Here are three different people, pretty sure my mom could be on the spectrum, she thinks so too, so in red could be all "symptoms" of aspergers LOL. Ps: Just so you know, Jeremy was dx with Low fuctioning childhood Autism, didn't talk until he was 10!!!! now he lives alone. A lot of work, but he got there, and is still working hard.. his goal is to be a pilot!
ok..my mom for example, antisocial, unless DRUNK. Artist, routined, certain way of doing things, if it gets messed up, she freaks. Lack of SHOWING empathy. but she can work, function normally with no meds, she is organized, except for her house... paperwork and things are organized. She is the most responsible person I know. She also has alot of aspie traits, although since it doesn't affect her daily life in a negitive way, she wont' get treatment KWIM. Genious when tested. Sensory issues. No close friends, only bar friends... gets depressed but can't express emotion.
Me: Easy to express emotion, especially anger . I openly tell anyone that I am scared when I am. I tell some when I am having panic, not my mom so much because it seems to flustrate her since she can't fix it, I think. I express empathy. I over empathize and it can make me very very anxious where my pulse is 120 or higher, dizziness, etc!, NO artistic ablility, without meds I am a mess, not organized at all.. responsible when I have to be, more than that, I'm a safe driver, I'm a good citizen etc.. but when's the last time I did taxes?? ya, I don't know either. When's my next appt?? I don't know either.. hmm... where is the license, I don't know. I don't drink due to sensory issues/ I don't throw up or gag!!! yuck. My mom is not terrified of throwing up. She does not repeat her thoughts in her head like I describe either. SHe doesn' stim at all to my knowledge, and she had no problem really at the grocery, although she doesn't like it.
Jeremy: ps: he said I can talk about him on here
Narrow interests to the EXTREME!!! Routined, Socially isolated, gets overstimulated very easy, WANTS MORE FRIENDS, loves his friends... hates when strangers say hi to him, this sets him off into an outburst. Loves talking on the phone. No interest in the computer, organized, responsible, neat, funny, always wants to learn more and has goals. No meds anymore, just suppliments. Lives alone and likes it that way. No desire to have a roomate or spouse. Stims alot. Expresses ALL EMOTIONS, very caring, empathetic, sympathetic, loving etc.