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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,703 People

    How My ASD Got Me A Lovely Boyfriend

    As you may know, people with ASD struggle with social interactions. I was long labelled antisocial because I didn't know how to be around people, and what the acceptable behaviour is - sometimes I still get it wrong, or I fail to see the point and fail to act appropriately.I also...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 9 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I've tried to use it to my advantage.

    I'm gifted with writing and I believe Aspergers along with an abusive home environment help to give me that as well as other skills. Being picked on and having men hit my mom made me have to learn skills like tracking body language and such. Most spectrum forums on the...
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    Possible Aspie (can't Get Formally Diagnosed W/o Health Insurance, Y'know)

    I got to this website by typing "I am lonely" into Google search (yeah, dorky, isn't it? but yeah, that's me), but this all started a few months ago when I found out that a family member was diagnosed with Asperger's.  Aha!  That explains so much about a few other...
    solitairemom solitairemom 41-45, F 14 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    I Have As, and Adhd As Well.

    I am a 40 year old married female, with medically confirmed AS.  ( My husband has ADD and Tourettes. )  I'm curious about a few things, as I have never met another adult Aspie.  What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your world?  Are you partnered...
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 31 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    Yesterday, I had an appointment with a clinical

    psychologist and found out that I have Asperger's syndrome. To my surprise, it actually didn't upset me to find out that I have it. In fact, it was a great relief and it explained some of the challenges that I went through over the course of my life. I'm talking about the...
    Mags2588 Mags2588 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    I Have Had Asperger Syndrome And It Is No Easy Walk To Deal With

    I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when i was just 16 years old.  I have gone through numerous therapies, medications, and a lot of other things.  I don't deal very well with kids, my social skils are worse than rust, and i have difficulties with the somplest of...
    aspiegentleman aspiegentleman 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    This is something that is very dear to me

    that I had made a list last year to people that I care about. A lot didn't read and didn't cared. I hope this helps you. What you or may not have. I have obsessive thoughts an thinking: meaning i'm making my self think about it way to much that stresses me out, just to...
    Elfric Elfric 31-35, M 7 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    i am aspie and i am proud of it.

    it makes me who i am and ucan all say like it makes some things i know i was diagnosed last year with this and high functioning augism and this is to all aspies dont let your condition hold u back it makes you who you are so be yoursel
    prodemonz prodemonz 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I was finally diagnosed

    as being on the spectrum on November 2nd, 2014. The test used was the Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale and it was a three hour test done over three visits to a specialist. A fourth visit gave me my results, which also included a diagnosis of ADHD. I have known, well, believed...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    I have it. Mayve yes

    or maybe no. I dont know but there are signs. Although I wasnt diagnosed coz going to a psychiatrist or something has a negative stigma in my place. When I was a kid, i dont know how to socialize and couldnt maintain friends.couldnt talk to strangers. i am always alone and im...
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    The doctor finally told me I have it a year ago

    but so far no one believes it. Looking to meet others who would like to talk about it.
    keravon keravon 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I Hate It When People Claim To Have It, But Dont!

    I don't know anyone like that personally, probably because if I did, I'd punch them in the face! But the fact that there are people out there claiming to have Aspergers just irks me to no end. The thing is, I've heard of countless people who looked it up in wikipedia and said...
    icewhip icewhip 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2011

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    I can't meet people's gazes.

    I have single minded focus on certain things. I am clumsy (found a way to help that.) I usually end a conversation just because I can't continue it, I talk wierd, I have a lot of social issues.
    Ditum Ditum 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Post diagnosis things went sour,

    my carefully constructed world started collapsing around me. Everything I had done to cope with a condition I didn't realise I had became irrelevant. Like a siege of angry orcs, the 'what ifs' kept on coming and I was overrun. I couldn't cope. After much persuasion I took...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M Jan 20

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    Aspergers

    If I showed you the real me would it still be the same? Explained Ive got a gun, but I've got no aim? No violence or love, just my conscience as a token. That its not my fault my compass is broken. I cant feel what you feel, but why cant I pretend? I know that I would...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 26 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    But it's not what everyone thinks it is.

