I Might Have Asperger's Syndrome

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 173 People

    Wouldn't It Be Great To Be Normal?

    I thought it was great being smart. Only problem is, I took it so seriously that it hangs like a giant weight above me. I feel that I will never be able to let go of it. I'm 19 and have never kissed. I'm worried that I will be forever alone... I want to trade my intelligence...
    matrixportal matrixportal
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2012

    I Think I Might Have It

    Most of my life I haven't fit in. I just thought it was because I am weird. I hate small talk, I hate social situations, etc... I don't want to give a whole list. The majority of the symptoms that they list I fit. When I told my friend that I felt like I ...
    annesocial annesocial
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2009

    That's What My School Told Me!

    I know people who have asperger's have a strong intrest in something. Me. I love horse back riding. I loved it ever since I started. Isn't it a lot of little girl's dreams to have a horse? **** them. My councler my school every person there. They say people with asperger's...
    NicolePear NicolePear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2012

    Just Too Many Coincidences...

    Intro: When I was smaller, my mum got the notion into her head that there was something wrong with me. I didn't find this especially flattering, but the emotional implications of this are for a different topic. She was always on the look-out for some sign of a disability. First...
    djpanda djpanda
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

    Mostly about Asperger's: I Have A Cocktail Of Mental Illnesses

    I wasn't diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, or Bipolar 2 disorder until I was nineteen. I am twenty-one now. When I was younger I felt alone. I didn't fit in with the boys in elementary because they were active and I was clumsy. I didn't fit in with the girls. They had ability...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

    Surprising ...

    I didn't know much about Asperger syndrome until this day. But I have read a few articles today and filled out several online tests - all of them said that I'm very likely an aspie ... Wow, that would explain a lot ... All my ****** up and miserable life ... I have practically...
    Peter2543 Peter2543
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2011

    I Know I'm Different Than The Rest Of The World

    I could very easily sit in a room and just listen to people chat without adding much input. I am married and we are happy, but I find myself forcing myself to do things that aren't in my make up. When my husband or children are happy about something that doesn't involve me...
    HisWife4Life HisWife4Life
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 10, 2010

    All the sounds I hear are extremely loud.

    I may have been like this my whole life, but it's getting worse now. People talking, laughing, babies crying, cars, machines, phones ringing... This makes it difficult to be in places like the cafeteria, public transport... Everything just merges together into this loud...
    mad95 mad95
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    Waiting To Be Assessed.

    I have two friends with aspergers and they both think I have it. I have had problems all my life, and have had a couple of dianoses-schizophrenia and bpd, though both were made by counsellers who were not qualified to diagnose. But both felt that I had deeper problems than...
    Fran54 Fran54
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    Increasingly Lost In A Stranger-by-day World

    I have a weird way of expressing my Asperger's. I am hopelessly disorganized, I can never remember to shower or brush my hair or teeth. It isn't because I don't care. It just isn't as important to me. My parents either don't know or have never told me about my Asperger's. They...
    starrygirl13 starrygirl13
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    Life Without Purpose

    I am a 20 year old college student who has been struggling with the same feelings many of you have been describing. I have always been pretty lost in social situations and uncomfortable when meeting new people, and I have trouble conveying my thoughts accurately with words. I've...
    wheresmymind wheresmymind
    1 Response Oct 27, 2012

    I need to get some things under control.

    So I was looking up some tips in regards to Aspergers, and the comments people left about their spouses/ex's really upset me. I don't want my partner to ever think of me that way or think I'm intentionally an *******. Just needed to vent.
    ctav85 ctav85
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    Relationship Issues

    how do you think aspegers affects the ability to have relationships with normal or for example a BPD partner?
    PersonL PersonL
    31-35, M
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2012

    I found this image about this anime "Parasite"

    or "Parasyte", I think it's called both ways, I just end watching the anime and I remember thinking about the parasites like Asperger's people, without showing emotions, and being just rational, makes me think that the author of the manga takes bases on Asperger's syndrome.
    SusAssasins SusAssasins
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    I might have AS. Any tips on how to manage it

    so as to avoid hurting people around me more (my spouse and family)?
    LolaHaze9 LolaHaze9
    26-30, F
    Aug 17, 2015

    Informal Diagnosis

    Last Wednesday, I finally brought up Asperger's with my psychiatrist. I had been wanting to do it for a long time, but have always been too nervous, assuming she would think it was all in my head. However, when I told her I think I may have it, she said that she has been waiting...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Oct 17, 2012

    I Feel Different

    I believe it's likely I have a mild form of Asperger's. At school I was bullied because of the way I spoke. I had an unusually formal or 'proper' way of speaking, which is one of the traits. Most of my classmates had a pretty common way of talking, so this was picked up very...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Apr 26, 2011

    I've Been Wondering...

