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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,932 People

    I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome around

    5 years ago. since I was diagnosed I've began to understand myself better. I actually see it as a blessing because I have became very fond of the advantages of Aspergers. Of course though anyone who has it would understand that the disadvantages can seriously get to you. I have...
    waterboy99 waterboy99 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    One of the struggles i have found myself having

    is speaking with other people i have the words i want to say but they won't come out. I want to meet a person because she has been talking to me, but i have no words you could say i know what i want to say but i don't know the correct time or how to go about saying it. People...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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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 12 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Also, I'm a social outcast.

    But what I can do is pretty much anything academic, even if I can't converse with anyone in a normal way. I am proud to be an Aspie, just because my brain doesn't develop in certain areas as it should, doesn't mean I'm worth less than anyone else.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    diagnosed in October 2013 it can be great

    but bad at the same time although I am on the high functioning of autism aswell side I havemanaged to be able to control my problems
    prodemonz prodemonz 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    Want to know me better?

    Autism is funny. And terrifying. (Just like EP really) Just now, as I sat reading a short passage of keywords about autism titled 'Am I OKay' I did my nifty switch from 0 (I'm fine - doing good) to 100 (I'm crying, rocking, and thumping my chest). Thank goodness I live...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

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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 8 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    You know. If there's one thing I would change

    about my life it would be the years of 'trying to be normal' that I am now trying to dismantle. I am seeing so many parts of myself in a different 'not broken' light. And yet it's so hard to shift out of the patterns I've built for myself!! I trust (I hope?) that it will get...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 3 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    If you have Facebook this is an interesting

    list about women with Aspergers. https://www.facebook.com/aspergersinitiative/photos/a.412210185572990.1073741828.372894999504509/737383689722303/?type=1
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 Sep 7, 2015

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    Debunking 6 Myths

    "1. Myth: Children with AS will grow out of it eventually. Fact: Like ADHD, there’s a prevalent myth that Asperger Syndrome is strictly a childhood disorder that disappears after young adulthood. But AS is a lifelong condition. It does get better with treatment but never...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    its either be smart or have friends.

    Most of the time I'm glad I can have intellectual conversation with myself.... but sometimes I'm damn lonely. arguing with myself gets sad. I miss my old fake friends. especially my first ex high school was the best time for me. adults suck.
    Tallestdavid Tallestdavid 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    I recently realised that I had never been able

    to feel what others feel. i feel bad for people, but I can't put myself in their shoes... when I see someone crying I generally think they are being over-dramatic and ignore them or just sit awkwardly because I don't know how to deal with it... and i generally I don't tend to...
    loafemon1 loafemon1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

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    Yes this it true I have this.

    I was diagnosed in 2010 if I'm remembering correctly I was in 7th grade. I didn't really have many friends and constantly bullied everyday but I'm now in 12th grade and have many friends and everyone in my shop class basically loves me except 3 people who I really don't know too...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Asperger's is like a curse to me.

    I didn't ask to have panic attacks in cluttered noises. I didn't ask to not have a normal social. I CERTAINLY didn't ask to drag my family and friends down with me when I have my episodes. This topic hits me right in my core and it hurts whenever I hear about it. My family...
    msvlogwars msvlogwars 18-21, F Jan 29, 2015

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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 3 Responses Aug 29, 2014

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    I don't understand eye contact

    or facial expression I remember Making friends with someone once we talked for a while and eventually the topic somehow went into disability's, When i told her i had aspergers. I remember her just becoming very active and shouting: That's why! And i'm like what's why? she goes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 13, 2015

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    Sometimes I see it coming.

    Sometimes it creeps up and suddenly I'm there. Emotional, cognitive and sensory overload are not things that are explainable. They are not manageable. Yes, I can prophylactically manage sensory, cognitive and emotional impacts. I can modify my life on a day to day scale to...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    Anyone have any questions about Aspergers

    Syndrome or living on the Autism spectrum?
    Machina24 Machina24 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2015

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    This is just one sense.

    Remember there is sight, touch, smell, movement, taste, balance as well. Imagine trying to think. To process. To converse. On this background. And then add in the other senses. And emotional intensity - don't forget the weird emotion stuff. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 Aug 3, 2015

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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

    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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    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 6 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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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 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with Aspergers in I think May

    of 2012, I have been teased and picked on about it since. It sucks, but it's who I am :]
    otakudude11 otakudude11 13-15, T 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    Hello, I was diagnose with Asperger’s

    Syndrome back in 2005. For me, having Aspergers Syndrome is a combination of the good and not so great. On one hand, my mind works well being a good analytical thinker and good with numbers. With this type of mindset with mixing in with certain types of intensify interests can...
    Johnny1001 Johnny1001 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    My doc recently diagnosed me with Asperger's.

