Or Autistic Spectrum Disorder now I suppose. Yestersay my councellor told me I likely have Asperger's, I have always suspected that I was slightly further up the spectrum than most people, but nothing major, is it possible to get an actual diagnosis, she is not qualified for it and honestly I doubt her. Not sure if I could get a diagnosis for low level Asperger's anyway (I am a 30 years old female).
I would like to describe how I feel I may be affected and as the people who live it I think you would be the expertse here, maybe you could give your opinion on if Asperger's fits?
(Sorry if this is offensive in anyway I do not intend it to be, mearly trying to comment on my own personality based on what I know of the Austism Spectrum)
So I have no obvious stimulation behaviour, maybe hand wringing, I can meet people's eye, I don't know that I have ever had a meltdown. Honesty is very important to me, I find social situations complicated and stressful but also fascinating but get through them by being honest, open and well intentioned, I don't read subtle ques very well, but have learned it as I got older, I sometimes do not know what is appropriate for each situation, I like hugs, though strangers getting too close makes me uncomfortable as well as the light touch being a problem for me, but I would describe that as feeling ticklish. I don't know if I have any savant type abilities but I can picture something incredibly clearly in my head and use this to recreate it, I can also quote lines and remember lyrics far better than most. I have a higher than average IQ 130 though not through a very reliable test, also dyslexic, I enjoy comfortable clothing, I don't like crowds but I do enjoy travelling and new sights, though I can become tired by them. My Grandfather I am fairly certain was Autistic, fairly severly. I do not often get into reltionships, I have many dear friends but they are spread through the country, the tend not to be "normal" do not try to fit in with social norms, I get on well with austic people in general, enjoy the parallel play style of behaviour, I have troubles knowing how to get a friendship from the acquaintance phase to a close friendship. I would describe myself as being an outgoing extrovert, I love meeting new people, generally don't care if they think I am a bit odd, but I get tired by constant social interaction. I focus intently, I don't think I have limited interests. I do not like interuptions and find it difficult to settle back in to work. A change in routine/ plan will unsettle me, I generally don't like too much routine but that's more to do with not being too much like my Mum, but I do feel better when I can plan ahead and if what I am expecting to happen is derailed this can throw my mood off. I find organised things soothing but it is not necessary. I ramble to fill silence's and while I can be an excellent active listener I will talk "at" people, internal monologue made external style. I have never enjoyed people that I would describe as being "all front". I have trouble spotting sacrasm. I am very observant. I enjoy fancy dress and role play. I do not believe gender to be important.
That's all I've got for now, well done for getting this far through my ramble haha, any input would be appreciated thank you.
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