    I've been wondering recently if I could have AS because some symptomes describe me perfectly and some don't fit me at all. I might be a hypochondriac as well since I am trying to prove myself am mentaly ill and that's why am such a failure and if I was ill indeed, people wouldn't...
    amlost amlost
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2010


    I've started wondering about  a year ago. I'm 28, and it's difficult to tell because I've learnt many things about people and society since I was a child. It's difficult to tell also if it's part of my past, or if I've been so since the beginning. Or a bit of...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

    Maybe, Maybe Not

    It's hard to tell, being 22. I keep reading that adult aspies can become very functional to the point where it's difficult to tell. But then looking back, I do have a number of signs that would indicate Asperger's. I guess I need to go and get evaluated - but, I'm shy and have no...
    Natnie Natnie
    22-25, T
    7 Responses Jul 19, 2008

    I'm Seeing My Doc Tomorrow...

    i've never mentioned this to a doc before...but then i never knew enough about AS before. i show AS results on all those online tests. can't ride a bike. struggle with open ended questions. suck at interraction. getting diagnosed would be good...that reason behind my oddness...
    dolfette dolfette
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    Living With Asperger's, Social Phobia And Depression.

    I have always been different from other people, a social outcast and been called weird. I was unloved by my parents, molested by a relative, physically abused by babysitters, bullied and ostracized in school, rejected by guys, betrayed by friends and mistreated by family. I have...
    IMPogueMahone IMPogueMahone
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2012


    Here I am, mid 50s, on Social Security (reason:depression; thanks to drugs used to treat said depression I weigh 90 lbs. more than when I was diagnosed), never had a romantic relationship (the last thing on my bucket list after the Giants won the World Series) and extremely...
    NickCC NickCC
    51-55, M
    Sep 17, 2012

    How Can I Become Friends With Someone Who I Have A Professional Relationship With?

    I drive a cab for a living and started liking a girl after giving her and her friends rides a few times. She wanted to use me as her "go to guy" for people who need rides. I agreed, thinking that would be a great way to establish and grow my taxi business. She is a bartender...
    maddawg1967 maddawg1967
    41-45, M
    Jul 23, 2013

    I think I have Asperger's.

    I have been diagnosed with many disorders over the years, depression, anxiety, ocd, ptsd, and we have touched on Asperger's, but never has it been a full diagnoses. Not that it matters what my diagnoses is; I am socially awkward. I can not interact like another person can and...
    13thgen 13thgen
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    Yes, I Think I Have Aspergers

    Hi, my name is James, I am 28, and I truly with all my heart believe I have Aspergers Syndrome. Apparently, it started when I was a baby. I resisted physical contact, and would stiffen up like a board when someone would try to hold me or hug me. As a toddler and younger child, I...
    Hockeyplayer007 Hockeyplayer007
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012

    So, I went to see my doctor today

    and he suggested that I might have Asperger's syndrome. I don't really know much about it, so was hoping someone on here could enlighten me. Things I think may be relevant: I find it really hard to start conversations with people, even if someone asks me a question, I'll answer...
    Ambernonymous Ambernonymous
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015


    I fit quite a few of the symptoms but I just don't know. Most of them I can relate to when i was a younger kid. I remember I had like no friends after second grade. I mean I had some but I never stayed with them for long. I was also bullied for being so "smart" and talking about...
    lonleystar lonleystar
    18-21, F
    Feb 1, 2011

    I Really Think I Do

    I have so many of the symptons (go to my profile and find my story I wrote under "I Have Asperger's Syndrome") and it would explain so many things I do. I really want to be tested for it, I have told my mother about it but she laughs at me and says I don't have it. It actually...
    Sprittany Sprittany
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    Asperger's Syndrome

    Asperger's syndrome, Maybe it's me, The way I feel, Emotions, Don't understand, The way I think, I don'no, One thing I do know, Something's up!
    startinover1 startinover1
    Apr 20, 2012

    I Hope It Is Not So.

    I probably have aspergers syndrome, i really hope i do not and i actually thought the risk was small. So i googled it, the very first and next etc. information i found fit very well with my pesonality, behaviour and so on. I even took a quiz, it said that if you scored above 34...
    Whateversmurf Whateversmurf
    1 Response Apr 1, 2011

    Ever since I was really young,

    I had trouble fitting in. I didn't know why or how but I somehow knew I was different. I used to try to copy and mimic my friends to fit in with everyone but that only worked so well for a time. I used to be bullied and ignored by my classmates but I couldn't understand why...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    I was diagnosed in 1973 with ADHD.

    I ALSO have PTSD. I was abused and bullied bad when I was younger. I was told couple months ago by my therapist that he suspected that I might have it. I live in Palmdale California.
    jmbmib jmbmib
    46-50, M
    Jun 4, 2015

    Why Me?

      I feel like I’ve received a death sentence.  Not physically, but socially.  For years I’ve longed for companionship, yet I have no idea how to go about getting it.  I watch the world going on around me: people laughing, men and women of all ages...
    Shuhak Shuhak
    51-55, M
    14 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    A Whole New World

    I'm currently awaiting a letter or a call from my doctor. He's trying to figure out where to send me. He obviously doesn't get "I think I have Asperger's" from a patient every day, and clearly didn't know whom to talk to. But hopefully, he'll find a professional who actually does...
    Nettle Nettle
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2011

    I think. I'm no doctor,

    but I was reading the symptoms and I know I know that's no way tell tell if you have it. I'm emotionless, I don't make eye contact, I'm clumsy and awkward. I don't really make new friends easily, I'm not social or empathic, I have routines such as always checking my phone...
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Nov 21, 2014
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