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Just got officially diagnosed with Asperger's, AMA Watch

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    (Original post by ForestShadow)
    asperger syndrome is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.

    It is an autism spectrum disorder and differs from other disorders by relatively normal language and intelligence
    Not always. Repetitive patterns is normal but nonverbal communication is just one facet; some of us are able to read people pretty much as well as NTs are, and in some cases even better - for example I can always tell (in a face-to-face setting) if someone is lying to me.

    Also I know aspies who are very much at ease in social situations, having no problems interacting.

    And concerning intelligence and language, again most aspies I know of are incredibly intelligent, creative, and polymathic. One of my friends paints, sculpts, plays various instruments, and writes. I myself write, play instruments, and have a high level of expertise in radio and computing technologies at the low level. I also know a dozen languages, at one point having collected them like you might collect stamps.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Not always. Repetitive patterns is normal but nonverbal communication is just one facet; some of us are able to read people pretty much as well as NTs are, and in some cases even better - for example I can always tell (in a face-to-face setting) if someone is lying to me.

    Also I know aspies who are very much at ease in social situations, having no problems interacting.

    And concerning intelligence and language, again most aspies I know of are incredibly intelligent, creative, and polymathic. One of my friends paints, sculpts, plays various instruments, and writes. I myself write, play instruments, and have a high level of expertise in radio and computing technologies at the low level. I also know a dozen languages, at one point having collected them like you might collect stamps.
    How is an 'aspie' who has above average non verbal communication and social skills an aspie at all?
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    Do you have you're autism math powers yet?

    I am still waiting on mine, but i'm sure i'll get them soon!
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    ass burgers syndrome
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    What are your obsessions?
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    I dont have a question for OP but I want OP to know that it doesnt have to define who they are as a person
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    (Original post by a noble chance)
    How is an 'aspie' who has above average non verbal communication and social skills an aspie at all?
    Thought patterns. It's not in the retardedness, it's in the way a person thinks. Not only that, but people with Asperger's are able to learn the social skills when they aren't there already, it's just initially more of a conscious effort.

    If you want any more than that, I would suggest you get in touch with a clinical psychologist.
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    OP, how autistic are you?
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    Did your parents have to provide any supporting information for you to get diagnosed?
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Thought patterns. It's not in the retardedness, it's in the way a person thinks. Not only that, but people with Asperger's are able to learn the social skills when they aren't there already, it's just initially more of a conscious effort.

    If you want any more than that, I would suggest you get in touch with a clinical psychologist.
    So having thought patterns that somehow differ from most people (somehow) and being socially awkward is enough for an aspergers diagnosis

    Seems like the bar's a little low
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    Having obsessions is seen as a symptom of Asperger's syndrome, is their anything that you're really really passionate about?
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Having obsessions is seen as a symptom of Asperger's syndrome, is their anything that you're really really passionate about?
    Sex.
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    Sex.
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    We already know
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
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    Don't tell me you don't like making passionate love to someone you like.
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    (Original post by BWV1007)
    Don't tell me you don't like making passionate love to someone you like.
    I don't obsess over it, no.
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    ^^^
    did you get diagnosed via the NHS or privately?

    Did you have to pay for your diagnosis.
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    Adolf hitler was a nice guy i believe
    It's supposed to be a question. So add ". Thoughts?"
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    Thought patterns. It's not in the retardedness, it's in the way a person thinks. Not only that, but people with Asperger's are able to learn the social skills when they aren't there already, it's just initially more of a conscious effort.

    If you want any more than that, I would suggest you get in touch with a clinical psychologist.
    This.

    I'm Aspergic and when I was younger I really struggled with social situations. I was always alienating people by being too blunt and missing social queues like body language. I also have an obsession with science and am entirely literal in how I think so I came across as a total nutcase, a bit like Sheldon Cooper in the big bang theory.

    I couldn't and still can't understand normal people, but I got fed up with being on my own all the time so I studied the behavioral patterns of animals. They communicate primarily through body language so it was a great starting point. I then started people watching to apply what I'd learned to people. You'd be surprised at how much information is given away by body language. You can practically mind read by reading body language!

    Anyways, I started applying the things I'd learned to my own body language and now I can actually understand what's going on in social situations. It's also pretty handy because it gives you the means to manipulate these situations by putting ideas in people's heads.

    Like if someone's about to something that's stupid and will have a negative impact on things. A quick change in body language and they won't be doing it any more - crisis averted.

    Asperger's syndrome has been found to cause genius levels of IQ as well. Not everyone gets this though. For example, there's a 13 year old at my support group who's got an IQ of 163 and the mental age of a 40 year old. He's obsessed with physics, like me, and last time I went we had a good conversation about quantum chromodynamics, it's crazy!
 
 
 
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