Others noticing Asperger's? Managing social perceptions.

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Joined: 19 Apr 2020
Age: 31
Gender: Male
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19 Apr 2020, 12:03 pm

For those with Asperger's, how freely do you normally share your diagnosis with friends, colleagues or others you often interact with?
How do you try to present/explain character traits that stand out?
Do you feel perceptions of you change much after sharing a diagnosis?


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Joined: 11 Mar 2020
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Posts: 876
Location: Cornwall

19 Apr 2020, 12:57 pm

I have no problem sharing it if to do so is relevant and appropriate

With a few acceptations that relate to negativity based upon stereotyping or ignorance its usually a positive thing and I have found that it results in greater acceptance of some of my communication foibles and sensory issues

ASD/AS ICD-10 F84.5