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A word I've been accustomed to since age 11.

It's a real thing and can be beneficial and allowing the "aspie" to think in a different way beneficial to everyone to break up the demon of monotonous conformity which is deemed by the collective human opinion as dangerous! lol

But at times, it can indeed be rather crippling to the individual who has it.

Me?

1) I have a stereotypy of rapidly shaking my right leg up on the front of the foot at machinegun speed and I have occassional weird finger twitching in response to a sensory experience deemed strange/weird or unpleasant or when making a point.

2) I have problems with eye contact.

3) Social anxiety is common when trying to do some things.

4) Depression is common from dealing with having a hard time dealing with surroundings and change.

5) Verbose, pedantic, and idiosyncratic language. I was always know for having a wide vocabulary.

6) We tend often to be more on logic.

7) We also tend to think in pictures.

8) Preoccupation with a subject of interest, ranging from the practical to the esoteric. It can be virtually anything.

It's a real thing that can range from being hard to deal with to a definite aid to add onto societies even if we are sometimes on that edge.

But be aware that the depictions and displays of those of with AS are often exaggerated. We're not all geniuses as the IQ level of us often ranges from average to above average. But we can provide a refreshing look on things.
I have Asperger's Syndrome! I know it! I love it! I'm proud of it! And damn anyone who plans to eliminate it as a diagnosis or category! And I would have made a longer explanation but the damn 1500 character limit on the explanation killed that! lol
by Jack694 December 06, 2009
 
9.
A physicall nerologicall disorder. The connections in the brain which allow social interaction to be instinctive are either damaged or not there . A person not on the autistic spectrum finds this concept vey hard to get to grips with because social interaction is completly instinctive from birth. Aspies have to learn this like a life skill so it is not in thier nature. Abnormalities have been spotted in the brains of autistic / aspie people during brain scans.To say the condition doesnt exist entierly does not stick. People who use this conditon like some "medal of honor" or "I am the chosen one"rubbish .Highly likely dont have the disorder since many people with the condition do not fling it around like a trophy. The condition appears to have become a "fashion accessory" over the past few years to explaine away poor behavyor. The lable dislexia is also abused in this way.
One key element is that on MRI images has shown that the Aspergers syndrome /autistic brain has to work harder processing faces,body language,large amount of information ,verbal information ect. Which the avaerage person will not even fret about. This can cause the aspie/autie to appear slow and dim.Sometimes the information is processed incorrectly and results in an incorrect/
inappropriate response.
by Kulifish July 02, 2009
 
10.
Asperger's Syndrome is at this time an incurable condition, which occurs mainly in males, although females can inheret this disorder. Asperger's is on the ASD (Autistic Spectrum disorder). It is therefore linked With Autism. Those who suffer with autism, are on the higher end of the autistic Spectrum, whereas those with Asperger's tend to be on the milder end of the scale. The main difficulty people find with having Asperger's is social interaction with others. Asperger's cannot be defined by one set of Characteristics, because those with AS, don't have exactly the same difficulties that another individual with Asperger's may have.

Common characteristics those with Asperger's tend to display are... difficulties with eye contact, difficulty empathizing with others, Obsessive Complusive Behaviour and feeling uncomfortable standing out from the crowd. There are many more symptoms which can be part of this condition.

Other Terminology used for Asperger's Syndrome are: AS. Aspie, Asperger's, Autism, mild autism, Asperger's Disorder.

There are often misconceptions about Asperger's and Autism. Some people who are narrow minded, describe autism/AS as a "teenage phase" or an "excuse for being a loner" However these descriptions are inaccurate. Asperger's was discovered by Hans Asperger, a psychiatric doctor in 1944. This condition is not an excuse for having difficulty with social development. It is a real disorder, which affects individuals more than the Neurotypical person will know.
OK, so what is Asperger's Syndrome?
It is a disoder that can affect the AS individuals in different ways, dependant upon their specific diagnosis; mild to severe. A usual difficulty those with AS find is social interaction.
by xctinax December 21, 2006
 
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The real Asperger's Syndrome is part of autism. However, some posers decide to be "autistic" and start self-diagnosing themselves as those who Asperger's Syndrome. Not only do they make it seem more like a poser disorder, they make real aspies want to beat the living shit out of them.

