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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,934 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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    Hey I'm Melly.I was diagnosed in 07.

    I have very bad anxiety and get panic attacks.Im also always bullied by others.I am a quite keep to myself person.
    punkpixie13 punkpixie13 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M Oct 10, 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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    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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    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'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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    This is completely unrelated

    but part of this is because I am blind when it comes to communication(aspergers. duh.) and I need advice. So...a few months ago, on the last week of school, I asked this girl if she wanted to go out sometime. She said she was seeing someone. No big deal, I mean I was...
    LeaderOfThePack LeaderOfThePack 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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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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    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 really need your help,

    I know you all are strangers but please... I think I have aspergers, the things I do in my daily life isn't "normal" to others. first off hi, I'm Andrew. ^-^ I've always had a hard time making friends. I don't know I don't think I'm that bad of a guy but it seems like I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 27, 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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    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 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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    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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    I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome In

    middle school. It was comforting to know why I was so different from most other kids. Because of my diagnosis, I have learned to take pride in my "disability" ". There are so many positive aspects to being on the spectrum.
    Machina24 Machina24 18-21, M Dec 25, 2015

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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'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 Jul 30, 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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    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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    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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    My mom just yelled at me

    for not being able to have fun with the family. I have to pull it together before she comes down here or she'll stay and try and get me to talk to her but there's nothing to talk about. She doesn't understand
    pizzafacedfag pizzafacedfag 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2015

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