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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,611 People

    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

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    And through Asperger syndrome,

    I met a good friend on this website. Since then, we have met in person and he and I are beyond best friends; we are true brothers and always will be. I shudder to think what my life would be like (if I were still alive) without him, and therefore, without this website. :) He has...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    Every doctors and psychologist says it

    even my teacher but I know it's bullshit cuz I go out like every week and I always talk to random people. I can sit on the train station and just randomly talk to somebody and I'm never shy the only thing is I don't understand emotions in the face too much and I don't see body...
    breastmilklover99 breastmilklover99 70+, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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

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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...
    MissClueless MissClueless 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    VBLOVE1106 VBLOVE1106 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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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    My autism ruined most of my life.

    I wish I could relive as an autistic anthro fox
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 29

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    My medicine finally arrived today.

    About damn time, I was a wreck…
    OggggO OggggO 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 21

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    I've never received an official diagnosis,

    but it's the only thing that explains why I'm, well, me. As a kid, I had no social skills whatsoever, and I spent most of my time hiding from people and the rest of the time becoming way too attached to certain books, TV shows, etc. I liked my own little world and I didn't...
    RobinDaggers RobinDaggers 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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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 7 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Living With Asperger's Syndrome Walking

    through the halls of school, I keep my head down and walk to my destination ignoring the sounds of loud voices that scream through my ears while dodging the bodies that block my path. The inner conflict in my head that tells myself to look people in the eye while talking to...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 3 Responses May 29

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    Got it from my dad. I'm not

    as bad as he is cause I fight to make it not define who I am. Though at first I felt bad but then I felt happy cause I'm gonna get money from the government!:p
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    The most frustrating thing is knowing

    that you know others don't. Followed by knowing they understand what you don't. Somedays I tire of faking emotion to be kind. I just wish people would not use voice tone more than vocabulary.
    silkyavi silkyavi 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 22

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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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    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 was at this 12½ year wedding day anniversary

    today. Way to many people. Couldn't focus on anything. Too much noise. And my phone died after the first 4 hours, but I was there for 8 hours. I wish my parents would just realize how much it took of my energy to not make a scene over every little thing. It's hard having a...
    leejoonnieoppa leejoonnieoppa 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I have been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.

    Sometimes it just seems like it doesn't fit at all except the unsocial part as most of my routines has fallen apart well I guess this whole doing nothing is my routine now. I guess that is also away to look at it. And I have nothing that particularly interest me or anything like...
    Joiss Joiss 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Asperger's Syndrome has caused me many problems

    regarding social behavior (what i should, and shouldn't do). I screwed up today, and am really upset about it. Hopefully you guys can tell me what you think. So i'm at a festival by myself, and they have a lot of stands selling different things, like clothing, and food. There...
    TyphlosionWolf TyphlosionWolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 20

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    Its harmed me a lot. I was bullied mercilessly

    up until the end of high school, and I'm still worried that people would want to exclude me socially. Although I now appear to be tolerable to most of my peers (people don't run away or put me down when I show up) I still find it near impossible to get close enough to people to...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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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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    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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    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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    All my life, I’ve felt different,

    like I just don’t quite belong in any group that I’m a part of. Trying to fit in has led to me to trouble. I’ve drank heavily, smoked weed, even gone to jail for setting off a bottle bomb, all in the pursuit of acceptance, approval, and appreciation. When I met Greg and...
    empoweredh22 empoweredh22 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    People judge me a lot

    when they find out that I have Asperger's.
    AveryWeinstein AveryWeinstein 16-17, F Sep 21

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    https://www.kickstarter.

    com/projects/2084036675/artistic-autistic-awareness?ref=email My Kickstarter application is finally live. I have autism and I find the preconceptions about the condition to be frustrating. I want to challenge these in an upcoming project. My project Later this year, I will be...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    It's the reason 95% of everyone I have ever

    known has eventually pushed me away. I'm not trying to sound like a pity party but that's been my real world experience. I'm lonely, single, and not wanting to be alone anymore.
    KusanagiShiro KusanagiShiro 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 10

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    I learned only a few years ago

    that I have Asperger's Syndrome and am clumsy as well as frequently speak very wierdly sometimes, and am socially awkward. I am also narrow minded in what I am interested in. I overly care for others, as well as have problems showing my emotions.
    Fenrirfenn Fenrirfenn 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 3

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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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    Sometimes I wonder what my family thinks with

    me having Asperger's or how long they've been keeping it from me. When I found out in February, my mom confessed to knowing I had it since I was adopted but my dad acts as if he never knew... Same guy who can't even remember how old I am. My brother seems to be embarrassed to be...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I'Ve Met Someone...:-D

    It's funny but I've met someone with Asperger's as well from a facebook group. We're really hitting it off. The big hitch is he's in England and I'm in America, but so far that hasn't stopped us from getting to know eachother better and better. Who knows where this will go but I...
    neuroticpoet neuroticpoet 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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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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    Uncoordinated Somehow,

    I'm reluctant to get hit with a ball, bat, shoe, kid, or some out of the blue object when I walk into a school gym. Now every time I walk anywhere near sports equipment, I expect for something or someone to almost kill me. I've tripped over soccer balls, dropped every football...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Growing Up.

    i grew up in my early years having no idea i had aspergers, i was weird anyway because i was a foreign expect at that time so was already 'different' i was already having major problems when i was diagnosed. my 'as pie' problems were sorted fairly quickly, my conversations...
    dallasalmighty dallasalmighty 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    And thanks to screw up all around,

    I've been without my medicine for the last several days, and have no idea when my refill will arrive. So, I'm feeling really antisocial right now and am going to stay off for a few days.
    OggggO OggggO 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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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

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    Five different specialists have

    now told me I should start taking my medication now. Actually it could be six or seven but I don't want to. It isn't going to cure me.
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    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

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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 13 Responses Jan 22

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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

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    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    although they say I have lots of defects with

    language and speaking, i have been told its because of asperger's syndrome i am really good in maths physics and other subjects that don't involve lots of dates and language
    daniel147 daniel147 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    shadowfluffy6 shadowfluffy6 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11

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