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I Have Asperger's Syndrome

For any and all Aspies out there. 1,657 People

    The doctor finally told me I have it a year ago

    but so far no one believes it. Looking to meet others who would like to talk about it.
    keravon keravon 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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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    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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    Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Symbiopsychotaxiplasm 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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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 3 Responses Oct 12, 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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    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, 2014

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    I was finally diagnosed

    as being on the spectrum on November 2nd, 2014. The test used was the Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale and it was a three hour test done over three visits to a specialist. A fourth visit gave me my results, which also included a diagnosis of ADHD. I have known, well, believed...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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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    Yes, and I've learned many ways about how to

    adapt to and around NTs. Contact me if you would like. :)
    wuiop wuiop 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Asperger's symdrome is something thats gives me

    a lot and takes a lot too, I can recite 100 digits of pi easily, dolve a rubix cube in 1 min 13 seconds, and tell you anything about the solar system. But I cant look you in eyes, I cant express my feelings verbally, I dont understand some things people say, and i can never...
    Kringle95 Kringle95 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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 10 hrs ago

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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 5 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I think I have Aspergers,

    I love arts so much I think it's the only life where I want to be, I love seeing great murals an architect designs, I can get obsessed and lost when I found a great celebrity and become so fond of them and dreamed that I wish I can work for them. But I know I can't.
    perennialsorrows perennialsorrows 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Post diagnosis things went sour,

    my carefully constructed world started collapsing around me. Everything I had done to cope with a condition I didn't realise I had became irrelevant. Like a siege of angry orcs, the 'what ifs' kept on coming and I was overrun. I couldn't cope. After much persuasion I took...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M Jan 20

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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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    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, T 1 Response Oct 22, 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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    I always wanted to meet someone with aspergers

    like me wish I knew someone near :(
    kittyanthony kittyanthony 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I could write a whole blog about what the side

    effects are of me, but the main thing is i find myself to be insecure at times because i find it sometimes difficult communicating with different people whether it is verbally or electronically through social networking site (Facebook, Twitter etc) and i tend to mix my words up...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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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    When you have this it's easy to become

    absolutely obsessed with things, and that's not easy to deal with, even when I became devastated after finishing a book series that there are none left. It just makes life tough.
    Dakurti99 Dakurti99 13-15, M 3 days ago

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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, 2014

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    I can't meet people's gazes.

    I have single minded focus on certain things. I am clumsy (found a way to help that.) I usually end a conversation just because I can't continue it, I talk wierd, I have a lot of social issues.
    Ditum Ditum 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    It is a burden, I was picked on frequently at

    school and I found it difficult to make friends(besides those who also suffer from disabilities). I find this a barrier to finding work, relationships and so on. fml.
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    Hello there! I'm currently making some

    researches about Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder. A disorder in which the person uses daydreaming as a defense mechanisme to escape from reality into a soothing fantasy. I've heard (read) some people thinking MDD may be a symptom or a sign of Asperger's syndrome. Some Aspies...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 20

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    I've tried to use it to my advantage.

    I'm gifted with writing and I believe Aspergers along with an abusive home environment help to give me that as well as other skills. Being picked on and having men hit my mom made me have to learn skills like tracking body language and such. Most spectrum forums on the...
    KnaisGuy KnaisGuy 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 have it. My favorite symptom is

    that people with it prefer nonfiction over fiction which I do.
    bobherry bobherry 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 6

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