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Which ASD symptoms don't you have?

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The Watcher

I have very little idea about the traits i dont have because i dont posses them. I have read about many traits and reviewed some of the posts here and there seems to be so many and they are varied in relation to the individual. Personally i dont wear a watch a necklace and dont like the feeling of clothes on my skin and wear shorts only unless of course im going out when i have to.

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Nesf

I'm not talkative but it think that it's either way on the spectrum either talk to much or didn't talk enough! I'm the latter.

I'm definitely the latter too. In social situations this happens because the conversation moves too fast for me to join in and get a word in edgeways, and I struggle to hear over background noise. Most of the time I just sit there and don't say anything. I don't have a lot of confidence socially and don't have a dominant personality. Conversely, as a teacher I was criticised a couple of times for dominating the conversation and not giving the students a chance to speak.

 

Like Halffull, I'm not afraid to visit new places, but dislike driving in them and don't like using the public transport - both cause a lot of anxiety. I much prefer to explore on foot.

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aspiesw

I'm definitely the latter too. In social situations this happens because the conversation moves too fast for me to join in and get a word in edgeways, and I struggle to hear over background noise. Most of the time I just sit there and don't say anything. I don't have a lot of confidence socially and don't have a dominant personality. Conversely, as a teacher I was criticised a couple of times for dominating the conversation and not giving the students a chance to speak.

 

Like Halffull, I'm not afraid to visit new places, but dislike driving in them and don't like using the public transport - both cause a lot of anxiety. I much prefer to explore on foot.

Probably the only people I am talkative around are my mom and 3 best friends, I'm usually a mute in front of everyone else, alcohol can either make me unbelievably chatty or make me stay quiet, depending on my mood really

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peacefulwarrior

I don't have issues with food and texture. 

Same goes for me.  :)

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aspiesw

I don't have issues with food and texture. 

 

I seem to have a problem with eating other people's food, I'm not really sure why, I think my brain thinks for some reason, it's going taste and feel different to how it's meant to

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Nesf

Probably the only people I am talkative around are my mom and 3 best friends, I'm usually a mute in front of everyone else, alcohol can either make me unbelievably chatty or make me stay quiet, depending on my mood really

I'm glad I'm not the only quiet, non-talkative person. I once met a couple of people on the spectrum before I was diagnosed (not in the UK) and they talked nonstop and very fast, and I thought to myself, if this is what people with AS are like, then I don't think I have it. But each person is different and excessive verbosity is not a diagnostic requirement.

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The Watcher

Probably the only people I am talkative around are my mom and 3 best friends, I'm usually a mute in front of everyone else, alcohol can either make me unbelievably chatty or make me stay quiet, depending on my mood really

I dont think alcohol is a good method to use so you are able to talk to people. It very quickly becomes a dependency if you like and enjoy it to be chatty but you do have the balance of being mute. Drinking related illnesses are on the increase now and as Adpergers is a life long condition its not a good idea to use alcoholic beverage as a cure for docial disfunction as it causes other health problems for the alcoholic.

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Xmas

I'm glad I'm not the only quiet, non-talkative person. I once met a couple of people on the spectrum before I was diagnosed (not in the UK) and they talked nonstop and very fast, and I thought to myself, if this is what people with AS are like, then I don't think I have it. But each person is different and excessive verbosity is not a diagnostic requirement.

I do not talk much either and have great difficulty socialising. I can talk more if there is about three close friends or family but my main difficulty then is managing to get a word in. People don't seem to have beginnings and ends to sentences, the words merge into one but the friends all seem to interact without any trouble,  I seem to have great difficulty with that.

 

I don't have too much of a problem with humour, but again I am not sure if not getting humour is an aspie trait because I have come across some brilliant humour on this site. I like to think I can read people ok, but I seem to be discovering that that is not always the case. If someone says something to me I tend to believe them and not suspect any ulterior motives.

 

I don't seem to get too many meltdowns, more often just a mini meltdown or more probably anxiety. But when I do have one it seems to affect me for months.

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Nesf

I do not talk much either and have great difficulty socialising. I can talk more if there is about three close friends or family but my main difficulty then is managing to get a word in. People don't seem to have beginnings and ends to sentences, the words merge into one but the friends all seem to interact without any trouble,  I seem to have great difficulty with that.

 

Yes, this is exactly what I experience. It all goes too fast for me, and I feel kind of distant and detached as if watching TV, separate and not part of it.

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Xmas

Yes, this is exactly what I experience. It all goes too fast for me, and I feel kind of distant and detached as if watching TV, separate and not part of it.

Yes that is exactly it, it's like watching TV.

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