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    Is being difficult in social situations a trait of autism? and things like buying loads of presents for friends because you feel like you keep on upsetting or annoying them because it's very hard to tell if they are in a bad mood or just annoyed at you?
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    Not necessarily. It might be but it could also be a sign of social anxiety. Often autism comes with other 'symptoms' such as finding eye contact extremely difficult and a crazy ability to remember facts, figures, dates etc.

    Online tests exist (but take them with a pinch of salt, only accept a professional diagnosis.) If you are autistic theres no 'cure' but there are techniques to manage it. Don't feel upset if you are, theres no such thing as 'normal' and we are who we all are. Such an online test puts me as just about borderline, which is probably about right, I do have some Asperger like traits if not 'full blown' autism.

    Stop buying your friends presents! Sorry to say this but they'll take advantage! Fine, we all know that if we upset our girlfriend custom dictates its a trip to Interflora but you are creating an imbalanced relationship where you are 'buying off' perceived wrongs to them. Your friends will probably actually respect you more if you stop buying them presents (unless its their birthday/Christmas! )
 
 
 
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