evilxs wrote:You seem to value fitting in and what others think.
Be who you are and just be awesome and folks will come to you. A club, competition team, or something else is a good way to get into a group where you might find more luck.
I am aspie, had very few friends in law school, am in tax (you bastards haha), and took the bar exam today (fuck me).
Accept who you are I luvs myself.
Most of the folks in law school really were not worth getting to know. And then there are some pretty amazing people. Gotta strike a balance.
What type of club? I joined the "Autism Speaks" chapter of my university. Can't think of anything else, certainly not that I could get involved in as a 2L. I'm on Law Review already, which sucks because hard-charging Type A people are not those with whom I normally click. My school isn't high-ranked enough (it's #16) to the point that "law review" = the spectrum. At my school, "law review" = the overachievers who've always been president of everything, many of whom have impeccable social skills, 90% of whom have nailed down big firm jobs. I think I click much better with the public interest people, but don't really know how to break into that crowd.
I "was who I am" for many years, which is why I had/have an awful life. I wasn't diagnosed until last fall, so I only then started taking steps to fix my behaviors (part of being on the spectrum is not being aware of bad or weird behaviors). I think I've been successful, but it doesn't seem to be affecting the real world since social circles are pretty much set.
Any other ideas that I could do as a 2L?