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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,807 People

    I often use my imagination in a way to create

    or recreate the reality to better understand some situations or to comfort my insecurities when needed. Sometimes I find myself into social situations with some people or friends of friends and I noticed that I often have violent imagination when I don't like the other person or...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 1 Response May 16

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    It's the mild variant

    which just means people don't realize that I actually have a problem and thus hate me. It causes a lot of problems including with social interaction, and trouble concentrating on anything to simple. For anyone wanting to connect with others or want help figuring stuff out try...
    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M 3 Responses May 19

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    what helps me a lot is to have everything in

    its place. If I misplace it, God forbid. If you are not my twin, and you move it, it's really bad. Anyone else feel like this?
    PJBelle PJBelle 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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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    All I can say is thank God

    for the theatre. My parents signed me up for an amateur theatre group when I was 11; in hindsight, they may have done it because of my Asperger's (I was diagnosed around 8 or 9). I never looked back, and am now forging a career as a professional stage manager. Theatre was my...
    heyitsgarrett heyitsgarrett 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    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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    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 don't mind Aspergers.

    It has benefited my intelligence greatly, and I have a small group of friends who understand that I may not be the most entertaining or talkative person in the world. I do however wish I wasn't so shy or quiet, so that I could better stand up for what is right and be the good...
    XenonVirus XenonVirus 13-15, M Jun 30

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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 10 Responses Jun 15

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    God why are people with autism spectrum

    disorders so retarded and sensitive? They need to buck up! Okay so two weeks ago my other autistic friend spend the night with me because I had no one else to hang with since they are too busy for me. The next morning, when my friend was going to use the bath room, she stepped...
    JoyJoy7 JoyJoy7 22-25, F 8 Responses May 11

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    I've just recently accepted my year old

    diagnosis as being on the Autism Disorder Spectrum with what is usually called Asperger's. I've learned a lot about myself by accepting my condition. One of the things that I didn't notice is that I stim A LOT. I thought I didn't stim at all until I started to ask people that I...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 day ago

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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

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    I admit there were times I didn't want to be

    this. I admit there were days in which all I did was cry, asking God or whatever kind of diety is up there watching why did I have to be like this. Did you know that one person out of fifty has Asperger's? Sometimes I felt angry and wanted to shout "**** my life, why did it have...
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Why I can't do **** right?

    ! Sometimes I do things I don't realize I'm doing. Like if I'm very slow and whatever, someone pushes me very hard or even get pissed off at me for being so slow and dumb. I tried to tell them to not do that but theu tell me I'm being rude just because I'm trying to stand up for...
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    I do. However, I have no talent in anything

    whatsoever, I waste a lot of time and not to mention I wasted my life pretending to be someone I wasn't and never will be. I have a lot of anxiety, stress and anger issues and they constantly occur even when I'm trying to improve my artistic abilities. I'm going to bed...
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 2 Responses May 5

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    I do. However, I constantly talk to myself,

    act out scenes and think negative. It's ruining my life and it's decreasing my time to practice drawing.
    FoxFan64 FoxFan64 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    I was diagnosed with Asperger's (autism) about

    a year ago but I didn't accept the diagnosis because I had a lot of misunderstandings about what it meant. After continuing treatment with a therapist for other issues (depression, avoidance, etc) I finally decided to look into autism. Now I understand why I was diagnosed as...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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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...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 7 Responses May 13

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    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 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have yet to be properly diagnosed,

    but my mom and I have researched it, and one of her friends has a daughter with it, and all of the symptoms match me so well, looking at a list of symptoms feels like looking at my personal psychological profile, and when my mom and her friend talk about me and their daughter...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    Orwell Thackery

    Today is the day I will tell you about Orwell Thackery Orwell Thackery was 17 years old when he committed suicide. He had been born with Asperger’s Syndrome, and as we all know, there are stereotypes of this problem. The first stereotype of AS is that the person is an idiot. A...
    twofacetoo twofacetoo 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 12, 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

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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

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    Mine sucked! It was good

    until I lost all of my friends because of my rude and awful act. The people that I thought were my friends ditched me and I was constantly left out and people never involved me with activities. Never had a boyfriend while others were in relationships and went on dates. I never...
    BigGirlWithLove BigGirlWithLove 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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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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    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

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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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    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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    My best friend just got diagnosed with

    Aspergers. It's been really hard for her. Is there anything anyone can suggest that might help her cope with the news? Also does anyone have any tips for me about supporting her? Things I should/shouldn't do to be helpful to her? Much appreciated. Thank you :)
    ThinspirationNation ThinspirationNation 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    I have Aspergers not only

    that I also had speech problem. I didn't talk in full sentences till I was 5 years old. When I was in school it was hard for me to make friends because I was quiet. I went to speech classes in school till 9th grade. They told my mom and dad there is nothing else we could do. I...
    GuyFromTennessee GuyFromTennessee 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    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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    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...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21 4 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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 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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    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 9 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I admit sometimes I do get violent,

    I told it's quite an erroneous thing to do unless I have been physically harmed by the person I have struck. Sometimes I don't know what to do though, if someone takes something of mine or keeps hold of it when I want it back, I've said please and I have requested they get off...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Jul 11

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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