptoms?

Hi there Gypzymoth I definitely find that when I'm stressed my dyspraxic tendencies are more pronounced and vice versa. It's a nasty vicious circle! I'd been managing to keep it together at work and it wasn't really a problem until I found I was being pushed beyond my limits and started blaming myse...
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Hi

Welcome to the forum Tom
by Tom fod
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good Morning Everyone-hello.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Good Morning Everyone-hello.

Hi Sallya. Welcome to the forum! I've recently been recognised as having some quite dyspraxic tendencies and awaiting assessment and drafting disclosure at present. I'm a bit fearful that even though it would be illegal to use it against me i fear people will treat me differently and I don't like st...
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Good Books
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Good Books

Late last-year I read Pandeamonium by Christopher Brookmyre. It was about a group of Scottish School kids who go off on an outward bound trip in an area where the military happens to have opened a gateway to hell. One passage particularly resonated for me and went something like "he was quiet b...
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Keeping worlds separate
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Keeping worlds separate

Me too. I'm a private person too and some people are just gossips plus I feel I have to justify myself which is not good and I don't like it Tom Yeah, having to justify yourself is so hard - I always feel I'm making excuses, and still feel guilty for not being 'good enough'. Gilly Thanks Gilly I fo...
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Keeping worlds separate
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Keeping worlds separate

Vespero wrote:I make no attempt to mix my worlds. I use one as a break from the other, and I enjoy the contrast between the separate areas of my life.


That's a good way to look at/think about it. I do the same myself 8-)
by Tom fod
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Dyspraxia and sex
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

Re: Dyspraxia and sex

Hi there as a dysprxic bloke muself. I'm inclined to say that our minds are always busy not necessarily with task in mind and this often happens at the most inopportune of times and that can come across as being distant to others. Of course we would be mortified people were getting such vibes but we...
by Tom fod
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: bullying
Replies: 15
Views: 2777

Re: bullying

I didn't much like my time at school/growing up, children can be so cruel and 20 years on most of my bullies are still that - children! Makes me very angry at times which is not good as often it's wasted energy as they are not often capable of seeing the error of their ways. Devote your time to your...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: ESA tribunal success or not as the case may be
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: ESA tribunal success or not as the case may be

Hi your experience really sounds nightmarish. Must admit I don't know how system works at that level as my dyspraxia is fortunately just a painful thorn in my side that isn't always too noticeable. At one time I used to work at a centre that assisted people with disabilities and dealing with the ben...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: time management/organisation problems
Replies: 3
Views: 2390

Re: time management/organisation problems

Hi I used to do loads of applications forms. Try to allow yourself as much time as possible. try not to keep putting off doing stuff until last moment because it feels futile. One day it won't be :D Here are a few tips about application forms Have your application info to hand so you can fill in the...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Having trouble getting a job!
Replies: 4
Views: 1756

Re: Having trouble getting a job!

Hi there I too am very non competitive. Competitiveness does not sit well with me at all. I'm totally not excited by sport, the olympics and all that but I digress. 15 years ago my strategy was applying for lots (100's) of jobs until eventually I got taken on by the organisation that I did my NVQ Bu...
by Tom fod
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Newbie - Am I dyspraxic?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Newbie - Am I dyspraxic?

Nick I wonder if the borderline personality disorder is a mis-diagnosis of/a result of your dyspraxia. Maybe its worth talking to the consultants though I can guess that you might be reluctant to go back there. Think the worst thing is it's 'another label' I read a thing called the dyslexia and dysp...
by Tom fod
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Keeping worlds separate
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: Keeping worlds separate

Me too. I'm a private person too and some people are just gossips plus I feel I have to justify myself which is not good and I don't like it

Tom
by Tom fod
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Travels of a Dyspraxic: The Next Generation
Replies: 6
Views: 537

Re: Travels of a Dyspraxic: The Next Generation

I usually plan my travel to nth degree. Getting the maps out and poring? over them with my magnifier analysing. Having spare copies of travel docs etc When I go away I can guarantee itinerary won't always go to plan and while I was a bit nervous about time it took to me to negotiate Dallas airport m...

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