    When you say 'aspergers', people think of socially awkward people who are obsessed with computers or science. But in reality, it's a lot different. Being a teen with asperger's is hard. It's lonely. For so long I have been battling my inner demons, and trying to convince myself...
    sarah19597 sarah19597 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I used to really hate myself,

    I honestly did. But now, I'm happy I have what I have. When I was in elementary school, I never talked to anyone, I would walk around the playground by myself and look at all the other kids play. I would wonder, why are those kids being mean, why do so many people fight over the...
    ThatRobotChick ThatRobotChick 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    Asperger's symdrome is something thats gives me

    a lot and takes a lot too, I can recite 100 digits of pi easily, dolve a rubix cube in 1 min 13 seconds, and tell you anything about the solar system. But I cant look you in eyes, I cant express my feelings verbally, I dont understand some things people say, and i can never...
    Kringle95 Kringle95 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I want to help people with the same condition

    as me. Also I would love to meet other people from all over the world and talk about our experiences I may have Asperger's syndrome but I don't let it beat me I learn how to control/deal with with my hobbies. I guess the only down side I have with it is not being able to talk...
    JonnyBurrows10 JonnyBurrows10 18-21, M 2 Responses May 29, 2014

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    I could write a whole blog about what the side

    effects are of me, but the main thing is i find myself to be insecure at times because i find it sometimes difficult communicating with different people whether it is verbally or electronically through social networking site (Facebook, Twitter etc) and i tend to mix my words up...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I've had depression and anxiety pretty much my

    whole life, leading to two hospital stays in my late teens. At that stage it was suspected to be some sort of psychosis, or Schizophrenia, but then that was ruled out, though nothing was ruled in. I was left wondering if I was crazy, if something had happened to me that I couldn...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2014

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    Now I Know Why I Love Stories

    I was just thinking this morning about how much easier life would be if I could work out people's intentions - if little subtitles could appear and tell me what a person really wants or means. And then it struck me: Maybe this is why I love stories so much. When you read a book...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    I'm writing this now

    because I need to get it out. I'm having trouble deciding what to do. School's been out for a few months and since then I've tried a 30 day free trial period at an online college and an internship. I quit the college because I just wasn't ready, and now that the internship is...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    Normal Is Strange

    Why are people expected to understand nonverbal language? It is not taught at home, in school, or anywhere else considered "mainstream". Yet if someone does not know it, they are seen as strange. If you were taken to a country that mainly spoke a language you could not understand...
    IHPD IHPD 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    As an Aspie, I get very tired having to

    socialize and talk to people. I'm often accused of being aloof, standoffish, or downright rude. It's not my intention to be mean or hurtful to other people. In fact, I really like people and would very much like to have an active social life with lots of friends. The problem...
    Sorgun Sorgun 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    Poor NT Sufferers! ;o)

    Just found this... http://home.att.net/%7Eascaris1/neurotypicality.html Understanding Neurotypicality   Neurotypicality is a pervasive developmental condition, probably present since birth, in which the affected person sees the world in a very strange manner.  It is...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 35 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    I have it. My favorite symptom is

    that people with it prefer nonfiction over fiction which I do.
    bobherry bobherry 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I Think...

    I'm 27 years old and think I may have undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome.  Everything I've read on the subject sounds so much like me it's kind of scary.  I can't recall all the symptoms I've read right now, but a few that spring to mind are that I have a high IQ, I am...
    feralkitten feralkitten 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 10, 2007

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    Aspergers ll

    I was always told to look people in there eyes. But I never did, so I was suspected of lies. Its not my fault theres nothing when I hear their cries. Not my fault theres nothing when someone dies. Emotionally dead, should I lay with the flies? Why is everything I am what you...
    ShadowAce7125 ShadowAce7125 22-25, M 17 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    Aspergers

    Hello My name is Justin and this is my story. This past September, I was diagonsed with Aspergers. Before, I was digonsed with Aspergers, I did a bunch of research on Aspergers and found out that I had many of the traits of a person with Aspergers. When I met with the...
    superherojustin superherojustin 22-25, M 11 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Yes, I Have AS, Officially Diagnosed.

