Do I have Asperger Syndrome?
Maybe that will explain my social reclusion. I know you are either born with it or you just don’t. I don’t think you can develop on having the syndrome. Maybe I am not diagnosed just yet. Clearly, after reading this, I realised I have lots of the symptoms.
Many people with Asperger syndrome want to be sociable but have difficulty with initiating and sustaining social relationships, which can make them very anxious and also find it difficult to express themselves emotionally and socially. People with the condition may:
- struggle to make and maintain friendships
- not understand the unwritten ‘social rules’ that most of us pick up without thinking. For example, they may stand too close to another person, or start an inappropriate topic of conversation
- find other people unpredictable and confusing
- become withdrawn and seem uninterested in other people, appearing almost aloof
- behave in what may seem an inappropriate manner.
- be very literal in what they say and can have difficulty understanding jokes, metaphor and sarcasm.
- use complex words and phrases but may not fully understand what they mean
- have difficulty knowing when to start or end a conversation and choosing topics to talk about
Asperger syndrome is mostly a ‘hidden disability’.
But hey, I could be wrong… Maybe, it is just my personality, which I don’t mean to hurt anyone with it.