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I feel like Asperger's gets categorized as distant and unemotional a lot, but anyone feel the opposite?
I become totally absorbed in any relationship I'm in. It's probably a bit obsessive but I can't help it. I can't think about much other than that person. I sometimes go over the top with romantic gestures. I always want to cuddle. I always want to be around my person.
Anyone else a hopeless romantic? I feel like we're always stereotyped so void.
Earlier today it has come to our (the forum staff) attention that a thread was blowing up and going in a totally wrong direction.
I feel I have to speak out on this matter specifically, but will keep it as an open letter for all to read. I'll lock the thread as there is no need to discuss this.
As the subject reads, I feel like the square peg in the round hole being forced to conform to what society deems normal. At the end of the week, I'm left exhausted, angry, sad, and frustrated. On Fridays, after delivering a week's worth of customer service, it's as if I have no energy left whatsoever. It's an entire range of emotions and I know that rationally they don't make sense yet I feel them strongly. I guess what I am trying to say is I'm sick of having to "fake it to make it."
I've made many mistakes in my life and I am sure that I will continue to make many but I'm sick of being doubly punished: for both being autistic and human. Yesterday, I nearly rear ended a vehicle in front of me while trying to avoid another vehicle that turned right into me from the opposite lane. I was carrying passengers at the time. The fact that I avoided two accidents and kept my passengers safe should have been a good thing. But, no, they had to call my boss and complain. So when I get back...
Today I woke up obsessed with weighing the pros and cons of seeking a diagnosis for myself. I called the autism center in my state and spoke a nice woman who spent a good amount of time on the phone with me. She then emailed me, that she spoke to a Dr. In my area for advice and that I should call him. His advice was-
that typical people will treat me poorly due to a lack of their own education on the subject. It would cause insurance issues for me. It can prevent me from getting jobs, because it would be a "red flag" for employers. It could cause custody problems if I ever divorced. That our area has no HFA services that could help me even if I had the diagnosis. He told me that in his experience, Aspies are always smart enough to self diagnose because of our research abilities. He even offered me a discrete evaluation if I wanted one. I feel good, and bad. Good that even he said that if I think I am, and the family history is there, I am. But very sad that there are no adult...
For those who drive: you're going to the shops, you've gotten into the car park and now looking for some place to park your car.
Do you prefer parking as close to the front as you can, have no preference or even if there is an empty space directly in the front you look for a spot in the back or as close to the back as you can tolerate the amount of walking required?
Hi. I am looking for a clear list, evidence based, of Aspie traits for my GP appointment next Monday. It does not need to be female specific as I have most of the 'male' traits anyway, but it does need to be evidence based and from a website that a medical professional will take seriously as being legit, so no personal blogs. Then I will copy it into libre office, add how my own personal traits tally with those on the list and put the source URL as well. Thanks so much.
My result-32 year old female-never drove-failed in the work force due to overload and demand anxiety.
Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 142 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 83 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)
My father always told me that I was Daria from the show on MTV. I am just understanding why. What TV characters have you related to, knowing or not knowing that they has Aspie traits.
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