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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

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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'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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    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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    Nowadays I blend in with society pretty well,

    but in kinder garden my symptoms were showing a lot and I got humiliated over and over by the sixth graders telling me "you should do this, people will laugh" and they knew full well that I had asperger and that I couldn't tell the difference between laughing at me and laughing...
    ortwin ortwin 16-17, M 1 Response May 17

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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 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Sometimes having Aspergers Syndrome sucks ****.

    I got diagnosed when I was a little girl. My dad said i was born with it. I guess I AM born learning disabled. Anyways, I didn't have much friends in high school and my circle of friends is small. I felt left out. It's better than having like 100 fake friends. At times I feel...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    my life has always been hard

    since the day i was born.
    dacosta4949 dacosta4949 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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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 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

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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 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'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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 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 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 Jun 16

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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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    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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    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'm currently in the process of analyzing some

    videos for my psychology class. The videos are the videos of dysfunctional families with young children that keep screaming for whatever reasons in the world. Inevitably I imagined myself in these situations... I have Asperger's Syndrome and I couldn't imagine myself living with...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 11

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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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    For as long as I can remember I had felt.

    ...a little different than others. I didn't care about most things. I didn't want or need much social activities. I had, and still have, a relatively select interest range. Emotions were never my strongest suit as I got older. Something akin to Alexithymia, I suppose. One day I...
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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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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    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 3 days ago

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