    I have been on meds for depression, anxiety and ocd for the past several years. Doc thinks Asperger's may be the overarching cause. I have been socially awkward since early childhood. I completely lack confidence and self-esteem; I am not sure that is an aspect of Asperger's...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M Dec 10, 2015

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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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    Ever since I have been diagnosed with Aspergers

    my parents have always said no i dont. However, they really dont know the half of it. I know i have it mild but i still have it and it still affects me. I hate having to explain myself again and again for the same things especially since they know there a reason for it. i can't...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    Autism has touched my life in many ways.

    I feel privileged and confounded by my acquaintance with it. To me, it seems to be an experience of extremes. I know few people who can derive such pleasure from the sound of nails flicking the cover of a book, relishing the difference in tone according to its age and quality...
    Mehrabahn Mehrabahn 36-40, F Oct 3, 2015

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    There's days where I forget I am autistic.

    Surprising isn't it. Today was not one of those days. Too many people today. Too many emotions. Too many decisions. Too many things to do. Too much. Too too much. I don't like when I get like this. I know I need to disengage, but I don't know how to. Why am I so good at...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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    Dating From An Aspie Perspective.

    I get tired of neurotypicals. There's so many reasons why. Nueortypicals like to learn to get to know others on the fly. Do you know? Like they like situation based learning of other people and to just throw people into a chaotic situation and see how they'll react to get to know...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 9 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    It's a pain in the ***.

    I feel desperate when in a crowd and lonely most of the time. People who take their time to know me on an intellectual level still tend to not hang out socially
    Max054 Max054 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    So while eating something in

    while standing in my kitchen talking with my sister and her friend and they started talking about college and I commented that I couldn't go to college for paleontology, after a couple of sentences my sister said that the OVR guy couldn't get me into a college for paleontology...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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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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    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 9 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M Oct 10, 2015

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    They yell at you that you're not normal.

    That you always **** things up. You leave to your room, crying. You overhear them in the other room: What did we do wrong? How could we not have known? Why doesn't she understand? Is there anything else we can do? Will she ever live on her own? Her sister was never like this...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 23, 2015

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    Senior year of high school was okay

    until my last day of my high school. I don't wanna talk about all of it because it's to dramatic, and everybody that I knew isolated me and ignored me. Everybody just stopped taking to me. I went to prom, but no date, got ditched my friends. My crush was gonna be with me at the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

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    Hello space cadets of humanity,

    I have Asperger's syndrome. At least, so far that is what I believe is the case based on a brief and otherwise ongoing interaction with myself on the matter, balanced against past experiences which also include discussions with other human beings on Earth. It's been rather...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 15, 2015

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    I have Asperger's Syndrome

    which is a high functioning form of autism. I got diagnosed at 7, but my parents told me I was BORN with it. I guess I was born abnormal after all. I have awesome communication skills but sometimes with some cues, I have trouble reading. Some people ask me why am I so damn quite...
    maialove maialove 26-30, F 2 Responses May 25, 2015

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    FYI this is going to be long.

    I haven't been officially diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome yet, but I can say with almost complete certainty that I have it. I am severely awkward in social situations (or any time I'm around more than a few people, really), I tend to focus on just one topic for a relatively...
    JeffreyDallas JeffreyDallas 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2015

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    iao131.com has essays on mysticism

    and scientific illuminism viewed through a skeptical psychological perspective. Check it out if you're interested in gnosis and the occult.
    Blackey93 Blackey93 31-35, M Sep 21, 2015

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    Sometimes people don't believe what I say

    because I have difficulty making eye contact. and look around a lot.
    Aspergicbadger Aspergicbadger 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    I was diagnosed with autism

    and aspergers when I was 6 years old in 2004, it brings me down and it helps me at the Same time.
    LibertyCityPD LibertyCityPD 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2015

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    I feel abnormal because I have Asperger's

    Syndrome which is high functioning autism. I dont have a whole LOT of friends because of it. I've been through depression, anxiety and so on. I've had some friends in high school but they never invited me or included me in outings, events...NOTHING. Three girls that I thought...
    AspieGirl97 AspieGirl97 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 15, 2015

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