Is over analyzing things or reading into things part of AS?

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18 Jul 2012, 9:50 pm

When I was a kid I didn't analyze at all, I was carefree until I inevitably would end up in confusing and unpleasant social situations.

Now I analyze all the time, because it keeps me out of trouble, but it's also exhausting.



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18 Jul 2012, 9:59 pm

AJCoyne wrote:
It could be part of both. I don't think it's particularly important to know the cause...personally I do the same, I over-think things to death, so much so that my head hurts. I hate it and it seems to be a trait that I can't shake.


I'm like this too. I'll constantly think about how someone meant something until my mind is "stuck" on the subject and that's all I'm thinking about. I'll become so stressed thinking they meant the worst and start crying from stress or pacing until someone can explain to me how something was meant and calms me down like my boyfriend had to tell me what his ex-wife meant on some things we discussed about his prior children from their marriage.



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18 Jul 2012, 11:44 pm

Everyone seems to always be telling me I think too much or notice things others miss. Do I over-analyze things? Yes, always have, always will. It's the only way I can keep myself from making too many mistakes. As to what I attribute it to, it's hard to say. I have dealt with anxiety issues of one kind or another since my age was in the single digits and am not really certain yet if I have AS or ADHD with lots of AS like traits. Some of it is definitely related to anxiety but some of it is just the way I always am.


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19 Jul 2012, 6:33 am

Michellen2008 wrote:
Ok I tend to read into things when my anxiety is up or think something meant this or that when it didn't. I been told when I was 16 I had aspergers ADHD bipolar and anxiety. Is this part of my anxiety or aspergers? I tend to take things the wrong way or think something totally different of a situation and people have told me I'm taking things the wrong way calm down and "stop over analyzing things". I don't exactly know what this means but is it part of AS or anxiety? I'm a bit confused what it means. Thanks.

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Well, I definitely do this...

My mum always has to tell me to stop worrying about things and to calm down. Although, she mostly just leaves me to stress so I calm myself down.



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19 Jul 2012, 6:39 am

Does anyone else require days sometimes to work out major life issues or problems that arise? For me if I don't have a lot of time to think about things, I do things impulsively and drive my anxiety through the roof.



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19 Jul 2012, 2:16 pm

kirayng wrote:
Does anyone else require days sometimes to work out major life issues or problems that arise? For me if I don't have a lot of time to think about things, I do things impulsively and drive my anxiety through the roof.


Yep I've definitely been know to both things you describe, I also sometimes stop what i should be doing work-wise (or am only half comiitted to what I shold be doing) while I try to figure things out.

I wonder if this is a processing problem, my mind struggling to handle more than one complex thing at once.