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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,741 People

    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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    All through my short life I have experienced

    the troubles of being an outcast, being told to simply "get involved" but that's not at all easy. Well not for me anyway. I can do things that others can't but they can do things I can't. For instance, I can recite 121 digits of pi from memory, I know all the kings and queens of...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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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 Took Me A Long Time To Accept

    that I have  ASD: I suppose for many my case is typical in as much as I had spent virtually a life time being labeled with one thing and then another - as a child I was labeled indigo, genius , high IQ, difficult,dorky.  and the labels went on & on   Each time changing...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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 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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    how do people react when you tell them you have

    aspergers? I am always so nervous to tell people!
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 12 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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    Breaking up is never easy regardless of

    condition. For someone with aspergers its all the more difficult. All the little things you would do in the day which revolved around having a partner that you cannot do, all the extra time you have now that they are gone. It feels like your entire routine has been thrown out...
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M 1 Response May 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 12 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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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. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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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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    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 never really understood

    why I acted the way I acted and said some of the things I said until I was diagnosed . I never knew why most of my relationships never worked out and why I could never keep friends . To be perfectly honest , it's just really lonely sometimes , not having anyone who can relate...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Hard decisions are never easy

    whether you have a condition or not. You have to do what is best for you even if it hurts someone else. When you really care about someone often the only way you can care is to walk away. Its sad, its painful and you'll probably hurt for a long time. you have to take what...
    Sakaratte Sakaratte 26-30, M May 3

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    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 May 16

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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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    I have aspergers and I thought meeting other

    people who have it would help me cope but it hasn't . It's like I can't even relate to those people who have it because were too alike , if that makes sense . I just feel alone . Beside myself . I don't know , maybe I just haven't found the right person to talk to who will...
    JoshRobin JoshRobin 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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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'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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    I am starting to branch out.

    To be honest, it doesn't have to be over night, but very gradual. I used to think remaining silent and unnoticed would be better for me, but then you start to see how it overcomes you and you end up in your own little shell. It sucks...a lot...no ,I mean like, a **** ton.
    LeaderOfThePack LeaderOfThePack 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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 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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    Hi there Aspies! I'm currently working on a

    short presentation about MDD (Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder) and I've came to the point where I have to describe what are the usual interests of MDDers and if there are any possibilities that it might link to an existing phenomena. I was asking myself if people with Asperger...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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, F 8 Responses May 13

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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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    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, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    This is true, one thing about it is an immense

    obsession with limited things, I was diagnosed a LONG time ago, most likely after preschool. My obsession is mental disorders, Two-Face from Batman, and Slender-Man
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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