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A condition characterized by obsessive interests and a lack of eye contact.Asperger Syndrome has many facets involving a difficulty in communication and inability to grasp social situations and body language. Sufferers report an interest in minor and trivial details, rather than being able to see the bigger picture. They also find 'small talk' difficult.Sufferers also get absorbed in their own head space and find relationships difficult. They also have a tendency to take words and phrases literally, e.g. If someone with Asperger's saw a sign in a telephone bill paying shop stating "cash point" the AS suffer would assume cash point meant an ATM cash machine and would go to draw money out of it.AS sufferers tend to prefer the company of pets and animals and shun the limelight.They can also have temper tantrums and indulge in activities called stimming which is hand flapping or other none verbal gestures such as finger flicking - sufferers of Asperger Syndrome do this when under stress or pressure.Asperger syndrome is a big subject and their are countless different personality types and subcategories of illness/condition.Sufferers are often referred to as eccentric or weird. Everyone with Asperger Syndrome is different.Asperger Syndrome is a form of Autism.
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and Psychotherapy: Understanding Asperger Perspectives
by Paula Jacobsen - Psychology - 2003 - 171 pages
by Timothy Roberts February 18, 2006
 
2.
A developmental disorder, NOT a mental disease/illness.
Some people have autism.
by Wills0 July 01, 2009
 
3.
A mental condition that can either make you really smart and a little retarded or really retarded and a little smart.

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Asshole: LoL That guy over there talks funny.

Nice guy: Shut up idiot he has autism.

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Guy 1: Wow that dude just drew a scale replica of the Sistine Chapel on his homework.

Guy 2: Must have high-functioning autism.
by A Guy with autism December 07, 2013
 
4.
To be too smart for your own brain to handle
The guy from rain man has autism
by Heliosjiee October 10, 2009
 
5.
A mental disease that occurs in the formation of the brain. With different degrees of severity, it may range from mild social disfunctions to complete lack of speach, comprehension, etc. Usually pair with this problem is often a very exceptional gift such as extraordinary math or memorization skills. NOT THE SAME AS RETARDED.
See the movie "Rain Man". In it, Dustin Hoffman plays an man with autism.
by leppert leinad December 16, 2005
 
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A serious and very real developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, restricted and repetitive interests and impaired communication.

Victims of autism suffer from severe mindblindness (complete lack of empathy) and often live in their own world.

A disorder where over 75% of those diagnosed today do not actually have it.

Those who actually suffer from the disorder want to be cured and are quite upset by the mass of fake autistics running around claiming otherwise.
I have severe autism. I began receiving SSI as a child, I attend Voc Rehab and will never be able to live on my own. I spent years in hospitals and institutions because of my autism.

by Najia April 25, 2009
 
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A mental disability most common in white males. Autistics/aspergers tend to have higher than average IQs but have difficulty learning simple tasks and social cues intuitively and need to read an "instruction manual" for just about everything. As a result they become obsessed with minor details but miss the big picture - similar to people with obsessive compulsive disorder - and tend to get labeled as nerds, weirdos or retards and suffer social rejection.

Example:

An autistic guy wants to ask his secret crush to his high school prom. But instead of just asking her, he reads 600 pages worth of Sigmund Freud a week in advance in order to understand the female mind so he'll know "the correct way" to ask her to the prom.

When he finally asks her, he quotes a paragraph long "pickup line" that he memorized word for word in advance full of Freudian terms that she doesn't even understand. She she tells him she has no clue what he just said and he becomes offended and explains to her that he memorized 600 pages worth of Freud and explains to her why his pickup line was "the correct way to ask a girl out". She then assumes he's some kind of pervert since he knows who Sigmund Freud is and tells him to get lost and ends up going to the prom with the jock who'd always bullied him in gym class.

The autistic guy stays home on prom night contemplating his failure - telling himself that he doesn't understand why girls don't appreciate his superior intellect - and proceeds to drown his sorrow in Emo music and Walt Whitman poetry.
Autistic guy: Why hello my fair lady! Has it not crossed your mind that escorting me to Stone Creek High School's prom this weekend would happen to be a wise decision? For I have mastered the technique of inquiring of a lady whether it is in her true interest to be my date upon such a lovely night as that of our upcoming prom - and I am more than eager to provide your lovely self with an accurate explanation as to why I have provided you the most sincere and intelligent questionare as to whether or not you would prefer to be my date for that wonderful evening. :)

Girl: WTF did you just say to me? You sound really creepy.

Austistic guy: What?! How dare you slander my intellectual prowess? I shall have you know that I have taken the trouble to memorize the entire works of Sigmund Freud in advance of asking you out in order to enlighten you as to why I am in your best interest! And yet your pathetic anti-intellectual mind rejects my mastery of the female psychology and of the English language? Your cruelty cuts me to the quick! And please do not label me as suffering from autism like my ignorant psychotherapist has done before, as he simply does not recognize my intellectual superiority and labels it falsely as a curse rather than the gift that it is!

Girl: Uh okay you are some kind of weirdo. Stay the fuck away from me or I'll get Brad to beat you up. Oh yeah and he already asked me out you stupid creep. So just fuck off

Autistic guy: Sigh, why is it that the average female is so oblivious to my intellectual and linguistic mastery? Someday I hope that I shall happen upon a woman with an intellect equal to my own who shall steal my virginity along with my heart. Until then I suppose I shall have to tend to my wounded heart by drowning my sorrows in The Young and the Hopeless - the 2nd album by the delightful band Good Charlotte - released on October 1, 2002 - album length: 46:19.
by GeorgeMichael August 27, 2009