The example would be an emo kid who labels herself having Asperger's without a doctor who knows shit. I'm not much into emo shit so I knew that emos try to look cool using other people's diagnoses. What about being Bi-Polar and having that emo use that diagnosis sent by the doctor instead?
BTW, I know better than to proclaim to have Asperger's Syndrome even though I'm been diagnosed with one by the doctor. It is not glamorous or hot. In fact, it makes me too much like Phil Fry when I walk around in the city.
by Sasquatch_Rebel May 02, 2008
 
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Reading many of the definitions on here,there seems to be a lot of confusion about the condition.
A mental disorder affects your day to day abilities,thoughts,feelings,perception and basically everything.If someone is diagnosed with aspergers just because they are a bit eccentric,but can function exactly the same as anyone else,then maybe they shouldn't be classed as having a real disorder.I can tell you,i've met LOADS with aspergers that have no difficulties with mixing,understanding or anything.In fact maybe they just have insomnia or are hyper or like starwars!
Out of the 15 i met,only 1 was genuinely handicapped and the other 1 had intellectual issues,so basically,they were only 2 that had limitations.The rest just didn't like the tags on their clothing or something that didn't affect their life,yet me,who has severe anxiety,limitations,learning difficulties,day to day functioning issues e.g. shopping,catching the bus,cooking,speaking to people i don't know,everything like that really badly!-got left,yet all the ones who just were funny about clothing got 100 times more support than i did,so either aspergers is too minor for me to have with my scrambled brain (believe it or not,i have noticeable limitations to what i can do.I mean,i can do about as much as a 7 year old and i'm 16!) or aspergers is diagnosed to just anybody with a weird quirk?
aspergers syndrome is real,but bear in mind,a mental disorder disables you!
by catonia January 17, 2009
 
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A neurological disorder that makes social interaction extremely difficult, like something as simple as starting a conversation with someone you barely know. The cause for it is still unknown, but researchers are still trying to figure out the cause for this form of autism. Those who have Aspergers Syndrome are often labeled as odd or eccentric, because we are used to being in our own world. Since we're usually outcasts in large groups of people, we go towards our interests, in which we are very brilliant at.

Symptoms vary depending on how mild or severe one's case is. People with this condition usually have trouble fitting in, are often the victims of bullying (throughout high school), and happen to have narrow interests on things in which they are very passionate about. For example, they will have a fairly good amount of information concerning movies, trains, geography, puzzles, etc. It'll almost be like they know every single detail about their interest to the point where they have almost a professor or encyclopedia equivalent knowledge about that subject that they know so much about.

If you have it (which I do), have no fear. Although we may be bad at keeping friends and maintaining a conversation, we're gifted in many things that we enjoy the most. Never let this condition get you down, because you are special and have a very bright future to live for.
Idiotic Guy: You're weird and geeky.
Smart Guy: I have Asperger's Syndrome, get used to it.
Idiotic Guy: (trying to think of a comeback) Well....you're still friggin' weird.
Smart Guy: When was the last time you memorized every quote from "American Pie" and were not afraid to perform in front of people? That's right, you don't have my traits, which I'm talented in.
Idiotic Guy: (speechless)
by Simplistic Seth July 15, 2012
 
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A hot new label that has been out for the past 15-20 years describing a person, usually a boy of school age, that is physically and socially awkward, lacking common sense, has trouble making friends, has obsessive interests that are trivial to most people, and blackballed from the general populace. In the past, many were described as a spaz, reject, goofy, or incompetent.
Asperger's Syndrome
by waspcoloredstain June 10, 2013