Post Reply Anyone have Asperger's
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Posted 2/13/15
and if so what is your is your symptoms
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I've been diagnosed with it but I don't believe I have it. I just don't go with the flow for the sake of going for the flow.
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I do. And it's what makes me better than them normaltards. And also its not a speeders anymore. It's now, with many older diagnosis, labeled under autism within the dsm5.

I used to be super anti social irl. Now I'm all the same both IRL and online.
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i don't feel like i have it but i was diagnosed 4-5 years ago
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I might be considered it by my psych but I myself don't think its true at all. And if it is? I'm ashamed of it to be honest, true or not.
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People used to ask me whether I had it, but I've never been worried about it myself, so I've never looked into it. Maybe I have it, maybe I don't: it's got nothing to do with me, really. I know myself better than a psychologist does.
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I've been diagnosed, and I think they're right. Used to be really obsessive about video games. Now not so much. Honestly I don't really know how many of my quirks are because of Apserger's and how many are just me. And I don't really care either.
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for anyone interested wrongplanet is a pretty decent place for support.
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Symptoms? Hmmm....that's a tough thing to define. It really depends on how severe the disorder as well as how 'high-functioning' the person in question is.

If you google "aspergers" here's the definition that comes up:
"A developmental disorder affecting ability to effectively socialize and communicate."

In essence, aspergers effects how you interact with other people. Somebody with aspergers operates with a different social code than that of 'normal' people. The whole "look at people when you talk to them" thing isn't something that makes sense to me as an aspie, but normal people insist that eye contact is what shows people where your attention is focused. I think they're mad personally, as I have no problem having a conversation with my eyes focused elsewhere.

Most 'normal' people like to go out on weekends, and hang out with groups of people, I would rather hang out at home and play games by myself because I don't like people. Getting to know anyone is hard and being in large groups of people that I don't know tends to stress me out.

See what I mean about the whole "social code" thing?

Aspergers can also be coupled with other learning disorders, which is another factor.

To use myself as an example, I have aspergers with some ADHD. As a person I am rather introverted and depending on the day and task can have issues keeping myself focused. I do however have a small tight group of friends. Anyone I choose to be friends with, I will probably be friends with them for years. As long as I have my small handpicked group of 4-5ish friends, that's all I need. I am also very logical, extremely literal and sometimes brutally honest. I may be about as emotional as a brick but at the same time, I am also excellent at solving problems and giving opinions that are based on logic. If you want a cold, logical take on something I AM your man.

Unless you go to a Psychiatrist (Psychologist?) and have yourself diagnosed, you may never 'know' what you have. I didn't know I had aspergers until my senior year of high school. Like I said earlier, if you're enough of a "high-functioning' person, it's completely possible to live your life without even knowing that your mind operates under a different set of 'rules'. You're much better off knowing, since the better you understand yourself, the more successful you will be. Period.

You may think you don't need to see a Psychologist, but as with anything an outside perspective will reveal things you are blind to. You may know yourself very well, but at the same time you're so used to everything you do, you can't tell what's 'normal' and what isn't.

If you're wondering if you may have aspergers you can ask yourself a few questions:

Do you naturally keep eye contact with people when you talk to them?
Would you rather spend time alone than with other people?
Is it easy for you to form bonds with other people?

If you answered "no" to any of those questions, maybe you have aspergers or maybe you don't. The only way to know for sure is to get yourself diagnosed. It's much easier to get through life if you're not forcing yourself to be something you're not.

There's nothing wrong with aspergers. It just means your brain is wired differently. You're probably better at certain things than normal people too.

Normal's boring anyways.
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I don't but me and my friend are 90% sure our English teacher is somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Whenever you ask a question he always looks around the classroom and takes a pause before he answers, and he gets fixated on a subject and doesn't drop it. One day in class he spent anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes telling us just how ugly Frankenstein's Monster is. He has Taylor Swift posters all around the room but if you ask him about them, he'll give you a puzzled look and act as if they weren't there - and since the Superbowl, he has developed an obsession with Tom Brady and for the past several weeks has spend 2-3 minutes in each class on Tom Brady. He'll show us a video of Tom Brady, or have a picture of him displayed on the projector and he'll talk about him.

I'm not entirely sure what Autism is, I apologize if this isn't something related to autism, please don't let my ignorance offend anyone if this can be construed in an offensive manner.
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