What are your strongest AS traits? What are your weakest?

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Fumigated With Boredom
Fumigated With Boredom

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14 Apr 2008, 11:56 am

- Not being able to read body language/facial expressions well.
- Lack of eye contact.
- Intimacy issues and making the first move.
- And of course, most non-verbal cues are lost on me.
- Way too over-alalytical.

- Sensory issues.
- Stimming.
- Lack of social life, I happen to have one.
- Small talk.



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14 Apr 2008, 12:35 pm

My strongest:

1. Obsessions/imagination
2. Stimming
3. Lack of social life
4. Sensory overload

My weakest:

1. Figurative Speech - I understand a good deal of everyday figurative expressions, because my mom uses them a lot.
2. Sense of humor - I have a sense of humor, though it's pretty esoteric and immature.


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14 Jan 2011, 5:52 am

I know this is super old post, but i felt like responding 2 it anyways

1) Social intuition, knowing what to do socially, how often to approach people, knowing whats appropriete within that relationship, how to deal with issues that come up socially.
2) Greeting people, I dont know why this 1 is a huge problem for me, Ive have mastered things considered more socially difficult then this.

1) Sensory Issues, have almost none except for some mild sound sensory issues
2) Motor problems, have almost none except for banging on the keyboard when i type, my motor skills are pretty good
3) Vocal cues, i find I can read voices very well, which helps combinsate for my lack abilities to read body language. I like how vocal cues dont lie to me, sometimes i'll misread body language.


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14 Jan 2011, 3:37 pm


1. Clumsiness and dyspraxia related issues
2. Inability to make eye-contact
3. Socialising makes me exhausted (I'm a loner more for energy reasons than for any other reason, I like people)
4. Obsessive thoughts
5. Prosopagnosia
6. Flat affect and monotone voice
7. Don't like gender roles

1. Literal thinking
2. Theory of mind deficit
3. Visual thinking
4. Fussy eating (I'm not fussy)
5. My stims are not that extreme, but I have them
6. Reading facial expressions/body language (am very good at this)


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14 Jan 2011, 5:06 pm

1. Socialising makes me exhausted (I'm an introvert)
2. Restrictive obsessions/Interests/pre-occupations
3. Sensory issues (especially misophonia)
4. Significant occupational impairment
5. Problems expressing emotions

1. Reading facial expressions/body language (I'm still below normal)
2. I do seek to share my interests with other people (at least via internet or talking or school-but almost nobody seems interested)

Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

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15 Jan 2011, 1:01 am

My strongest:
My special interests (luckily I have a lot)
sensory issues
picky eater
hate gender roles

social issues
resistance to changes
eye contact
lack of social or emotional responsiveness
lack of a social life (I don't worry 2much either)

implied meanings (I'm usually great w/ sarcasm, better than most NTs, but I have some trouble understanding the meaning of advertisings)
facial expressions (It's not something I really care about actually)
literal thinking
lack of empathy (I don't demostrate it well, but that I have it, I have it)
not sharing my interests (people hate me when I begin talking about something I really like)


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15 Jan 2011, 4:05 am

1. Socialization
2. Knowing when it is my turn to talk (esp on the phone)
3. Communicating concepts clearly to others verbally
4. Sensory issues
5. Slow to make attachments/attachments can be transitory
6. Extremely detail oriented. Tend to be able to prioritize major tasks, but get lost in details, thus losing focus on the bigger picture of priorities.
7. Being criticized. I take all criticism as extremely personal.
8. Correcting grammar and word usage

1. Eye contact (forced myself to learn this)
2. Reading others (childhood issues taught me to be observant of the moods of others)
3. Networking (for lack of a better term. I'm wonderful at socializing when I have to...like for work)
4. Accepting change (also forced myself to learn to be adaptable, as it was a desirable trait for activities and work I have been involved with)
5. Transient obsessions/interests. I tend to have long-term interests. However, this seems to be changing to more short-term.

If I tell you I'm unique, and you say, "Yeah, we all are," you've missed the whole point.

RAADS-R: 187.0
Language: 15.0 • Social Relatedness: 81.0 • Sensory/Motor: 52.0 • Circumscribed Interests: 40.0

Your neurodiverse (Aspie) score: 165 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 47 of 200
You are very likely neurodiverse (Aspie)


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15 Jan 2011, 1:45 pm

My strongest and most obvious AS traits are:

- Lack of social skills, which translates into lack of friends, weak bonds with family and social isolation.
- Sensory issues (especially with light and smell, but with hearing and touch too).
- Very autistic thought process.
- Difficulty displaying emotions or expressing feelings, and understanding the feelings, emotions and motives of other people.
- Difficulty reading into body language and facial expressions.
- Poor motor skills.
- Stimming.
- Organizing everything.
- Repetitiveness. I like to do certain kinds of things repeatedly, like watch the same video or scene repeatedly, listening to the same song or part of song again and again, eating the same food really often etc.

Some of my weakest and least obvious AS traits are:

- Inflexibility/resistance to change. Some changes make me nervous, but many changes I can handle without problems and I'm very flexible about many things.
- Understanding sarcasm, jokes, metaphors etc. I don't take things too literally and can usually understand those things. I struggle more with recognizing the difference between people being "polite"/fake or genuine and whether they actually mean what they say or are just saying it out of some sort of "politeness".
- Obsessive interests. I do have obsessive interests, but I don't take them as far as some aspies and I don't usually talk about them, so only a few people know what my obsessive interests are.


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15 Jan 2011, 2:07 pm

Strongest: Speech issues
Weakest: Lack of fine motor coordination