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by desertboy
Mon May 27, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Baaargh so fed up and frustrated.
Replies: 85
Views: 18909

Re: Baaargh so fed up and frustrated.

Good luck with everything, Jim. I'm sorry that this problem has been going on for so long.I'm appalled at the way you're being treated but not altogether surprised. It sounds as if you're dealing with a group of people who are perfect examples of the Peter Principle (individuals who have been promot...
by desertboy
Mon May 27, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: The prospect of going into teaching...
Replies: 10
Views: 5717

Re: The prospect of going into teaching...

@ pixiewoo89, I have been working as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher for 16 years. It definitely suits me far more than the office jobs that I had previously held. This is one job where planning and working at your own pace is tolerated. I can't comment on mainstream teaching. I don't...
by desertboy
Mon May 27, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?
Replies: 18
Views: 7651

Re: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?

Yes, I watched one of the programs. The main characters did seem quite severely disabled though some of the people they were introduced to by the dating agency seemed relatively normal (described as having a slight learning difficulty). I imagine the agency would probably be careful to match up peop...
by desertboy
Mon May 27, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: do I believe the assessment?
Replies: 8
Views: 2457

Re: do I believe the assessment?

I can understand why you're questioning your diagnosis. I think that perhaps the issue is that the overlap between dyslexia and dyspraxia is considerable. Some experts as you may know even say that dyspraxia, ADHD, dyslexia and Asperger's are different symptoms of the umbrella term Autistic Spectrum...
by desertboy
Sun May 26, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: TOO involed with people!
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: TOO involed with people!

It sounds as if you're in a frustrating situation. I suspect that you're trying to do too much in one go and as a result getting stressed. Maybe, just try one hobby at a time and don't burn yourself out on it. I always try to remember this maxim when I try to take on too much in one go, "If you...
by desertboy
Sat May 25, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Anyone with Experience of Brain Gym / Educat. Kinesiology?
Replies: 0
Views: 1753

Anyone with Experience of Brain Gym / Educat. Kinesiology?

The Dore program is prohibitively expensive. I have also heard of Brain Gym/Educational Kinesiology which from what I understand seems to be based on a similar theory (ie lots of exercises to boost coordination). However, unlike Dore, all is required is a couple of textbooks. As I'm not based in the...
by desertboy
Sat May 25, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?
Replies: 18
Views: 7651

Re: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?

Yesterday, I found out about the website for adults with learning difficulties. It's called Stars in the Sky.

www.starsinthesky.co.uk


Do any members of this website have experience of using this dating agency, or know someone who has used it?

Maybe this question needs a new thread. :)
by desertboy
Sat May 25, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?
Replies: 18
Views: 7651

Re: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?

Thank you for your intersting comments, Tom Fod, Jim and Captain Ludd. I definitely have been in Involuntary Celibate (aka Incel) and/or Love Shy most of my adult life. Incel and Love Shy are similar conditions, but there is a subtle difference. The former implies that the sufferer has the confidenc...
by desertboy
Thu May 23, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: % of dyspraxics who can drive
Replies: 29
Views: 16961

Re: % of dyspraxics who can drive

Fortunately, I was able to learn to drive in my teens. I've managed to avoid having an accident due to caution but have and will never become a particularly skilled driver. My judgment of distances is still atrocious, so I have to avoid narrow roads at busy times. I certainly would never ever be abl...
by desertboy
Thu May 23, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?
Replies: 18
Views: 7651

More Involuntary Celibate Dyspraxic Males than Females?

Ever since finding out about dyspraxia, I have always suspected that involuntary celibacy (i.e. being single not by choice) is more common among dyspraxic males than females. These are the reasons for my theory. a) Dyspraxia can be very emasculating for men as several people have mentioned on other ...
by desertboy
Thu May 23, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dyspraxia hobbies
Replies: 17
Views: 7870

Re: Dyspraxia hobbies

@ Jim and Tom, I greatly appreciate your responses. Unfortunately, I don't have your emotional maturity. I seem to have a Type A competitive temprament that just won't go away despite my best efforts. In other words, I have the soul of an Alpha Male but the physiology of the lowest of the low Omega ...
by desertboy
Thu May 23, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: You know you're dyspraxic when
Replies: 398
Views: 95178

Re: You know you're dyspraxic when

You're in a job that you're ridiculously overqualified for, but your boss writes on your appraisal, "He tries hard but his job performance is unsatisfactory."
by desertboy
Thu May 23, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Age at which you were diagnosed
Replies: 27
Views: 6854

Re: Age at which you were diagnosed

I wasn't diagnosed until I was 38.

It might have saved both my family and me a lot of anguish if it had been earlier, but the knowledge just wasn't around at that time.
by desertboy
Mon May 20, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Dyspraxia hobbies
Replies: 17
Views: 7870

Re: Dyspraxia hobbies

I must say that dyspraxia has left me without any talents. People have said that I'm not good at anything either to me or about me all my life. I still get embarrassed to this day if anyone asks me what I am good at. My hobbies are rather passive things like reading and watching TV. I do go to the g...
by desertboy
Sun May 19, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Undiagnosed
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Undiagnosed

It does sound rather likely from the list of things you describe since I have some of the same symptoms. However, I'm not qualified to diagnose. It's definitely worth seeing your GP about this as another psoter suggested. Even if he/she does not give you any joy, it sounds as if you at least do have...