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My Autism Finding
SpyroDate: Thursday, 05.06.2014, 23:53 | Message # 1
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I have a form of Autism known as Asperger's syndrome.
In real life. My obsession of the fictional character I named my account over is just a symptom. And this explains all of the symptoms, as I myself have experienced this: People with the disorder can't tell the difference between imagination and reality, like they're stuck in between the two. Whatever they do in their imagination, they do in reality. Tantrums are caused by real-life events interrupting their imaginative story. Obsession is caused as someone with the disorder needs as much mental feed of their characters as possible to get the clearest picture they can get. Luckily, I have managed to escape from this. Now I can go from imagination to reality instantly with a distinct border between the two, and finally put an end to the tantrums. I hope this will be a step further to the research of the disorder.





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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 06.06.2014, 02:21 | Message # 2
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Wow, Spyro, it took a lot of insight to reason through this, and a lot of strength to write it up on the forum. It is really interesting to read your description of life with Asperger's, and how you are coping. My mom has a friend whose husband has the syndrome, and she knows all too well what those tantrums are like. But we had no idea what it is like for the person having them.

Thank you for sharing this with us and I am glad that things appear to be looking up for you. smile





 
SpyroDate: Friday, 06.06.2014, 19:51 | Message # 3
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Watsisname, thanks for your support. Although I was referring to Autism, I appear to have forgotten to state that. But I can tell that Asperger's is just a little bit of it, so real Autism would probably be much more extreme. But still pretty close.
Anyway, thanks again for your support and you're welcome for knowing now what we perceive. You know that "Slenderman" stabbing? That is a genuine example of how bad it can get. I can't believe I was no different.





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Antza2Date: Tuesday, 01.07.2014, 14:46 | Message # 4
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Quote Spyro ()
People with the disorder can't tell the difference between imagination and reality,

This does not happen to everyone. I have Asperger's syndrome and my symptoms are mostly related to social interaction. I can't read body language well and i have trouble noticing sarcasm or if someone is lying. My fine motor skills are also affected, meaning that i can't draw or write well. Occasionally i also get random bursts of emotion. It can be extreme sadness or happiness and it can be triggered by pretty much anything.
Most of my symptoms have gotten better as i have gotten older, but the social anxiety remains along with my bad handwriting. I find it extremely hard to look a person in the eyes while having a conversation, for example.





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Joey_PenguinDate: Tuesday, 01.07.2014, 18:47 | Message # 5
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Quote Antza2 ()
I have Asperger's syndrome and my symptoms are mostly related to social interaction...

Same story with me, but I can read body language, and I have good skills with cartooning.





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borek555Date: Friday, 18.07.2014, 16:50 | Message # 6
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Looks I'm not the only person with AS in this forum smile . I used to be really weird and strange person just 5 years ago. Through this time I managed to learn social code, recognising body language and other social stuff, so now I usually don't say things I shouldn't and I don't get obsessed by some things and stuff (but sometimes my interest in some topics is really close to obsession cool ). I am still a bit of anti-social man but at least people don't find me a completely strange man, only a bit weird smile . I've recently learned to notice sarcasm and feeling things that may be embarassing (although still sometimes I make some blunders, at least I notice them and learn smile )
 
Chris94Date: Friday, 18.07.2014, 16:55 | Message # 7
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I am also diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. One of my skills is that i am a quick learner. I learn stuff very quick. I do have a passion for many things, but have a problem of decide what i want to do with my life. A part of me says, i wanna be an astronaut, some part of me says i wanna be a movie producer, some part of me says i wanna be a racecar driver. I am really good in imagination, and there is a lot of people who says i do have skills in many things. My parents have told me i will do great things in the future, great things. That i will do something really important in the future.

I do have some problem with the social part, but i am getting better with it. During my youth, when i was around from 12 years old to 16-17 years old, i had a lot of problems with the social life, but sometime around when i was 17 years old, i got better with it. I am now 19 years old, i am 20 years old later this year.
 
SpyroDate: Saturday, 26.07.2014, 16:42 | Message # 8
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I was referring to Autism, I appear to have forgotten to state that.


(Also, the state state of mind I went through was when my AS was so bad my existence cost the schools hundreds of dollars. I've come really far, no longer having even a hint of explosive behavior. But now I feel like I've become TOO normal, so I'm trying to reclaim the good parts of my AS while throwing away the bad parts. [And I think the reason why there are so many of us here is that "Space Exploration" is a popular topic for our brains to settle on])





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Edited by Spyro - Saturday, 26.07.2014, 17:00
 
SanoconDate: Thursday, 25.09.2014, 07:33 | Message # 9
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Quote Spyro ()
But now I feel like I've become TOO normal, so I'm trying to reclaim the good parts of my AS while throwing away the bad parts.


Having Autism myself, the worrying of being 'too normal' hit me a lot too, but there will always be things that are a part of Autism/Asperger's that stick with us, like one of the things of my Autism is successfully imitating dialogue or sounds, and I mean word for word, pitch for pitch, I can even match the pitch of a motor of a fan for crying out loud and i was able to do that since i was like 5, but the imitating can still be useful in life.
 
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