    I was diagnosed with AS April 1, 2011, so I haven't been diagnosed for very long. AS has made it VERY hard for me to keep a girlfriend, and I recently nearly lost a woman I loved probably partially because of my condition. Living with this has been difficult because I cannot...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Indeedly--makes effective communication a

    ***** I gotta say. And then there's the difficulty to quickly adapt, and sometimes people say stuff in a way that you just don't get and god so help me if u ask me to follow instructions T_T
    Cryx Cryx 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Symbiopsychotaxiplasm 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Neurotypical Personality Disorder

    Neurotypical Personality Disorder (NTPD) is a personality disorder categorized under Cluster D (common and un-evolved). Sufferers from this disorder show an irrational need to have friends and different kinds of relationships with other humans at all times, exhibit strange...
    GPeck GPeck 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    I've struggled all my life socially.

    I never made a single friend until I turned 14. I was always "that weird, quiet girl." People were cruel to me and I could never figure out why. I just assumed I was just too ugly to be friends with. I have no self esteem due to lack of close friends. I am almost always alone...
    SecretGaygent SecretGaygent 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Being On The Spectrum Is Like Xmen

    My friend recently asked me if I was taking medication to treat my aspergers.  He seemed like a really understanding friend and I was feeling down so I decided to confide with him that I have aspergers.  I normally don't tell people.  Well his first response was "That sucks...
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    I was known as the "Weirdo" during school.

    I have never had any real friends in my whole life until freshman year. Kids never wanted to play with me and called me "stupid" and "dumb". I got made fun off so much. Middle school was the WORST. I got taunted, bullied, chased, beaten up and mocked and ignored. 7th grade was...
    lollipopchick lollipopchick 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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    Aspergers Is Not A Competition

    and if it were, you might as well go home now, because classic autism wins hands down. you should see what it's like to not be able to get any words out at all, and there you have a really severe communication problem. so those who have friends are obviously not impaired enough...
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I always wanted to meet someone with aspergers

    like me wish I knew someone near :(
    kittyanthony kittyanthony 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    When you have this it's easy to become

    absolutely obsessed with things, and that's not easy to deal with, even when I became devastated after finishing a book series that there are none left. It just makes life tough.
    Dakurti99 Dakurti99 13-15, M Jan 26

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    Yes, and I've learned many ways about how to

    adapt to and around NTs. Contact me if you would like. :)
    wuiop wuiop 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I think I have Aspergers,

    I love arts so much I think it's the only life where I want to be, I love seeing great murals an architect designs, I can get obsessed and lost when I found a great celebrity and become so fond of them and dreamed that I wish I can work for them. But I know I can't.
    perennialsorrows perennialsorrows 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    how do people react when you tell them you have

    aspergers? I am always so nervous to tell people!
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 27

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    I'm currently divorcing my husband.

    He never ever accepted my aspergers and constantly ridiculed me for it, thinking I could just turn it off. Even though I rank very high on the asperger scale, years of behavorial training have taught me to act neurotypical but I will never BE neurotypical. I just wish I could...
    Lyddia Lyddia 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 22, 2014

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    social norms always confuses me.

    Still normal though. :)
    WifeOfVegeta WifeOfVegeta 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    With help from my psychologist (who's very

    successful and specialized in autism, along with other things.) shed a light over a little something that I've been thinking about for a long time. My level of intelligence and the way my brain works. I told him about something which turned into a conversation. I do not remember...